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Drop Off and Pick Up

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  • Grades 3 to 6

    Students in Grades 3 to 6 should be dropped off on the layby between 8:30-8:45 am each morning. Please try your best to adhere to this time frame. (If your child has a sibling in middle/high school, you will be permitted to drop off your son earlier). Parents will need to remain in their cars unless they are arriving on foot/bike. Students should enter the school through their assigned entry for prescreening protocol, and head directly to their classrooms once they have checked in. The school day will begin at 8:45 am.

    Pick-up for children in Grades 3 to 6 will be between 2:55 and 3:05. Grades 3 and 4 pick up will be on the layby, and Grades 5 and 6 will be on tarmac (behind Ketchum Hall). There may be a back up as we get used to this new system, so please be patient. Parents should wait in their cars. 
  • Grades 7 and 8

    Students in Grades 7 and 8 should be dropped off on the layby between 8:15 and 8:30 am. Please do your best to adhere to this time frame, as we do not have before school supervision. Upon arrival, students should head directly to their assigned entry for prescreening protocol. The school day for Middle School students begins at 8:30 am.

    Students in Grade 7 and 8 can be picked up between 3:05-3:15 pm each day. Please do your best to adhere to these timelines.

Entrances/Exits

We have gone to great effort to keep all cohorts safe and secure. Students and staff will not be permitted to travel outside of their pod, so it is really important that everyone adheres to following entrance and exit protocols.


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  • Grades 3 and 4

    Ketchum Hall exterior entrance (behind the Junior School)
  • Grades 5 and 6

    Front entrance of the Junior School
  • Grade 7

    Door to lower level (under Ketchum Hall exterior stairs)
  • Grade 8

    See House side doors

Clothing

The students will be spending quite a bit of time outside during the school day. It is imperative that they are dressed and prepared for inclement weather (you might also want to think about applying sunscreen in the morning).

Please make sure that all of your child's personal items are labelled with name tags (sharpies also work).

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  • What to Include in Your Son's Backpack

    • two masks* (an extra mask should be kept in each boy's backpack)
    • water bottle
    • snacks
    • yoga mat (can stay at school)
    *bandanas, neck gators or scarves are not permitted in place of masks

Other Details

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  • Pre-screening

    We are using the app MyMedBot for pre-screening and ask parents to complete this every morning, even if their son(s) is at home. No adult or student will be admitted onto campus without daily pre-screening.

    Before arrival at school, parents/guardians must attest to their son’s health before he will be granted entry into the school. All families will be required to answer daily pre-screening questions through the app. Students who are identified as not having fulfilled this requirement will be sent to the school nurse to fill out the questionnaire so that they may enter the school building. 

    It is important that parents/guardians accept “push notifications” so they can be reminded when they have not submitted their son’s prescreening attestation.
  • Aftercare

    While we will not be offering a formal Aftercare program this year, we understand that there will be the occasional need for some parents to arrive after 3:00 pm. There will be supervised outdoor play time provided until 4:00 pm. Children in Grades 3-6 who have not been picked up by 3:15 pm will automatically be sent to the supervised area, and parents will be charged a nominal fee for the care. 
  • Lunch

    With Ketchum Hall converted to classrooms, the Aramark team has worked hard to help us continue to deliver a hot lunch service to our families. Food will be delivered directly to classrooms for Grades 3 to 8. Boys who are not part of the lunch program should bring their snacks and lunch with them to school including their own cutlery, if required. All contents of your son’s lunch box will remain with him during the entire day and will be returned with him after school.

Details on Academic Plans & Facility Upgrades

Questions?

We want to hear from you with any questions you have about health, safety and returning to school. We’ll do our best to provide answers. Please send your email to contactus@rsgc.on.ca and your question will be addressed as soon as possible.

School Uniform

It is important to remember that students will not have access to lockers or change rooms during the day at school. They will have their belongings with them at all times. As such, the uniform policy has been modified during the fall term and will remain modified until further notice. Junior School boys should wear the RSGC Phys. ed. uniform to school. We believe this will provide the greatest flexibility for them in all activities.
 
The RSGC Phys ed uniform includes:
  • Any RSGC house, Phys. ed. or Knights athletic t-shirt
  • Any RSGC hoodie or quarter-zip
  • RSGC shorts or track pants
  • White socks
  • Closed-toe athletic shoes
It is essential that students wear laundered, clean clothes to school every day.