TUESDAY'S NEWSDAY - ISSUE 10

November 2, 2021

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From the Principals

Dear RES Community -


What a fabulous morning last Friday for our Halloween Parade. The children enjoyed themselves, and we couldn't have had a better morning to walk the bus circle. Thank you to everyone that came out for the festivities.


Today, our teaching staff will engage in professional development, where they are able to collaborate with each other and keep current with old and new learning. We welcome the opportunity for these days.


Please be sure to register for the Screenagers event coming this Thursday, November 4. More information is found throughout this newsletter, the PTA Link and the Mark Twain Library link below.


Enjoy a wonderful week -



Sharon Weirsman, Interim Principal

Joe Amodio, Assistant Principal

SCREENAGERS

Dear RES Community -


We want to highlight an especially important event that will take place on Thursday, November 4 at 7:00pm.


It is a FREE virtual documentary to help you and your children navigate the digital world that we live in. You will need to REGISTER for the event, where a link will be sent to you on November 7.


Please see the flyer below for more information about this award-winning documentary.


Thank you -

Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday, November 2: No School for students, Professional Development for Teachers

Wednesday, November 3: Redding Board of Education Meeting - JRMS 7:30pm

(Please note date change - as Tuesday is Election Day)

Thursday, November 4: Screenagers Event at 7:00pm. Virtual documentary. Registration required.


Wednesday, November 10: Virtual RES PTA Meeting 7:00pm via ZOOM

Thursday, November 11: Veteran's Day Recognition

Friday, November 12: Interim report cards sent home


Tuesday - Friday, November 16 - 19: Early Dismissal Gr. K - 4 at 12:30pm (Please note THE TIME!!!) Conference Days. PreS dismissal at 12:15pm


Wednesday, November 24 - Early Dismissal Gr. K - 4 at 12:50pm / PreS dismissal at 12:15pm

Thursday - Friday, November 25 - 26 - School Closed - Thanksgiving Recess


Picture Re-take Day: Thursday, December 2


Coming soon: Registration for Fall 2022 - 2023 Kindergarten

(Registration packets for incoming K students for Fall 2022 will be on our website in mid-November)


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

FROM OUR HEALTH OFFICE

Health Office Update:

Below is information from the Tri-District nurse coordinator to help us all navigate the cold and flu season that is upon us. Please remember to report absences with a reason in school dismissal manager and reach out to the school nurse with questions or concerns at jconnolly@er9.org or 203-938-2519 ext. 309.


Both COVID-19 and flu can have similar signs and symptoms, including:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/having chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Muscle pain or body aches

  • Headache

  • Vomiting and diarrhea

  • Change in or loss of taste or smell, although this is more frequent with COVID-19.

Because of this, the difference between a bad cold, strep throat, the flu, and COVID-19 can be difficult to discern. Consequently, students who present to the school nurse with key symptoms of COVID-19 or a combination of COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home. Parents should consult with their child’s healthcare provider. Testing is recommended to tell what the illness is and to confirm a diagnosis.


Please read the following information about when your child may return to school:

Additional information regarding school attendance and what to do when exposed to COVID-19 can be found on the ER9 website: ER9 COVID-19 Dashboard.

SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 (regardless of vaccination status)

WITHOUT ANY KNOWN EXPOSURE TO A PERSON DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19

Consult with healthcare provider. Get tested. Submit test result to school nurse.

If negative

  • May return to school once 24 hours have passed with no fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications) and with improvement in other symptoms.

If positive

  • Isolate for 10 full days since the onset of symptoms and until at least 24 hours have passed with no fever (without fever reducing medications) and with improvement in other symptoms. May return on Day 11.

If not tested

  • Isolate for 10 full days since the onset of symptoms and until at least 24 hours have passed with no fever (without fever reducing medications) and with improvement in other symptoms. May return on Day 11. May return earlier if healthcare provider gives written documentation with a specific, confirmed alternate diagnosis.

Please note, if your child is home ill for any reason for 3 or more days in a row, a note from their healthcare provider should be submitted to the school nurse before returning to school.


SUBSTITUTES NEEDED

HELP WANTED!!!


We are looking for subs to help out in classrooms, at recess and in our café. If you or someone you know has some time to sub at RES and work with our youngest friends and future leaders of the world - please go to the ER9.org website and complete the application in Applitrack located under the HUMAN RESOURCES tab.


We are also looking for custodial subs to help on the evening shift. Please call Bobbie, if you are interested at (203) 938-2519 Ex. 304.


Thank you so much for considering this request. We truly appreciate it.


RES MAIN OFFICE STAFF

PreSchool Applications

Attention Redding Residents:

Partners in Education Preschool Program

(Located at Redding Elementary School)


We are currently accepting applications

through Monday, January 10, 2022

for our 2022-2023 Preschool Programs.

Applications are now available through the RES Website, under the school resources link.

You may email the form back to mcaruso@er9.org

or mail back to:

Redding Elementary School

33 Lonetown Road

Redding, CT 06896

Attention: Marilyn Caruso


If you need additional information, please call 203-938-9026

LOST AND FOUND

OH MY GOODNESS. The amount of clothing as tripled in our vestibule. We do look for names to find their owner, but we have an abundance with no identification.


The most collected clothing item is still sweatshirts in all colors and sizes. We also have a multitude of water bottles. Many of these items are left out at recess and some from weekend activities like soccer.


Please stop by and check out the inventory. Those items will be donated in the NEAR future, as we don't have the ability to store all the clothing we are collecting, especially as the weather gets colder out.


Thank you - Bobbie

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Please see important information about how Belle and Barlow's production of Beauty & the Beast ties in reading and fun at Redding Elementary School.

OUTDOOR DRESS

With cooler temperatures in the morning, please be sure your child has layers of warmer clothing as students will be outside for gym and recess. Some of those classes start very early in the morning, when temperatures are still very chilly.


We encourage you to be sure your child's name is also on all clothing, as we have an abundance of sweatshirts in our LOST & FOUND. Clothing with names on them have a better chance of finding their way back to your child.


Thank you.

CAR TAGS FOR DISMISSAL

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 were 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.


IF your child needs extra help getting in / out of your vehicle, please park your car in an available parking space to assist your child, and please walk them to the curb. This will help move our car line along more swiftly.


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 before 1:30pm or 11:30am on an early dismissal. 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. RES relies on our daily SDM report as to what your child is doing at the end of the school day.

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

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


SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Ms. Jennifer Del Conte, Director, Special Services

jdelconte@er9.org


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

mking@er9.org Ext. 313


Mrs. Jennifer Hankla, Supervisor, Special Services

jhankla@er9.org


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 / 180 day school year.


SUPPORT STAFF:


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


OTHER FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS:

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 for NEXT WEEK is

Friday, November 5 by 10:00 a.m. Please send to Bobbie Granskog at bgranskog@er9.org.

Thank you.

RES PTA INFORMATION

PARK & RECREATION

Please check out what is happening at Redding's Park & Recreation Department.

You can reach them directly at (203) 938-2551.

MARK TWAIN LIBRARY

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