RES Family Update

September 28, 2020

Media Center news

We are trying to collect all school library books. Bins to return Media Center Books will be placed outside the office doors during the school day, 8 AM-4 PM. Please return any books that have been checked out from the R.E.S. Media Center. Books may also be returned to the Caroline County Public Library. Books must be returned before new books can be checked out. Watch for an email from Mrs. Fortner stating the book or books checked out.

Also, be sure to check out the online Book Fair going on now through October 9. You can find the link on our FaceBook page and the RES website in the media center area.

FAQ Sheet for Pre-k - 2 returning to school

The Back to School page of the CCPS website has been updated with FAQs for the PK-2 return.


Based on current conditions, Caroline County Public Schools is planning to bring PreK through 2nd grade students back to school buildings on a modified schedule.

  • Beginning October 5th - PreKindergarten (age 4) and Kindergarten students
  • Beginning October 8th - First Grade and Second Grade students

Please note:

  • Transportation will be provided. However, because of social distancing, transportation is a challenge. Please consider if you have options other than using CCPS transportation.
  • Face coverings are required for students ages five and up.
  • Protocols for preventing the spread of COVID-19 through cleaning, self-assessment, and social distancing are detailed in the CCPS Recovery Plan .
  • Virtual Learning will continue for students who remain at home.

Free and Reduced Meal Benefit applications

While meals for all children are currently free, families who normally fill out Free and Reduced Meal Benefit applications should still complete and turn in the application. Meal benefit applications affect school programs such as Title 1, Maryland Meals for Achievement and other initiatives that benefit children.

Free and Reduced Meal Benefit applications

Technology Support:

Technology Support for students and parents. Please share with your families.

Phone: 410-479-1464

Learning at home tips...

Here are some reminders and tips for learning at home.

  • Organize your materials each day.
  • Choose a well lit place, a spot with some natural light can be helpful.
  • Reduce any distracting noise.
  • Think about your background, think about what’s going to be behind you on video during zoom.
  • Make a plan for breaks that includes getting away from your work area and getting in some movement and fresh air.
  • Reach out to teachers, counselors, or administrators if you need help.
  • Ask questions when you don’t understand.
  • Do your BEST!

Picking up Student devices and classroom supplies:

If you still need to pick up your child's technology device and classroom materials, please call the school to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.


September 21 - October 9

Online Book Fair

October 6

Board of Education Meeting - 6:00 PM

October 14

Quarter 1 Interim Reports Distributed

October 16

No School

October 20

Board Work Session - 6:00 PM