Resurrection-St. Paul School
News and Notes, February 21, 2021
2020-2021 Be a Light for All to See, Matthew 5:16
Re-Enrollment - DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 26th!!!
Re-enrollment emails were sent to all returning families on Friday, February 12th. If you did not receive a re-enrollment email, please check your spam folder. If you can not locate the email please contact Sharon Tornatore at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will resend it to you.
Please note: The deadline for re-enrollment this year is February 26, 2021. If you are unable to complete your re-enrollment for any reason, please contact Stephanie Finamore at email@example.com as many grades have extensive waiting lists for next year. We are happy to work with our families that may have extenuating circumstances we may not be aware of.
Grant and Aid Application Closes February 28th
- February 28, 2021 - The Grant and Aid Application process will close for the 2021-2022 School Year. All required documentation must be submitted and received by FACTS in order to be eligible for consideration by that date.
Attention all Families of Virtual Learners
How are you Sharing this Lent as a Family?
Each week a new idea will be posted here to help your family get the most out of your Lenten journey and prepare for Easter. You can chose one to share and discuss with your child/children as you drive around or before bed. Adults and children alike will be reminded of so much as they ponder these spiritual truths together.
Week one: 10 Things to Teach Your Child About God.
Welcoming some Baby Panthers!
The Sanchez family (Selvin, Grade 5 and Leandro, Grade 3) welcomed Marcelo Antonio Sanchez on October 13th.
Jaiden Austin's (Grade 2) family welcomed a new baby boy, Sebastian Alexander, to their family in January!
The Reagan family (Natalia, Grade 1) welcomed Sabrina Ellen Reagan on February 15th.
We offer congratulations and prayers to these families as well as all our panther families.
Our Community will Continue to Shine at these Upcoming Events... Please Join Us!
Save the Date for the Science Spectacular brought to you by the HSA
Need some ideas for service hours? Volunteer to present at our virtual STEAM day on March 5th, come volunteer for recess duty (double hours are given for this), contact teachers to see if anything can be cut/prepared at home for their class, contact the elementary teachers to be a virtual guest reader, contact the HSA to see what you can do to support their efforts, or be on a committee to help prepare for the upcoming events mentioned above. Did you attend the state of the school address? If so, that counts for double service hours. Please reach out the the school if you have any questions regarding service hours.
Columbia Pregnancy Center
Suggested items for boys or girls:
Outfits – newborn, 0-3, 3-6, 6 -9 months
Sleepers – newborn, 0-3, 3-6, 6 -9 months
Diapers-newborn and preemie to sizes 4 & 5
Diaper creme, baby wipes, lotions, shampoo, Cornstarch baby powder
Winter or Summer outfits/0-3 and 3-6 months
Coats 0-3 and 3-6 months
Small educational toys for infants
Small toys up to age 3
All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained (STAND) and you may volunteer ONLY for your child(ren)'s cohort.
Please review the following presentation created by Mrs. Rensberger regarding our COVID-19 policies.
This document also includes the list of ideas, broken out by grade level, to assist in engaging children at recess.
PLEASE DO NOT COME IN IF IT IS RAINING, ALSO, IF THE FEEL LIKE TEMP IS BELOW 32, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE TO FIND OUT IF OUTDOOR RECESS WILL OCCUR THAT DAY.
To sign up for a recess spot this week please enter your name into the appropriate block on this form. Each cohort may have up to two volunteers per day. click on the form. A form for next week will go out in next Sunday's newsletter.
A Day of STEAM, March 5th
March 5th will be a "Day of STEAM."
Here’s is how you can participate! Sign up to lead a 20 minute STEM/Career Zoom Seminar. Put your career’s best foot forward to a varied age of students using Zoom. Add your name to the Career Day Google Form if you are interested in Zooming into a class to talk to the students. We are looking for parents to volunteer to visit classrooms via ZOOM to talk about their jobs.
Use this link to sign up to volunteer.
Restaurant Night on February 15th (tomorrow)
Expanding our Panther Team!
We are looking for people for the following positions:
- Part-time Grant Manager
- Special Educator
- Math Specialist
- Academic Coordinator
- Part-time Development Position
We are always seeking qualified full-time elementary education teachers, middle school teachers, instructional assistants and substitutes.
If interested, please email Mrs. Rensberger, firstname.lastname@example.org
2020-2021 Weather Policy
Weather Related Delayed Openings and Closures
When Howard County Public Schools (HCPSS) are in session, Resurrection-St. Paul School follows HCPSS regarding delayed opening or closure due to inclement weather. In the case of inclement weather, on days when Howard County Public Schools are not in session, all information pertaining to delays and closures will be posted on the school website, and notification will be sent through the school email system.
A two-hour delay means the Resurrection-St. Paul School day will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Before Care starting at 9:00 a.m.. Half day Preschool students have the option of coming from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or not coming at all. Lunch periods will be provided, but not recess.
On days when the school is closed early due to inclement weather, the After-Care program and all after school activities for that day will be cancelled as well. Parents will be notified via SwiftK12 Alert.
Please take the time to plan for the event that school may be forced to close early and discuss with your child beforehand what he/she is to do on these occasions. Children must be picked up promptly on days when early closing is necessary in order to ensure the safety of the students and staff in getting home.
Non-Weather Related Delayed Openings and Closures
There may be non-weather related circumstances (such as loss of power at school) requiring Resurrection-St. Paul School to cancel school, open late, or close early. These occasions will be communicated in a timely manner via email, phone call, text, and/or web announcement.
HOWARD COUNTY Public Schools has verified that they WILL be making a call to delay or to close schools for in person learners due to inclement weather for the 2020-2021 school year.
