August 27, 2021
Steps For Success on the First Day
Driving your Student to School?
If you drive your student to school, it is very important that you follow the traffic pattern outlined in this diagram .
As we begin the school year, we will be offering an outside eating option as staff coverage and weather permits. We will be using foldable tables in a designated area outside of our cafeteria. Students will be allowed to eat "picnic style" on the grass. Masks are optional outside. Here is additional information on cafeteria protocols.
For students that choose to eat inside, we will be using assigned seating/tables based on student selection to support our efforts in the event of contact tracing. Students will have a week to select their seats for the 1st quarter. There will be several locations of hand sanitizer throughout the cafeteria that staff will remind students to use before and after lunch. HCPSS will also be providing a lunch table divider as a protective guard for grade 6 students eating inside.
Responsible Use of Technology/ Cellphone Use
Per Policy 8080 Middles School Students will not have access to cellphones during the school day at 7:30 am when they enter the building until 2:25 pm. Parents that need to contact their student during the school day may call the Front Office and our staff will provide a pass for your student to leave class to access a phone designated for student use. Students will also be able to come to the Front Office to call parents throughout the school day if necessary. We ask that parents partner with us and encourage their students to leave their cell phones home or turn them off and keep them "out of sight."
Update Your Family File!
A total of 72% of our families have updated their Family File! If you need to update yours, please read more here.
Medication Drop Off
If your child requires medication (prescription or over-the-counter) during the school day, your child’s health care provider must complete a medication form and/or an Epi-Pen Care form dated after July 1st, 2021. All prescribed medications must be in properly labeled containers that include the following information:
Pharmacy labels will usually contain this information. Over-the-counter medications should be new, unopened containers labeled with the student’s name.
Please feel free to contact the health room with any additional questions at 410-313-5550.
Space Available/Alternate Bus Service Forms
We are implementing a change in process for the Space Available and Alternate Bus Service forms. Parents can obtain the forms from the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Transportation webpage. Forms are located under the question, “Can my child ride a different bus?”. Once completed, the forms should be turned in to the school office. The Transportation Area Manager will provide initial lists to each school identifying each bus and the number of students assigned to the bus. Schools will monitor bus capacity in collaboration with their Area Manager. In most cases, due to the severe driver shortage, these requests may be denied. We have increased our existing loads to 50-HS, 52-MS, 54-ES. The forms will be maintained at the school.
Community News and Events
Please visit the Community News and Programs page for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.
HCYP Boys Middle School Basketball Tryouts Flyer
MRHS NHS Tutors
Once again this year, our MRHS NHS students will make themselves available for 1-1 tutoring in all subjects. The link to request a tutor is now live on the MRHS NHS website – tutors will be available starting on the 8th.