December 15, 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. There is quite a number of student packets left in our vestibule. Also, if you requested to borrow a Chromebook from school please stop by to pick it up at your earliest convenience.

Access to our main entrance vestibule, where the materials are located, will be from 8:00am thru 2:30pm, Monday - Friday.

Thank you so much.

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From Principal Hammond

Happy holidays to all.

Maintain your safe practices while celebrating the holidays and stay healthy over this joyous season.

In partnership - Natalie Hammond

Mark Your Calendar


  • 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.


Please click on the link below to see how students can check out library books for pick-up at RES.


Step 1: Student will search the online Destiny catalog

Step 2: Student will complete a Google Form to request a book

Step 3: RES Library staff pulls the book and prepares it to be distributed

Step 4: RES Library staff emails the student and parent that book is ready for pickup

Step 5: Requested books will be prepared and left in the front vestibule on a blue cart marked “Library Book Request Holds”

Thank you, and HAPPY READING!!!

RES Digital Resources

The RES Library website is full of digital resources that student may access at home, at any time. If you are looking for additional educational tools and resources, check our the Grade Level links, Digital Resources and Typing Resources.

RES Library Website


Dear RES Families:

Lifetouch photos are ready for pickup at RES. Photos can be picked up Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Parents are asked to come to the main entrance vestibule, ring the bell at the window and a staff member will come to the window and hand you your child's photos.

Unfortunately, some of the class photo composites are incorrect. Lifetouch is reprinting these and they will be distributed to students upon our return in January.

Feel free to email me at rsaluzzi@er9.org if you have any questions.

Thank you, Rachel Saluzzi


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 Troubleshooting

Some of our students are signing into a Zoom session and are being directed to the class they previously attended that day. To fix this issue, students should get into the habit of clicking the LEAVE button at the end of each class. Our teachers will also click the END MEETING FOR ALL button to help us work through this common issue. For additional support, please reach out to Pattianne Nordt, our Technology Assistant (pnordt@er9.org), or Rebecca Richards, our Science, Technology Integration Coordinator (rrichards@er9.org).

Click the link to view the Zoom Student Directions video

Zoom Download Tutorials can be accessed here: Zoom Family Resources


Updates From The Health Office

Attendance: Please continue to report absences whether due to illness or internet issues to the health office in school dismissal manager or by phone or email. Phone: 203-938-2519 ext. 309 and email: jconnolly@er9.org.

Flu Shots: Preschool students need to have a flu vaccine prior to Dec. 31st; please send in documentation of your child's flu shot if you have not done so yet.

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 FRIDAY, December 18 at 10:00 a.m. Please send to Bobbie Granskog at bgranskog@er9.org. Thank you.