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Principal’s Message Dear Oklahoma Road Middle Families: Wow—what a spring and summer we have had! I still can’t believe that we will have such an unprecedent- ed start to the school year. Even though we will be starting the year virtually, please know that as a staff we are all very committed to getting to know and being able to support all of our students the best we can. We know there will certainly be challenges as we start this school year in a virtual setting, so we continue to ask for your patience with any bumps we may encounter along the way and would love to hear any feedback that you have with regard to your son/daughter’s online learning. Teachers will work together when they return, to learn about and brainstorm ways to help build a positive online learning environment with their students. We truly believe that one of the most important factors in middle school is building a positive relationship with our students, and so we want you to know that we will continue to strive to do this in our online environment as well. With that said, as we start the school year, hopefully your son/daughter can share some fun icebreakers or activities they complete within their google classrooms to help not only get to know their teachers, but also their classmates. If at any time, your child shares concerns regarding their experience whether it be in our virtual environment or when they do get to come back to ORMS, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a counselor or administrator so that we can find a way to best support your student. This newsletter has a great deal of important information that will be helpful to you and will be a wonderful resource to reference throughout the school year. We included some resources and information that will be useful as we start the year virtually, but also kept some information regarding topics that will be important for when our students are able to return to the building. Student homerooms and schedules will be posted on Home Access Center around mid-August. Within this newsletter are the list of teachers by team, with the team leaders being listed as the first person in each team. Once the school year gets underway, we will be sending weekly connection letters home to you on Fridays that will contain some valuable resources, any updates we may have to share, and also some technology tips for you and your child. Although we know there will be some challenges we continue to face as we begin this school year, I’m real- ly excited to get to know our new students and to see all of our students continue to meet with success and watch them grow and mature into young adults. We are so proud of everything our students accomplished in the spring as they faced a lot of unknowns and adversity when they jumped into online learning, and I know they will continue to amaze us with their knowledge, creativity and wit as we enter a new school year. I’m looking forward to an exciting and again unprecedented, yet successful school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at any time. We know that it takes a village to help our children reach their fullest potential, so we value being able to work with our families to support your son/daughter’s social/emotional needs while also providing them the best education possible. Sincerely, Janel Fosnot Principal
Volume 21, Issue 1 ORMS Twister Talk August 2020 Janel Fosnot, Principal Oklahoma Road Middle School 410-751-3600 6300 Oklahoma Road 410-751-3604 (Fax) Jeffrey Hopkins, Assistant Principal Sykesville, MD 21784 www.carrollk12.org/oms GUIDANCE COUNSELORS Beth Prestianni 6th Grade 8th Grade (L - Z) Kayla Geho 7th Grade 8th Grade (A-K) Student Login Information Technology Services will NOT be updating student passwords prior to the start of school as we have done in previous years. Students will continue to use the same username and password they used last school year. ORMS Mission Suggestions for your student when starting the year Virtually 1.) Encourage your child to check their email in outlook at www.office.com everyday Oklahoma Road Middle 2.) Encourage your child to log into each of their Google Classrooms Daily for live Google School provides an envi- Meets, to check the Stream on their Classroom Page, and to look for updated assignment ronment of respect and information collaboration where stu- 3. ) Encourage students to ask their teachers questions via google chat / messaging through dents develop skills and google/email knowledge to become responsible Strategies for Staying Organized During Virtual Learning citizens and persevere 1.) Encourage your child to make a calendar outlining all of their google meets for the day/week through challenging 2.) Encourage your child to make a list of what assignments they need to complete each day learning opportunities. 