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Move to Level 3 and Online Learning - 28 February 2021

Dear Parents/caregivers, and students

Further to our previous updates, please find below the information regarding the move to distance learning from Monday 1st March. At this stage, Auckland is expected to be at Alert Level 3 for seven days. Whilst our hope is that we will all be back at school following this week, we must be prepared for any eventuality - including a more prolonged stint at Alert Level 3.

As previously advised, our teachers are prepared and ready to move into online/remote teaching immediately. Below are reminders of our online timetable, expectations, and access instructions.

As always, the wellbeing of our students is paramount, immediately following the online learning details below is important information regarding student support, and health services.

A personalised version of this notice has been sent to caregivers.

Parents and caregivers of our Year 9 students – The information below is relevant to our Year 9 students. However, additional targeted correspondence will be sent out to you containing further information for those students that may need to access alternative avenues for distance learning.

Our expectations for all students are as follows:

  • All online learning will be conducted via Teams – students login as they would at school.
  • Check in with your tutor every morning between 8.40am and 8.55am
  • For continued structure and routine, students should follow their normal school timetable period slot. Monday 1st March is day 6 of your timetable.
  • Students will engage online for the first 20 minutes of each period, either in live sessions or with pre-prepared teacher materials – the remainder of each period will be for completion of set work for that subject.
  • A roll will be taken by teachers of those students online. Attendance will be marked each day as usual, with Deans following up on any attendance issues.

Period times are as follows, please note that there is no afternoon tutor time slot for distance learning at this stage – we will advise if this situation changes.


8.40am to 8.55am

Tutor time

9am to 9.55am

Period 1

10am to 10.55am

Period 2

11.25am to 12.20pm

Period 3

12.25pm to 1.20pm

Period 4

2pm to 2.55pm

Period 5

 

Additional guidance and advice will also be updated on the Massey High School website at:

https://www.masseyhigh.school.nz/distance-learning-resources

There are also instructions for 'basic' skills for students for remote learning, these include a series of short videos - they can be found at:

http://bit.ly/MHS_eLearning

How do I login?

As previously advised, Massey High School allows parents and caregivers to access their young persons Timetable and achievement information online via the 'Parent Portal'.

A reminder for logging in has been sent to each caregiver who has an email address registered with us – the personalised version of this notice includes the login and password for both student and parent/caregiver.

Our Parent Portal address is https://portal.masseyhigh.school.nz/

An app called Kamar is also available from your app store and will need the additional Settings Information:

Portal Address: portal.masseyhigh.school.nz

Please remember the data available to you through the Portal is private and confidential to you and your daughter, please do not share these details with anyone else. If you lose or misplace your username or password please contact the main office and they will provide you further information.

COUNSELLOR SERVICES:

Please be advised that our counsellors will still be contactable by students. Contact numbers are:

Ann McKenzie:              021 090 26725              [email protected]

Jess Channon:               021 090 29179              [email protected]

SENCO:

Similarly, our SENCO will be contactable by parents for specific support. Contact details are:

Angela Whyte 021 090 21681                            [email protected]

HEALTH SERVICE SUPPORT – REMOTE CLINIC

Our school based nurses will ensure that our school community continues to have access to health care while the school is closed via remote clinic.

Our nurses can be contacted on:

[email protected]

Our nurses have been provided with cellphones – students can text or call these numbers.

Ruth Bunney                                022 399 8477  

Jeanette Doyle                            022 584 8749

Please seek advice/assessment from your GP or Covid Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (24/7) if you or anyone in your household has any of these symptoms.

  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

 Information on COVID 19 including Covid testing stations can be found at : https://covid19.govt.nz/

Again, we cannot thank you enough for your understanding and resilience as we navigate this latest Auckland lockdown together.

Regards

Alastair Fairley

Deputy Principal

 

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