TUESDAY'S NEWSDAY 38
June 8, 2021
From Principal Hammond
It is at this time of year when many of you might be thinking, "What am I going to have my children do this summer to get them ready for school next year?" We hope you have had the chance to take a look at all of the many wonderful summer opportunities available both in our RES community (Summer Academy) as well as the Redding community- New Pond Farm, Mark Twain Library, Parks and Recreation, etc.
Another way you can keep your child going this summer is with the additional resources we will be sending home at the end of the year. Due to the varied learning models this year and our upcoming change in math programs, your children will have some additional math resources come home with them. They may use these workbooks to hone their math skills over the summer. Keeping your children engaged over the summer- while building in lots of fun of course- will make the entry into school in September even more seamless!
ER9 Chromebook Collection
FROM MIMI WEISS - Art Department
At the beginning of the school year, the PTA provided art kits to all students. Now that school is coming to a close, we would like to collect those art kits, as many of the items can be used in the future.
Please see the photo to the left of what the kit included. If you would kindly return any items you have - including the used watercolor paint tray, zip lock pouch, washable marker, etc., many of those items can be reused.
Please send them back to the school via your child's backpack. The classroom teachers will collect them for me.
IF you have devices that you will be returning to the school, you can turn those art kits in at that same time as well.
We appreciate your help in getting these items back. Thank you.
JUNE REPORT CARDS
SUMMER ACADEMY JULY 2021
EARLY STUDENT PICK-UP
In SCHOOL DISMISSAL MANAGER (SDM), If you select an early dismissal to pick-up your child(ren), please pick-up your child(ren) by 2:00pm from our vestibule. On a PLANNED early dismissal (such as our upcoming conference days), please pick-up your child(ren) by 12:00pm.
All exceptions in SDM must be made by you by 1:30pm on full school days, and 11:30a on PLANNED early dismissal days. That is the cut-off times for any and all changes. Reports are sent to the teachers at the cut-off time. Teachers will share the information at the end of the day in the classrooms as to what ALL students are doing at dismissal time.
We begin our dismissal process much earlier this year. Pick-ups near our dismissal time affects not only the student dismissal process but staging of our buses and available parking for you.
We appreciate your attention to adhereing to these LATEST pick-up times for students.
NEWS FROM OUR HEALTH OFFICE
Update from the Health Office:
Your school nurse, Jennifer Connolly can be reached at email@example.com or 203-938-2519 ext. 309.
- We will be conducting VISION and HEARING screening over the next two weeks. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the nurse.
- SPRING IS HERE!!!! Please CHECK YOUR CHILDREN FOR TICKS after outdoor play. Consider applying sunscreen before school, especially on PE days as the students will be outside for recess and PE.
Please continue to note student absences in School Dismissal Manager and notify the nurse of any illnesses and covid test results. Please note an updated version of the daily health screening tool to be completed every day. Daily Home Screening Tool
CAR TAGS FOR DISMISSAL
Please hold on to the CAR TAG that was issued to you this year. You will continue to use that number until your last child moves on to Grade 5 at JRMS.
Thank you -
Some of our students are signing into a Zoom session and are being directed to the class they previously attended that day. To fix this issue, students should get into the habit of clicking the LEAVE button at the end of each class. Our teachers will also click the END MEETING FOR ALL button to help us work through this common issue. For additional support, please reach out to Pattianne Nordt, our Technology Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Rebecca Richards, our Science, Technology Integration Coordinator (email@example.com).
Click the link to view the Zoom Student Directions video
Zoom Download Tutorials can be accessed here: Zoom Family Resources
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.
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. 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.
DROP OFF SAFETY
SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Ms. Jennifer Del Conte, Director, Spec. Svcs.
Mrs. Jennifer Hankla, Supervisor, Spec. Svcs
Mrs. Marilyn Caruso, Secretary, Spec Svcs.
firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 312
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
FALCONS CHEER REGISTRATION
MARK TWAIN LIBRARY
If students (or their families) use this link, they can register for a free card that will be delivered to them at school. Typically, the parents/ guardians would have to drive to the library and share proof of address; this special ER9 online registration form acts as their proof of address.
Our wonderful new streamlined summer website has links to books, MTL summer activities, RES/ JRMS/ JBHS summer requirements, and more!
The attached simple summer pdf flyer directs families to our summer webpage.
Thank you, as always, for your support of the Library,
Please click on our link to see what is happening at the Mark Twain Library.