RES Family Update

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day!!

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Raising A Reader Program Expands to Kindergarten Students

Kindergarten students will soon be receiving a Raising A Reader bag each week filled with great books to take home and share with their families. Families should spend the week enjoying the books and reading with their kindergartener. Your child’s teacher will designate a day for the bag to be returned to class. On that day, the bag will be filled with a new supply of books for your child to once again bring home and share.


The Raising a Reader Program has been a big hit with Pre-K students, and we are happy to be able to offer it to our kindergarteners too. Enjoy taking time to relax and read good books together!

Calendar:

May 9 & 10

MCAP Assessment - grade 5


May 12

RES Summer Program Parent Night #2 6 - 7:30


May 12 & 13

Pre-kindergarten Conference Days

No School for Pre-kindergarten Students only


May 17

Q4 Interim Reports Distributed grades 3 - 5

Board Work Session


May 19

Spring Concert @ NCHS - 6:30 @ NCHS


May 23

LMS 5th Grade Parent Information Night - 6 PM


May 27

USA Spirit Day - Wear Red, White, & Blue

1 PM Dismissal for students


May 30

No School - Memorial Day

RES Summer Program

Caroline County Public Schools and Caroline County Recreation and Parks have once again teamed up to provide summer day camp.


  • Ages: Current Pre-K through 5th grade students
  • When: Monday–Thursday, June 27–July 28 No camp Monday, July 4 Breakfast begins at 8:45 a.m.
  • Activities run from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are provided by the USDA Summer Food Service Program.
  • Where: Denton, Ridgely, Federalsburg, Greensboro and Preston Elementary Schools Please check the school your child attends on the registration form. Ridgely camp will be located at Greensboro Elementary due to construction at Ridgely Elementary School.
  • Bus Transportation is provided to all campers who wish to use it. The bus stop must be located within Caroline County. Drop off and pickup must the same location. Bus stops cannot be changed after June 1.


Online English Registration


Registration for Print: English | Spanish | Haitian Creole


Paper registration return - families may:

  • Drop off at your school,
  • email as an attachment - ccrpsummercamp@carolinemd.org,
  • mail to Caroline County Rec & Parks 107 S. 4th St., Denton, MD 21629 or
  • fax to 410-479-4194.

5th Grade Transition to Lockerman Middle School - Proof of Residency

Parents are required to provide an updated Proof of Residency for students going from 5th grade into 6th grade at Lockerman Middle School.


Below are acceptable proofs of residency. Documentation must be one of the following (copies, not originals):

• A copy of your electric, propane gas or oil bill from within the past six months showing your home address

• A complete copy of your lease or rental agreement signed within the last year showing your home address

• Documentation of home ownership (for example, property tax bill or mortgage statement)


YOU MAY SEND YOUR PROOF OF RESIDENCY ELECTRONICALLY. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR DOCUMENT TO: kellner.donna@ccpsstaff.org or drop it off at the RES Front Office.


Please make sure you note your child’s name on the documentation. Documentation must be received by June 1. If you have questions or you do not have any of the items listed above, please contact your school office immediately

Choptank Health’s School Based Health Centers Are OPEN

Every child needs healthcare to thrive and SBHCs can help them get there. Did you know that Caroline County, is the only public school system in the entire state to offer school based health center services in each of their schools?


Choptank Health’s School Based Health Centers Are OPEN and IN THE OFFICE!


DES SBHC is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 667-248-8030

RES SBHC is open Mondays and Wednesdays 410-634-9153

Other SBHC are also open during the week.


Appointments can be made through the school nurse’s office by sending a note to school with your child or by calling the school based health center directly.


Common medical concerns and illnesses can be addressed during visits. Visit reasons could include:


· Well Child Checks and Sports Participation Physicals

· Medication refills

· COVID-19 symptoms/testing

· Cold and allergy symptoms

· Asthma and breathing problems

· Stomachaches

· Headaches

· Rashes and other skin complaints

· UTIs

· Minor injuries

· Other common complaints

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After School Online Tutoring Available for Students

Caroline County Public Schools partners with an online provider to offer after school tutoring to students. Students receive tutoring in Math, Reading and Language Arts using an online program called Exact Path, which is offered through Edmentum.


Parents interested in learning more about the program and whether it would be a good fit for their child are encouraged to contact Elizabeth Anthony (anthony.elizabeth@ccpsstaff.org), Karin Miller (miller.karin@ccpsstaff.org) or email ExactPathTutoring@CCPS.org. email ExactPathTutoring@CCPS.org.

Tutoring for Quarantined Students

Afterschool Tutors Available for Quarantined Students


Quarantined students in need of help with assignments may now connect with a tutor at their school.


