RES Family Update

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Have a safe and wonderful summer!!!

Happy 4th of July Weekend!!!

A little news...

Board of Education Meeting Dates:

Posted on June 29, 2021

At their June meeting, the board of education adopted the following calendar for the 2021-2022 school year:

Regular Meeting Dates/Work Session Dates

July 6/July 20

August 3/August 17

September 7/September 21

October 5/October 19

November 2/November 16

December 7/December 21

January 4/January 18 (with county commissioners)

February 1/February 15

March 1/March 15

April 5/April 19

May 3/May 17

June 7/June 21

All regular meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. for closed session followed by open session at 6:00 p.m. Board Work sessions begin at 6:00 p.m.

All meetings will be held at the Central Office, 204 Franklin Street, Denton MD and are live streamed for the benefit of the public.

Face Covering Update:

Posted on June 16, 2021

Effective Thursday, July 1, Caroline County Public Schools will no longer require staff, students, or visitors to wear face coverings inside CCPS buildings or on school property at any time. This change comes as a result of Governor Hogan’s recent announcement that the state of emergency and mask mandate for the state of Maryland will be lifted effected July 1.

Interim Superintendent Derek Simmons said, “We anticipate beginning the 2021-2022 school year without a mask requirement. Face coverings may still be worn based on individual choice, and we anticipate everyone will be kind and respectful of other people’s choices.”

Dr. Simmons also expressed his appreciation to staff, students, families and the community for their support throughout the pandemic. “Family pulls together in a crisis. The support and cooperation shown since we began this journey 15 months ago, from within CCPS, the community and our many partners, has proven the Caroline family is strong and resilient.”

“We will continue to work closely with the Caroline County Health Department,” Supervisor of Health Services Jennifer Yost said, “as well as monitor CDC and Maryland State Department of Education guidance at it relates to COVID-19 and school systems.”

Virtual Student Technology and Device Return

There are still a few students that need to return their CCPS devices, (laptop or iPad), cover, power cord, KAJEET, etc. Please return the devices as soon as possible to the front office Monday - Thursday from 9 AM - 4 PM. All devices need to be returned and updated prior to the beginning of school.


June 21 - July 29

Summer Program runs Monday through Thursday - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

June 21 - August 13

RES Main Office Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 4:30 PM

July 5

Schools closed - July 4th observance

July 6

Board of Education Meeting - 6 PM

July 20

Board of Education Work Session - 6 PM

Partner Teaching is coming to 1st and 2nd Grade Next Year.

Next year, partner teaching will be used in 1st grade through 5th grade. Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten will not participate in partner teaching. For the past couple of years, we have successfully been using partner teaching in grades 3 - 5. Partner teaching is when your child has one teacher for English/Language Arts and a second teacher (partner teacher) for math, science and social science. The two teachers work together to teach your child. The teachers' rooms will be located right next to one another for a quick and easy transition from the morning class to the afternoon class.

Students will still have a homeroom teacher. This teacher will be the morning teacher and will take attendance, collect parent and doctor's notes, etc. Students will unpack in the morning and pack up at the end of the day with his/her homeroom teacher.

Teacher partner assignments and student class lists will be completed over the summer and parents and students will be informed in mid-August of their teachers.

We look forward to a successful year.

Turn in your media center books!!!

Please return all media center books to school. Notes were sent home with students that still have media books with the title and cost of the book. Virtual students in grades 3-5 were sent emails about books still checked out.

Media Center books may be returned to the front office, Monday - Thursday from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Missing books are considered a school obligation and will need to be paid for students to resume book check out privileges. Make checks payable to RES, send cash, or pay online with Thank you for taking care of this responsibility.

Mrs. Fortner

School Based Wellness Summer Information

Choptank Community Health School Based Health Centers (SBHC) have announced their schedule for the 2021 summer. Centers at Denton, Federalsburg, Preston and Ridgely Elementary School will be open Monday through Thursday, June 21 through July 31 from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm.

Common medical concerns and illnesses can be addressed during an in-person or video visit with your SBHC provider. Reasons for a visit may include:

  • COVID Testing
  • Well visits and sports physicals
  • Cold and allergy symptoms
  • Asthma and breathing problems
  • Stomach aches
  • Headaches
  • Rashes and other skin complaints
  • Minor injuries

To schedule an appointment please call:

  • Ridgely SBHC – 410-634-9153

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.