From Mrs Almeida...
We have, over the last two terms, been actively encouraging parents to activate their SIMS Pay account and now ask that those who have not done so please do as soon as possible. Our expectation is that every St Nicholas' child will have an active SIMS Pay account by the February half term allowing parents to give permissions and pay for Aftercare, Clubs and School trips.
For auditing purposes bank transfers, card and cash payments for these items will no longer be accepted by the school after the February half term. If you have any questions relating to activating your account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs Almeida will contact you to resolve any issues.
Please note that without an active account we cannot guarantee any provision that requires booking through SIMS Pay, even if the activity is free. It is therefore in your child's best interest to ensure the account is active as soon as possible.
From the Summer Term all wraparound care will need to be booked and paid for in advance through SIMS Pay. We will continue to provide care for children whose parents aren't able to collect on time, but any charges incurred will be uploaded onto SIMS Pay for payment. Details on how to do this will be forwarded after the February half term.
Should your child not able to participate in our online provision please email email@example.com as soon as possible stating the reason for absence so that we can record it accurately.
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