The ViewPoint 9/12
What a wonderful 1st week of school! Congratulation, for a job well done! Thank you to all of the parents, guardians, family members, friends and anyone else who helped our students have a successful first week of school. Ms. Hess and I visited several classes throughout the week and students were engaged, enthusiastic, and genuinely happy to be back with their teachers and peers.
This week our teachers spent a lot of time getting to know your children and building classroom communities. They helped children sort through their schedules, get organized, and figure out how to navigate Canvas. Parents and students have been great with access technology support and preparing for daily instruction. We know that this year has brought about many changes, but please know that we are here to support you and your children. As we all navigate Virtual Learning, remember that patience is paramount and extending grace to one another is essential. The MVMS staff is here to help each and every one of our students, so if you are experiencing any challenges, please reach out, and we will do all that we can to assist.
It is going to be an amazing year!
Thank for Your Support,
The HCPSS Department of Special Education invites you to attend the Empowering Parents as Partners Conference from September 29-October 1st with two sessions each night; 6:30-7:30 and 7:45-8:45. This year’s conference will be held virtually with session PowerPoints posted online for later viewing. This conference will benefit both seasoned parents and those new to special education to help them advocate for their children, and be active and informed members of the IEP team. Staff from the Department of Special Education along with community partners will lead sessions including information on supporting your child and participating in the IEP process during virtual learning. Parents will leave sessions with tools to support success and reduce stress during virtual learning.
Register at http://hcpssne.ws/empower.
Registrants will be emailed all the session descriptions and links to choose from. The first 250 people will be admitted to each session. The deadline to register is Monday, September 28 at 5:00pm. For questions, please email FSRC@hcpss.org. This event is part of the ongoing Parent Empowerment Series sponsored by the HCPSS Department of Special Education. We look forward to collaborating with you!
MVMS PTA: Join us for the first MVMS PTA meeting of the brand-new school year.
When: Wednesday 9/16 at 6PM - 7PM
Where: This will be a virtual meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96548756311?pwd=UEpEdnVseWNWRzN3WlRFREova21oUT09 Meeting ID: 965 4875 6311 Passcode: 21784 Or call in: +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adscG1TCc3
MVMS Back to School Night: Back to School Night will be virtual this year on Thursday, September 17. We are developing a MVMS Back to School Night website to house all of the information for the evening to support the varying needs and interest of our community. Please know that in order to access your students' classes, during Back To School Night, you will need to be logged into your student’s HCPSS account. More detailed information, regarding Back to School Night, will be shared next week.
Family Connect File: Every year HCPSS parents must complete a Family File for each child. HCPSS utilizes Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Parents/guardians must complete the Family File every year, even during virtual learning, to ensure HCPSS has the most current information for each child. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child, and can do so by logging in to HCPSS CONNECT and selecting the Family File tab on the left and then clicking on Family File.
Once logged in, you will be asked to update or provide the following information:
· Student Information
· Parent/Guardian Contact
· Emergency Contacts
· Medical Information
· Arrival/Dismissal Procedures
· Photo Approval
· Data Confidentiality
· PTA/PTSA Directory
Changes of address may not be made through Family File. If you have recently moved, please contact your child’s new school as soon as possible. As we are preparing for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, it is imperative that we have accurate addresses on file for all of our students. If you have moved (even if your school didn’t change), and have not provided us with your updated information, we ask that you email the following documents to April_Snyder@hcpss.org, Student Service Secretary.
Please complete a change of address form.
You will also need to send in the following:
·A lease or deed of trust that has all required signatures or an original lease with all required signatures
· Two current bills for cable television, non-cellular telephone, bank statement, or gas and electric.
Changes of parents’/guardian information (change name, add a parent or change custody status) may not be made through Family File. You will need to send legal documents to our Student Service Secretary, April Snyder, April_Snyder@hcpss.org as soon as possible.
Resources on how to access Family File may be found on the HCPSS website.
Parents who have forgotten their login credentials may click the “Forgot Password” link on the sign in page. If you need additional assistance, please fill out this MVMS Technology Help Form