TUESDAY'S NEWSDAY 13
December 1, 2020
REMINDER - Distance Learning Materials
Access to our main entrance vestibule, where the materials are located will be until 2:30pm for pick-up on Tuesday - Friday this week.
Thank you so much.
From Principal Hammond
We hope you had a restful, peaceful, and healthy Thanksgiving holiday with your family.
During distance learning, thank you for ensuring that your child is ready for daily live streaming opportunities provided by teachers. Your support throughout this process is integral to your child's success and growth.
We continue to support our own continuous learning and growth and will continue to build upon student learning opportunities as we move forward together.
In partnership and with gratitude,
A reminder that on Wednesdays the student instructional day will run on an early dismissal schedule from 8:05 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. This includes the Fine & Practical Arts schedule. Teachers will participate in professional learning and collaboration during the afternoon hours on Wednesdays.
Access this form to request a Chromebook: RES Distance Learning Device Request
Virtual Morning Announcements
Morning Announcement Link: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6902123
Zoom Transition Updates
Technology Expectations & Guidelines
Identify a place in your home for distance learning work. It can be distracting if students are logging in while riding in a car, at the grocery store or in another location.
The learning space should be free of distractions (siblings, toys, pets, etc.).
Students must keep their screen name as their first and last name to be admitted into the live Zoom session. Click here for more information.
Students remain on MUTE, unless they are participating in a lesson.
Student cameras must remain ON during the duration of the live stream - this will provide an opportunity for the teacher to engage the child in the learning experience from home. If a student’s video camera is turned off during a live stream, we will consider them to be absent from the session.
Zoom links must not be shared with others outside of the classroom.
Click the link to view the Zoom Student Directions video
Zoom Download Tutorials can be accessed here: Zoom Family Resources
NEWS FROM OUR HEALTH OFFICE
Here are the highlights regarding travel from the CT.gov Travel Advisory page with regard to covid:
1) As of 11/24/20, the only states/territory not requiring quarantining upon return from are:
NY, RI, NJ, HI and USVI.
2) Anyone traveling from any other state or Level 3 country is directed to:
a) fill out the Travel Health Form (www.ct.gov/travelform) prior to arrival back in CT or no later than the day of arrival back in CT
*failure to submit this travel health form may result in a civil penalty of $500 for each violation or possible imprisonment*
b) quarantine for 14 days from the time of last contact within the identified state or country
*failure to quarantine may result in a civil penalty of $500 for each violation or possible imprisonment *
3) You may test instead of quarantine only if:
a) you had a test in the 72 hours prior to returning to CT or anytime after arriving in CT
b) it was a RT-PCR test
c) the test was negative
d) you submitted written proof of the negative test to the Commissioner of Public Health via email to DPH.COVID-Travel@ct.gov or fax 860-326-0523
e) you remained in quarantine in CT until the negative test result was submitted to the Commissioner.
4) If you are going to travel to an affected state or country and stay for less than 72 hours, you cannot test in CT before you go. You must test while you are in the affected locale, as long as it is obtained in the 72 hours prior to your return to CT, or following your arrival back in CT. You must remain in quarantine until the negative test result is back and submitted to the Commissioner (see #3d).
5) If you spend less than 24 hours in an affected state or country, you do not need to quarantine.
Please submit test results to the school nurse as well at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 203-938-3251.
Attendance While Full Remote:
- Please continue to report student absences to the school nurse in school dismissal manager or by phone at 203-938-2519 ext. 309 or by email at email@example.com. Include reason for absence - illness, travel, internet issues, etc.
- Continue to send Covid test results to the school nurse as well.
As always feel free to contact Jen Connolly, school nurse at 203-938-2519 ext. 309 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns!
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.
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. 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
SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Ms. Jennifer Del Conte, Director, Spec. Svcs.
Mrs. Jennifer Hankla, Supervisor, Spec. Svcs
Mrs. Marilyn Caruso, Secretary, Spec Svcs.
email@example.com Ext. 312
Mrs. Jennifer Basso, School Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 302
Miss Bobbie Granskog, School Secretary
email@example.com Ext. 304
Budgets, Payroll & Tuesday’s Newsday
Mrs. Rachel Saluzzi, School Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.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
We have not yet had an opportunity to go through them yet. We will send out a separate communication once we have sorted through all the photos to let you know when and how you will be receiving them. Thank you for your patience.
Attention Redding Residents:
Partners in Education Preschool Program (Located at RES)
We are now accepting applications for our 2021-2022 Preschool Program!
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 the address on the form.
If you need additional information, please call 203-938-0104