Please see below copies of information and messages sent out via email & through MCAS.
Thursday 7th January 2021:
Good morning, please view the current menu choices. The menu has changed from what is currently on the school's website so please do check to see if there is something your child may like. Payment can be made via the principals website unless your child is in receipt of Free School Meals or is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2.
Thursday 17th December 2020:
We would like to thank you for all of the support, well wishes and presents we have received from you over the last few months. The support that has been given to us over such a difficult period of time, that has affected everyone in some way or another, has meant so much to all of us here at RAPS. We really couldn't do what we do without your continued support.
We would also like to remind Parents/Carers that today is the last day of Term and that we finish today at 2pm.
We hope you all have a wonderful, safe Christmas and a Happy New Year and we will see you on Tuesday 5th of January.
Best wishes from all of us at RAPS
We would like to wish you all a safe and Happy Holiday. Please can we ask, that should anyone in your household show covid symptoms or if any of you have a positive test before Christmas please can you email email@example.com ( please copy and paste email address )
I have attached some information with details about courses that are available to Parents and Carers in the New Year from Kent Adult Education. Please can all queries regarding the courses on offer be made directly to them.
Re: Microsoft Teams and Home Learning for 14th-17th December
Dear Parents and Carers,
This is information that will be relevant for those who have decided to keep their child/children home next week. The Microsoft Teams logins for your child/children can be found in the MCAS app or www.mychildatschool.com
Once you have logged in please click on the 'Reports' tab where you will see a document titled Office365. (Instructions are attached)
If you do not know your MCAS login details or experience any difficulties logging into your child Microsoft Teams account please contact the School Office.
There will be more information about how learning will be facilitated for those children that are staying at home in Mr Budge's Newsletter which will be available tomorrow.
Dear Parent/Carer, please can you bring in your sealed party food on Monday morning ready to be quarantined for their Christmas party on Wednesday 9th December. Best wishes, RAPS Team
Re: EYFS Christmas Shop
Dear Parent/Carer, please can you send your child into school on Monday with any money that they would like to spend at the Christmas Shop in a named and sealed envelope. Best wishes, RAPS Team.
Re: Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas Party Food
Please can you bring the party food in that you wish to share with your child's class on Monday morning so that it can be quarantined ready for their christmas party on Wednesday 9th. Food will need to be individually wrapped and pre-packaged. Best wishes,RAPS Team
Re: Breakfast and After School Club
As usual, we will not be holding an After School Club on the last day of term which this year is Friday 18th of December. However, there will be Breakfast Club available on that day.
Last After School Club is 17th December 2020.
Last Breakfast Club is 18th December 2020.
First After School Club next term is 5th January 2021.
First Breakfast Club next term is 5th January 2021.
Wishing you and your families a very Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.
Breakfast and After School Club Supervisor
Thursday 3rd December 2020:
Re: Christmas Show filming for EYFS
Dear Parent/Carer, please remember the children will need to wear Christmas jumpers or a Christmas top for their filming that is taking place tomorrow. Best wishes, RAPS Team
Re: Christmas Play Costumes for Year 1 and 2
Dear Parent/Carer, please can you ensure that your child's costume is brought in by tomorrow morning at the latest as they will be filming tomorrow morning. Best wishes, RAPS Team
Monday 30th November 2020:
Re: Message from School SENCO to Years 1 and 2
Dear Parent/Carer, Miss Hughes has asked me to send out the following key survey to Parents and Carers across Years 1 and 2 regarding some Parent Training that is being planned:
Miss Vost has asked if members of our school community might be able to contribute towards making the rag wreaths this year. This year it will have to be run differently so unfortunately Parents/Carers will not be able to join us, however we would still like this craft to take place. She has asked if anyone has any wire coat hangers, thin materials, tinsel or spare christmas decorations, please could you send these into school this week. Best wishes, RAPS Team.
