TUESDAY'S NEWSDAY - ISSUE 7
October 12, 2021
From the Principals
Dear RES Families,
We hope you enjoyed the long weekend with your family. This is such a wonderful time of year to enjoy all of the outdoor activities in our region.
On Wednesday, October 13, our PTA will hold their monthly meeting, virtually, at 7:00pm. Please be sure to join in to hear all of the exciting news and fundraising programs that have begun for families. These efforts provide many events for the RES community.
Also, if you have not already joined our RES PTA, please do!
Have a great week -
Sharon Weirsman, Interim Principal
Joe Amodio, Assistant Principal
Mark Your Calendar
Wednesday, October 13: Virtual RES PTA Meeting 7:00pm via ZOOM
Thursday, October 14: Gr. 4 Garden Club - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 26: ER9 Joint Board Meeting - 7:30pm at Joel Barlow High School
Tuesday, November 2: No School for students, Professional Development for Teachers
Wednesday, November 3: Redding Board of Education Meeting - JRMS 7:30pm (Please note date change - as Tuesday is Election Day)
Wednesday, November 10: Virtual RES PTA Meeting 7:00pm via ZOOM
Thursday, November 11: Veteran's Day
Friday, November 12: Interim report cards sent home
Tuesday - Friday, November 16 - 19: Early Dismissal at 12:30pm (Please note THE TIME!!!) Conference Days
Picture Re-take Day: Thursday, December 2
Coming soon: Registration for Fall 2022 - 2023 Kindergarten
(more info will be available in late October)
Click the link to access the 2021-2022 School Year Calendar
We are looking for subs to help out in classrooms, at recess and in our café. If you or someone you know has some time to sub at RES and work with our youngest friends and future leaders of the world - please go to the ER9.org website and complete the application in Applitrack located under HUMAN RESOURCES.
We are also looking for custodial subs to help on the evening shift. Please call Bobbie, if you are interested at (203) 938-2519 Ex. 304.
Thank you so much for considering this request. We truly appreciate it.
RES MAIN OFFICE STAFF
Attention Redding Residents:
Partners in Education Preschool Program
(Located at Redding Elementary School)
We are currently accepting applications
through Monday, January 10, 2022
for our 2022-2023 Preschool Programs.
Applications are now available through the RES Website, under the school resources link.
You may email the form back to email@example.com
or mail back to:
Redding Elementary School
33 Lonetown Road
Redding, CT 06896
Attention: Marilyn Caruso
If you need additional information, please call 203-938-9026
FIRST VIEW App (Transportation update)
If you are having problems with the First View app for bus transportation updates, it is possible there were some changes to the route or the timing of your child's pick-up or drop-off.
First View is updated ONCE A WEEK on Wednesday nights. IF the app dropped your child's pick-up or drop-off information or shows "no services," you need to go into the app and re-add the pick up or drop off stop. App users may be disconnected from a stop they’re following, if it’s moved in our system manually to another route, another location and/or the stop time is changed. If any of these things happened, then that’s why you may have lost the PM service or AM service.
The transportation changes have finally started to level off now that we are 14 days into our school year. Hopefully, this will be your final tweak with the app. You can also reach out to the First View support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly from the app by selecting the envelope icon.
Grade 4 Fall Gardening Club
Please refer to the calendar below as to the gardening dates so you can update SDM. You can make it a recurring exception for the dates noted on the calendar. (NOTE: October 5 "after" October 7 on the previously calendar should have read October 12. There is NO Garden Club today. The calendar below has been updated.)
We are grateful for the overwhelming response we had for this program. It filled up in two days. The club will be offered again in the spring to Grade 4 students.
NEWS FROM OUR HEALTH OFFICE
Health Office Updates:
- The students are doing a great job wearing masks! It is still warm outside and they do often get sweaty after recess and PE, so please send a couple extra masks to school with your child.
- Please monitor your child(ren) for any signs and symptoms of illness. Please keep students home if they are sick and/or if they have a temperature above 100.0 F. Report absences in School Dismissal Manager and/or email the nurse.
- Please report all POSITIVE COVID tests immediately to the school nurse and the district coordinator at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about this or the protocols please call 203-938-2519 ext. 309. Also notify the nurse if your child is identified as a close contact of someone with covid outside of school.
- Students should also have a change of clothes at school or in their backpack in case of spills or accidents. We do not have extra clothes in the health office.
RES School Nurse
Phone: 203-938-2519 ext. 309
LOST AND FOUND
The most collected clothing item are sweatshirts in all colors and sizes - Cat & Jack, GAP, Nike, Champion, Reebok, "POTTER 07," etc. We also have water bottles, masks, one blue lunch bag, even a dress!! Many of these items are left out at recess time.
Please stop by if you are missing some sweatshirts and check the table in the vestibule for something that might belong to you. Eventually, those items will be donated, as we don't have the ability to store all the clothing we will collect as the weather gets colder out.
Thank you - Bobbie
CAR TAGS FOR DISMISSAL
There are 3 backpack tags that can be used for siblings either now, or later as your family grows. IF you lose one or do not have enough, please consider making copy of that tag to match your car tag number and affix to your child's backpack.
Information regarding our dismissal procedure is available in our summer mailing located on our website at www.reddinglementaryps.org Please refer to our handbook.
Thank you -
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.
IF your child needs extra help getting in / out of your vehicle, please park your car in an available parking space to assist your child, and please walk them to the curb. This will help move our car line along more swiftly.
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 before 1:30pm or 11:30am on an early dismissal. 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. RES relies on our daily SDM report as to what your child is doing at the end of the school day.
DROP OFF SAFETY
Office hours for Special Services is 7:30am - 3:00pm during the regular school year.
SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Ms. Jennifer Del Conte, Director, Special Services
Ms. Michelle King, Administrative Assistant to Director of Special Services
email@example.com Ext. 313
Mrs. Jennifer Hankla, Supervisor, Special Services
Mrs. Marilyn Caruso, Secretary, Special Services
firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 312
Office hours for the main office is 7:30am - 3:45pm during the normal 10-month / 180 day school year.
Miss Bobbie Granskog, School Secretary
email@example.com Ext. 304
Budgets, Payroll & Tuesday’s Newsday
Mrs. Komal Kulkarni, School Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 302
Registrar & Enrollment
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. 346
You will find a complete list of telephone extensions and email addresses for our staff on our website www.reddingelementaryps.org