Return to School - September 2020

Welcome back to RDS!

We are delighted to confirm that GEMS Royal Dubai School will be offering 100% on-site education for our students in FS1 to Year 5 and a Blended Learning model for students in Year 6.

In line with the  KHDA directive, we will also offer a 100% Remote Learning option for all students for those families that request it.  We understand that some parents would prefer to keep their children at home a little longer and we will fully support those families with a 100% Remote Learning programme from September to 15 October. This provision will be reviewed after our half term break.

Below we share with you our GRDS School Readiness Plan which outlines our procedures and practices and how we will be keeping our students safe while they are in school.  Please know the safety of our students, parents and staff is of the utmost importance to us and our guidance may be updated as the situation changes.  We are fully committed to supporting the health, well-being and continued academic development of the students in our care.

In addition to the Readiness Plan we also attach some FAQs which may address some of the questions you may have, but please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any other queries. 

Our reopening plans have been verified by KHDA and GEMS and they centre around three critical factors:

  1. The safety of your children across all age groups at RDS. We will adhere to all Health and Safety regulations without exception.
  2. The well-being of your children.  We want all students to be happy to be back at school, excited to see their friends at at all times feel safe and reassured that RDS is doing everything possible to keep them safe while providing high quality education.
  3. To provide an outstanding education that is uncompromised by the changes in delivery.  We will ensure that every lesson is supporting the progress of your children whether delivered in the classroom or via our Blending Learning or Remote Learning models.

Please review the documents below for more information:

Welcome Back to School

GRDS Blended Learning Policy September 2020

GRDS Digital Safety Policy September 2020

How can Parents support their children during COVID-19?

Consolidation of Communication

GRDS Entrance and Exit Guidance for Parents

GRDS Return to School for Parents Updated Version - Timings!

GRDS School Readiness Plan Updated Version - Timings!

GRDS School Readiness Plan FAQs

BYOD 2020-2021 (Bring Your Own Device)

Here's how GEMS Education is ensuring the safety of your child