COVID-19

Last Updated Friday 29 April 2022


Current Actions at Upper Hutt School

The actions that continue to have the biggest impact on keeping children healthy are: hygiene, masks and ventilation.
  • Ventilation

    • The school will continue to keep windows open in every classroom to help with classroom ventilation. Our aim is to keep classroom temperatures at approx 18 degrees
    • Please make sure you send children to school with warm layers should they need them

  • Masks

    • All staff will continue to wear masks inside
    • The Ministry of Education recommends and our school strongly encourages Year 4 children and older to wear masks inside also
    • Parents are asked to wear masks inside the school grounds

  • Hygiene

    • We will continue to focus on high levels of hygiene at school
    • Children will sanitise on entry to classroom and wash hands before and after eating
    • Classes will continue to be cleaned thoroughly every day

  • Inside the school gates

    • Parents are welcome into the school grounds to drop off/ pick up children (but not yet inside the buildings please). Please also wear a mask
    • You can still drop off/ pick up children at Gate 1 & 4 if you would prefer (Main Martin & Benzie St gate). Teachers will be at these gates at 3pm to support pick ups

  • Sickness

    • Please do not send children to school if they are unwell. If your child tests positive to Covid, or your family is in isolation please email the school office : admin@upperhuttschool.nz
    • P.R.I.D.E Home learning will be provided for those children who are at home due to isolation requirements or illness. This will be a mix of paper and digital learning available. We will talk with families about borrowing school devices if needed.

We will continue to review this plan regularly and take a full risk assessment at the end of May. Changes will be made in line with our reviews, legislation or recommendations from the Ministry of health and Education.
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