TUESDAY'S NEWSDAY 26
March 9, 2021
From Principal Hammond
This Friday, March 12th, we will be having early dismissal in order for our teachers to engage in professional development. Grades K-4 will be dismissing at 12:50 p.m. and our preschool will be dismissing at 12:15 p.m.
Please continue to remind your child of the expectations when practicing "social distancing". Although the Covid numbers seem to be improving, we are still reinforcing and maintaining health and safety protocols at school and would love your support from home as well.
Mark Your Calendar
Friday, March 12 - Minimum Day, Gr. K-4 dismissal at 12:50pm; PreS/PreK at 12:15pm
Friday, April 2 - Good Friday, school closed
Friday, April 9 - Minimum Day, Staff Professional Development Day, Gr. K-4 dismissal at 12:50pm; PreS / PreK at 12:15pm
Monday, April 12 - Friday, April 16 - Spring Recess
Wednesday, April 28 - Conference Day, minimum day, Gr. K-4 dismissal at 12:50pm; PreS/PreK at 12:15pm
Thursday, April 29 - Conference Day, minimum day, Gr. K-4 dismissal at 12:50pm; PreS/PreK at 12:15pm
Friday, April 30 - Conference Day, minimum day, Gr. K-4 dismissal at 12:50pm; PreS/PreK at 12:15pm
PreSchool / PreKindergarten Information
Welcome to RES PreS/PreK. We ask parents to remember to please send your children to school with at least two extra face masks and a change of clothing, in case of an emergency. Our health office is unable to provide a change of clothing for students during COVID. Much appreciated.
The hours of instrution for PreS / PreK are as follows:
Normal hours: PreS / PreK 8:15am - 1:15pm
Early dismissal: PreS / PreK 8:15am - 12:15pm
2-hour delayed opening: PreS / PreK 10:15a - 1:15pm
3-hour delayed opening: PreS / PreK 11:15a - 1:15pm
Outdoor Recess During Winter
Please be sure on those cold and windy days, your child as a warm jacket or coat to be outdoors. It is very windy on the back fields of our school.
Right now as the temperatures warm up, we are finding the grounds tend to be very soggy and very muddy. We urge parents to pack extra clothing in their child's backpack in case of an emergency, as our health office cannot offer a change of clothing due to COVID.
NEWS FROM OUR HEALTH OFFICE
Health Office Updates:
Your school nurse, Jennifer Connolly can be reached at email@example.com or 203-938-2519 ext. 309
- Please continue to report student absences and reason for absence in School Dismissal Manager.
- Please report all illnesses, exposures to COVID positive people, and COVID test results to the nurse before sending children to school.
- If you have traveled out-of-state, please be mindful of Connecticut’s travel advisory. The school district requires a 14 day quarantine OR a negative covid test after travel longer than 24 hours outside of CT, NY, NJ, and RI. Please send test results to the nurse if you have traveled. https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus/travel
Please complete the home screening each day prior to sending your child to school. Daily Home Screening
- Students in Kindergarten-2nd grade should have an extra change of clothes at school. For students in grades 3 & 4 consider sending extra clothes as well in case of spills or from snow play at recess and PE.
- We will be going outside for recess and PE as the weather allows - PLEASE BE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS A HAT, GLOVES, COAT, SNOWPANTS and BOOTS on these cold and snowy days.
RES LIBRARY NEWS
Please click on the link below to see how students can check out library books for pick-up at RES.
Step 1: Student will search the online Destiny catalog
Step 2: Student will complete a Google Form to request a book
Step 3: RES Library staff pulls the book and prepares it to be distributed
Step 4: RES Library staff emails the student and parent that book is ready for pickup
Step 5: Requested books will be prepared and left in the front vestibule on a blue cart marked “Library Book Request Holds”
Thank you, and HAPPY READING!!!
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
Any enrollment or registration related materials and or questions should be emailed to Bobbie Granskog as noted below. We will be welcoming a new registrar shortly.
Thank you for your patience.
Miss Bobbie Granskog, School Secretary
email@example.com Ext. 304
Budgets, Payroll & Tuesday’s Newsday, Interim - ENROLLMENT / REGISTRATION
Mrs. Rachel Saluzzi, School Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 301
Assistant to School Principals
School Dismissal Manager & Subs
OTHER FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS:
Nurse Connolly — Ext. 309
Library— Ext. 343
Kitchen — Ext. 351
You will find a complete list of telephone extensions and email addresses for our staff on our website www.reddingelementaryps.org