3.) Encourage your child to look at the feedback provided by teachers on each assignment (this will be on their actual assignment when it is returned and they will receive an email with the feedback as well) Attendance BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT Your child will have a separate google class- We will be holding a virtual back-to-school night for all students room for and families on September 2, 2020. You will receive an email with attendance that they will need to sign in each the links to each event within the next week or so. If you are unable to view the event at the live, scheduled time—they will be recorded day to account for being marked present. so that you can watch them at another time that works best for your If they are going to be absent, please email family. their absence and reason for the absence to: Administration and Related Arts Teachers will send a pre-recorded email@example.com video for you to watch whenever works best for you. 4:00 –4:45 8th Grade Teams 5 & 6 5:00 - 5:45 7th Grade Teams 3 & 4 6:00 - 6:45 6th Grade Teams 1 & 2 Home Access Center Homework Hotline Website Home Access Center is The Homework Hotline is available Please check out ORMS website as Carroll County Public Schools’ on the ORMS website for students to it is a great source for information. parent portal. It allows parents’/ access their homework. There are guardians to login and view infor- also valuable resources here related https://www.carrollk12.org/schools/ mation pertaining to their child(ren). to distance learning and technology middle/oms// You can find Home Access on the questions. ORMS Website. https://www.carrollk12.org/schools/ middle/oms/StudentInformation/ Pages/Homework.aspx
6th Grade Team 1 8th Grade Team 5 PE/Health Jess Morgan - STEM Rm 251 Sean Connor - S. Studies Rm 190 Todd Muschik - PE Rm 817 Renee Cudney—Math Rm 250 Shannon Gore - Science Rm 171 Cindy Minarcin - Health Rm 150 Jenn Hurff - ELA Rm 252 Logan Toomey - Math Rm 191 Deb Janyska - PE/Adapt PE Rm 817 Danielle Webber - PE Rm 816 Beth Feinstein - S. Studies Rm 253 Meredith Veilleux - ELA Rm 192 Karen Soltis - Science Rm 271 Lauren Hubbard—Humanities Rm 193 Emily Mello—Spanish Rm 152 Special Education 6th Grade Team 2 Kim Dobrzykowski - LFI Teacher Rm 177 Kim Eason - Math Rm 290 Heidi Anderson - Speech Rm 407 8th Grade Team 6 Bethany Mazalewski - S. Studies Rm 292 Gabrielle Glorioso - Sch. Psychologist Rm 406 Kelli Peterson - Math Rm 166 Danielle Johnson - Resource Teacher Rm 408 Forest Heacock - Science Rm 269 Joyce Abbott - ELA Rm 153 Sherrill Lane- 6th Resource Rm 293 Kim Piazza - ELA Rm 291 Chris Eberle - S. Studies Rm 151 Cami Masenheimer- 7th Resource Rm 323 7th Grade Team 3 Mike Pallett - Science Rm 169 Alexandra Stitely- 8th Resource Rm 301 Trish Runkles– Math Rm 322 Lauren Hubbard—Humanities Rm 193 Jen Rutters - S. Studies Rm 320 Emily Mello—Spanish Rm 152 Resource Jen Lamb - Science Rm 314 Carolyn Cherry - Media Specialist Related Arts Donna Bahorich - Reading Specialist Rm 405 Carol Ritter ELA Rm 321 Danielle Stultz—Math Resource Rm 266 Vicki Williams - Tech Ed Rms 500/515 7th Grade Team 4 Jackie Keffer - Media Clerk Krista Herbert - FACS Rms 505/510 Joanne Penny - ELA Rm 302 Alaina Peik - GT Teacher Rm 277 Nick Chalk - Instr. Music Rm 121 Karen Shimek - ESOL Rm 265 Brian Anderson - Math Rm 304 Michelle Novak - Art Rm 201 Marilynn Buss - S. Studies Rm 303 Jeff Morrison - Vocal/Gen. Music Rm 118 Maggie Kramme - Science Rm 306 Home Access Center 2020-2021 Home Access Center is Carroll County Public Schools’ parent portal. It allows parents/guardians to login and view information pertaining to their child. The Home Access Center is provided for the express use of the parents of Carroll County Public School District students to assist in the communication of important educational information. The goal of the Home Access Center is to assist you in effectively communicating with the teachers, staff, and administration about your student. Parents can each have their own user name and password. They do not need to share an account. If both parents provided the same email address on the emergency card, then they will have one login to Home Access Center using that email address as their user name. Go to the Carroll County Public Schools’ website at www.carrollk12.org and click the Home Access Center link located in the ‘Students and Parents’ section. There is also a link on the ORMS website https://www.carrollk12.org/schools/ middle/oms Unfortunately, you must have an email address in order to have a Home Access Center account. You can setup a free email account online through a variety of websites. If you have changed your email address, you must notify your child’s school so they can update the system and your Home Access Center account.
