Term 2 return to school – Planning update 28/5/20

EWPS IS OPEN

As announced by the government Wed 29th April, EWPS is open for all students whose families choose to send them. For those children continuing to learn from home, there will be online and hard copy packages of work available.

WELCOME TO MR GLENDENNING

Mr Clatworthy is accessing some leave at the beginning of Term 2. He would like to extend his best wishes to the East Waikiki community, and we welcome Mr Peter Glendenning who will be Principal while Mr Clatworthy is away. Mr Glendenning has already been working with the Administration team to plan for the start to the term.

ENTERING AND EXITING THE SCHOOL

NO PARENTS ARE PERMITTED INTO THE SCHOOL GROUNDS until further notice.

For the students attending school from Wednesday 29th April, and until further notice, we will have restricted entry and exit protocols in place. Gates open at 8.15am, and we encourage children not to arrive before then.

K-P students: are to use the gates from the school oval. Parents should walk K/P students to this gate, where they will be collected by a staff member and walked to their class. After school parents can collect them from this same gate.

Kiss’n’drive gate: we strongly encourage all families who have to drive their children to school to utilise the kiss and drive. Students should not get out of the car until they reach the gate, where they disembark and go straight to class. Kiss’n’drive will processes will continue as normal for pick up. There will be a staff member at this gate to collect Pre Primary students and walk them to class.

Murchison Rd gate (near music room) will be open for students. We encourage students from year 2/3/4 to utilize this gate and go straight to their rooms.

Carnegie Rd gate (near rm 20) will be open for students. We encourage students in year 4/5/6 to utilize this gate and go straight to their rooms.

School Office: The school office is not open for through traffic. Please call the school on 95916600. Children coming to school late should come through the office and collect a late note as normal. Parents collecting students before the end of school will need to come to the office, where they will need to wait until their child has been called and comes to the office.

We thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding with these changes, which might not be as ‘normal’ as usual.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REMINDERS:

Please do not send your child/ren to school if they are sick or unwell. If your child is sick, they must not come to school. You must keep them at home and away from others. 

Remember to maintain physical distancing from other parents and teachers when attending school, including when dropping off and picking up your children.

We encourage all students to bring their own water bottle. We may have to restrict drink fountain use through the school day, in line with cleaning and sanitising procedures.

We will be organizing staggered recess and lunch breaks until further notice to lessen contact between groups of students.

Thank you again for all your messages of support, posts of encouragement, and understanding while we navigate our way through yet another phase for the continued education of your children. The planning and the decisions we make have the health and wellbeing of all our staff, students and families in mind. We are sure that when things return to normal, we will have created a stronger, more connected school community.