Waar elke kind vlerke kry om te vlieg en wortels om te groei/Where every child gets wings to fly and roots to grow

02 Jul

Dear Parents

After a long lockdown the time is finally here for our foundation Phase and Grade 6’s to return to school on the 6th July. A week later on the 13th July, the LSEN, Grade 4 and Grade 5 classes will also return to school.

To give all parents and learners a bit more peace of mind regarding the safety procedures, we have decided to use 2 & 3 July to demonstrate the procedures and regulations to the foundation Phase and Grade 6’s. (So that on their return on 6 July everyone knows exactly what to do). LSEN, Grade 4 & 5 orientation will take place on Friday 10th July. (ALL OTHER GRADES TO STAY HOME THAT DAY)

Each class is divided into 2 groups. Your child will come to school on alternative days. Please make sure that all family members/lift-club children are in the same group before the school officially opens.

GRADE R – 3 AND GRADE 6 ORIENTATION
Group 1 will attend school on 2 July and Group 2 on 3 July from 7:30 until 12:00. All lock down school work and books must also come back to school. On these 2 days, Grade 7 learners will stay at home. The learners will make use of the following gates:

GRADE 4 & 5 AND LSEN CLASS ORIENTATION
Group 1 & 2 of Grade 4 & 5 as well as the LSEN children al come to school on 10th July

FOUNDATION PHASE
Drop your child off, with his/her mask on, at the specific gate. Parents need to drop and go, in order to prevent any traffic pile-up. Parents may not enter the school grounds.

Your child will be met at the gate by a staff member who will scan your child and sanitize their hands. They will receive a sticker with their temperature. They will then follow the coloured arrows leading them to their classes where their teacher will be waiting:

Once they are at their classes the teacher will sanitize the child again. The teacher will take the child’s sticker and record the temperature.  Each learner will receive the following documents that day:

  • Transport Permit
  • Covid “screening tool”- letter
  • Kwagga Passport (Grade R-3)
  • Report Card

KWAGGA PASSPORT (ONLY FOUNDATION PHASE)
This passport is completed every morning by the parent and must come to school with your child every day. As soon as they line up at the gate, the passport must already be in their hand.

The staff member at the gate will sign the passport and place the sticker with his/her temperature in the passport. NO PASSPORT, NO ENTRY!!

PERMIT
Each learner will receive a permit (as given by Department of Education) saying that the learner may be transported to school. This permit must be in their suitcases every day.

COVID-19 SCREENING TOOL LETTER
This letter is from the Department. Please fill in and send it back to school:

  • 06 July – Grade R-3 & Grade 6
  • 13 July – LSEN, Grade 4 & 5

As soon as the children are in their classrooms, the teachers will explain the new class routines and how the safety rules will work. They will also receive Covid-19 training so that they can remain calm and feel safe.

BREAK TIMES
The juniors and seniors will have break at different times. Grade 1’s and Grade 2’s will have break on the A-field in their designated areas, Grade 3’s will be on the B-field. The class teacher will remain with his/her class to ensure that the safety rules and social distancing are met at all times. There will also be members of staff and cleaners on duty at the bathrooms during every break.

PLEASE NOTE: NO BALLS AND TOYS may come to school. No contact games at all. During break they may move around within their designated area, remove masks to eat as long as they keep their social distancing.

TUCK SHOP
The tuck shop will remain closed until further notice.

SCHOOL COMES OUT ON 2 & 3 JULY

According to the Covid-Policy, once your child has left the school ground he/she is not responsibility of the LSL staff anymore. Please be punctual to pick up your child.

CLOSING TIME FROM 6 & 13 JULY

WHAT MUST YOUR CHILD BRING TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY?

  • One mask on their face and an extra one in their bags.  (If your child is making use of a shield, they must still wear a mask underneath)
  • Own sanitizer
  • 1 Packet of wet wipes (add a spoon of Dettol)
  • ALL their books.
  • Covid Passport and permit (Covid 19 letter is handed out on 2/3 July and must be back at 6 July)
  • Own stationery (No learner may borrow)
  • A healthy lunch box (the tuck shop will not be open)

DAY TIMETABLE: JUNE 08-12

ALL OTHER GRADES STAY AT HOME ON 10 JULY.

With your co-operation we can make this new way of living here at Laerskool Lydenburg work.

CORNELUS LEMMER
PRINCIPAL