Period Schedules for Enhanced Virtual Model 6th Grade Team 1 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Lunch Period 5 Period 6 - Period 7 - FLEX RA RA 8:30 – 9:15 – 9:50 9:55 – 10:35 – 11:10 - 12:10 – 12:50- 1:25 – 2:00 – 9:10 10:30 11:10 12:10 12:45 1:20 1:55 2:30 Synchro- Synchro- Synchronous Synchronous Synchronous Synchro- Synchro- Synchro- nous In- nous In- Instruction Instruction Instruction nous In- nous In- nous In- struction struction 9:55 – 10:15 10:35 – 10:55 12:10 – 12:30 struction struction struction 8:30- 8:50 9:15 – 9:35 12:50 – 1:25 – 1:40 2:00-2:30 1:05 6th Grade Team 2 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3/4 Lunch Period 5 Period 6 - Period 7 - FLEX RA RA 8:30 – 9:25 – 10:15 – 11:00 12:00 – 12:50- 1:25 – 2:00 – 9:20 10:10 11:00 – 12:45 1:20 1:55 2:30 12:00 Synchronous Synchronous Synchronous Synchronous Synchronous Synchronous Synchronous Instruction Instruction Instruction Instruction Instruction Instruction Instruction 8:30- 8:55 9:25 – 9:50 10:15 – 10:40 12:00 – 12:25 12:50 – 1:05 1:25 – 1:40 2:00-2:30 7th Grade Teams 3 & 4 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 – Period 4 – Lunch Period 5 Period 6 FLEX RA RA 8:30 – 9:25 – 10:20 – 10:55 – 11:25 – 12:25 – 1:15- 2:00 2:00 – 9:20 10:15 10:50 11:25 12:25 1:10 2:30 Synchronous Synchronous Synchronous Synchronous Synchronous Synchronous Synchronous Instruction Instruction Instruction Instruction Instruction Instruction Instruction 8:30- 8:55 9:25 – 9:50 10:20 – 10:35 10:55 – 11:10 12:25 – 12:50 1:15– 1:40 2:00-2:30 8th Grade Teams 5 & 6 Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Lunc Period 5 Period 6 Period 7 FLEX – RA - RA h 8:30 – 9:05 – 9:40– 10:25 – 11:05 12:05 – 12:45- 1:25 – 2:00 – 9:00 9:35 10:20 11:05 – 12:40 1:20 2:00 2:30 12:05 Synchro- Synchro- Synchro- Synchronous Synchronous Synchro- Synchro- Synchro- nous In- nous In- nous In- Instruction Instruction nous In- nous In- nous In- struction struction struction 10:25 – 10:45 12:05 – 12:25 struction struction struction 830 – 8:45 9:05 – 9:20 9:40 – 12:45 – 1:05 1:25 – 1:45 2:00-2:30 10:00
Covid-19/Virtual Learning Resources Covid Resources: 1. Keeping Children Healthy While School's Out 2. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 3. Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation during an Infectious Disease Outbreak 1. Taking Care Of Your Behavioral Health Homework Resources: 1. Help Your Child Do Schoolwork at Home 2. Apps That Act Like Math and Science Tutors for Homework Help Learning Challenges Resources: 1. Low-Tech DIY Strategies for Learning https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/4381533/Low-Tech%20DIY%20Strategies%20%20For% 20Students%20With%20Learning%20Challenges.pdf 2. 17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused Mental Health/Mindfulness/Social-Emotional Resources: 1. Tips for Parents and Caregivers-Teletherapy.pdf https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Eo3-wv1LQ3CI4r_XIEqDau7-1sv0ZilH/view?usp=sharing 2. What Parents Need to Know about Remote Mental Health Therapy for Kids https://childmind.org/article/telehealth-for-kids/?utm_source=newsletter&u tm_medium=email&utm_content=%20Parents%20Guide%20to%20Problem% 20Behavior&utm_campaign=Weekly-05-12-20 3. How to Find a TeleHealth Mental Health Provider for your Child: https://childmind.org/article/how-to-find-a-telehealth-provider-for-your-child/? utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%20Parents%20Guide%20to% 20Problem%20Behavior&utm_campaign=Weekly-05-12-20 4. Simple Steps to Help You Cope With nxiety 5. Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress 6. Signs of Depression During Covid-19 https://childmind.org/article/signs-of-depression-during-coronavirus-crisis/? utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=how%20to%20recognize% 20signs%20of%20depression&utm_campaign=Weekly-05-12-20 7. Treatment for Depression https://childmind.org/article/treatment-for-depression/? utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Are%20Time%20Outs% 20Harmful%20to%20Children%3F&utm_campaign=Weekly-05-12-20 8. How Mindfulness Can Help During COVID-19 9. Parent Guide to Resilience: Homepage 10. Mistakes can be good if we learn from them! 11. What is Growth Mindset: Activities & Printable Prompts 12. Managing Anxiety Around COVID-19 on Vimeo 13. Caring for Your Coronavirus Anxiety 14. Tips for Helping School-Age Children After Disasters
