Year 1 and 2 pupils meet in the front playground for the start of the day.
At 8.40am Year 2 monitors will ring a hand bell outside the office. One door in each year group wing will then be opened. We ask that only children enter the school building, a member of teaching staff will be on hand at the door to take any messages and deal with any queries. Doors will be locked at 8.45 am to secure the building.
The Year R children meet in the rear playground. When the bell rings at 8.40am they can enter school through the blue gates, this helps them to establish their independence and follow a similiar routine to the older children. Staff will guide you and your children through any changes in the process.
When we have severe or inclement weather, eg rain, frost or high wind, or it is deemed too cold, children should be taken directly to their classroom door. DOORS ARE OPENED AT 8.30 a.m. ON THESE DAYS. It will be obvious when you need to do this as there will be a member of staff on the playground to direct you - and it may seem strangely quiet!
Parents should only enter the school building through the main office where a member of the administration staff will be be able to assist you with your enquiry. A security button to the left of the main front door will help you to gain access.
We're late - what should we do?
If you have missed the line-up and the children have already gone into class, please take your child(ren) in through the main entrance door and report to the administration office. Do not take your child(ren) to class - admin staff will ensure they are registered and then make sure they reach their classroom(s).
All children should be collected from outside their classroom door at 3.00 pm and we request you please leave promptly - especially those with cars, to free up spaces for junior school parents.
Those travelling home by the school bus will be taken to the bus stop and escorted on to the bus by duty staff.
Help - I won't Make it in Time!
If you are caught in traffic or somehow unable to collect your child at the designated time please telephone the office and inform the administration staff who will see that your child is adequately supervised.
If you are unable to get a message through, don't worry - your child will be looked after! Once all the other children have left the classroom he or she will be taken to the front office area to wait, so you will need to come to the main entrance to collect your child!
Someone else collecting?
Make sure you inform your child's teacher (and your child!) of the collector's name. A note is best. Indeed, the class teacher should be informed of any change of routine from the norm.
What would happen if . . .
. . . Mill Rythe Infants needed to close and/or vacate the school during our normal working hours in the event of an emergency or bad weather?
Staff will contact parents or their nominated representatives by telephone/text messaging service - PLEASE ensure that we have up-to-date contact details for us to reach you during school hours.