The Viewpoint 9/10/21

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The Viewpoint

September 10, 2021

BTSN 2021 is a Wrap!

It was great to see so many parents in person last night at our Back to School Night. If you were not able to make it, here is the presentation that was shared by administrators, and this presentation is about our Gifted and Talented program 

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. In addition to shifting public perception, we use this month to spread hope and vital information to people affected by suicide. Our goal is to ensure that individuals, friends, and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help. Click here to find these important resources.

Daily Health Checks

As a reminder, please remember to perform a symptom check daily before your child departs from home. Please click here for more information.

Student Handbook and Code of Conduct

This week the MVMS Administration began reviewing the HCPSS Student Handbook that includes the Student Code of Conduct and other important policies/procedures. Please review the Student Code of Conduct along with the other important information with your student(s).

FARMs (Free and Reduced Meals)

FARMS (Free and Reduced Meals) eligibility provides discounts for summer school, SAT, recreation programs, Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and internet programs. Please click here to complete a FARMs application.

Family File

Thank you to the 79% of our families who have completed/updated their Family File for the 2021-2022 school year. Please remember that Family File must be updated every school year for each child by logging in to HCPSS Connect. Parents who have forgotten their login credentials for Family File may click the View Instructions On Resetting Passwords Link on the sign-in page. Parents who are new to the Howard County Public School System will receive a welcome email with instructions to activate an account. (Please note- change of address may not be made through Family File. If you have recently moved, please contact our Student Services Secretary, April Snyder, at as soon as possible.)

Community News and Events

Please visit the Community News and Programs page for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.

Upcoming Dates

  • September 16: Schools and Offices Closed 
  • September 22: First PTA Meeting, 6 pm in the FACS Room