Good evening to all members of the Stanley Avenue School Community. Over the last week, we have been receiving a number of questions from our parents and whānau, seeking advice about what to do if Covid arrives at Stanley Avenue School.
We know that Covid is multiplying rapidly in many areas of the country and in surrounding areas close to us.
We understand that the ‘unknown’ is creating a stress factor at the moment. Please be assured your children have had a very settled start to the school year and we are incredibly proud of how they are coping with the changes and restrictions.
Hopefully, the following Q and A will assist and guide you in order to provide more certainty.
Remember, we are all in this together and are only a phone call away.
Q: What should I do if my SAS child receives a positive test?
A: Please contact the school immediately: 07 8848749. Our school procedures will swing into action confidentially, identifying and notifying any close contacts to isolate and test.
Out of hours: Phone Stanley Avenue School Covid Contact Number: 021 138 1983.
Note: This mobile number will be turned off between 9.00 pm and 7.30 am every day.
Q: My child is getting a test because they are unwell. Can they come to school after the test?
A: Please keep unwell children at home until they are fully well. They must
also, stay home until the results of their test are known.
Q: A person in my child’s household has received a positive result. Can they come to school?
A: Your child is now a close contact. Please keep them at home and phone the school in the usual way.
Q: A person in my child’s household is getting a test because they (not the child) are unwell. Can my child come to school?
A: Your child is able to come to school if they are well.
Q: An adult in my household is a ‘close contact’ of a COVID positive workmate. Can my child come to school?
A: Your child can come to school unless they are unwell. No need to contact the school.
Q: Our child and others in the household are casual contacts. Can my child come to school?
A: Yes! They may attend school as long as they are well. Note: A close contact is someone who has interacted with a positive COVID person. Casual contact is someone who has interacted with a close
Q: A member of my child’s class tests positive for Covid. What happens next?
A: Our school procedures will swing into action confidentially, identifying and notifying any close contacts to isolate and test. In this case it is likely that the entire class will be considered close contacts, and will have to isolate along with the teacher(s) concerned. The school will follow Ministry of Health and Education guidance. Distance Learning will be undertaken by students isolating until they return to school.
Remember: If a Stanley Avenue child or one of their household, has tested positive… Ring the school immediately: 07 8848479 or after hours: 0211381983.
We will keep you updated with any changes from the Ministry of Education.