Resurrection-St. Paul School
News and Notes, May 23, 2021
2020-2021 Be a Light for All to See, Matthew 5:16
Shining the Light at RSPS!
Mrs. Finamore is our school's Advancement Director. She works hard letting both current and potential families know how special and great our RSPS community and school are. In addition, she assists in keeping our RSPS traditions alive. Everything Mrs. Finamore does, she does out of love for our school.
Some fun facts about Mrs. Finamore include:
- The last time the cicadas came out, all four of Mrs. Finamore's children were students at RSPS.
- Mrs. Finamore used to teach Kindergarten here at RSPS.
- Four of her nieces and nephews attended RSPS. One of her nephews is John Fiocco, an instructional assistant at RSPS.
Last Call - Gifts of Gratitude for the End of the School Year
The HSA sponsored program, Gifts of Gratitude, will end on Monday, May 24th at 11:59pm. If you are interested in participating in this program, please click here: https://forms.diamondmindinc.com/Annual_Fund/springgog?token=1412802853
This program is designed to provide our families with an affordable, easy way to thank our treasured faculty and staff at the end of this year! Thank you to all that have already contributed.
Questions? Please contact HSA@resstpaul.org. Thank you!
If your child has received a COVID -19 Vaccine, would you please share this information with our School Nurses? As always, we are required to maintain an updated record of your student's immunization status and will document COVID-19 vaccine administration in your student's school health record. Documentation of vaccination may impact quarantine requirements in the event of a future exposure for students who are fully vaccinated..
Thank you for your attention and consideration.
Important Message From the HSA
Hi Everyone! We are so excited as we finish this school year out to enjoy the summer but also plan for an amazing 2021-2022 school year with RSPS!
Included in this survey is the election of the HSA Board, Budget Approval, and a survey regarding family participation and fundraisers for the upcoming school year. We can't wait to get your feedback and plan for a fun new year!
Calling All Landscaping Architects!
Attention 7th Grade Families - Virtual AoB High School Fairs
Virtual high school fairs provide the opportunity for families to learn more about our Catholic high school options. From 5:00pm to 7:00pm, families can engage representatives from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore on the following dates:
- Monday, May 24, 2021
- Tuesday, June 22, 2021
- Wednesday, September 29, 2021
- Monday, October 11, 2021
- Tuesday, November 2, 2021
The sessions provide a glimpse into the admissions process, highlight signature programs, and share information regarding scholarships, financial aid, transportation, and much more! Participating schools rotate live video sessions and families may register for up to three. Please visit our Virtual Admissions page to complete the RSVP form to receive access details for the virtual fair.
All volunteers must be VIRTUS trained (STAND) and you may volunteer ONLY for your child(ren)'s cohort. PLEASE WEAR YOUR BLUE VIRTUS CARD WHEN VOLUNTEERING. By wearing the card, staff can easily identify you are here to volunteer.
Please review the following presentation created by Mrs. Rensberger regarding our COVID-19 policies.
This document also includes the list of ideas, broken out by grade level, to assist in engaging children at recess.
PLEASE DO NOT COME IN IF IT IS RAINING, ALSO, IF THE FEEL LIKE TEMP IS BELOW 32, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE TO FIND OUT IF OUTDOOR RECESS WILL OCCUR THAT DAY.
To sign up for a recess spot this week please enter your name into the appropriate block on this form. Each cohort may have up to two volunteers per day. click on the form. A form for next week will go out in next Sunday's newsletter.
HSA Sponsored Restaurant Nights
The HSA welcomes RSPS families to patronize restaurants to build community, support the school all while enjoying a socially distance meal.
Support the School Through SCRIP
HSA is encouraging all families to participate in the Shop with Scrip fundraiser this year, especially with the cancellation of many fundraisers due to COVID. It is a simple gift card fundraiser. It benefits your family and the school at the same time. The PowerPoint below contains new information about the new app RAISE RIGHT and our school's enrollment code. This video also explains the SCRIP program. Please reach out to Jessica Dove (email@example.com) or post on the RSPS Parent Connect FB page with any questions. Jessica is always happy to help!
RSPS Spirit Wear
For new families and old, spirit wear is a day that kids can come out of uniform yet in their spirit wear of RSPS. It can be any of our theme tshirts (past theme t-shirts are OK to wear for September as we await our 2020-2021 theme shirts), or items from our spirit wear shop.
Which FYI the spirit wear shop is a FUNraiser for our school community! There are tons of amazing items and you can even customize them!
Spirit wear orders can be made here:
Policies and Procedures
Arrival and Dismissal Safety
- all morning arrival traffic should enter from Chatham Rd (please do not skip traffic lanes by cutting through the parking lot)
- only vehicles dropping off students in Grades 3-8 should exit via Paulskirk Drive in the morning
- all traffic for dismissal should enter and exit via Chatham Road
- drive through the parking lot at a safe speed (5 mph or less)
- follow Maryland regulations for children in car and booster seats
- children should be seated properly and buckled until the car is no longer moving
- observe parking lot signage and staff instructions
Thank you for your cooperation keeping our Panthers safe!
Out of State Travel Policy
Effective with the new Order to take effect 3/12/2021 at 5:00 PM OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL: Quarantine requirements and other restrictions regarding out-of-state travel will be lifted. A Maryland Department of Health advisory will remain in place continuing to encourage Marylanders to get tested upon their return.
Changing to Distance Learning
Students Who are Quarantining
Please let Julie Rice, firstname.lastname@example.org, to inform her of any close contact exposures, presumptive positive cases, or positive cases in your household so we can coordinate instructional programming and follow all COVID-19 protocols.
VIRTUS Training for all Volunteers
Required training for all volunteers
Due to COVID-19 policies, visitors and volunteers will not be allowed in the building until further notice. We welcome volunteer service that can be done from home.
2020-2021 School Year at a Glance
May 31st: No school, Memorial Day
June 2nd: 8th grade graduation
June 8th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers
June 9th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers
June 10th: 12:30 p.m. Last day of school for students, Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers
June 11th: Last day of school for faculty and staff
At Resurrection-St. Paul School, students have unique opportunities for real life critical thinking, problem solving, and experiential learning through enrichment programs built into our curricula such as theater, art, outdoor education, and much more. We offer a well-rounded academic education rooted in the Catholic tradition of excellence and values. We prepare our students to assume responsible, creative roles in an ever challenging and changing world.
Resurrection-St. Paul School, through the teaching of the Catholic Church, is dedicated to the total formation of the child by preparing them for a global society through innovation, problem solving, and cross curricular collaboration.