Dear Parents and Carers,

We are delighted that we will be reopening fully on Monday 8th March – we are so looking forward to welcoming all children back into school!

Our expectations are that learning and school routines will continue as they did in the Autumn Term and we have set out the key points below, for information.

  • All children are expected to be in school and our usual attendance policy will apply. As we are still in a pandemic, it is vital that we know why children are absent if they are unwell so please phone us (not email) as soon as possible on each day of absence.
  • Children will continue to learn in their Year Group Bubbles and drop off and collection times will be the same as they were before the Christmas holidays – a reminder of drop off and collection times (and gates) is below.
  • Please ensure that:
    • Your child has a water bottle, clearly labelled with their name.
    • Your child is wearing full uniform (no hoodies or trainers).
    • Children in KS2 come to school in PE kit on their PE days.
    • Public transport is avoided and walking is encouraged. We have limited storage for bikes or scooters at school so please only use this method of transport if you usually use public transport and cannot walk. We take no responsibility for bikes and scooters that are on our school site.
    • Your child understands that they will be asked to remove face masks at school (they will bring these home in a plastic bag).
  • We ask that only one parent/carer per family drops their child(ren) off outside the school gate and that face coverings are worn by adults. Due to the systems that we are having to adopt at pick up and drop off, there will not be time for staff to talk to individual parents/carers at the gates. If you need to contact staff or would like to make an appointment to speak to staff on site, please email admin@kop.rbksch.org or email your year group email address.
  • Please arrive at your child’s Year Group Bubble gate at the right time (not before) to avoid overcrowding at the gates. If you are early, please wait on the pavement over the road for your time slot. Please note that children who arrive late, after their Year Group Bubble time, will need to wait (with their parent/carer) on the pavement opposite the main gate until 9:15 a.m. which is after the last Year Group Bubble time slot.
  • Hot lunches can be ordered from our school caterer, ISS, via their website. There is a temporary menu in place until after the Easter holidays.
  • After school activity clubs will not be running for the time being but SCL Breakfast Club and After School Care will be open again from Monday 8th March and places should be booked via the SCL website as usual.
  • Please continue to follow the NHS guidance around Covid-19 symptoms and let our school office know as soon as possible if a member of your household tests positive.
  • If a member of our school community has a positive test result, Bubbles may need to close; we will aim to text you before 8:00 a.m. to inform you of this. Any further communications will be sent by ParentMail later that day. Children who are at home during periods of self-isolation will be expected to continue their learning on Google Classroom so that they do not fall behind.
  • If, during the school day, your child develops Covid-19 symptoms, they will be removed from their Bubble immediately by a member of staff wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). They will be taken to our Medical Room and you will be called immediately. Your child will be isolated while we wait for your arrival.

We hope the above reminders are useful.

Thank you for your support during the lockdown, particularly your support of your children’s home learning – you have been amazing!

We look forward to seeing you and your children on Monday 8th March.

Yours sincerely,

Jess Stodart

Acting Headteacher


Reminder: Year Group Bubble drop off and pick up times and gates are as below:

 

Year Group

Gate for drop off and pick up

Drop off time

Pick up time

Pre-School am

Main Gate

8:25 a.m.

11:25 a.m.

Pre-School pm

Main Gate

12:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Nursery am

Nursery Gate

8:25 a.m.

11:25 a.m.

Nursery pm

Nursery Gate

12:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Reception

Nursery Gate

8:55 a.m.

3:20 p.m.

Year 1

Main Gate

8:35 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

Year 2

Main Gate

8:45 a.m.

3:10 p.m.

Year 3

Nursery Gate

8:45 a.m.

3:10 p.m.

Year 4

Nursery Gate

8:35 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

Year 5

Back Alley Entrance (Norbiton Common Road)

8:35 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

Year 6

Back Alley Entrance (Norbiton Common Road)

8:45 a.m.

3:10 p.m.

Blossom FS/KS1

Main Gate

9:00 a.m.

3:20 p.m.

Blossom KS2

Main Gate

9:00 a.m.

3:20 p.m.

SCL Breakfast Club and After School Care Club

Nursery Gate

Drop of between 7:45 a.m. and 8:10 a.m.; pick up between 3:40 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Please phone the number on the gate so SCL staff can come and meet you.