RES Weekly Buzz
This week, our 2nd and 5th-grade students partnered with Kestrel Educational Adventures at RES. Our 2nd graders began to learn about habitats of local wildlife, and our 5th graders started to learn about predator ecology, the food web, and other interconnections right here in Rockport! We are excited to partner with Kestrel, and both grades are looking forward to their next visit when they will adventure out into the woods behind RES for a more in-depth study. We are grateful to the Instituttion for Savings, who funded the grant for Kestrel to work with us.
Our 4th-grade students spent a day at Project Adventure in Beverly, MA. During their time there, our students participated in various activities where they worked on gaining confidence, further developing leadership skills, strengthening communication and collaboration skills, and optimizing team chemistry and performance. The students and staff alike had a terrific day full of challenging yet fun activities they will remember for a long time! We are grateful that our students had this incredible opportunity made available to us through a regional grant as part of the City of Gloucester Health Department's prevention team.
Have a terrific weekend!
RES HALLOWEEN PARADE
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to change our annual Halloween Parade route this year. Our parade will take place ON HALLOWEEN - Tuesday, October 31st. We will leave from the elementary school, proceed down Ramsden Way past the high school, and we will follow the route shown below. We kick off at 1:15 pm and HOPE to see all of our families and neighbors on our way.
- October 31st: RES Halloween Parade, 1:15 pm
- Please see new map route!!!
- November 5: Daylight Savings Time Ends
- November 10: No School
- November 14: Picture Retake Day and All School Photo
- Customer Questions:1-800-736-4753 or click here
- November 16th: RPS Orchestra Summit, 6:30 pm, RHS Auditorium
- November 22: 1/2 day of School
- Pre-K Dismissal: 11:30am
- Grade K-5 Dismissal: 12pm
- November 23-24: No School
- Thanksgiving break
RES October Community Meeting
Grade 1 Students
Before and After School Activities
Last day of Fall Run Club is Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Watch dates as some classes do not meet every week.
Grades 3-5 at RES on Thursdays 8:30-8:45am (RES Cafe)
RES Juggling Club: Grades 2-5 at RES on Thursdays, 8-8:45am (RES Gym)
Reminder: Students attending a before school activity should not be arriving at school before 7:55am.
TRUNK OR TREAT
Notes from Nurse Wagner
Please remember to turn in a copy of your child's latest physical and immunization history.
Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school every day.
If your child has borrowed any clothes from the RES health office, PLEASE wash and return them promptly.
There are many students in school with food allergies. Please remind your child that they should NOT share snacks with other students during classroom snack time.
RPS COVID guidelines remain the same as last year. Please stay diligent about monitoring for symptoms in your child. If your child has symptoms, please test them with a rapid COVID test. Free COVID test kits are available from the Town of Rockport. Reach out to the Board of Selectmen's Office at Town Hall during their business hours. You can review the guidance here.
For any questions or to report your child's illness, please call the RES health office at 978-546-1223 or email email@example.com .
Ruth Wagner, MSN, RN
Rockport Elementary School
Grade 4: Pre and Post Project Adventure - more photos to come
Lost and Found
RES Breakfast Times
Breakfast is served in the cafeteria beginning at 8:30 am. Students who take part in morning activities, or those who take the bus, can enjoy breakfast in the cafeteria before the start of school at 9:00 am. If you are dropping your child off at school for breakfast, please have them arrive in time to finish eating before the start of the school day. THANK YOU!!
Mrs. Marshall's PreK Class
October Breakfast and Lunch Menus
RPS Employment Opportunities
Public Survey on Accessibility of Town Facilities, Programs, and Services
We need your help! The Town of Rockport is in the process of developing a Self-Evaluation and
Transition Plan to ensure residents and visitors have access to all Town buildings, programs, and
services. The Town has engaged the Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management to assist with the plan, which is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 (ADA). An important part of this planning process is providing opportunities for the public to offer input and voice concerns.
This survey is intended to gather preliminary data to assist the planning team in identifying any barriers to access for individuals with disabilities at Town buildings or within the programs and services it currently offers. Once the initial study is completed, the Town will solicit additional input on how to best address any deficiencies that are found.
Please take a few minutes to complete this important accessibility survey at the following link:
If you need assistance in completing this survey or would like to request an alternative format, please contact Marcia Birmingham at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Collins Center at 617-287-4824. We sincerely appreciate your time and effort in helping to ensure Rockport remains a great place to live for ALL our residents.