Resurrection-St. Paul School

News and Notes, September 20, 2020

2020-2021 Be a Light for All to See, Matthew 5:16

Announcements

PantherFest Rescheduled!

Due to current guidelines, we will not be able to have the event this year. Rolling Road Golf Club is holding the date of Saturday, March 27, 2021 for this school year's Pantherfest!

HSA Used Uniform Update

The used uniform store is open now until Wednesday, September 23rd at 9pm. Please click on the link to order. https://tinyurl.com/RSPS-HSA-UsedUniforms


Orders will be fulfilled on Thursday, September 24th and sent home with your child(ren). Payment is due upon receipt of the items and should be returned to school. Please make checks payable to: RSPS HSA. For virtual students, coordination of pick-up of items requested will go through the office. Inventory is limited, we will do our best to fulfill any and all requests.


The store will open again October 11-20 in preparation for the start of winter uniform on November 1st.


Uniform donations? The HSA will collect uniforms from Monday, Sept 21-Thursday Sept 24th. Please place clean items in a garbage bag labeled "HSA Used Uniforms" with the date and leave them in the marked bin in the front of the school.

Additional questions? email: hsa@resstpaul.org.

Family Income Surveys-ACTION REQUIRED

The Archdiocese of Baltimore will be using google form survey to collect family income data for the 20-21 school year. This safe and secure electronic income survey will automatically collect a family’s data as they complete the survey. Thus eliminating the need for a school to enter collected data into Powerschool.


The digital income survey will allow us to collect both the free and reduced numbers for each county. These numbers will not only serve for the Title I submissions, but also can be used for textbook funding, grant requests, and we will now be able to provide accurate reporting of our free and reduced eligibility at the individual school and county level (county of student residence).


Collecting family income data is a requirement of MSDE and we must do so annually.

Every AOB school is required to use the following link in lieu of the paper income survey usually distributed to families with in the first few days of school.


Each family will need to complete one survey per student. The survey takes approximate 2-4 minutes to complete. Income surveys must completed by October 15, 2020.

20-21 Income Survey Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgzg7It0zs4nQXaAiWsZf9fMw0wOlm8d4ISVkHZrW0CQ2_yQ/viewform

RSPS Health Form for Students in Grades 3 and 6

In an effort to keep our students healthy and safe, we ask that families of 3rd and 6th grade students please complete the RSPS Health Form with any health updates concerning your child. (New families already completed this form and do not need to complete again. Some families may have already received the form in last week's Wednesday folder.) Upon completion, please be certain to sign the form and return it to the school nurse either by sending the form in with your child or emailing the form to jrice@resstpaul.org. Please contact the Health Room if you have any questions or concerns.


Thank you,

Julie Rice, RN

Pauline Martin, RN

410-461-9111 x261

HSPT Registration

The HSPT Online Registration system is now open for students to begin registering.


The test will be administered onsite during the school day on December 2nd.


Distance learning students can come into the building to take the test and will take the test in a separate classroom while following all social distancing protocols. The test will take approximately 3 hours to administer.


The online registration link is: Baltimore.stsusers.com


Please note:

· The student fee is $40. Students have the opportunity to pay this fee online via credit card during the registration process.


If a student wishes to pay via cash or check instead of credit card, they should pay your school directly. (Do not send cash or check payments to STS.)

HSPT Prep Class for 8th Graders

WHAT?

  • Sixteen VIRTUAL sessions in September, October, and November

  • Math review and reading review, taught by subject matter experts

  • Test-taking strategies emphasized throughout the course to increase confidence


WHEN AND WHERE?

  • Mondays and Wednesdays on Google Meet - Resurrection-St. Paul School (9/28, 9/30, 10/5, 10/7, 10/12, 10/14, 10/19, 10/21, 10/26, 10/28, 11/2, 11/4, 11/9, 11/11, 11/16, 11/18) from 4:30-5:30

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays on Google Meet - Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (9/29, 10/1, 10/6, 10/8, 10/13, 10/15, 10/20, 10/22, 10/27, 10/29, 11/3, 11/5, 11/10, 11/12, 11/17, 11/19) from 4:30-5:30

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays on Google Meet - St. Agnes School (9/29, 10/1, 10/6, 10/8, 10/13, 10/15, 10/20, 10/22, 10/27, 10/29, 11/3, 11/5, 11/10, 11/12, 11/17, 11/19) from 4:00-5:00


FEES (instruction and materials included):

  • $379.00


For further information, please call Annette at 410-707-9930.


Instrumental Band Program for Students in Grades 4-8

We had a wonderful virtual instrumental band demonstration for all 4th through 8th grades on Tuesday, September 15th after morning announcements. Students watched the attached video about the woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments available to play in the band.


New and returning band members, please complete the Google Form here to indicate your interest in participating in band.


Information on how to sign up and get an instrument will be available through the school newsletter. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Day, the band director at RSPS, with any questions at rsps.band@gmail.com.

