We were informed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) that a student from our school has been tested positive for COVID-19 today while being placed on Quarantine Order (QO) on 22 Jun 2021 (Tuesday). The student is the household member of a previously confirmed case and was last in school on 18 May 2021 (Tuesday). He is currently well and will be sent to KK Hospital for observation. MOH has determined that there is no contact tracing required among school contacts as the student was not in school during the infectious period.
The school has been and will continue to keep staff and students safe through observing strict safe management measures such as cleaning high-touch surfaces and regularly disinfecting our premises. Temperature checks will continue to be carried out on all visitors to the school.
We urge all parents and students to continue playing their part by being socially responsible, to minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection in our schools. If feeling unwell, students should seek medical attention immediately, and not come to school, as well as tuition and enrichment centres. Parents are to keep their children at home if there are children or adult household members who are unwell with flu-like symptoms. They can return to school if their household members are tested negative for COVID-19. This is important to keep our students in the school safe.
During the mid-year vacation period (29 May to 27 Jun), we hope that our students will continue to engage in meaningful activities, take time to recharge and relax while minimizing external interactions.
The school will inform you of any updates through Parent Gateway. We seek your support not to circulate any unconfirmed information. Should you have queries, please contact the Admin Office at 68992779.
Thank you for your support to keep our school safe and for learning to continue for our students.
Mr Seet Tiat Hee
To safeguard the safety and well-being of students and school staff, MOE and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) will be putting in place enhanced Safe Management Measures (SMMs) for the 2021 Singapore Cambridge GCE N(A)/N(T)/O/A-level oral examinations.
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MOE has announced the staggered “Arrangements for school reopening in Term 3 for primary, secondary, JC and MI students” on 14 Jun.
However, MOE has also given special permission for the 4 Specialised Schools (APS, Crest, NLS, Spectra) with practice-oriented curriculum, to allow Sec 1 and Sec 2 students, to return to school from 28 Jun 2021, together with the Sec 3 and Sec 4.
As such, all Sec 1 to Sec 4 students from Crest will report to school on 28 Jun 2021 to make full use of the school facilities for their hands-on learning.
Mr Seet Tiat Hee
Principal / Crest Secondary
From 1 June 2021 onwards, TraceTogether-only SafeEntry (ToS) will be implemented at all venues requiring SafeEntry (SE), including shopping malls, workplaces, places of worships and educational institutions. You may like to see the ST press report that has just been out : https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/mandatory-use-of-tracetogether-token-or-app-for-checking-in-at-malls-workplaces-schools-to
Impact on Students
There will be no change to the policy on using TT App/Token in schools :
a. Schools continue to mark students’ attendance via Attendance Taking App on SC Mobile.
b. Schools should strongly encourage parents to remind their child/ward to bring their TT App/Token to school, but no student would be denied entry without the TT App/Token
c. For activities outside school that require TT App/Token (e.g. in museums), schools should check that students are carrying the TT App/Token before departing so as to facilitate entry into the location.
d. For activities in school during the school holidays, schools should strongly encourage parents to remind their child/ward to bring their TT App/Token for effective contact tracing.
To reassure parents that there will not be any change to our policy that affects their child/ward, a PG note to parents would be sent out centrally today. The contents of the note have been attached for your information.
Preparation of Students to bring TT Tokens to school
Our school has already started to prepare our students to ensure that they have the TT tokens : Physical check for TT Tokens for students was conducted on 12 Apr and the second physical check will be done on Mon 26 Apr Ohana period. As schools are strongly encouraged to conduct school-wide personalisation of TT tokens, we will be providing permanent markers to Form Teachers to request all students to write their name/class on their TT tokens so as to facilitate the returning of the tokens to the rightful owners. All FTs are to retrieve 2 permanent markers in their pigeon hole and ensure all students’ TT tokens are written with their name/class on 26 Apr when FTs do a physical check of TT tokens. YHs will monitor to ensure all students have a personalized TT tokens. We also hope the FTs will educate students to be responsible and to take good care of the TT tokens issued to them.
Management of Lost and Found TT Tokens.
TT tokens found in school should be handed over to the Admin Office immediately. Students who have lost their tokens should try to find their misplaced TT tokens from school’s lost and found, hence the personalisation of tokens would help to facilitate the recovery process. Students who are still unable to recover their tokens from school’s lost and found should proceed to a Community Centre to report the loss and to get a replacement as soon as possible.
Impact on Staff/Visitors
From 1 June 2021 onwards, staff and visitors will be required to use TT App/Tokens to do SE check-ins. To prepare for this change, our school is already able to accept both TT App and TT Token check-ins. We will also be arranging for SE Gateway (SEGW) devices to facilitate check in.
We noted that currently not all staff is doing the SE check-in. To prepare for 1 June, we hope that staff will develop the habit of doing the SE check-in through your TT app or token when you arrive in school. For the TT app, you may wish to set Crest Secondary School as a favourite to do the check in.
MOE HQ will provide further updates on SafeEntry requirements for students during the school holidays in due course.
Thank you for your support and understanding in keeping our school a safe environment for all.
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