RES Family Update
Sunday, September 6, 2021
Caroline 2021 - 2022 Kickoff Video
A message from Interim Superintendent Derek L. Simmons:
In a 'normal' year, during the first week back for teachers, everyone gathers at one of the high school auditoriums for what we have always called the Opening Day Kickoff. The event is usually packed to capacity with teachers and administrators but because of the timing and capacity issues, we miss having our entire CCPS family all together in one place.
Something good comes out of everything and having to shift the Kickoff to a virtual format this year meant that we have a video that can be shared with everyone. Teachers and administrators were able to view it in school staff meetings last week, and it was shared via email with the entire CCPS staff this week.
Although the content was initially meant for our usual small audience, looking at the finished product made us want to share the stories told, along with the messages of support, with our entire community.
Many thanks to staff and community members for taking the time out to participate, and to videographer Chris Dorr for creating a memorable video.
Please note: For close captioning in the video, click on the CC icon (lower right); to caption in other languages, click on the Settings icon, then auto-translate and language.
Everyday Car Riders and Walkers
Everyday walkers will be dismissed from the media center this year. Parents will come to the area with the picnic tables to pick up their child. Please complete the EVERYDAY walker form that will be available. If your child is old enough to walk home on their own, parents will want to complete the EVERYDAY walker form as well. These students will be dismissed out of the front doors to travel home.
We will hold a DRIVE THROUGH Pre-kindergarten Meet the Teacher Event on Tuesday, September 7th from 4:30 - 5:30 PM. Families may drive through the bus loop to see your pre-kindergarten teacher, drop off school supplies, and say "hello." Please remain in your car.
Pre-kindergarten will hold a VIRTUAL Orientation beginning at 2 PM on September 8th.
Pre-kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 9th. We are excited to welcome our youngest Terriers to school!!
Free Breakfast and Lunch for all students this year!
It is still important for families to complete the Meal Benefit Application. Please use this link to complete the Meal Benefit Application:
This information is used to determine our TITLE I Funding. I encourage all families to complete the Meal Benefit Application for scholarship opportunities and other state aid.
Draft Reopening Plan and Survey
Posted on August 12, 2021
All Maryland school systems are required to provide a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (Reopening Plan) that addresses the reopening of schools for the 2021-2022 year. This plan must provide for the continuity of services that address and maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and staff. There are 11 requirements necessary for a complete plan that will be submitted to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The draft document is intended to provide an overview for public input. The final document will include more detailed information and reflect insight from our community survey.
We would appreciate you reading through the draft Reopening Plan and completing the survey that follows. Should you have any difficulty with the survey, please email PIO@ccpsstaff.org (Public Information Officer) for assistance.
Masks are required because we want our students to stay in school, in person. If a child is not wearing a mask and tests positive for COVID-19, the unvaccinated students around that child (masked or unmasked) are then required to be quarantined. However, if all students are masked and at least three feet apart in the classroom, only the child testing positive would miss school days. There may be other settings such as the bus or the cafeteria where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Our best chance at keeping classrooms and schools safe and open is to require everyone to wear masks and maintain three feet whenever possible.
Please visit the CCPS Back to School page which includes a Frequently Asked Question section about the mask requirement.
NO SCHOOL - Labor Day
Pre-kindergarten DRIVE THROUGH Meet the Teacher 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Board of Education Meeting - 6 PM
VIRTUAL Pre-kindergarten Orientation - 2 PM
First Day of School for Pre-kindergarten
Back to School Night - 6 - 7:15 PM
Board Work Session - 6 PM
NO SCHOOL for students - Teacher Professional Development
Fall Picture Day
October 4 - 8
RES Office Hours
School office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.
RES is a TITLE I School
RES is a progressive community of learners collaboratively supporting each other through intentional planning in a risk-taking and trusting environment, leading to rigor, student autonomy, and mastery of content standards in all learning settings.
For more information, feedback, or input on the School Improvement Plan, please contact the school.