RES Weekly Buzz
We had a fabulous Halloween Parade on Tuesday afternoon with bright sunny skies! Our students were full of smiles and laughter as they saw many familiar faces along the route. Thank you to all those who were able to come and cheer on our students as they passed by. Many thanks to the Rockport Police and the Rockport Fire Departments for participating in our annual Halloween Parade. We appreciate having you with us to share in the fun and for making sure our staff and students were safe.
As we say goodbye to October and welcome November, please remember to send your students with layers. As you know, New England weather can change on a dime; and we want everyone to be prepared for the cooler weather, so they can enjoy their recess outside. Please label your kid's outdoor clothing and sweatshirts. If they leave something behind, we'd like to get it back to them instead of having it end up in the lost and found. Thank you for your help!
Don't forget to turn you clocks back and have a Happy Weekend.
Halloween at RES
- November 5: Daylight Savings Time Ends
- November 10: No School
- November 14: Picture Retake Day and All School Photo
- Customer Questions:1-800-736-4753 or click here
- November 16: RPS Orchestra Summit, 6:30 pm, RHS Auditorium
- November 22: 1/2 day of School
- Pre-K Dismissal: 11:30am
- Grade K-5 Dismissal: 12pm
- November 23-24: No School
- Thanksgiving break
- November 30: End of Trimester 1
- December 5 and 6: RES Conferences
Before and After School Activities
Last day of Fall Run Club is Wednesday, November 8, 2023
November 10-2023 Mass Elementary Cross Country Championship
Please note: There will be no Cursive or Board Games on November 8th & 9th. They will now end on November 15th & 16th. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Classes for this session are wrapping up. Please be aware of ending dates for each class. Use this link for exact dates.
Grades 3-5 at RES on Thursdays 8:30-8:45am (RES Cafe)
RES Juggling Club: Grades 2-5 at RES on Thursdays, 8-8:45am (RES Gym)
Reminder: Students attending a before school activity
should not be arriving at school before 7:55am.
Rockport DECA Online Store
The Rockport DECA online store is OPEN for business until November 6! There are plenty of Viking pride items available for purchase and items are shipped directly to your home. Rockport DECA is also using this as a fundraiser as we get a percentage of each sale to help out our chapter. Use the link below to begin shopping!
4th Grade Project Adventure
The Rockport PTO invites you to attend the 2023 Holiday Fair on November 18. Please consider printing the flyer to post (with permission ) at work or another local spot you frequent! The fair is open to the public and vendors, PTO and other community fundraising groups will share in more success if there are more attendees.
Notes from Nurse Wagner
There are many students in school with food allergies. Please remember we are a NUT-FREE school. Also, please remind your child that they should NOT share ANY snacks with other students during classroom snack time.
RPS COVID guidelines remain the same as last year. Please stay diligent about monitoring for symptoms in your child. If your child has symptoms, please test them with a rapid COVID test. Free COVID test kits are available from the Town of Rockport. Reach out to the Board of Selectmen's Office at Town Hall during their business hours. You can review the guidance here.
Please remember to turn in a copy of your child's latest physical and immunization history.
Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school every day.
For any questions or to report your child's illness, please call the RES health office at 978-546-1223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
🎃 More Halloween 🎃
RPS Employment Opportunities
Public Survey on Accessibility of Town Facilities, Programs, and Services
We need your help! The Town of Rockport is in the process of developing a Self-Evaluation and
Transition Plan to ensure residents and visitors have access to all Town buildings, programs, and
services. The Town has engaged the Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management to assist with the plan, which is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 (ADA). An important part of this planning process is providing opportunities for the public to offer input and voice concerns.
This survey is intended to gather preliminary data to assist the planning team in identifying any barriers to access for individuals with disabilities at Town buildings or within the programs and services it currently offers. Once the initial study is completed, the Town will solicit additional input on how to best address any deficiencies that are found.
Please take a few minutes to complete this important accessibility survey at the following link:
If you need assistance in completing this survey or would like to request an alternative format, please contact Marcia Birmingham at email@example.com or call the Collins Center at 617-287-4824. We sincerely appreciate your time and effort in helping to ensure Rockport remains a great place to live for ALL our residents.