December 8, 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

Dear RES Families,

Greetings! Thank you for coming in to retrieve your children's school materials in order for them to be successful with their daily learning.

We also have your child's school pictures here at school. Please come into the front vestibule and ring the bell for the front office, and we will get them to you through the pass-through window. Hours for pickup are 8:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Thank you for your continued partnership at home!

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!!!


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 Guidelines

Technology Expectations & Guidelines

  • Identify a place in your home for distance learning work. It can be distracting if students are logging in while riding in a car, at the grocery store or in another location.

  • The learning space should be free of distractions (siblings, toys, pets, etc.).

  • Students must keep their screen name as their first and last name to be admitted into the live Zoom session. Click here for more information.

  • Students remain on MUTE, unless they are participating in a lesson.

  • Student cameras must remain ON during the duration of the live stream - this will provide an opportunity for the teacher to engage the child in the learning experience from home. If a student’s video camera is turned off during a live stream, we will consider them to be absent from the session.

  • Zoom links must not be shared with others outside of the classroom.

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.

Travel Information:

Here are the highlights regarding travel from the CT.gov Travel Advisory page with regard to covid:

1) As of 11/24/20, the only states/territory not requiring quarantining upon return from are:
NY, RI, NJ, HI and USVI.

2) Anyone traveling from any other state or Level 3 country is directed to:

a) fill out the Travel Health Form (www.ct.gov/travelform) prior to arrival back in CT or no later than the day of arrival back in CT

*failure to submit this travel health form may result in a civil penalty of $500 for each violation or possible imprisonment*

b) quarantine for 14 days from the time of last contact within the identified state or country

*failure to quarantine may result in a civil penalty of $500 for each violation or possible imprisonment *

3) You may test instead of quarantine only if:

a) you had a test in the 72 hours prior to returning to CT or anytime after arriving in CT

b) it was a RT-PCR test

c) the test was negative

d) you submitted written proof of the negative test to the Commissioner of Public Health via email to DPH.COVID-Travel@ct.gov or fax 860-326-0523

e) you remained in quarantine in CT until the negative test result was submitted to the Commissioner.

4) If you are going to travel to an affected state or country and stay for less than 72 hours, you cannot test in CT before you go. You must test while you are in the affected locale, as long as it is obtained in the 72 hours prior to your return to CT, or following your arrival back in CT. You must remain in quarantine until the negative test result is back and submitted to the Commissioner (see #3d).

5) If you spend less than 24 hours in an affected state or country, you do not need to quarantine.

Please submit test results to the school nurse as well at jconnolly@er9.org or by fax at 203-938-3251.

Attendance While Full Remote:

- Please continue to report student absences to the school nurse in school dismissal manager or by phone at 203-938-2519 ext. 309 or by email at jconnolly@er9.org. Include reason for absence - illness, travel, internet issues, etc.

- Continue to send Covid test results to the school nurse as well.

Thank you!

As always feel free to contact Jen Connolly, school nurse at 203-938-2519 ext. 309 or by email at jconnolly@er9.org with any questions or concerns!

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 11 at 10:00 a.m. Please send to Bobbie Granskog at bgranskog@er9.org. Thank you.