TUESDAY'S NEWSDAY - ISSUE 16
December 14, 2021
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
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.com if you plan to attend in person or via Zoom.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 -
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.
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 SafetyPlease 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
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
Ms. Michelle King, Administrative Assistant to Director of Special Services
email@example.com Ext. 313
Mrs. Jennifer Hankla, Supervisor, Special Services
Mrs. Marilyn Caruso, Secretary, Special Services
firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 312
Office hours for the main office is 7:30am - 3:45pm during the normal 10-month / 180 day school year.
Miss Bobbie Granskog, School Secretary
email@example.com Ext. 304
Budgets, Payroll & Tuesday’s Newsday
Mrs. Komal Kulkarni, School Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 302
Registrar & Enrollment
Mrs. Rachel Saluzzi, School Secretary
email@example.com 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