November 17, 2020

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From Principal Hammond

Dear RES Families,

Now that we are back in hybrid, our drop off lines in the morning are much shorter. Please make every effort to bring your child to school by 8:05 which is our start time. This will allow your child to enter the building through their designated location and be on time for the start of their school day.

Due to the holiday break and shorter week next week, the ER9 tri-district will adjust the cohort schedule in order to create equitable learning experiences for our students. Each cohort will attend school in person one day next week. Please note the schedule below:

Monday 11/23 - Cohort A at RES/Cohort B home

Tuesday 11/24 - Cohort B at RES/Cohort A home

Wednesday 11/25 - Distance Learning for all students

Thank you for your help with this!

In partnership,

Natalie Hammond

Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday 11/16 & Tuesday 11/17 - Cohort A
  • Wednesday, November 18 - Cohort A & B Distance Learning
  • Thursday 11/19 & Friday 11/20 - Cohort B
  • Monday 11/23 - Cohort A
  • Tuesday 11/24 - Cohort B
  • Wednesday, November 25 - Cohort A & B Distance Learning / Early Dismissal - 12:50 PM
  • Thursday, November 26 & Friday November 27: Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • Monday, November 30: Picture retake day - Cohort A
  • Thursday, December 3: Picture retake day - Cohort B

Hybrid Wednesdays

A reminder that on Wednesdays in our Hybrid model of learning 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. Students will continue to access resources through Google Classroom. Teachers will participate in professional learning and collaboration during the afternoon hours on Wednesdays.

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 Transition Updates

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

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


Health Office Updates

Please continue to do your Daily Home Screening for children before they come to school each day.

If your child has any of the following symptoms: FEVER (temperature >100), sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache; they should 1) stay home, 2) report reason for absence to school in dismissal manager or phone call/email, 3) consult healthcare provider, and 4) get tested for Covid 19 or obtain a note from healthcare provider with alternate diagnosis.

At this time, there is no requirement that anyone get tested unless they do not want to wait 10 days before their child can return to school. IF children do not get a test after exhibiting Covid symptoms or get a note from their healthcare provider with an alternate diagnosis, they would need to quarantine for 10 days as per guidance.

It is recommended that testing get done when someone is exhibiting symptoms, especially one of the key symptoms listed on the Health Decision Chart: fever, chills, uncontrolled new cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell. It is also stated to self-isolate for 10 days if symptoms present. Your child needs to remain home while their test results are pending as well.

Also when in quarantine/isolation due to close contact, a negative test does NOT permit the individual to return to school.

Any questions or concerns feel free to contact the School Nurse, Jennifer Connolly at 203-938-2519 ext. 309 or by email at jconnolly@er9.org.

Thank you!

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, November 20, 2020. Please send to Bobbie Granskog at bgranskog@er9.org. Thank you.