Newsletter No 22 of 2020

Newsletter No 22 of 2020

Dear parents as you are well aware, the return to school for learners and teachers have been an extremely daunting task. As we attempt to balance the levels of anxiety and uncertainty, we are still tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that we deliver on our mandate to educate our learners. Our attendance data indicates that the call to return as per the rotational plan of attendance  Mon -Tues group 1, Wed  Thur group 2, rotational on Friday has disrupted the lives of parents and the households in general.

I write to you, to encourage you to ensure that your children attend each day that they are required to attend school. Notwithstanding the following context learners who are ill ARE ASKED TO REMAIN AT HOME UNTIL THEY ARE HEALTHY. Those who have had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 individual to complete the mandatory 10-14 day isolation.

A minority of parents have opted not to send their children to school. This remains a parental decision, with the understanding that all requirements are fulfilled (details on the school website). Application for distance learning or for home-schooling has conditions and must be adhered to. We must bear in mind when making these decisions that we must fulfil all the criteria in this regard.

The remaining school terms viz term 3 and 4 terms have assessments attached to it. It is therefore extremely important that learners show good attendance in this regard. All teachers are required to assess learners in order to allow progression or promotion to happen by the end of the year. To date, we have not been informed that learners will automatically be promoted or progressed. In the absence of an official notice, we must therefore conclude that assessment activities must first be completed as per the assessment plan. Therefore please ensure that your child completes all the required assessments and that your child is present when a test must be written.

On the days that learners are not at school, they are required to continue with school work and assessments as indicated by the teacher.

We are also encouraging all our parents to make a concerted effort to interact with the school online presence as this will be the direction our school will be moving in the years ahead.

The staff and SGB of Delta Primary wish each family connected to our school much health and strength in these very challenging times.

Newsletter No 21 of 2020

Newsletter No 21 of 2020

Learner Attendance

Weekly attendance data

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
325 319 303  P/Holiday  130

Assessment and Progression

Please, be informed that learners must complete assessments to determine whether they shall be progressed to the next grade. As yet, we have not been informed of anything to the contrary.

Implementation of School Uniform

Please, be advised that learners may wear their school uniform once in the rotation as of October 2020. This means that a learner in group 1 may wear their uniform on a Monday and a learner in group 2 may wear their uniform on Wednesday.

Implementation of Intervals

Be advised that teachers will manage the implementation of a 15 min interval outside of the class as of October 2020. All COVID protocols will be observed as learners will be able to step outside per grade while maintaining social distance.

Heritage Day

Delta Primary extends appreciation and gratitude to GEM, LOSTAD MVC and RETROFIT for the awesome donation of soup and bread on Heritage Day. These organisations together with staff members sacrificed their time to serve the community in the spirit of community-building amidst very challenging times. we salute you!

Some Positive Reflections During this Pandemic – Positive Thought Model

  • Cases of bullying and name-calling have all but evaporated.
  • Incidents of fighting and learners being nasty to each other have not been reported.
  • Overcrowded classes – non-existent.
  • Teachers using their confidential voice when interacting with learners on the increase.
  • Unnecessary disruptions limited.
  • Emphasis on a hygienic classroom and ablution facilities for learners due to COVID-19.
  • Reduction in noise levels during dismissal of learners.

LET`S SEE IF YOU CAN ADD TO THIS LIST!

Access to Internet

Parents and stakeholders of Delta Primary, be advised that all can access 3 gigs of free data when logging into the liquid hotspot situated near the entrance of the school. This will give parents an opportunity to download the schools’ newsletter to your mobile device.

Screening Questions

  1. Do you have a cough?
  2. Do you have a fever?
  3. Do you have a shortness of breath?
  4. Do you have a sore throat?
  5. Within the last 14 days, did you have direct contact with someone known to have contracted Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

We have detected that learners fail the screening questions 24 hours before coming to school. Parents, please assist by not sending learners to school if they answer no to any of the questions. We have also noted learners PURPOSEFULLY attempting to fail screening and develop highly imaginative answers when being screened. Parents, please address these matters at home. We thank all our parents for their continued support during these extremely challenging times. Bear with us, it will get better.

Admin related- delta.prim@wcgschools.gov.za , Aleanor.Percival@wcgschools.gov.za, info@deltaprimary.org.za

COVID related and emergencies – hilton.palanyandi@deltaprimary.org.za

Telephone No: 0217121737

Thought for the day:

“Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation.”TD – Jakes”

Newsletter No 20 of 2020

Newsletter No 20 of 2020

 In this Article read about
  • Revised 2020 School Calendar Terms (Correct As Of 2020.09.18)
  • Level One Restrictions
  • Learner Attendance
  • Collection of Learners
  • Arrival at School
  • Learner Email Addresses
  • Communication Platforms

Thought for the day:  “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.- Les Brown”

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Newsletter No 20 of 2020
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