Free School Meal Update 29/4/2020
New Rickstones Academy transferred over to the Government launched scheme managed by Edenred on Monday 20 April and vouchers are now starting to be sent through to parents and carers. Edenred are currently inundated with orders and are working through these as quickly as possible but please note that there may be a delay in the vouchers being sent and received. The Academy has placed orders for all weeks since the start of the summer term up to and including the week beginning 11th May. We will continue to place orders well in advance for coming weeks too. If you are experiencing difficulties with the vouchers you are welcome to contact the Academy using the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, Edenred do have a dedicated support email for parents and carers that may be more helpful; email@example.com.
New Rickstones Academy
During the partial closure of the Academy due to government guidance in relation to preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Academy has a contact number for students and families in case of emergencies. The Academy can be contacted on the usual number for non-emergencies such as reporting absence and general enquiries. In the case of a student feeling unsafe or any other emergency you can call, text or whatsapp 07870468379 where a member of staff will be monitoring calls and messages and can respond.
1 July - Remarkable Lives Festival
The Virtual Festival of Remarkable Lives, featuring all 58 AET academies is taking place on 1st July at www.aetfestival.org and we would love you to join us live online.
There will be two 90 minutes sessions at 10 am and 1 pm, and the day is all about celebrating the remarkable lives of our students and staff across the group.
This will be a non-timetable day for all staff and students. There will be no normal virtual lessons this day, however we will be scheduling two tutor sessions.
Students in school will be watching the festival from their usual classrooms.
During our two tutor times on the day we will talk about remarkable lives and what it means, as well as discuss what’s happening in the festival. These will take place at 9.30 and 2.00 via their Year Group Google classroom. Students will need to register their attendance by completing a learner registration form which is available in your child’s year group Google classroom. Please note students must be signed into their Google account in order to access this.
The engagement activities during the festival have been designed so that students can engage from in school or at home.
Students will be able to wear non-school uniform on this day and are encouraged to dress up in any remarkable way they choose. (Maybe a remarkable person or as one of our remarkable values).
They will be able to send in photos of their costumes, some of which will be shared by Sam and Mark, and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. There will also be a separate prize for the best and biggest lock down hair!
Some of the engagement activities on the day include:
- A scavenger hunt in the house/school from our hosts Sam and Mark
- Time to Dance – Make your own version of a 20 TikTok Style Dance created by our staff.
- Vote to Soak – Vote for the Head teacher you want to have a bucket of freezing cold water thrown over them!
- Toilet Roll Keepy Uppies – Can you beat the celeb/PE teacher at Toilet Roll Keepy Uppies?
- As well as a quiz on the Launch page throughout the day.
Sam and Mark will kick off the festival at 10 am and 1 pm, and we will finish at 2.20 pm. You may wish to keep a chat going through the classroom during the event.
Thank you for your support and engagement with the day.
2019 Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge
Rumbi Kawome - Winner
Erin Reid - Runner Up