November 24, 2020

REMINDER - Distance Learning Materials

If you have not done so already, please come to RES to pick up your child's materials necessary for Distance Learning.

Access to our main entrance area, where the materials are located will be until 3pm for pick-up on Monday & Tuesday, and until 10am on Wednesday.

Thank you so much.

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From Principal Hammond

Dear RES Families,

As we continue to hear from the local and national health professionals, socially distanced interactions, mask wearing and hand washing remain top priorities as we look to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.

As we enter the holiday season, we hope to be able to enjoy our family but maintain safety protocols. If you and your family choose to travel or are with large groups for Thanksgiving, please be reminded of the recommendation to quarantine for 14 days upon your return from these events.

From all of us at RES, we wish you and your family a safe and healthy Thanksgiving.

In partnership,

Natalie Hammond

Mark Your Calendar


  • Wednesday, November 25 - Early Dismissal (12:50 Staff & Students)
  • Thursday, November 26 - No School
  • Friday, November 27 - No School
  • Wednesday, December 23 - Early Dismissal (12:50 Students)
  • Thursday, December 24, 2020 - Friday, January 1, 2021 - Holiday Recess

Picture retakes will be postponed until the spring

Distance Learning

Students will follow the regular school day schedule on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and access live stream sessions and other learning activities posted through Google Classroom. This includes intervention and fine & practical arts.

A reminder that on Wednesdays the student instructional day will run on an early dismissal schedule from 8:05 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. This includes the Fine & Practical Arts schedule. Teachers will participate in professional learning and collaboration during the afternoon hours on Wednesdays.


If your family is using an iPad or a tablet to access your child's distance learning from home, please reach out to us here at school. We can provide you with a Chromebook to use during this time, which is more compatible with Google Clasroom, Zoom and other applications your child may need to access while home.

Access this form to request a Chromebook: RES Distance Learning Device Request

Virtual Morning Announcements

We will continue to record our morning announcements for our students learning at home. Recordings will be posted by 8:30 a.m. Please join us as we kick off our day together!

Morning Announcement Link: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6902123

Password: RES06896

Zoom Transition Updates

Technology Expectations & Guidelines

  • Identify a place in your home for distance learning work. It can be distracting if students are logging in while riding in a car, at the grocery store or in another location.

  • The learning space should be free of distractions (siblings, toys, pets, etc.).

  • Students must keep their screen name as their first and last name to be admitted into the live Zoom session. Click here for more information.

  • Students remain on MUTE, unless they are participating in a lesson.

  • Student cameras must remain ON during the duration of the live stream - this will provide an opportunity for the teacher to engage the child in the learning experience from home. If a student’s video camera is turned off during a live stream, we will consider them to be absent from the session.

  • Zoom links must not be shared with others outside of the classroom.

Click the link to view the Zoom Student Directions video

Zoom Download Tutorials can be accessed here: Zoom Family Resources

Important Reminders

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.

RES Visitors

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 Safety

Please 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.


Please be mindful that there are students being dropped off for classes other than just PreSchool at the far side of the building. There are attempts to make 3 point turns in the middle of the driveway. This is causing vehicles to back into the vestibule entry location, which is VERY dangerous with the students and staff entering that doorway. THANK YOU.
Redding Technology Help Desk

Tech Help Desk Form



Ms. Jennifer Del Conte, Director, Spec. Svcs.


Mrs. Jennifer Hankla, Supervisor, Spec. Svcs


Mrs. Marilyn Caruso, Secretary, Spec Svcs.

mcaruso@er9.org Ext. 312


Mrs. Jennifer Basso, School Secretary

jbasso@er9.org Ext. 302


Miss Bobbie Granskog, School Secretary

bgranskog@er9.org Ext. 304

Budgets, Payroll & Tuesday’s Newsday

Mrs. Rachel Saluzzi, School Secretary

rsaluzzi@er9.org Ext. 301

Assistant to School Principals

School Dismissal Manager & Subs


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

PreSchool News

Attention Redding Residents:

Partners in Education Preschool Program (Located at RES)

We are now accepting applications for our 2021-2022 Preschool Program!

Applications are now available through the RES Website, under the school

resources link. You may email the form back to gungar@er9.org

or mail back to the address on the form.

If you need additional information, please call 203-938-0104

Thank you!

Tuesday's Newsday Material Deadline

Approved material for the next issue of Tuesday's Newsday must be received by WEDNESDAY, November 25, 2020. Please send to Bobbie Granskog at bgranskog@er9.org. Thank you.