August 31, 2021

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From the Principals

Dear RES Families,

It is amazing how quickly this summer has passed. We hope your vacation time with family and friends has been enjoyable. Our staff has been busy preparing their classrooms for students to return to school tomorrow! We cannot wait to greet their smiling faces as we welcome them back to RES.

Today we will hold our virtual Meet & Greet sessions for parents and teachers on the following schedule:

Grade 1 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Grade 2 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Grade 3 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Grade 4 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

You should have received your Zoom links from your child’s teacher yesterday.

We will also hold our Kindergarten Orientation and Bus ride today. Families with last names beginning with the letters A - J will visit between 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Families with last names beginning with K - Z will visit between 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. at the main office entrance.

Just a reminder to have your child bring an extra mask and water bottles to school with them. We will have extra masks for children, as well. As you are aware, masks are required on buses and for all who enter the building. We appreciate your support for our student and staff safety.

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Sharon Weirsman and Joe Amodio

Interim Principal and Assistant Principal

Mark Your Calendar

August 31st: Kindergarten Visitation/Bus Orientation

September 1st: First Day of School for Students (Preschool dismisses at 12:30, Kindergarten dismisses at 1:00, Grades 1-4 dismiss at 2:50)

September 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 - Kindergarten Intake Conferences/Early Dismissal (K ONLY) 1:00 p.m.

September 1, 2, 3 - Preschool Intake Conferences/Early Dismissal (Preschool ONLY) 12:30 p.m.

September 6th: Labor Day - No School, Offices Closed

September 7th: Rosh Hashanah - No School, Offices Open

September 10 - Kindergarten first long day

September 14th: RES Open House (details to follow)

September 16th: Yom Kippur - No School, Offices Open

October 6th: Picture Day (Grades 1-4)

October 7th: Picture Day (Preschool & Kindergarten)

Click the link to access the 2021-2022 School Year Calendar


WELCOME BACK STUDENTS AND FAMILIES! I hope you all had a wonderful summer break and I'm so excited to be back with you all for the 2021-22 School Year!

  • Please monitor your child(ren) for any signs and symptoms of illness. Please keep students home if they are sick and/or if they have a temperature above 100.0 F.
  • Please report all POSITIVE COVID tests immediately to the school nurse - if it is outside of school hours, please send an email to jconnolly@er9.org and during school hours call 203-938-2519 ext. 309. Also notify the nurse if your child is identified as a close contact of someone with covid outside of school.
  • Please report all absences through school dismissal manager and be as specific as possible in the comments section (temperature, sore throat, headache, travel, etc. versus “sick” or “illness”.)
  • All students must wear a mask to school. Please send a couple extra masks with your child in a ziploc bag labeled "clean" and with their name.
  • Younger students should also have a change of clothes at school or in their backpack in case of spills or accidents.
  • We will be going outside for recess and PE as long as the weather permits. Please apply sunscreen at home in the morning on hot, sunny days if your child needs it.
  • If your child needs medication at school, please contact the health office and submit the medication administration form if you have not done so already. Please do not send medication of any type to school with your child; an adult must deliver the medication (prescription and over-the-counter/OTC).
  • If you would like your child to be able to receive over the counter (OTC) medications such as tylenol or ibuprofen at school please log into powerschool and answer yes to those questions.

We are once again navigating school with Covid and will continue to work together as a team to keep our school community healthy and safe this year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions and concerns!

Jennifer Connolly

RES School Nurse

Phone: 203-938-2519 ext. 309

Email: jconnolly@er9.org


Dismissals for parent pick-up is by our CAR TAG system. Families who were here last school year should have retained their car tags to be used while their child is at RES. New families will be issued car tags that you should keep until your child enters JRMS in Gr. 5.

There are 3 backpack tags that can be used for siblings either now, or later as your family grows. IF you lose one or do not have enough, please consider making copy of that tag to match your car tag number and affix to your child's backpack.

Information regarding our dismissal procedure is available in our summer mailing located on our website at www.reddinglementaryps.org Please refer to our handbook.

Thank you -

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.


Office hours for Special Services is 7:30am - 3:00pm during the regular school year.


Ms. Jennifer Del Conte, Director, Special Services


Ms. Michelle King, Administrative Assistant to Director of Special Services

mking@er9.org Ext. 313

Mrs. Jennifer Hankla, Supervisor, Special Services


Mrs. Marilyn Caruso, Secretary, Special Services

mcaruso@er9.org Ext. 312

Office hours for the main office is 7:30am - 3:45pm during the normal 10-month

school year.


Miss Bobbie Granskog, School Secretary

bgranskog@er9.org Ext. 304

Budgets, Payroll & Tuesday’s Newsday

Mrs. Komal Kulkarni, School Secretary

kkulkarni@er9.org Ext. 302

Registrar & Enrollment

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. 346

You will find a complete list of telephone extensions and email addresses for our staff on our website www.reddingelementaryps.org

Tuesday's Newsday Material Deadline

Friday, September 2 by 10:00 a.m. Please send to Bobbie Granskog at bgranskog@er9.org. Thank you.




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