Thursday 26th November 2020:
Good afternoon, this is a reminder that the class fundraising Christmas card orders need to be back in tomorrow morning. Thank you, Raps Team
Wednesday 25th November 2020:
Re: Reception classes Superhero Day
Please can all children come to school on Friday 27th of November (this Friday) wearing homemade costumes and their Love to Learn book. We cannot wait to see your amazing creations and super powers. Class teaching staff cannot wait as they will also be transformed into 'official' superheros for the day. Best wishes, RAPS Team
Monday 23rd November 2020:
This is a reminder that all the class fundraising Christmas card ordering forms MUST be returned by Friday at the latest, or we may be unable to fulfill your order.
Thursday 19th November 2020:
Well done to everyone who was able to support our Children in Need non-uniform day last week. We raised a total of £191.40. Thank you, RAPS Team
Wednesday 18th November 2020:
Good morning, please can we remind Parents and Carers that Scooters and Bikes etc. are not to be rode on whilst on school grounds as we have had an incident this morning where another child was ridden into.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Tuesday 17th November 2020:
Re: Year 2 Return to School
Dear Parents/Carers ,
Several of my Year 2 staff had tested positive for COVID 19, they are better now but are still required to self-isolate until Midnight on Thursday 19th November.
Sadly, as I do not have enough Year2 Teaching Team to cover either Team O’Kai or Team Rees-Boughton on the original return date of Thursday 19th November the children will now be due back on Friday 20th November.
Learning will continue via Teams for the Thursday 19th November as it has been for the last 2 weeks. If you have been unable to access Microsoft Teams or need support in doing so please contact the School Office.
Thank you for your understanding in advance.
Monday 16th November 2020:
Re: Flu Immunisation Nasal Spray-Wednesday 16th December
You may remember that we were due to facilitate the Flu Nasal Spray for children from Reception through to Year 6 a little while ago, however they cancelled their visit with us. We are pleased to announce that they have booked us back in for Wednesday 16th December. If you have already requested the immunistaion for your child then you do not need to do anything as we have the original list of children. If your child has since had their nasal spray through your GP then please let us know so we can update this list. If you have any queries or if you have since changed your mind and would now like your child to be immunised or would now like them not to receive this please call the immunisation team directly on 03001235205.
Thursday 12th November 2020:
Re: Children in Need
As you may be aware Children in Need is tomorrow, and we would like to collect some money on their behalf. For this we are asking that children across the whole school come to school tomorrow in non-school uniform in exchange for a £1 donation.
Wednesday 11th November 2020:
Dear Parents/Carers, a member from our school community has found a valuable local resource which may be helpful for some of our school community:
The Isle of Thanet Food Club has opened in Ramsgate. They are offering fresh fruit, vegetables and other foods - for as little as 20p a bag. There are a few videos on the website:
Thank you for your understanding while we try and thrash out a few issues regarding Teams. Please can any technical issues you may have be directed to the RAPS Office who will endeavour to sort it out or will pass to the ICT Team.
Please can all work related questions come through Teams-either click 'reply' or wait until the catch up sessions. Please only email if it is not work related or a private matter.
Please note that live lessons are held at 10.30am.
Friday 6th November 2020:
Re: Primary School Applications for September 2021
The below message was sent out in September, but many parents did not complete as they were concerned it was not a genuine email. We can confirm that this is a genuine email and you can complete the survey.
Thank you RAPS team
"The Kent School Public Health team wishes all the new starters in reception good luck for their first year at school. Reception year is an important time for your child as they settle into school life. Children are offered three health checks in reception including hearing, vision and height and weight. We also ask ALL YEAR R parents to complete an online health and development review to help identify any health needs your child may have, so support can be put in place for them. We work in partnership with KCC so you will have received emails from them about this.