Mrs. Day's Band Demonstration
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RSPS Spirit Wear

For new families and old, spirit wear is a day that kids can come out of uniform yet in their spirit wear of RSPS. It can be any of our theme tshirts (past theme t-shirts are OK to wear for September as we await our 2020-2021 theme shirts), or items from our spirit wear shop.


Which FYI the spirit wear shop is a FUNraiser for our school community! There are tons of amazing items and you can even customize them!



Spirit wear orders can be made here:


http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/maryland/ellicottcity/resurrection-st.-paul-school?fbclid=IwAR2269i0rktGcl5BpD7f6QW57RUITOq4YoV0Dm77u_GdMRPGov8xGpxIsc0

HSA Fundraiser -RSPS Cookbooks -Order Now!

https://forms.gle/zXzjFaKoP1Xijony9


We will contact you when your order is ready for pick up. When you arrive at school for your designated pick up, please wait outside and your order will be brought to you.

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Wee Praise


Nursery & Wee Praise



Nursery and Wee-Praise are currently unavailable during the 10:30 Mass. They will resume as soon as it is safe to do so!

Nursery is for children approximately 1 year old to 3 years old. Held during 10:30am Sunday Masses October thru May. The children have an opportunity to play while parents attend Mass. Snack is provided. The Nursery Coordinator is assisted by middle and high school teens. This is a free service of the church.

Wee Praise is currently at home. When you register you will receive supplies! It is a fun and structured Sunday School Program for children at least 3½, 4 & 5 years old (not yet in Kindergarten). This is a great way to bond with your preschooler over the Gospel and learn about God! There is a $40 registration fee.

Registrations for October 2020 are open. ​

For a registration form simply click on link to the right or email Savannah Ackerman, Director of Children and Family Ministries or call 410-645-4019.

Please note: One parent/guardian from each family needs to complete the Child Protection Training & Paperwork. You may be called upon to assist in class. To receive this paperwork, please contact Beth Bennett or 410-514-2031.

September 21st


  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. 8th Grade Parent Meeting (Virtual) Link will be emailed
  • The General HSA Meeting originally scheduled for this day will now be October 6th.


September 23rd - Stratosphere Social Night in Sykesville


September 25th- 12:30 p.m. Dismissal, Professional Development for Teachers, no aftercare

HSA Sponsored Restaurant Nights

The HSA welcomes RSPS families to patronize restaurants to build community, support the school all while enjoying a socially distance meal.

Stratosphere Social in Sykesville

This week we have Stratosphere Social planned for Wednesday, Sept 23rd in Sykesville.

The event will run from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. RSPS willl get 10% back on all amusement purchases made during that time. No flyer needed, but make sure you mention RSPS to make your purchase benefit the school!

Academics

Policies and Procedures

Arrival and Dismissal Safety

In order to keep our students, faculty, staff, and families safe please adhere to the following:


  • all morning arrival traffic should enter from Chatham Rd (please do not skip traffic lanes by cutting through the parking lot)
  • only vehicles dropping off students in Grades 3-8 should exit via Paulskirk Drive in the morning
  • all traffic for dismissal should enter and exit via Chatham Road
  • drive through the parking lot at a safe speed (5 mph or less)
  • follow Maryland regulations for children in car and booster seats
  • children should be seated properly and buckled until the car is no longer moving
  • observe parking lot signage and staff instructions


Thank you for your cooperation keeping our Panthers safe!

Afternoon Pick-Up

We are asking everyone who arrives to school after dismissal has started, to please park up by the playground area. This will help ensure the safety of our students!


Thank you!

Out of State Travel Policy

In an effort to reduce the possibility of introducing the COVID-19 virus into a school community, RSPS established a policy applicable to both students and employees which requires notification be provided when individuals are traveling out of state to areas defined as high risk jurisdictions based upon positivity rates of the destination.


Procedural Points:


  1. Students (attending in person) and staff (working on campus in person) are advised if they intend to travel to a state with a positivity rate for COVID-19 of 10% or greater during the period of their stay, notification of such intention must be communicated to the principal. For purposes of this guidance, the positivity rate should be based upon the average rate as determined for the period of the entire stay. Those traveling will be required to quarantine upon their return until such time as either they provide evidence of a negative test result for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic or they complete an entire 14 day quarantine.

  2. Students in quarantine may participate in the remote learning program.

Students Who are Quarantining

If students must quarantine for possible COVID-19 exposure, they may participate in classes as distance learners until they have been cleared to return to school.


Please let Julie Rice, jrice@resstpaul.org, to inform her of any close contact exposures, presumptive positive cases, or positive cases in your household so we can coordinate instructional programming and follow all COVID-19 protocols.

VIRTUS Training for all Volunteers

Required training for all volunteers

Virtus is used throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore as part of the child protection requirements for all volunteers with substantial contact with minors. New families received Virtus registration instructions in their Enrollment packet. Once the Virtus process has been completed, volunteers will receive a volunteer card to wear while volunteering at school. Please contact Joanne Dewey at jdewey@resstpaul.org if you need further assistance or have any questions.


