COVID-19 Updates & FAQ

FAQ

In light of our recent cases (and possibly more) this information is to support our families with any Covid-19 queries, and what you need to do.

In advance we know that this will end up in disruptions to your lives and work, and thank you for your understanding and support.

Please note that we are not the “health experts”, but do know that the Ministry of Health may be delayed in providing advice/guidance to you.

Please also note that this information is subject to change, based on any updated guidelines from the Ministry of Education & Health.

Please contact Stu as soon as possible after you have been informed of a positive test result.

Contact: 04 566 3058 or principal@boulcott.school.nz

We follow a response plan based on guidance from the Ministry of Education.

This involves:

  • If this occurs during a school day, we will request that you come and collect your child as soon as you are able to. Arrive at the main entrance, and we will bring your child(ren) out to you safely.

Yes please.  For positive Covid cases or close contacts we would like to see the last negative test result please. 
Note: if your family chooses not to get the Covid test done, then the period of isolation will need to be extended.

Yes, as above.  Your child is able to attend school.

This will mean that your child will need to isolate.  All family members will be close contacts and also need to isolate.

Ministry of Health will provide more guidance.

This will mean that your child will be a close contact and also needs to isolate.  Ministry of Health will provide more guidance.

Because these are all symptoms of Covid, please do not send your child to school. While these may be the normal bugs/sniffles that occur, we encourage you to get your child tested.

Covid Symptoms

Our processes involve working through a detailed contact tracing assessment. If your child is not a close contact, then school is still open for them and we encourage you to send them to school as much as you can. As you know, our students have missed a lot of teaching and learning over the past 2 years, and we really want to see them at school as much as possible.

Our school health and safety plan for Red does contain a large number of protections.

Our onsite team are working hard to make school fun, safe and a place of learning. We encourage you to focus on the things that they can do to help – mask-wearing, washing hands, getting a test (if required)

This website has some useful tips – https://www.kidshealth.org.nz

Our support and response will also depend on whether class teachers are also isolating at home. If our teachers are also isolating, they will be in touch to offer our remote learning support – this could be the hard copy pack that has been sent home, using Seesaw and Google Classroom.

If our teachers are still at school, they will look to connect with you, and direct you to the home learning packs that were sent home at the beginning of the year & some other learning ideas.

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