TUESDAY'S NEWSDAY 21
February 2, 2021
From Principal Hammond
Mother Nature has certainly shown herself! We hope you enjoyed the traditional snow day yesterday and are hopeful that you have been able to join us virtually for remote learning today. Consistency for our students is so important!
Thank you for your support at home. We look forward to having the students back tomorrow! PLEASE be sure to send in appropriate outdoor attire for your child as we are going to do our best to get the students outside as much as possible. Third and fourth graders will be starting cross country skiing as well!
Mark Your Calendar
Tuesday, February 2 - Report Cards Distributed (emails to be sent this evening)
Tuesday, February 2 - Redding Board of Education Meeting - 7:30pm (via ZOOM - link on ER9.org website under Redding Board of Education. Please see agenda. Link was not available when this issue of TN was created.)
Thursday, February 4 - Redding Board of Education Budget Workshop - 7:30pm (via ZOOM - link on ER9.org website under Redding Board of Education. Please see agenda. Link was not available when this issue of TN was created.)
Thursday, February 11 - Minimum Day, Gr. K - 4 dismissal at 12:50pm
Friday, February 12 - No School, February Recess
Monday, February 15 - No School, February Recess & President's Day
Outdoor Recess During Winter
NEWS FROM OUR HEALTH OFFICE
Health Office Updates:
As we are not loaning out clothes to students during COVID, along with two extra masks in your child's backpack, please consider sending an extra pair of pants & undergarments as well in case there is an unexpected accident with our younger friends, or clothing got wet while outside during PE or recess.
- Please continue to report absences in School Dismissal Manager. Please include the reason for absences. If you are keeping your child home out of caution for mild symptoms, but they are joining their class for remote learning please state this and report this as an absence in SDM as well. You can also call the nurse to report absence or illness.
- Please report all illnesses, exposures to COVID positive people, and if awaiting COVID test results to the nurse before sending children to school.
- If you have traveled out-of-state, please be mindful of Connecticut’s travel advisory. The school district requires a 14 day quarantine OR a negative covid test after travel longer than 24 hours outside of CT, NY, NJ, and RI. Please send test results to the nurse if you have traveled. https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus/travel
- Remember to monitor your children for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19(https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/symptoms).
Please complete the home screening each day prior to sending your child to school. Daily Home Screening
- Students in Kindergarten-2nd grade should have an extra change of clothes at school.
- We will be going outside for recess and PE as the weather allows - PLEASE BE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS A HAT AND GLOVES AND COAT on these cold days.
- The nurse, Jennifer Connolly can be reached by phone at 203-938-2519 ext 309 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM MRS. WEISS IN OUR ART DEPARTMENT
RES has Heart
If your young artist worked on his or her 4x4 heart canvas during distance learning, please return it to the school as soon as possible. On the back, please write your child's name, grade, and classroom teacher. We are very excited to begin the next phase; displaying the collective hearts in the front lobby at RES as a way to illustrate community and celebrate our young artists. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
RES LIBRARY NEWS
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!!!
Virtual Morning Announcements
Morning Announcement Link: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6902123
Some of our students are signing into a Zoom session and are being directed to the class they previously attended that day. To fix this issue, students should get into the habit of clicking the LEAVE button at the end of each class. Our teachers will also click the END MEETING FOR ALL button to help us work through this common issue. For additional support, please reach out to Pattianne Nordt, our Technology Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Rebecca Richards, our Science, Technology Integration Coordinator (email@example.com).
Click the link to view the Zoom Student Directions video
Zoom Download Tutorials can be accessed here: Zoom Family Resources
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.
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 SafetyPlease 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.
DROP OFF SAFETY
SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Ms. Jennifer Del Conte, Director, Spec. Svcs.
Mrs. Jennifer Hankla, Supervisor, Spec. Svcs
Mrs. Marilyn Caruso, Secretary, Spec Svcs.
firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 312
Mrs. Jennifer Basso, School Secretary
email@example.com Ext. 302
Miss Bobbie Granskog, School Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 304
Budgets, Payroll & Tuesday’s Newsday
Mrs. Rachel Saluzzi, School Secretary
email@example.com Ext. 301
Assistant to School Principals
School Dismissal Manager & Subs
OTHER FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS:
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