Please see below copies of information and messages sent out via email & through MCAS.
Thursday 1st October 2020:
Good morning, Apologies for any confusion regarding the PE message that was sent the other day, the message was to inform all Parents of Year 2 that they children will need to wear their PE kits into schools on Thursdays. We will be fine tuning how we send out all future messages. Best wishes, RAPS Team.
Tuesday 29th September 2020:
Dear Parents/Carers, on Thursday 1st October we have a school census where we complete data about the numbers of children in school and whether they are having a school meal or eligible for an income based Free School Meal. Our funding is then paid to us from this information. We therefore need as many children as possible to have a school dinner (hot dinner, jacket potato or school sandwiches). Please try to help us get the funding we need so we can create the best educational experience for your child. For every infant child that eats a school meal on the 1st October we get £2.30 a day for every day of the school year (that’s a whopping £437 per year) and for every free school meal child who eats a meal we get a further £1,345 per year. If your child always has sandwiches from home, and you are worried that, if they have a school meal on the 1st that they won’t like it or eat it, please feel free to send in sandwiches and then they can have these if they don’t like the school dinner (please just tell the class teacher so they know). Please see below for the special menu Principals will be providing:
Special Menu on Thursday 1st October:
Hot dog with fried onions and tomato ketchup
Veggie hot dog with fried onions and tomato ketchup
Served with chunky wedges, boston beans and vegetable crudité
Chocolate sponge with vanilla ice cream
SO EVERYONE….. PLEASE TRY A SCHOOL MEAL ON THE 1ST OCTOBER.
If your child is eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals or Free School Meals then this meal will be provided free of charge. For everyone else, the charge is £2.15. Please book your child's meal in the usual way.
Monday 28th September 2020:
Good morning, If you haven't already done so, please can you book an appointment for your child for Parent's Evening. This year we will be facilitating this slightly different due to government guidelines. Once you have booked you will receive an email before your appointment time with instructions of how to use Teams and a link on the email that will take you to your meeting. Appointments can be made via the MCAS app by clicking on the three red lines which will then produce a drop down menu where you can select Parents Evening followed by the date you would like, select book, and then scroll down to your preferred time. If you have any questions or are unable to book for any reason please contact the School Office. Best wishes, RAPS Team.
Friday 25th September 2020:
Parents Evening is now ready to be booked. Please could you book an appointment for your child for Parent's Evening. You will be able to book this via the MCAS App. This can be found in the menu bar on the left hand side where the three red lines are. Click on the three red lines in the top left corner which will then produce a drop down menu, select parent's evening, select your preferred date and then select book, followed by a scroll down menu where you will be able to select a time. If you have any problems please contact the School Office or pop in to see us. Thank you
Good morning, now that Autumn seems to have arrived, and the temperature has dropped, please can we ask that a coat is sent in with your child each day. Thank you for your cooperation.
Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Good afternoon. Due to current government guidelines it has been necessary to arrange Parents Evening differently this year. This year we will be holding meetings via Microsoft Teams. You will still need to book your meeting via MCAS or by calling the school office if you have not installed the MCAS app. The parents evening section can be found on the left hand side. Booking will be open from 10am this Friday to 10am on the 7th of October. If you have booked your slot you will receive an email prior to your appointment time with details about how to access the Teams meeting with your child's Teacher. If you have any questions please contact the School Office. If you have more than one child attending RAPs you will need to make an appointment for each of them as this is for the Whole School. Thank you.
Friday 18th September 2020
We have noticed that at the start of the day parents are starting to congregate outside the school gates before 8.15. Can I remind you the School gates will open at 8:15 and close at 8:30 to allow a ‘fluid’ entry and avoid over-crowding – please do not arrive on the school site prior to 8:15 .We have opted for a fluid entry as we felt that if we give year groups set times then we will have lots of parents waiting around as they may have 2 or even 3 different drop off times. Lots of schools that had set entry times have now opted for a fluid entry system. We operate a one-way system and parents leave via the Newington Road gate. Children can be taken around to classrooms by one parent. If your child is old enough to be dropped off at the dance-studio gate to walk around to class by themselves, that would help us maintain social-distancing at drop-off time. Please can parents be mindful of social distancing and ensure that they keep their distance and leave the school site as quickly as possible. Thank you for your co-operation.
