TUESDAY'S NEWSDAY 23
February 16, 2021
From Principal Hammond
We hope you had a safe and restful long weekend. It is hard to believe we are in the second half of February already.
We appreciate everyone following protocol in order for us to maintain in person learning with our students. Please be sure to read our weekly memo to families every Friday for more detailed information.
Mark Your Calendar
Friday, March 12 - Minimum Day, Gr. K-4 dismissal at 12:50pm
Friday, April 2 - Good Friday, school closed
Friday, April 9 - Minimum Day, Staff Professional Development Day, Gr. K-4 dismissal at 12:50pm
Monday, April 12 - Friday, April 16 - Spring Recess
Wednesday, April 28 - Conference Day, minimum day, Gr. K-4 dismissal at 12:50pm
Thursday, April 29 - Conference Day, minimum day, Gr. K-4 dismissal at 12:50pm
Friday, April 30 - Conference Day, minimum day, Gr. K-4 dismissal at 12:50pm
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.
For anyone who plans to travel over the upcoming break outside of CT, NY, NJ or RI needs to obtain a negative COVID test OR quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to school.
Please note the state guidelines do recommend 10 day quarantine, but the school district is continuing to require 14 days from date of return to CT or a NEGATIVE test result. Please send test results to the nurse at email@example.com.
The state travel advisory can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus/travel.
Continue to monitor your child for symptoms each day using the Daily Home Screening Tool, which has been recently updated.
Please continue to notify the school nurse of absences, illnesses and COVID test results at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-938-2519 ext. 309.
Also notify the nurse if your child has had close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19 or if anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms and awaiting test results.
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 (email@example.com), or Rebecca Richards, our Science, Technology Integration Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
email@example.com Ext. 312
Mrs. Jennifer Basso, School Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 302
Miss Bobbie Granskog, School Secretary
email@example.com Ext. 304
Budgets, Payroll & Tuesday’s Newsday
Mrs. Rachel Saluzzi, School Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.org 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