Due to COVID-19 policies, visitors and volunteers will not be allowed in the building until further notice. We welcome volunteer service that can be done from home.

RSPS Career Opportunities

We are looking to expand our current Panther Faculty and Staff for the 2020-2021 school year to accommodate the needs of our students and all our reduced class sizes due to risk mitigation policies and procedures.


In-Person Early Childhood Education Teacher


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide grade appropriate instructional program for students, coursework to include teaching Religion
  • Instruct students in all content area subjects
  • Maintains an attractive, organized, and engaging learning environment
  • Develops lesson plans with clear objectives in line with the Archdiocesan Course of Study
  • Provides grade appropriate extended or enrichment opportunities
  • Uses relevant technology to support/enhance instruction including one-on-one devices such as IPads and Chromebooks, as well as interactive whiteboards
  • Maintains appropriate control through positive discipline techniques
  • Maintains accurate and complete records of students' progress in Power School
  • Provides regular and consistent communication with parents, students, staff and administration
  • Performs assigned duties when needed for the supervision of students before, during or after school including lunch duties, recess duties, dismissal duties, detention, and any other duties assigned by the administration
  • Participates in faculty meetings, school committees, and in-service learning opportunities
  • Attends school events including Back to School Nights, Open Houses, Parent/Teacher conference days, and other events as requested by the administration


Job Requirements

  • Practicing Roman Catholic
  • Bachelor degree in education
  • Current MSDE certification
  • Prior successful teaching experience in early education preferred
  • Positive references and recommendations
  • Basic understanding and acceptance of Catholic school philosophy, goals and objectives
  • Must be comfortable with or willing to learn technology including Chromebooks, Google Classroom, interactive white boards, etc.



Instructional Assistant


Job Responsibilities:

  • Work under the direction of the classroom teachers to plan and implement instruction in concert with the school’s mission and vision
  • Participate in the active supervision of students at all times, and supporting classroom management using school-wide positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) standards
  • Plan and organize optional classroom or outdoor activities as needed
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers, assistants, staff and administration
  • Flexibility regarding job requirements and willingness to assist as needed
  • Assist students with remedial and re-teaching activities
  • Lead instructional small groups independently
  • Creatively implementing different learning strategies in large and small group settings
  • Interact effectively and respond to all parent communication in a professional, empathetic and timely manner
  • Maintain high professional and personal standards consistent with the mission of the school and the teachings of the Catholic Church


Job Requirements
  • An Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of child development and supervision
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Knowledge of the Catholic faith preferred


Substitute Teacher


Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement lesson plans utilizing a variety of techniques to motivate, challenge and engage students
  • Plan and execute instructional programs that adhere to Archdiocesan curriculum
  • Create an instructional environment conducive to learning
  • Maintain high professional standards consistent with the mission of the school and the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Safely and actively supervise students both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers, staff, and administration
  • Meet the needs, interests and abilities of students
  • Perform various non-teaching related duties such as recess, lunch, and parking lot, etc.


Job Requirements:


  • Practicing Roman Catholic preferred
  • AA degree in education
  • Prior successful experience working with middle school students
  • Positive references and recommendations
  • Basic understanding and acceptance of Catholic school philosophy, goals and objectives
  • Must be comfortable with or willing to learn technology including Chromebooks, Google Classroom, interactive white boards, etc.



How to apply:


  • Complete applications shall include:
  • cover letter;
  • resume;
  • complete RSPS application;
  • contact information for three professional references and any employment with substantial contact with minors


  • Only complete applications submitted via email will be considered.

2020-2021 School Year at a Glance

September 25th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers


October 15th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care

1:00-5:00 p.m. Parent-Teacher video conferences


October 16th: No school for students, AOB professional development day for teachers


October 21st: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care

1:00-5:00 p.m. Parent-Teacher video conferences


November 25th: End of Trimester 1


November 25th-27th: No school, Thanksgiving Break


December 23rd-January 1st: Christmas Break


January 4th: Classes resume


January 15th: No school, Faculty retreat


January 18th: No school, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


February 5th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers


February 15th: No school, Presidents' Day


March 4th: Trimester 2 ends


April 2nd-9th: Easter Break


April 12th: Classes resume


May 31st: No school, Memorial Day


June 2nd: 8th grade graduation


June 8th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers


June 9th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers


June 10th: 12:30 p.m. Last day of school for students, Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers


June 11th: Last day of school for faculty and staff

Resurrection-St.Paul School

Vision Statement

At Resurrection-St. Paul School, students have unique opportunities for real life critical thinking, problem solving, and experiential learning through enrichment programs built into our curricula such as theater, art, outdoor education, and much more. We offer a well-rounded academic education rooted in the Catholic tradition of excellence and values. We prepare our students to assume responsible, creative roles in an ever challenging and changing world.


Mission Statement

Resurrection-St. Paul School, through the teaching of the Catholic Church, is dedicated to the total formation of the child by preparing them for a global society through innovation, problem solving, and cross curricular collaboration.