SPECIAL CIRCULAR LETTER 2 OF 2020: CORONA LOCKDOWN PERIOD
Please take note of the following:
- BACK TO SCHOOL:
There is still no certainty as to when exactly the schools are to reopen. The Minister of Basic Education will reveal all on Monday 27 April at 11:00 or 14:00 (Conflicting reports). She will then give clarity of what their plans are.
All indications are that it will be compulsory for anyone entering the school ground to wear a mask. All learners should have at least two masks. One in the wash and one which is worn.
We are fortunate that a group of people in the community have donated 1000 masks for learners and 240 masks for staff members. These will be given to each and every learner.
We have also negotiated with two of our regular suppliers to make Hutties masks for us. These masks cost the school R20 each as they are branded. We intend to sell them to the learners at R10 each to ensure that everyone can afford one. I have included examples of these masks. If there are any organizations or individuals that can assist us with covering the costs of these masks it will be much appreciated. You can for example purchase two and donate one to an under privileged learner.
- INFRA-RED THERMOMETERS:
We have purchased 5 infra-red thermometers to monitor learners and staff when they enter
the school premises every morning.
- SANITATION OF CLASSROOMS AND OTHER HIGH FREQUENCY AREAS:
All classrooms, bathrooms, offices and tuck shop will be sanitized on a daily basis.
We were also sponsored a 25 liter sanitizer. Before the school closed we stocked all the
bathrooms with hand sanitizer and liquid soap for washing hands. Each teacher will also
have a bottle of sanitizer in their class.
We as school and you as parents will have to “take hands” when it comes to restricting this
We all have the best interest of our learners, yourselves and the staff at hart. We will have to trust
each other and work together. After the Minister’s press conference on Monday we will set
up a strategy for our school and share it with you. If you have any concerns or inputs please
the office is firstname.lastname@example.org.
A questionnaire will be sent out to you to fill in in due course.
Regards and good luck.