  • Elementary School: 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Monday and Wednesdays, beginning Thursday, September 23


Zoom links for tutors may be found on student’s Google Classroom.

School Meals for Quarantined Students

Posted on September 25, 2021


Students who are not in school due to being quarantined as still eligible for free meals. Families interested in receiving meals may complete a form:


Student Meal Form, English

Student Meal Form, Spanish


Questions or concerns may be directed to Caroline County Public Schools Food Services, 410-479-3261.


The form also has information about Caroline Helping Hands which is a volunteer-based organization in partnership with Caroline County Public Schools, serving the children of Caroline County with holiday & weekend food bags.


If requested on the form, this program will provide children in need with a nutritious care pack of food to have as a supplement for weekend meals. This program is provided by generous donations and will continue to serve the community as long as funding is available. This program is absolutely FREE, there is no cost to the family.

Please Keep Students with Symptoms of Illness at Home

We are doing our very best to keep students in school but we need the help of our families. We are finding that some students who come to school with symptoms of illness are then testing positive for COVID-19. This leads to having to identify close contacts who then must be quarantined, meaning more students are missing school.


PLEASE help us keep students safe and in school as much as possible. Keep your child at home if they have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness or have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

Back Pack Program

We are happy to inform you that Ridgely Elementary School is part of a program called “Caroline’s Helping Hands (CHH)” offered through the Maryland Food Bank - Eastern Shore. Children who are enrolled in the program will receive a bag of food items to help supplement your weekend meals. The delivery day may vary depending on availability. This program is available to all students and is completely FREE - there is no cost to you or your child. If you are interested in enrolling please fill out this form (only 1 per household is needed).


Look for the Caroline County BackPack Program Registration/Renewal Form in your child's backpack, call Mrs. Buffenmyer to request a form or get additional information or use the link below to complete the form online.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYSOvXNI-lNSkn_57ko6dJaRvvJyMkfVFGZuos0jFDONi-eg/viewform

Promoting a healthy and safe environment for ALL students and staff.

CCPS is committed to providing a safe, respectful, nurturing educational environment where the worth and dignity of individuals are valued and their safety and rights are protected. Behaviors that compromise this environment, interfere with school operations or are otherwise contrary to the basic mission of our public schools will not be tolerated. Bullying, hazing, harassment or other discrimination affecting a student or a staff member should be reported by a victim, parent/guardian, witness, staff member or other person having knowledge.

Staff members with knowledge of such conduct are required to promptly report it to the building principal.

RES Office Hours

School office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

Non Discrimination Statement

Caroline County Public Schools prohibits discrimination in its educational programs, and in employment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or disability.

RES is a TITLE I School

RES Vision:


RES is a progressive community of learners collaboratively supporting each other through intentional planning in a risk-taking and trusting environment, leading to rigor, student autonomy, and mastery of content standards in all learning settings.


For more information, feedback, or input on the School Improvement Plan, please contact the school. The School Improvement Plan can be found on the RES Website and in the Parent Information Resource Center located in the school's lobby area.


Parents Right to Know


The Federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) contains several provisions that promote a parent/school partnership through communication. One such provision gives parents the right to ask for and receive information about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers. A parent may request the following information:


  • Any college or university degree, major or certification held by the teacher

  • Whether the teacher is certified by the State of Maryland to teach a particular grade level or subject area

  • Whether the teacher holds a conditional teaching certificate

  • The qualifications of the paraprofessionals serving the student


If you would like to request the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers or paraprofessionals, please submit a written request to the principal. The principal will provide the information to you within 30 business days of the date of your request.


Parents may also request information on the level of achievement and academic growth of their child, if applicable and available, on each of the State academic assessments.


Parents will receive timely notice if the student has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.


Parents May Request Teacher Information


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 provides parents of students attending Title 1 schools the opportunity to request information about the professional qualifications of their child's teachers. Parents of elementary students may request in writing to the school principal information about their child's teacher including college/university degrees of certification held, subject area of the teacher's degree or certification, and Maryland certification status. Additionally, if your child is served by paraprofessionals, parents may request their professional qualifications.


Parent Information Resource Center


Parents are encouraged to visit our Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC) located in the lobby outside of the front office. The PIRC has a variety of parenting resources and informational brochures and flyers. These materials are all free. Parents can find the School Improvement Plan, RES School Family Engagement Compact, booklets from The Parent Institute on topics such as “Seven Habits of Highly Responsible Students; Help Your Child Balance School and Extracurricular Activities; and Helping Children Learn to Resolve Conflicts.” Parents can also find information regarding Caroline County Recreation and Parks, Caroline County Library, Imagination Library and Maryland Department of Health . Please be sure to check out our Parent Information Resource Center next time you come to the school.