WELCOME TO ACADEMIC YEAR

2019 - 2020

Message from Principal

On behalf of the school, I would like to wish you all a happy New Islamic Year and I hope you enjoyed a restful and safe break with your families. My staff and I look forward to welcoming you all back to the new Academic Year 2019/2020.

I would like to share with you a few thoughts on how we must all work together to ensure our students, your children get the most during their time at SRS, daily, weekly, monthly until the end of the year!

Our school is well known and highly regarded across Dubai and beyond but in order for us to continue to grow and build upon our academic success we need to underpin this with strong foundations; high expectations of each and every one of us, consistency in daily routines and offering challenging curricula and other experiences. Growth mindset, wellbeing, happiness and healthy lifestyles are all high on our agenda and to benefit your children must attend school daily and be on time. They need to come prepared for learning with the right mind-set to work hard and not give up too easily. This will be much easier and more enjoyable if as I said they are in school on time every day, they wear their uniform and come with the correct equipment and tools needed for the different learning experiences they encounter daily. In addition, they should always participate fully in PE classes and grasp all extra-curricular opportunities offered through our extensive LWB programs.

Please support me, my staff and most of all your children by ensuring you work with us to make this happen and we will together reach even greater success in the future. 

 

To ensure the first day back runs as smoothly as possible, please note the important information below:

1. START DATE & TIMES:

  • Years 1 to 13 start on Sunday 1/9/2019
  • FS1 & FS2 to start on Wednesday 4/9/2019 (staggered start)

Please note school timing is from 7:30 am to 2:45pm Sunday to Thursday.

FS1, FS2 will be having a staggered start and your child’s exact start date will be confirmed by telephone.

 

2. BUS SERVICES:

Bus will be available for Years 1 to 13 from Sunday 1/9/2019, if you have confirmed your registration for this service. Please be aware that you will receive a phone call from the Bus Assistant giving you your child’s pick up time for Sunday 1/9/2019.

FS1 & FS2 bus service will commence on Sunday 8/9/2019 and parents will be informed of their child’s pick up and drop off timings.

 

3. COMMUNICATION:

We would like to remind you of our many communication channels:

General Emails: 

School Clinic Email:medicalassist@srs.ae 

Please note there are allocated FS/Primary Year Group Secretaries and Secondary Supervisors to assist with any queries you may have. They are stationed throughout

The school corridors, primary and secondary. Their contact can be accessed by clicking on the link, please download and save the contact numbers: 

Contact Numbers click here

Please do leave a message if they are unavailable, they will contact you as soon as Possible to assist you.

 

4. DROP OFF, PICK UP & PARENT PARKING

Please ensure your child is dropped off and collected at the correct gate:

  • FS/Primary Year 1 to 4: Primary Main Gate
  • Year 5 & 6, Secondary with primary siblings: Family Gate (Accessible through secondary parking area)
  • Secondary Girls (Years 7 to 13) :Secondary Girls Gate
  • Secondary Boys (Years 7 to 13): Secondary Boys Gate

Other than drop-off and pick-up at beginning and end of the school day, gates can be accessed by parents at the following times:

  • FS                  - 1:00pm
  • Years 1-13    - 2:45pm

Please ensure your child arrives at school on time each day and is in class for the first lesson which starts at 7:30am. If your child is late they are missing valuable learning time.

As of Sunday 1/9/2019 the Primary Library will be open and supervised from 7am for early drop-off (FS - Yr3 only). Parents who are unable to drop-off/pick-up their children should encourage secondary siblings or the house assistant to take and collect FS1/FS2, Year 1 & 2 from their classes.

To ease congestion in the parent parking areas, the school has introduced additional parent parking this year, Parking Area B which is opposite the secondary parking Parking Area A and on the other side of the service road, to ease congestion. Please click on the link for the Parents Parking Plan 2019 2020 for your reference.

Please note the main gate will not be used for student drop off and pick up and the safety of our students is a shared responsibility – school and parents. Secondary boys and girls gates at the rear car park are for students with brothers and sisters and families to drop off and pick up. Please encourage your secondary children to hold onto their primary siblings when crossing the service road and parking areas. Main primary gate is for FS1, FS2 and Year 1 to 4 only not secondary.

 Maids & Drivers

To ensure a safe environment at the beginning and end of the school day, please assign one maid only to drop-off and pick-up your child for the whole academic year. Male drivers will not be allowed to drop-off and pick-up students within the school.

Please ensure maids are dressed appropriately in keeping with the school environment.

 

5.STUDENT CASH/ID CARDS:

Please ensure that your child brings his/her cash/ID card on the first day of school. If the card has been lost, your child will be informed by the teacher when they may visit the IT department to have the card replaced.

 

6.STUDENT CAFETERIAS / LUNCH SERVICE:

Cafeteria Service will be available for Years 1 to 13 from Sunday 1/9/2019. Please note, as per school rules no cash will be accepted and student cash cards should be used at all times. New student cards will be distributed in class on Sunday 1/9/2019 therefore please ensure your child brings cash to upload onto their card on the first day of school.

Students in Year 1 to 3, who have registered for the ‘trolley service’ will be provided with lunch from Sunday 1/9/2019. FS1 and FS2 will be provided with lunch from Wednesday 4/9/2018.

 

7.UNIFORM:

The school uniform has been changed for this year (please see below examples of the new uniform). However, if sizes are unavailable or last year’s uniform is in good condition, students are able to still continue wearing it.

School uniforms will be available for purchase at the end of this week in preparation for the beginning of the academic year. Parents will be informed by SMS of the exact sale dates

 

8.END OF DAY PROCEDURE:

All families will be issued with new ID / Security cards to ensure greater student safety and security for your children. Each family will be given one ID card and additional cards can be purchased from accounts at a cost of Dhs 20 each card. Please use the same gate picking up but not the main entrance this is too dangerous.

FS1/FS2, Year 1 and 2 children can be dropped off and collected from the classroom but only by entering the main primary gate. Please note, maids must display an ID card at all times.

 

9.DELIVERY OF LUNCH BOXES, PE KIT, ETC DURING THE SCHOOL DAY :

Please visit the Primary Office (opposite the Primary PE Hall/Swimming Pool) from 7:30am-2:30pm when delivering primary student bags or for early collection of students.

Secondary Boys and Girls deliveries should be delivered to the gate room at the Girls and Boys gates.

 

10.EARLY COLLECTION :

Please ensure the nominated person collecting your child has appropriate ID card authority as per the school system. Please enter through the primary main gate and report to the primary ground floor office near the PE hall/swimming pool when collecting FS or Primary students. 

Please enter through the Secondary Boys and Girls gates and report to the boys’ and girls’ supervisor’s desks when collecting secondary students.

 

Please visit the school’s website

for further information or call the main reception on 04 6011011 for assistance.



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