TUESDAY'S NEWSDAY - ISSUE 16

December 14, 2021

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From the Principals

Dear RES Community:


We had a good virtual PTA meeting last week, where we engaged in good discussions covering all sorts of topics. Thank you to the PTA for setting this meeting up for everyone.


We hope you enjoyed the Redding Artisan Fair this past weekend at JRMS. Despite the rain, it was well attended.


This Wednesday, we welcome prospective new families to learn more about our PreSchool program at 3:15pm. Please see more information in this issue of Tuesday's Newsday below.


We look forward to our continued partnership at RES as we "Reach ​Every ​Student" ​ ​together.


Thank you, and have a wonderful rest of your week -



Sharon Weirsman, Interim Principal

Joe Amodio, Assistant Principal

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Thursday, December 23 - Early Dismissal - Gr. K - Gr. 4 at 12:50pm, PreS / PreK at 12:15pm


Friday, December 24 - Friday, December 31 - Holiday Recess


We welcome students and staff back to RES on Monday, January 3, 2022


Tuesday, January 4 - Redding Board of Education Meeting - JRMS 7:00pm (new start time)


Monday, January 17- No school - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed


Tuesday, January 18 - No school - staff professional development day


Saturday, January 22 - Redding School budget presentation - JBHS 12:00pm


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!


Click the link to access the 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

FROM OUR HEALTH OFFICE


Health Office Updates:


  • Please continue to monitor your child(ren) for any signs and symptoms of illness.
  • Please keep students home if they are sick and/or if they have a temperature above 100.0 F.
  • Report absences in School Dismissal Manager and/or email the nurse.
  • In the presence of a fever (temperature above 100.0 F) or significant illness your child should see the pediatrician and will need a covid test or an alternate diagnosis (ear infection, strep throat, etc.) prior to returning to school. In any case of fever or vomiting, the child needs to be fever free (without medication) or not vomiting for 24 hours or more prior to returning to school.
  • Please report all POSITIVE COVID tests immediately to the school nurse and the district coordinator at covid@er9.org and jconnolly@er9.org. If you have any questions about this or the protocols please call 203-938-2519 ext. 309. Also notify the nurse if your child is identified as a close contact of someone with covid outside of school.



Thank you - Nurse Connolly

(203) 938-2519 Ex. 309

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Prospective Families to PreSchool

What: Preschool tour and Q & A

Who: New prospective families

When: December 15, 2021 at 3:15

Join the preschool teachers for a tour of the classrooms and an opportunity to learn more about the program. Please come to the preschool entrance located at the far left of the building near the handicap ramp.

This will be an adult only tour. If you are unable to arrange childcare but have questions you may attend a virtual Q & A on December 15th at 2:00.

Please RSVP via email to Stacey McGee smcgee@er9.org if you plan to attend in person or via Zoom.


PreSchool Applications

Attention Redding Residents:

Partners in Education Preschool Program

(Located at Redding Elementary School)


We are currently accepting applications

through Monday, January 10, 2022

for our 2022-2023 Preschool Programs.

Applications are now available through the RES Website, under the school resources link.

You may email the form back to mcaruso@er9.org

or mail back to:

Redding Elementary School

33 Lonetown Road

Redding, CT 06896

Attention: Marilyn Caruso


If you need additional information, please call 203-938-9026

LOST AND FOUND

During the holiday break, items in our lost & found will be donated to charity. Please stop by and check out the inventory. There is a mountain of clothing.


Thank you -

OUTDOOR DRESS

The weather has been CRAZY - frigid temperatures, then near 60 degrees.


With the colder days, we need your children to be dressed appropriately to go outside. We make every effort to be outdoors, every day for recess. Warm jackets, gloves, hat and possibly boots, if it had been raining or snowing, where the grounds are wet. Consider sending in a spare set of clothes in your child's backpack in case they get wet outdoors.


Please label your child's name on all clothing. Clothing with names on them have a better chance of finding their way back to your child.


Thank you so much.

