September 21, 2021

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From the Principals

Dear RES Families,

Today is International Peace Day. Celebration of this event at RES will take place on September 28, with a rain date of September 29. Students will participate in creating Pinwheels 4 Peace placing them outside in the front of our building. Many thanks to Ms. DeBonis, Miss Baker and Mr. Dayton for the many ideas and resources they have shared with staff, and for helping to organize this important traditional event at RES.

We are enjoying these days of sunny, bright weather with outdoor recess and fresh air. Please be sure that your child has footwear appropriate for outdoor recess and physical education.

We appreciate your efforts in helping to keep our community safe. Remember to check for temperatures before school each morning as part of the Daily Health Screening Checklist.

Sharon Weirsman, Interim Principal

Joe Amodio, Assistant Principal

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, September 28 - Pinwheels For Peace (rain date - September 29)

Tuesday, October 5: Redding BOE Meeting 7:30pm, JRMS Community Room

Wednesday, October 6th: Picture Day (Grades 1-4)

Thursday, October 7th: Picture Day (Preschool & Kindergarten)

Friday, October 8: Staff Day, NO SCHOOL

Monday, October 11: Columbus Day, NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, October 13: Virtual RES PTA Meeting 7:00pm via ZOOM

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


WELCOME BACK STUDENTS AND FAMILIES! I hope you all had a wonderful summer break and I'm so excited to be back with you all for the 2021-22 School Year!

  • Please 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.
  • Please report all POSITIVE COVID tests immediately to the school nurse - if it is outside of school hours, please send an email to jconnolly@er9.org and during school hours 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.
  • Please report all absences through school dismissal manager and be as specific as possible in the comments section (temperature, sore throat, headache, travel, etc. versus “sick” or “illness”.)
  • All students must wear a mask to school. Please send a couple extra masks with your child in a ziploc bag labeled "clean" and with their name.
  • Younger students should also have a change of clothes at school or in their backpack in case of spills or accidents.
  • We will be going outside for recess and PE as long as the weather permits. Please apply sunscreen at home in the morning on hot, sunny days if your child needs it.
  • If your child needs medication at school, please contact the health office and submit the medication administration form if you have not done so already. Please do not send medication of any type to school with your child; an adult must deliver the medication (prescription and over-the-counter/OTC).
  • If you would like your child to be able to receive over the counter (OTC) medications such as tylenol or ibuprofen at school please log into powerschool and answer yes to those questions.

We are once again navigating school with Covid and will continue to work together as a team to keep our school community healthy and safe this year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions and concerns!

Jennifer Connolly

RES School Nurse

Phone: 203-938-2519 ext. 309

Email: jconnolly@er9.org


Dismissals for parent pick-up is by our CAR TAG system. Families who were here last school year should have retained their car tags to be used while their child is at RES. New families were issued car tags that you should keep until your child enters JRMS in Gr. 5.

There are 3 backpack tags that can be used for siblings either now, or later as your family grows. IF you lose one or do not have enough, please consider making copy of that tag to match your car tag number and affix to your child's backpack.

Information regarding our dismissal procedure is available in our summer mailing located on our website at www.reddinglementaryps.org Please refer to our handbook.

Thank you -

Important Reminders

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.


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


Ms. Jennifer Del Conte, Director, Special Services


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

mking@er9.org Ext. 313

Mrs. Jennifer Hankla, Supervisor, Special Services


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.


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


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, September 24 by 10:00 a.m. Please send to Bobbie Granskog at bgranskog@er9.org. Thank you.



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