Friday 4th September 2020
We have sent home the following message this morning: Good morning, The local traffic enforcers were out issuing tickets this morning. We understand that parking is very limited, but ask that parents please park responsibly for the safety of all our children. Thank you RAPS Team
Dear Parent, We are looking forward to welcoming the children back to After School Club. We have moved the club into the main hall. The pick up gate is to the left of the reception entrance, adjacent to the dance hall. There is a bell and a sign besides it to help direct you. Please ring the bell upon arrival and we will come to let you in. Kind regards, Suzi Stow, After School Club Supervisor
Thursday 3rd September 2020
We have sent home thew following message: Good afternoon, please remember that the arts curriculum is not running during this week and as such all children will be finishing their school day at 3pm today. Thank you
We have sent home the following message this afternoon: Good afternoon, When collecting your children, please stand in the designated area for your year group. These are all marked out. Key stage 2 parents, please walk along the grassed area round the side of the playground to stand on the field behind the designated posts. Thank you RAPS Team.
Monday 20th July 2020
We have sent home the following message today: Good morning, If you are coming to the end of year picnics, please can you bring any core texts or reading books that went home before lock down, back to school. Best wishes, RAPS Team.
Friday 17th July 2020
We have sent home the following message today to Parents/Carers: This is a reminder: If your child requires an After School Club place for September the form needs to be completed and returned by 8.30am Monday 20th July at the latest or they will not be allocated a place as we are unable to run drop in sessions. Thank you for your understanding.
Thursday 16th July 2020
We have sent home the following message to all Parents/Carers today: Dear Parent/Carer, we are introducing a new form for administering medication. Please could you complete the key survey form following the link below if your child will need medication administered from September. This also applies to those children who are already having medication administered at school. Thank you. Please follow this link to fill out the key survey: https://app.keysurvey.co.uk/f/41495001/48ae/
Monday 13th July 2020
Good afternoon, the following message was sent out to the whole school community today:
Dear Parents and Carers, we would like to remind parents today is the cut off point for FSM. Due to the current situation families that weren’t previously eligible for Free School Meals funding may now qualify. If your circumstances have changed at all during this difficult period please go to https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals to find out if you are now eligible. If you are awarded free schools meal you will then be sent the government vouchers during the school holidays. If you have already applied before and are in receipt of Free School Meal vouchers you do not need apply again. Best wishes RAPS office
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Good afternoon, we have sent out the following message today to the whole school community:
Dear Parents/Carers, please see below for a link which contains recently updated guidance entitled 'What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other educational settings during the Coronavirus outbreak' which has been published by the UK Government.
Good morning, today we have sent out the attached letter from Mr Budge outlining our plan for a phased return for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. There were also additional letters sent out to Reception, Year 1, Year 6, Critical worker and Vulnerable children. Please contact the Office if you hav...
Dear Parent Carer, our wellbeing coordinator would like to share the attached flyer regarding a Parent workshop. Please note this is an outside event and not something that the School will be organising. Thank you
At the Viking Academy Trust we are very fortunate to have supportive and friendly parent bodies in each of our Viking schools. Our parents recognise that educating children is a process that involves partnership between parents, class teachers and the school community. As a partnership, our parents...
Dear Parents/Carers, moving from Year 6 to Year 7 is a pretty nerve-wracking time. Pie Factory have set up two online Zoom sessions for those moving up to Year 7 in September with our friendly Youth Workers. We hope that by the end of these fun, music-filled sessions attendees will feel a bit more r...
Today we have sent out Miss Okai's welcome video via MCAS, which can be found in the Announcements section, the link to her video is here: https://vimeo.com/user84591170/review/439203773/5c6d197716 Thank you.
We have sent out information today regarding transition to the children's new classes for September via MCAS. These have been attached below. If a password is required and you cannot find this on your letter it will be 'RAPS'. Best wishes from all at RAPS.