TUESDAY'S NEWSDAY

October 6, 2020 - Issue 5

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From Principal Hammond

Dear RES Families,


Welcome back to many of our families! Yesterday, we transitioned to all-in learning. It is so wonderful to see the students back full time and ready to interact and learn. With this transition came the longer than usual lines and waits for drop off and pick up. Please consider having your child(ren) use the bus transportation. Students have assigned seats, family members sit together and regular cleanings are occurring to ensure safety on all of our buses. This will help to get all students into our building in a timely manner in the morning and safely home with you in the afternoon. Be sure to double check PowerSchool for your child's bus information.


In partnership,

Natalie Hammond

Mark Your Calendar


  • Tuesday, October 6: Redding Regular BOE Meeting - 7:30 PM via Zoom
  • Wednesday, October 7: Early Dismissal for Students - 12:50 PM
  • Thursday, October 8: RES School Picture Day
  • Friday, October 9: No School for Students - Staff PD
  • Monday, October 12: No School - Columbus Day
  • Tuesday, October 13: RES School Picture Day
  • Wednesday, October 14: Early Dismissal for Students - 12:50 PM
  • Wednesday, October 21: Early Dismissal for Students - 12:50 PM
  • Wednesday, October 28: Early Dismissal for Students - 12:50 PM

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.

DROP OFF SAFETY

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.

OFFICE CONTACTS


SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

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

jdelconte@er9.org


Mrs. Jennifer Hankla, Supervisor, Spec. Svcs

jhankla@er9.org


Mrs. Marilyn Caruso, Secretary, Spec Svcs.

mcaruso@er9.org Ext. 312



SUPPORT STAFF:

Mrs. Mary Burritt, School Secretary

mburritt@er9.org Ext. 302

Registrar & Room Use


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


OTHER FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS:

Nurse Oliver— 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

MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE

REMINDERS FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

Bandanas and gaiters are no longer considered an acceptable form of a face covering in the tri district. Please make sure you are sending your child to school with a mask that fits appropriately to avoid excessive touching and readjusting of the mask. An extra mask should be sent as well in case the mask breaks or gets soiled.


If you keep your child home on a school day, please make sure you are filling out School Dismissal Manager. Be as specific as you can (temperature, sore throat, headache, etc.) versus “sick” or “illness”. In addition, it is imperative that you are following the Daily Home Screening for Students, including daily temperature checks before school. If your child is exhibiting any of the symptoms listed in section 1, please follow the steps accordingly. Documentation MUST be received by the nurse before a student can return to in person learning.


If your child requires emergency medications in school, please make sure you are sending them in, along with the Authorization for Administration. The medications must be dropped off at the office by an adult and cannot be brought it by the student.


Please make sure you have filled out the required information in PowerSchool which includes but is not limited to: OTC medications, insurance, and emergency contact information. The OTC medications tab allows you to decide whether or not you want your child to receive Tylenol, Motrin, and/or Benadryl in school if needed. The insurance tab is just a “yes” or “no” on if your child has insurance. The insurance data is required information by the state.

If you have any questions, I can be reached at 203-938-2519 X309.


Thank you, Jessica Oliver, School Nurse RES

Tuesday's Newsday Material Deadline

Approved material for the next issue of Tuesday's Newsday must be received by Friday, October 9, 2020. Please send to Bobbie Granskog at bgranskog@er9.org. Thank you.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE MARK TWAIN LIBRARY

LIFETOUCH PICTURE DAY

It's that time of year again! Lifetouch will be at Redding Elementary School for student photos on Thursday, October 8th and Tuesday, October 13th. Click here for the Lifetouch information/ order form: Picture Day Form 2020

If we are attending school in our HYBRID MODEL:

All preschool photos will take place on Thursday.

Kindergarten through grade 4 photos will take place on both Thursday and Tuesday, allowing for cohort B students on Thursday and cohort A students on Tuesday.

Cohort C (distance learning) student photos will take place on Tuesday between 9:30 and 10:00 am and again between 1:30 and 2:00 pm. We are asking cohort C students to arrive in the first half of their time slot if their last name begins with letters A-K and the second half of the time slot for last names beginning with L-Z. So for myself, Rachel Saluzzi, if I were in cohort C, I would arrive either between 9:45-10:00 or between 1:45-2:00. Students will be allowed to enter directly through the big gym doors (the photos will be taking place inside the big gym) and parents will be asked to remain outside. Officer Parisi will be present to allow students to come and go through these doors during these specific times only. Please be prompt as our schedule for picture day is quite tight. If you are unable to have your child attend during these designated times, there will be a photo retake day at a later date.

Cohort D (four days in) student photos will be designated by last name to follow either cohort A or B.

If we are attending school in our ALL-IN MODEL:

All preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade photos will take place on Thursday.

All 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade photos will take place on Tuesday.

Cohort C (distance learning) student photos will take place on both Thursday and Tuesday at the following times: Thursday photos will take place between 1:20-2:00 pm. Tuesday photo times will be between 12-12:40 and again between 1:10-2:00 pm. You do not need to come on the day that your child's grade level photos are taken. Again, we are asking cohort C students to arrive in the first half of their time slot if their last name begins with letters A-K and the second half of the time slot for last names beginning with L-Z. So for myself, Rachel Saluzzi, if I were in cohort C, I would arrive on Thursday between 1:40-2:00 or on Tuesday between 12:20-12:40 or 1:25-2:00. Students will be allowed to enter directly through the big gym doors (the photos will be taking place inside the big gym) and parents will be asked to remain outside. Officer Parisi will be present to allow students to come and go through these doors during these specific times only. Please be prompt as our schedule for picture day is quite tight. If you are unable to have your child attend during these designated times, there will be a photo retake day at a later date.