We offer health and development review questionnaires for children in YEAR R to help us to identify any health needs early so action plans and support can be put in place to give children the best start possible in primary school. A child may have a long-term medical condition, like diabetes, asthma or anaphylaxis, behavioural needs, or perhaps need counselling to cope with bereavement or a relationship problem. We want to support children to reach their full potential by identifying and supporting them with these needs.
To complete the survey, please click this link https://kent.hapi-system.com/school-entry. The survey should take around 15 minutes and you will need to enter the password/location where your child’s school is located (please note, the link and passwords are case sensitive):
Good afternoon, this is a reminder that Breakfast and After School club MUST be booked in advance via the school money website. Even if there is credit on your account the spaces Must be booked to ensure our bubbles are not too big, and we have the correct staffing. You will only be able to book a place if we have received the correct forms. I have attached a copy of our new Extended day policy.
*Dear Parent/Carer, please can we remind you that Secondary School Applications close on Monday 2nd November and that you will need to apply for a secondary school place for your child before this date. You can do this by following the link below:
*Good afternoon, from all of us here at RAPS we hope you have an amazing Half Term, and we look forward to seeing you back here well rested on Tuesday 3rd November. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. Best wishes, RAPS Team
Thursday 22nd October 2020:
Re: Horror Hair Day
Good morning, tomorrow is Hair Horror Day for the whole school, children are welcome to come into school with crazy hair and non-school uniform in exchange for a £1 donation. Reception classes (Green and Blue) are asked to join in with Hair Horror Day but they are also welcome to come into School in their Halloween costumes for their Spooky Arts Day. Best wishes, RAPS Team
Tuesday 20th October 2020:
Re: Parents Evening
Good afternoon, please be advised that due to the amount of Teams Meetings currently being held there have been instances where Teams meetings may not have gone according to plan. Please be assured that we are aware and are trying to facilitate everyone's appointments accordingly. However it may be necessary for the Teacher to call you directly if your Teams meeting fails for any reason. Best wishes, RAPS Team.
Thursday 15th October 2020:
Re: Hair Horror Day: Good morning, please be aware, alongside having creative and fun hair, the children are also welcome to come to school in non-school uniform. Best wishes, RAPS Team
Wednesday 14th October 2020:
Good afternoon, you should have by now received a Teams invitation for your Parents Evening booking. Please can you ensure that you accept the time so that the response comes through to us if you have not. Best wishes, RAPS Team
Tuesday 13th October 2020:
Message from the Immunisation Team
Dear Parent/Carer, there is still time to complete the online consent form for your child to receive their nasal flu vaccination.
Please click here and enter our school URN which is: 142117
The online portal will close on 19.10.20 , three working days before our visit, and no late forms can be accepted after this date.
Someone from our team may call you to discuss the online consent process if we do not hear from you.
Dear Parents and Carers, we have had a number of complaints from the local community regarding how some of our school community are parking in the neighbouring roads. We are aware that there is a shortage of parking on site and in some of the neighbouring roads, however we would like to ask that you are considerate in the way that you park. Please can we ask that you do not park on residents driveways, across their driveways and that you park in a manner that will allow access to emergency services. We thank you for your cooperation and support in this matter. Best wishes, RAPS Team
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.
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...
Attached below is the Christmas Dinner Menu which will take place on the last day of Term (18th December).
Please book your Christmas meal using this link: https://forms.gle/sK1B2U2UsMjyaGw2A
Payment can be made via the Principals website: https://www.principals-catering.com/ If your chi...
We have been invited to take part in some research aiming to discover the impact of school closures on pupils in Key Stage 1. Please read the letters attached for further information about the research, including how to opt your child out of the research if you do not wish for the...
As stated in our previous email regarding the nasal spray, this is due to take place on the 16th of December. We have since received a letter with additional information to share with our school community which we have attached below.
Dear Parents and Carers,
This is a reminder that new ‘Microsoft Teams’ logins for your children can be found in the MCAS app or www.mychildatschool.com once you have logged in please click on the ‘Reports’ tab where you will see a document titled Office365. (Inst...