CAR TAGS FOR DISMISSAL

When picking up your child from school early, please present your photo ID at our welcome window and not your car tag. Thank you.


We ask that you please have your CAR TAG number prominently displayed from your rearview mirror when in the pick-up line. And please keep your car tag handy until your LAST child enters JRMS in Gr. 5.


Information regarding our dismissal procedure is available in our Parent Handbook located on our website at www.reddinglementaryps.org


Thank you -

Important Reminders

Parking

Please do not park in Fire Lanes. They should remain open for emergency vehicles at all times.


Arrival & Dismissal

Parents/Guardians who are dropping off students in the morning, or picking up students in the afternoon are asked to remain in their vehicles during this process. We will have staff on hand ready to support during these transition times. If you are dropping off your child in the morning please be sure their mask is on and backpack is ready BEFORE you pull up to the drop off location, so that we can quickly and safely transition kids out of vehicles and into the building.


IF your child needs extra help getting in / out of your vehicle, please park your car in an available parking space to assist your child, and please walk them to the curb. This will help move our car line along more swiftly.


RES Visitors

Due to the current health and safety precautions in place, we are limiting visitors in our building to essential business only. If you need to come to the school to pick up your child, please be sure you have a government issued ID on you for entry each and every time. Even if we recognize you, we will ask for your ID. This is our policy.


Traffic Safety

Please be reminded to follow all traffic rules while driving in our parking lots and around RES, including stopping at stop signs and adhering to the speed limit. Cars may not travel into the bus loop during arrival and dismissal.


School Dismissal Manager

If there are changes to your child's dismissal plans, remember to log in to School Dismissal Manager to update with the new plans before 1:30pm or 11:30am on an early dismissal. A reminder that 'bus' is the default for all students. Distribution of a student pick up number tag, or the data from the summer survey does not automatically inform us that your child is a pick up. RES relies on our daily SDM report as to what your child is doing at the end of the school day.

DROP OFF SAFETY

Please be mindful that there are students being dropped off for classes other than just PreSchool at the far side of the building. There are attempts to make 3 point turns in the middle of the driveway. This is causing vehicles to back into the vestibule entry location, which is VERY dangerous with the students and staff entering that doorway. THANK YOU.

OFFICE CONTACTS

Office hours for Special Services is 7:30am - 3:00pm during the regular school year.


SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Ms. Jennifer Del Conte, Director, Special Services

jdelconte@er9.org


Ms. Michelle King, Administrative Assistant to Director of Special Services

mking@er9.org Ext. 313


Mrs. Jennifer Hankla, Supervisor, Special Services

jhankla@er9.org


Mrs. Marilyn Caruso, Secretary, Special Services

mcaruso@er9.org Ext. 312



Office hours for the main office is 7:30am - 3:45pm during the normal 10-month / 180 day school year.


SUPPORT STAFF:


Miss Bobbie Granskog, School Secretary

bgranskog@er9.org Ext. 304

Budgets, Payroll & Tuesday’s Newsday


Mrs. Komal Kulkarni, School Secretary

kkulkarni@er9.org Ext. 302

Registrar & Enrollment


Mrs. Rachel Saluzzi, School Secretary

rsaluzzi@er9.org Ext. 301

Assistant to School Principals

School Dismissal Manager & Subs


OTHER FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS:

Nurse Connolly — Ext. 309

Library— Ext. 343

Kitchen — Ext. 346


You will find a complete list of telephone extensions and email addresses for our staff on our website www.reddingelementaryps.org

Tuesday's Newsday Material Deadline for NEXT WEEK is

Friday, December 17 by 10:00 a.m. Please send to Bobbie Granskog at bgranskog@er9.org.

Thank you.

RES PTA INFORMATION

REDDING PARK AND RECREATION EVENTS

Get your letters to Santa!!! Please see information below.

Easton - Redding United Soccer

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EASTON COMMUNITY EVENTS

Easton wants to share events happening in their community. Please enjoy.
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