Our calendar has three inclement weather days built into it. For the first three days, the days will NOT be instructional days. Any day beyond the third will need to be a virtual instructional day.
Want to come in for a day?
You do not have to be available at the drop of a hat. You can even be picky about which grades you would be comfortable substituting for!
The requirements to apply have been adjusted to allow for more people to qualify. See below for details. Also, feel free to send Mrs. Underwood, email@example.com, an email if you have any questions.
Support the School Through SCRIP
HSA is encouraging all families to participate in the Shop with Scrip fundraiser this year, especially with the cancellation of many fundraisers due to COVID. It is a simple gift card fundraiser. It benefits your family and the school at the same time. The PowerPoint below contains new information about the new app RAISE RIGHT and our school's enrollment code. This video also explains the SCRIP program. Please reach out to Jessica Dove (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post on the RSPS Parent Connect FB page with any questions. Jessica is always happy to help!
RSPS Cookbook Fundraiser is Here!
The RSPS Cookbook Fundraiser is here!
The cost is $15 per book if picked up or $20 per book if shipped (cost includes shipping fee)
Things to know (UPDATED):
All orders placed by Sunday evenings will be ready for pick up the following week. You will receive a confirmation email verifying that your order has been received and is ready for pick up once it is ready.
We are now accepting check/cash payments via kid mail from in person students for any orders that are placed via the google order form. Note- all checks should be made payable to: Resurrection- St. Paul School HSA (with cookbook noted in the memo field).
NEW cookbook delivery/pick up procedure:
If you have a student attending in person- we will be sending your order home via kid mail once it is received and payment has been verified. If you order using the google form please send your check or cash into Joanne Dewey’s attention with a note on the envelope indicating that it is for a cookbook order as soon as you place your order, so that we may send your book to you in a timely manner.
If your student is virtual- you will be picking your order up from an unmanned bin located outside the main school entrance (M-F 8:30-4:00), your cookbook will be packaged and labeled with your name and if you owe $ then there will be a payment envelope in the bin for you to place your payment into.
Links to order:
If paying by check or cash use this link: https://forms.gle/zXzjFaKoP1Xijony9
If paying by credit card or shipping an order use this link: https://forms.diamondmindinc.com/Annual_Fund/cookbook?token=1460846886
RSPS Spirit Wear
For new families and old, spirit wear is a day that kids can come out of uniform yet in their spirit wear of RSPS. It can be any of our theme tshirts (past theme t-shirts are OK to wear for September as we await our 2020-2021 theme shirts), or items from our spirit wear shop.
Which FYI the spirit wear shop is a FUNraiser for our school community! There are tons of amazing items and you can even customize them!
Spirit wear orders can be made here:
HSA Sponsored Restaurant Nights
The HSA welcomes RSPS families to patronize restaurants to build community, support the school all while enjoying a socially distance meal.
Policies and Procedures
Arrival and Dismissal Safety
- all morning arrival traffic should enter from Chatham Rd (please do not skip traffic lanes by cutting through the parking lot)
- only vehicles dropping off students in Grades 3-8 should exit via Paulskirk Drive in the morning
- all traffic for dismissal should enter and exit via Chatham Road
- drive through the parking lot at a safe speed (5 mph or less)
- follow Maryland regulations for children in car and booster seats
- children should be seated properly and buckled until the car is no longer moving
- observe parking lot signage and staff instructions
Thank you for your cooperation keeping our Panthers safe!
Out of State Travel Policy
In an effort to reduce the possibility of introducing the COVID-19 virus into a school community, RSPS established a policy applicable to both students and employees which requires notification be provided when individuals are traveling out of state to areas defined as high risk jurisdictions based upon positivity rates of the destination.
Both students and staff must notify school administration in writing if they intend to travel to a state or country with a positivity rate for COVID-19 of 10% or greater during the period of their stay (see https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview if the state you are visiting has reached that threshold).
In the event that students and/or staff members elect to proceed to visit a state with a positivity rate of 10% or greater, those traveling will be required upon their return to provide evidence of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic or they have completed an entire 14 day quarantine.
It is advised that you create an appointment at a COVID-19 testing center prior to your travel for testing immediately upon your return. This will ensure there is no delay in getting tested, receiving your results, and your student’s return to in-person learning at school.
Students Who are Quarantining
Please let Julie Rice, email@example.com, to inform her of any close contact exposures, presumptive positive cases, or positive cases in your household so we can coordinate instructional programming and follow all COVID-19 protocols.
VIRTUS Training for all Volunteers
Required training for all volunteers
Due to COVID-19 policies, visitors and volunteers will not be allowed in the building until further notice. We welcome volunteer service that can be done from home.
2020-2021 School Year at a Glance
March 4th: Trimester 2 ends
April 2nd-9th: Easter Break
April 12th: Classes resume
May 31st: No school, Memorial Day
June 2nd: 8th grade graduation
June 8th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers
June 9th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers
June 10th: 12:30 p.m. Last day of school for students, Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers
June 11th: Last day of school for faculty and staff
At Resurrection-St. Paul School, students have unique opportunities for real life critical thinking, problem solving, and experiential learning through enrichment programs built into our curricula such as theater, art, outdoor education, and much more. We offer a well-rounded academic education rooted in the Catholic tradition of excellence and values. We prepare our students to assume responsible, creative roles in an ever challenging and changing world.
Resurrection-St. Paul School, through the teaching of the Catholic Church, is dedicated to the total formation of the child by preparing them for a global society through innovation, problem solving, and cross curricular collaboration.