TUESDAY'S NEWSDAY 23

February 16, 2021

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From Principal Hammond

Dear RES Families,


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.


In partnership,


Natalie Hammond

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

Students will continue to have recess outdoors during the winter months as long as the temperature (wind chill) allow us to do so. It is imperative that your child come to school prepared to go outdoors each day. This includes jackets, hats, gloves (snow pants and boots when there is snow on the ground). This is especially important this year to help us maintain our strict cohorting measures. There may be instances that students will be outside for PE but not recess on colder days, when PE can take advantage of snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing.

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 jconnolly@er9.org.

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 jconnolly@er9.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.


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18zBVEmnYDDu89_zF6CJmNEftTsiBO28dVMI9zZ4KlfU/edit?usp=sharing



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!!!

PICTURE RETAKE DAY - Tuesday, April 6

Lifetouch will be at RES for picture retake day on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. More information will be provided closer to that date. Thank you.

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 Troubleshooting

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 (pnordt@er9.org), or Rebecca Richards, our Science, Technology Integration Coordinator (rrichards@er9.org).


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.

DROP OFF SAFETY

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

OFFICE CONTACTS


SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Ms. Jennifer Del Conte, Director, Spec. Svcs.

jdelconte@er9.org


Mrs. Jennifer Hankla, Supervisor, Spec. Svcs

jhankla@er9.org


Mrs. Marilyn Caruso, Secretary, Spec Svcs.

mcaruso@er9.org Ext. 312



SUPPORT STAFF:


Mrs. Jennifer Basso, School Secretary

jbasso@er9.org Ext. 302

Registrar


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


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

Tuesday's Newsday Material Deadline

Approved material for the next issue of Tuesday's Newsday must be received by Friday, February 19 at 10:00 a.m. Please send to Bobbie Granskog at bgranskog@er9.org. Thank you.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE MARK TWAIN LIBRARY

Community Information

See attached flyer. Thank you.