We were very fortunate in the first wave of Covid-19 cases earlier in the year that our school could continue as per normal. However, a combination of winter colds and flu with Covid-19 cases and associated household contacts starting to increase within our community, we are beginning to see the impact of this at MHJC.
While our preference is to have all students onsite for face to face learning, it has become increasingly difficult to provide staff to cover classes owing to the shortage of relief teachers. Therefore, to relieve some pressure on our staff we have decided to roster home the following year levels:
Thursday 26th May – Y9 distance learning
Friday 27 May – normal school for all students
Monday 30 May – Y7 distance learning
Tuesday 31 May – Y8 distance learning
Wednesday 1 June – Y9 distance learning
Thursday 2 June – Y10 distance learning
Friday 3 June – normal school for all students
A decision will be made on Thursday 2 June as to whether we will continue to roster year levels the following week. Parents and students will be notified of the decision on Thursday evening. This system will continue until we feel that we can operate safely.
As before, during lockdown last year, students will be supported during this, hopefully short disruption. We already have well established routines including the use of digital platforms and work will be set by subject teachers and/or Whānau leaders.
Our apologies for this urgent notification however it is a decision which balances the learning needs of our students and the need to maintain a safe learning and working environment for everyone. Different days will be allocated to Year Levels to maximise their learning opportunities.
We appreciate all your support getting through these challenging times.
If your child cannot be supervised at home on the days specified above please complete the form herein. This will be updated every week if required.