Dear Opti Parents
Best wishes for 2021 and we trust that your holiday period was as restful and healthy as possible, under these worrying circumstances of increasing Covid-19 numbers in South Africa. We will be re-issuing our 2021 updated Covid-19 parental guide this week and would like to remind parents to take the utmost caution in the foreseeable future to ensure the safety of your family, your children and our staff. This includes:
• Keeping your child home should your little one have any signs of illness, however mild.
• Keeping your child home for the required ten-day quarantine period should they have had contact with any persons with Covid-19 infection.
• Reinforcing the basics of regular handwashing and social distancing.
• Encouraging your child (over the age of 2 years) to wear a mask to school.
We, in turn, are continuing to strictly reinforce our Opti Covid-19 protocols and all staff will be re-trained regarding these. In the light of the present second surge of Covid-19 infections and the fact that both Tshwane and Johannesburg have been declared “hotspots”, we wish to recommend that any parents who so wish and for whom this is possible, please keep their child at home for an additional week (until January 18th) for safety purposes. This is particularly important if you have travelled away from home over the past ten days. However, we are also cognisant of the fact that many parents need to return to work and we wish to reassure parents that our schools will be open for your children. As we ready our Opti-Baby schools to start again on the 12th of January, we wish to ascertain how many children will be returning to school next week? We would request that you please inform your Manager by Thursday of this week (January 7th) when your child will be returning to school so that we can prepare accordingly.
Finally, we wish to reassure you that we are doing everything possible to make your child’s Opti-Baby school a safe and fun place to be.