WEEK 1 – RETURN

It was with excitement that we welcomed all our learners back after a long vacation due to the lock down. We are happy to report that COVID-19 orientation and logistical arrangements for the week were excellent and we were able to run our protocols with military efficiency. Learners who required masks were issued with masks. All learners were orientated around the health protocols. I was extremely proud when  a grade 1 learner reminded his class-mates to maintain social distance while screening was happening. It validates that our collective reminders are taking root.

DISMISSAL TIMES 

GRADE DAY TIME
Grade R Monday to Thursday 08:00 to 12:00 (REVERTS TO 12:40 IN WK 3)
  Friday 08:00 to 12:20
Grade 1 – 2 Monday – Thursday 08:00 to 13:40
  Friday 08:00 to 12:20
Grade 3 Monday – Thursday 08:00 to 14:10
  Friday 08:00 to 12:20
Grade 4-7 Monday – Thursday 08:00 to 14:35
  Friday – 08:00 to 12:20
Please note:

  •  All learners (Grade R -7) will be dismissed at 12:20 on a Friday. There will be no 2nd interval on a Friday.
  • Gates open at 7:30 sharp to commence screening.

2021 SGB ELECTIONS

Be advised that fresh SGB elections are scheduled for the 23rd of March 2021. We wish to encourage all parents who are willing to serve the school at a governance level to avail themselves during the nomination process.

LEARNER ATTENDANCE TERM 1 – 2021

Learner attendance for the groups is accessible on the school website under newsletter 1 of 2021

DELTA SCHOOL CALENDAR 2021

Delta school calendar is available on the school website, on the home- page, events calendar.

 IMPLEMENTATION OF FULL UNIFORM IN 2021

Parents are hereby informed that all learners will be required to wear the official school uniform as of 2021 ( Monday to Friday). Learners will ONLY be allowed to wear their civvies on Fridays (when informed) as part of the usual civvies days which will have a small fee attached.

HEALTH PROTOCOLS

During the 2020 academic year we have invested time and manpower to ensure that our school follows all health regulations as directed by the health and educational departments. As COVID compliance-officer I am satisfied and confident in the work done by the  COVID COMMITTEE. The committee has ensured that the following actions happen with a high degree of vigilance.

  1. The screening of teaching staff, support staff and visitors to the school.
  2. Ensuring the sanisitising of all classrooms, ablution facilities and venues on a daily basis. Coupled with daily monitoring of these actions.
  3. Ensuring that any individual who displays flu-like symptoms/fails the screening process is directed to a health facility.
  4. Monitoring all staff, learners, support personnel and visitors, and ensuring that mandatory isolation is completed as per government regulations.

WE ARE THEREFORE APPEALING TO ALL OUR PARENTS TO ALSO BE VIGILANT IN EXERCISING COVID PROTOCOLS BY DOING THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Refrain from sending learners to school after they  have failed the screening process (the screening questions are available on the school website under the TAB – Our school- COVID 19.
  2. Be forthcoming with the school with information in relation to being in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Bear in mind – A RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN WILL DO THE RESPONSIBLE THING TO KEEP HIMSELF/HERSELF AND OTHERS SAFE.
  3. Ensure that our loved ones wear a mask that fits their face, is clean and sterilised at the end of each day. Teachers shall supply learners with a mask where the need arises and as per departmental instruction.
  4. Ensure that our loved ones maintain good personal hygiene by washing/sanitising their hands at all times.
  5. When collecting learners at school – WEAR YOUR MASK.
  6. Maintain social distance when collecting learners at school.

ISSUING OF EMAIL ACCOUNTS / ONLINE PRESENCE

All learners should currently be in possession of their very own email account which was issued by the class-teacher in 2020/2021. Accompanying the email account details , learners would have received an instruction page on how to access the email account. I wish to encourage parents to assist and get behind this initiative by actioning the suggestions as a matter of urgency. Parents/learners who have not received their email MUST contact the current 2021 class teacher to gain access to their learner email by sending a short note to the class teacher. Your action will enable the school to seed a digital communication strategy amongst parents and children, which would yield marvelous benefits for all associated to our school. Parents, we encourage all stakeholders who are connected to the school to regularly interact with the school

Thought for the day

`There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure`- Paulo Coelho

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