TUESDAY'S NEWSDAY 17
January 5, 2021
From Principal Hammond
Welcome back and happy new year to everyone. We are looking forward to having students back in our building soon.
Thank you for maintaining health and safety protocols at home during and after break so we can stay on track to be back in the building safely.
In this week's Friday Family Letter, we will review hybrid schedules and procedures as we return to hybrid on Monday, January 11th. Here's to a great 2021 together.
Mark Your Calendar
Office & main entrance vestibule is open daily this week from 8:30am - 2:30pm for student material pick-up and Lifetouch photos.
DISTANCE LEARNING JANUARY 4 THROUGH JANUARY 8, 2021
RETURN TO HYBRID ON MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2021
- Monday, January 18, 2021 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
- Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - Staff Professional Development Day - No School
- Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - Semester 1 Ends
- Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - Report Cards Distributed
HYBRID MODEL RESUMES - JANUARY 11, 2021
Hybrid Scheduling & Student Learning
On Wednesdays in this hybrid model, all students in Kindergarten - Grade 4 will participate in Distance Learning from home between the hours of 8:05 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Only preschool students who have individualized special education plans will participate in Distance Learning on Wednesdays.
NEWS FROM OUR HEALTH OFFICE
Health Office Updates:
With the anticipated return to school next Monday January 11, 2021 anyone who traveled over vacation to a state other than NY, NJ or RI or another country needs to obtain a negative COVID test OR quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to school. Please note the state guidelines do recommend 10 day quarantine, but the school district is continuing to require 14 days from date of return or a NEGATIVE test result. Please send test results to the nurse at email@example.com.
The state travel advisory can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus/travel.
Please notify the school nurse of positive test results at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-938-2519 ext. 309. Also continue to notify the nurse if your child has had close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID 19.
Thank you for your continued diligence and support in keeping our community healthy and safe.
Jennifer Connolly RN, BSN, CPNSchool Nurse
Redding Elementary School
33 Lonetown Road
Redding, CT 06896
203-938-2519 ext. 309
RES LIBRARY NEWS
Please click on the link below to see how students can check out library books for pick-up at RES.
Step 1: Student will search the online Destiny catalog
Step 2: Student will complete a Google Form to request a book
Step 3: RES Library staff pulls the book and prepares it to be distributed
Step 4: RES Library staff emails the student and parent that book is ready for pickup
Step 5: Requested books will be prepared and left in the front vestibule on a blue cart marked “Library Book Request Holds”
Thank you, and HAPPY READING!!!
UPDATE - LIFETOUCH PHOTOS
Families can continue to pick up school pictures this week from the main entrance vestibule between the hours of 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. When we return to the hybrid model of learning, any photos remaining in the building will be sent home with students when they attend school in person on their scheduled cohort days.
Access this form to request a Chromebook: RES Distance Learning Device Request
Virtual Morning Announcements
Morning Announcement Link: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6902123
Some of our students are signing into a Zoom session and are being directed to the class they previously attended that day. To fix this issue, students should get into the habit of clicking the LEAVE button at the end of each class. Our teachers will also click the END MEETING FOR ALL button to help us work through this common issue. For additional support, please reach out to Pattianne Nordt, our Technology Assistant (email@example.com), or Rebecca Richards, our Science, Technology Integration Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Click the link to view the Zoom Student Directions video
Zoom Download Tutorials can be accessed here: Zoom Family Resources
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
PreSchool News - LAST CALL!!!
LAST CALL FOR APPLICATIONS.
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