Resurrection-St. Paul School

Encounter Christ's Presence - Year of the Eucharist

January 16, 2022

Inclement Weather Decisions & Pivot to Virtual Instruction

Per AOB policy, RSPS follows Howard County Public Schools when making weather related decisions for delays and closures.

We will now pivot to virtual instruction for any future school closures due to inclement weather because we have used the 3 "snow days" that were built into the calendar.

Snow Day Virtual Instruction Expectations

  • Dress down day for students (see handbook for policy).
  • Attendance for all classes is mandatory.
  • Class starts at 9 AM.
  • Special Area classes (Spanish, PE, Art, Music) will post asynchronous work.
  • Middle School (6-8) will follow the normal daily schedule.
  • PK-5 will follow grade/age appropriate schedules for online instruction. Teachers will communicate this information with you.
  • Google Meet will be used for meetings.

Nail Polish Reminder

This is a friendly reminder that no make-up or nail polish, including neutral colors or French manicures may be worn. Students who have nail polish on will be asked to remove it.

Please review the policy in the student-parent handbook.

Mask Status - 1/18 - 1/21

Masking is mandatory this week at our school. Thank you for your partnership and vigilance to ensure the safety and well-being of our school community.

Important Calendar Updates

In recognition of the herculean efforts the faculty and staff have made so far this year, the AOB has allowed the flexibility to add an additional three 1/2 days to the calendar. The additional 12:30 dismissal days will be used for teacher-directed planning and mental health/wellness. The dates below will now be 12:30 dismissal days. We appreciate your support and flexibility with these changes.

Friday, March 4 (end of T2)

Thursday, April 14 (beginning of Spring Break)

Friday, May 6

Vaccine Documentation

If you haven't already done so, please share your child's vaccination status with Nurse Julie Rice via email. You may upload a photo or the medical records indicating the vaccination status.

Please follow the format for the subject line of the email:

Subject: Vaccine Card - Student Last Name (e.g. Vaccine Card - Hellem)

This information will remain confidential and, as always, we respect each family's decision regarding vaccinations.

Howard County COVID Testing sites

First Call Urgent Care and Centennial Medical Group currently operate mobile testing at the following locations:

  • Long Reach Village Center, 8775 Cloudleap Ct, Columbia, MD 21045 (Monday, 12:00-7:00 p.m)
  • North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd, Laurel, MD 20723 (Tuesday, 12:00-7:00 pm)
  • The Elkridge 50+ Center/Elkridge Liibrary 6540 Washington Blvd, Elkridge, MD 21075 (Friday, 12:00-7:00 pm)
  • Blandair Bus Loop, 5750 Oakland Mills Road Columbia, MD 21045 (Saturday-Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m)
  • Route 40, 10236 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:00-7:00 pm)
  • St John's Church, 9055 Tamar Dr, Columbia, MD 21045 (Tuesday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Elkridge Fire Station, 5700 Rowanberry Dr, (Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

To find other testing locations in Howard County, please visit

CDC Travel Guidance

Here is the link to the CDC's domestic and international travel guidance. If you have any questions, please reach out to nurse Julie Rice.

Flyers & Other Information

Class Pictures and Individual Picture Retakes - Due to Covid restrictions of masking, we will not be taking class pictures this year. If you would like your student's individual photo retaken, or if your student was not previously photographed (photo is needed for the yearbook) please click here for more information. If your child is having their individual photo taken and has PE class this day, please have him/her wear their regular school uniform and bring shoes for PE class. Clubs/organizations will also be photographed on this day. The club/organization pictures will be masked.

Maryland Center for School Safety has set up a statewide anonymous and free reporting system available to students, teachers, school staff members, parents and the general public to report any school or student safety concerns, including mental health concerns. We always encourage you to reach out to us directly if you have any questions or concerns, however, this is another resource available to all Marylanders who may wish to utilize it. Please use the link below for more information.

Bag Bingo is Still Happening…New Date is Friday, April 8th!

RSPS' annual Designer Bag Bingo school fundraiser has been postponed to Friday, April 8th. This is a 21 and over bring your own beverages and food event that will sell out. Tickets will go on sale soon. The Bingo committee has purchased amazing bags for this event, and we are still looking for some fillers to add to each bag. Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius and Amazon wish list below if you would like to contribute. For every $15 spent you will receive 1 volunteer hour. The due date for all items is now Monday 1/24/22. Thanks for all the generous donations so far!

Sign Up Genius:

Amazon Wish List:

Teaching Mass video for your family - In the Spring of 2020, Father Tyler recorded a wonderful Teaching Mass, which gives a great explanation of what takes place during the Mass, and he also spends more than 10 minutes answering questions at the end. We hope you enjoy watching!

RSPS Spirit Store - Check out the RSPS Spirit Store and show your Panther pride. Items can be customized for individual names, sports, and clubs. These make great gifts during the holiday season and part of the proceeds go back to the HSA. Although these are not part of the uniform, we will have two spirit days in school on 1/21 and 3/7.

IF YOUR CHILD(REN) WILL BE ABSENT FROM SCHOOL - Please either complete the absentee form found on our website or leave a message on our attendance line (410)-461-9111 x 250.

Service Hours - Service Hours can now be logged in using the link found on our website.

Please review our Parent/Student Handbook for more details pertaining to service hour obligations.

Club Announcements

  • The Panther Press has published their first issue. Read all the articles here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Note to Library Volunteers - We are no longer in need of library volunteers. If you signed up to volunteer, we appreciate your willingness to help and hopefully we can use your help at a future date.

Join the PantherFest Committee!

RSPS invites you to PantherFest, an adults-only event on Saturday, March 26th at Rolling Road Golf Club in Catonsville. This event will feature a silent auction, great food, drinks, music and a beer tasting provided by Jason Williams of Oliver Brewing Co. If you are interested in joining the PantherFest committee, please email The first meeting will take place at RSPS on Wednesday, January 19th at 6 PM. An important part of this event is our silent auction. If you know a business willing to contribute please let us know. Tickets to this event will be available for purchase soon. Line up your babysitters now, you will not want to miss this fun night out!

Playground Supervisors - Looking for ways to get involved? Help our faculty and staff during recess time! Playground supervisors work with faculty, staff and administration to ensure that the school's health and safety rules are followed as well as interact with students and encourage appropriate play and student behavior. Please review the available slots below for Grades 2-6 and click on the button to sign up. Volunteers are always welcome for the other grades as well. Thank you! REMINDER - if the feel like temp is below 32 degrees, or if it is raining, recess will be indoors. When recess is indoors, parents are welcome to still volunteer for lunch, but we will not have parents come to the classroom for indoor recess.

The Week Ahead 1/17 - 1/21

Monday, January 17

  • School Closed - MLK Day

Wednesday, January 19

Thursday, January 20

  • Scantron (grades 2-8)

Friday, January 21

  • RSPS Spirit Wear Day
  • Prayer Service - Respect Life

The Week to Follow 1/24 - 1/28

Monday, January 24

  • T-2 Interim reports sent home

Friday, January 28

  • School Closed for Students - Professional Day for Staff

Contact Information

School phone number: 410-461-9111 ext 241

Attendance line: 410-461-9111 ext 250

Attendance form: Online Form.

School email: