RES Family Update

Sunday, September 12, 2021

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - New date is Thursday, September 23, 2021

Back to School Night has been moved to Thursday, September 23. Additional information about the in-person Back to School Night will be shared in next week's Family Update. The event will begin at 6 PM.

BackPack Program

We are happy to inform you that Ridgely Elementary School is part of a program called “Caroline’s Helping Hands (CHH)” offered through the Maryland Food Bank - Eastern Shore. Children who are enrolled in the program will receive a bag of food items to help supplement your weekend meals. The delivery day may vary depending on availability. This program is available to all students and is completely FREE - there is no cost to you or your child. If you are interested in enrolling please fill out this form (only 1 per household is needed).

Look for the Caroline County BackPack Program Registration/Renewal Form in your child's backpack or call Mrs. Buffenmyer to request a form or get additional information.


September 21

Board Work Session - 6 PM

September 23

Back to School Night - 6 - More information will be provided next week in the Family Update.

September 27

NO SCHOOL for students - Teacher Professional Development

September 30

Fall Picture Day

October 4 - 8

Book Fair

October 4

Grade 5 ELA MCAP Assessment

October 5

Grade 5 ELA MCAP Assessment

Board of Education Meeting - 6 PM

October 6

Grade 5 Math MCAP Assessment

October 11

Grade 4 Math MCAP Assessment

October 12

Grade 4 ELA MCAP Assessment

October 13

Grade 4 ELA MCAP Assessment

Grades 3 - 5 Quarter 1 Interim Reports distributed

October 15

NO School

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Draft Reopening Plan and Survey

Posted on August 12, 2021

16 DRAFT Plan in PDF

Accessible View on CCPS Website

All Maryland school systems are required to provide a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (Reopening Plan) that addresses the reopening of schools for the 2021-2022 year. This plan must provide for the continuity of services that address and maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and staff. There are 11 requirements necessary for a complete plan that will be submitted to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The draft document is intended to provide an overview for public input. The final document will include more detailed information and reflect insight from our community survey.

We would appreciate you reading through the draft Reopening Plan and completing the survey that follows. Should you have any difficulty with the survey, please email (Public Information Officer) for assistance.

Mask Information

August 17 News Release

Masks are required because we want our students to stay in school, in person. If a child is not wearing a mask and tests positive for COVID-19, the unvaccinated students around that child (masked or unmasked) are then required to be quarantined. However, if all students are masked and at least three feet apart in the classroom, only the child testing positive would miss school days. There may be other settings such as the bus or the cafeteria where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Our best chance at keeping classrooms and schools safe and open is to require everyone to wear masks and maintain three feet whenever possible.

Please visit the CCPS Back to School page which includes a Frequently Asked Question section about the mask requirement.
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Student Information Update Form

CCPS uses an online form (no paper!) to verify or update student information through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The process typically takes less than five minutes per student, and allows families to verify that all of the student's data is correct and provide updates for any important data that has changed. This process replaces the old paper form sent home in previous years.

Please note: If the student’s address has changed, proof of residence will be required. This may be uploaded through PowerSchool or provided directly to the school.

For more information, please see the CCPS news post on this topic.

RES Office Hours

School office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for all students this year!

All students receive free breakfast and lunch this school year. Students are still welcome to pack a lunch.

It is still important for families to complete the Meal Benefit Application. Please use this link to complete the Meal Benefit Application:

Free & Reduced Meal Application

This information is used to determine our TITLE I Funding. I encourage all families to complete the Meal Benefit Application for scholarship opportunities and other state aid.

Classroom Supply Lists

Use the link below to view the classroom supply list:

RES class supply list

RES is a TITLE I School

RES Vision:

RES is a progressive community of learners collaboratively supporting each other through intentional planning in a risk-taking and trusting environment, leading to rigor, student autonomy, and mastery of content standards in all learning settings.

For more information, feedback, or input on the School Improvement Plan, please contact the school.