Pomperaug Elementary School

PES Newsletter 8/30/21


The Kindergarten and New Family Orientations were a great success last week! It was wonderful to welcome our newest Eagles to PES!

Our next event is the PES School Picnic! Please join us on Thursday, September 2nd from 4:30-6:30PM. You can walkthrough the building and most teachers will be at the picnic to greet you!

I am so excited for the first day of school tomorrow! I'm sure I am not the only one that will find it difficult to sleep tonight!

Happy New Year and I will see you tomorrow!

Again, please feel free to reach out to me directly if there is anything I can do to support you and your family!


Stephanie Furman



Dismissal Reminders

Please log in to SDM to make sure your child's dismissal is accurate. This is the information the teachers use at the end of the day to make sure your child is dismissed correctly so please make sure it's right!

Please remember that you must update SDM before 2:00 PM so the update gets into the teacher report. If you have an emergency after 2:00 PM and need to change the dismissal option, you may call the office. Please avoid calling the office during dismissal as the staff will be focused on getting everyone to the right place and may not be able to answer the phone.

Tomorrow each child will bring home a name placard to be used for pickups at the end of the day. If your child ALWAYS rides the bus, you will only need the name placard on the rare day you decide to pick up at dismissal. If you lose the placard or need additional placards for others who pick up your child, you can simply make one! Please display the placard on the passenger side of the windshield so our staff can see the name and know which child to call over.

Annual Notices


Regional School District 15 is committed to providing our students, faculty and staff, with a safe, clean and aesthetically pleasing environment conducive to learning. This program is ongoing and the intent is to reduce the exposure of building occupants to potentially hazardous products, equipment or procedures, which could adversely affect human health, the environment both indoors and outdoors. Please see the attached for more information.


Integrated Pest Management Plan

Please see the attached for more information.


Asbestos Management Program

Please see the attached for more information.



Bus routes have posted. Please look for information on the Region 15 website.

We encourage all students to ride the bus if possible. This will help PES arrival and dismissal to run smoothly and efficiently!


  • IMPORTANT: Returning parents need to UNINSTALL last year’s App before installing the new App.

  • ALL parents: You will need to add the SDM App-CLICK HERE to INSTALL to a smartphone, tablet, or web browser via the link included in this sentence. The app is compatible with Android and Apple devices.

  • For new families an email will be forthcoming with your usernames and password by Friday 8/27/21. Families who have a login from last year, you will keep your same login information. SDM sends an email out to each family so if you already have a login your credentials will be blank when the email comes.

  • An email will be sent by 8/27/21 letting all families know they can login and see the 2021-2022 information on SDM and start making your dismissal changes if needed. PLEASE: Do not log in at this time as we are still making updates.

  • IMPORTANT: All students will be defaulted to their bus. Please note: If your child will not be taking the bus you will need to log into SDM and make a change. For example, if you are going to pick up your child, you need to log in and make that change, otherwise they will board their bus home.

  • School Dismissal Manager will start on day 1, Tuesday 8/31/2021


There are many ways to learn about the exciting things happening here at PES!


August 31st - First day of school. School begins at 9:00 AM.

September 2nd - Back-to-School Picnic 4:30-6:30PM (details coming soon)

September 6th - School Closed in observance of Labor Day

September 7th - School Closed in observance of Rosh Hashanah

September. 9th - School Spirit Day - NFL Kick-off Day

September 14th - Open House (5:45-8:00 PM) - Teachers welcome families

  • 5:45-6:45 PM for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades

  • 7:00-8:00 PM for Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades

September 16th - School Closed in observance of Yom Kippur


The school supply list is available on our website under Student Life or Click Here!


While we anticipate many mitigation strategies to carry over from last year (e.g. mask wearing, hand hygiene, physical distancing), we will continue to follow the guidance of local and state health officials with respect to keeping our school community safe.

Be on the lookout for detailed updates from Superintendent Smith as we approach the start of the new school year.


Medication may only be administered in school with the written order of a physician or dentist, and written authorization of the parent/guardian. Medication orders are needed for all medications and must be must be renewed each year. Medication must be brought to school by a parent in the original container. Students are not permitted to transport medication. Please email Mrs. Cronin (rcronin@region15.org) to arrange drop off for medication before the first day of school.


The following information will help ensure a safe and efficient process for student arrival and dismissal.

  • Arrival of Bus Riders - Bus drop off begins at 8:50 AM. Staff members will be waiting to greet your child(ren) as they exit the bus in the front of the school.

  • Arrival of Car Riders - Car rider drop-off begins at 8:50 AM.

    • Please do not enter the Bus Line at any time.

    • Staff members will be waiting to greet your child as s/he exits the car.

    • The parent drop-off/ pick-up lane is on the side of the building. Parents should enter through the main driveway.

    • The drop-off/ pick-up lane can accommodate up to four cars at a time.

    • Students should exit and enter from the right/passenger side of the vehicle. Parents should not get out of the car except if necessary to assist their child(ren).

    • Students who are dropped off will enter the school building through the cafeteria doors.

    • Students who are being picked-up will exit through the cafeteria doors.

    • DO NOT pull around a car in the drop-off/ pick-up line, wait for the cars in front of you to pull away.

  • Dismissal will begin at 3:20
  • Please see information above on School Dismissal Manager and download the App.