Super Spike News

April 26, 2020

Hello, RES Families,


In this message, you will find a new brain break board along with celebrity read-alouds and student wellness resources. You will also find pictures from Friday's RES school spirit day. The pictures are fantastic and made me smile! This coming Friday, May 1st, RES is showing our support for Freddy Curley while we are at home. Wear your Freddy's Fighters gear or blue and orange on Friday!


A Distance Learning Hub has been created on the RES webpage where you can access all things distance learning specific to our school in one location. Please click here or on the link below.


Thank you for supporting our school spirit activities, and more importantly, for supporting your child's distance learning!


All the best,

Daneyelle

Video: We're All In This Together

No matter where we spend our days, we are still one big Super Spike Family! Check out this video, where the grown-ups of RES tell you how much we are thinking of our students and families!

School Spirit Photos

RES Spirit Day Fridays

May 1st

Freddy's Fighters Day - Let's show Freddy we are still thinking about him from home! Wear Freddy's Fighters gear or blue and orange.


May 8th

Animal/Safari Day – Dress up as your favorite animal or wear dots, stripes, or animal prints.


May 15th

Be a Rainbow - Wear your favorite rainbow color(s).


May 22nd

Patriotic Day - Wear red, white, and blue.


May 29th

Sports Day in honor of RES Field Day 2020 - Wear college, professional, or your own sports team’s gear!


June 5th

Dress for Success Day in honor of our sixth graders!


June 12th

Celebrate summer - Wear beach/Hawaiian outfits.


*Upload your Spirit Day pictures to the Google Photos Shared Album (link below). Pictures can also be emailed to djordan@crsd.org. The photos will be used to create a slideshow, to post to the Super Spike Newsletter and the RES website, and will be included in the RES yearbook. Additionally, access to the Google photo album will allow you to see schoolmates' photos.

RES Celebrity Read-Alouds

You might be close to running out of new picture books to read, and we know that there's nothing better than a good book before bed! The RES staff doesn't want anyone to miss out on the excitement of shared reading!


Each week in the Smore newsletter, you will find a link to FIVE stories, each read aloud by one of our super staff members. Spread them out over the week, and you'll have a new bedtime story each day!

Super Spike's Brain Break Board - Updated Each Week With New Activities

When growing brains are engaged in the hard work of learning, it is very important to include brain breaks in the learning routine. Although they take a little bit of extra time, research shows that these breaks not only reduce stress and frustration but also increase attention and productivity. Taking a brain break before working on a challenging task can make a child's brain more available to new learning. Taking a brain break after a challenging task is not only a great incentive to finish the task, but also allows the brain to process all the new information it just gained. In other words, brain breaks should not only be fun, but frequent!


Brief brain breaks can be as simple as getting up to get a drink of water, cuddling with a pet, or running up and down the stairs. But adding some mindfulness activities such a deep breathing, mindful movement, or visualization can add additional benefits in terms of stress management and creating a fresh start on their next activity. They not only help at the moment but practicing these activities now is a great way to create new habits that will help your child deal with challenging or stressful situations in the future as well!


Each week we will be providing a menu board of these extra-special brain breaks to help you add some of these benefits to your distance learning routine.

Support from Our School Counselor

During distance learning, there might be times in which students need the support of our school counselor, Mrs. O'Neill. She is available during this time to help students and their families. Please click here to access Mrs. O'Neill's website.

Parent Input for Class Placement for the 2020-2021 School Year

We are aware of the importance of setting all students up for success. Our team will continue to build classes that are academically and socially balanced. Your input should focus on your child’s optimal learning environment and response to instructional modalities. If you choose to contribute information, please complete and submit the RES Parent Input Google Form by clicking on the following link. The deadline for providing this information is Friday, May 1st.

Attendance During Distance Learning

While Council Rock students are engaged in Distance Learning, the following procedures will be implemented to track student attendance:


  • Beginning Monday, April 20, 2020, students/families will be responsible for recording their attendance each day including Fridays.
  • Students will click the link ONCE per day to record their attendance for that day.
  • If a student is absent, parents/guardians to Mrs. Gluch at cgluch@crsd.org reporting the absence.
  • Attendance is being recorded from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM on a school day. Students and parents CANNOT record attendance in advance - this must be completed each day.
  • Parents/guardians of multiple CR children MUST complete this form once for each of their students; students CANNOT be combined into a single record.


Here is the link that will be provided by the RES Attendance Secretary and the homeroom teachers:

Student Wellness Activities

In order to help promote student wellness, the district is providing optional activities for all grade levels that could be completed individually or with families on Fridays. The activities address the physical health, mental health, and social connectedness of our students. Please click on the following link for the student wellness activities (previously provided on 4/23).

CRSD 2019-20 Calendar Updates

The following 2019-2020 calendar updates were approved at the April 23 meeting of the Board of School Directors.


  • 4/28: school will be in session (originally off due to Primary Election Day)
  • 6/16: confirmed as the last day of school


Click below to see the full revised 2019-2020 updated calendar.

2019-2020 Updated School Calendar

A Message from Central Registration...

On-Line Registration is now fully open! Please go to the CRSD site at www.crsd.org and click on the Student Registration tab.


You can submit your completed registration by using instructions listed on the site. Once your file is reviewed, we will be in contact to complete the process via e-signature. Please do not forget applications must be submitted by June 1st to guarantee a spot in your student’s home school!


If you have any questions please reach out to our registration department at registration@crsd.org.

Free and Reduced Lunch

To apply for free lunch during the COVID-19 school closure, you may:



You will only need to submit one application per household, even if your children attend more than one school in Council Rock School District. Eligibility determination is made using federal income eligibility guidelines and applicants will be informed of a decision within two business days of submission.


Throughout the duration of the COVID-19 school closure, Council Rock School District is offering a “grab and go” food service. If your family qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch, you will be given instructions as to how to access these meals when you are notified your child is eligible.


For questions, please email kmoody@crsd.org