15. About Child Trauma 16. Taking Care of Yourself 17. Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Youth High School & College Age 18. Family Resource: Recognizing and Managing Stress in Youth http://www.afterschoolga.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Family-Resource_Recognizing-Stress-in- Youth_06.08.20.pdf https://www.calm.com/together? utm_medium=email&utm_source=lifecycle&utm_campaign=change_06092020dormsubs Substance Use and Abuse Resources: 1. The Risks of Marijuana Use During the Covid-19 Pandemic https://files.constantcontact.com/49924c6a001/40b47e1f-d636-4aea-bf6b-9c4c7b184999.pdf Summer Resources: 1. 14 Summer Activities to Continue Teaching Social-Emotional Learning 2. Summer Activity Guide summer activity guide Ages 10-12 summer activity guide Ages 13-15 summer activity guide Ages 16-18 3. Resources for Families and Programs During School Closures Technology Resources: 1. Mindful Use of Technology (the first article is for teens and the second article is meant for parents) https://childmind.org/downloads/Childrens_Mental_Health_Report_2019_Teen.pdf and https:// childmind.org/downloads/Childrens_Mental_Health_Report_2019_Parents.pdf 2. Student Tips for Participating in Online Learning (Zoom) 3. Zoom Tips for Educators: Teachers AND Students https://livetraining.zoom.us/webinar/register/1415808540529/WN_5B1e6RECQyuMtbo_DeENOA Virtual Learning Resources: 1. Helping Kids Cope While Sheltering in Place 2. Parents: Supporting Learning From Home During Covid-19 https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/c19/challenge/#content 3. A Parent's Guide to Virtual Learning: 4 Actions To Improve your Child's Experience with Online Learning 4. Online At-Home Library-Bookshare (10,000+ free books) Here for Students during COVID-19 5. Research-Based Activities for Home Learning 6. Resource on Developing a Schedule and Expectations for At-Home Learning: Supporting Families with PBIS at Home 7. Virtual Field Trips with Rangers at State Parks in CA http://www.ports.parks.ca.gov/ 8. Live Online Classes for ages 4-18 free Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice 9. Learn to Draw Online: Free Online Drawing Websites 10. Online Art Classes for Kids: Free! Use Anywhere 11. Creative Writing Prompts for Kids: 150+ Pgs Free Prompts 12. Gratitude Journal Prompts: Free Journal Templates 13. Virtual Field Trips to Art Museums, Cultural Locations, and Travel Destinations Around the World: Google Arts & Culture
14. 4-H at Home-examples of activities include a huge variety of topics including Learningto Tye a Tie, STEM activities, Coloring relaxation sheets, a Chefs Cookbook, Building Bridges, Wildlife Print Cast- ing, and Exercise Dice and PE options-ALL FREE! 4-H at Home 15. AutoDraw by Google Creative Lab Social-Emotional Learning Resources: 1. https://www.centervention.com/social-emotional-learning-activities/ 2. Daily SEL Lessons: https://www.clsteam.net/category/daily-sel-lesson/ 3. https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support 4. https://www.thepathway2success.com/free-social-emotional-learning-resources/ 5. https://www.lessonplanet.com/lesson-plans/social-and-emotional-learning? gclid=Cj0KCQjw3Nv3BRC8ARIsAPh8hgK1ppahM- jJHBjqvwhOvmMyZb1vrVyMicAmpfEqxpgtPueHY8skBHQaAuZfEALw_wcB 6. Sample Lessons: https://www.school-connect.net/curriculum-sample-lessons.php https://lalilo.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ Goodie_SocialEmotionalCalendar-1.pdf Sourced by: https://www.edutopia.org/article/13-powerful-sel-activities-emelina-minero Monica Kastner, Naples Junior Senior High School
Our school nurse, Kate Messier is amazing, and we are very happy to welcome her to ORMS this year! 7th Grade Immunizations Incoming 7th grade students need two additional immunizations in order to start 7 th grade. At this point, we are being informed by the state that this is required even though we are starting the year virtual. The required immunizations are the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis booster) and the MCV4 (meningitis vaccination). If your child has already received these immunizations, please forward the updated immunization record to the school via fax (410.751.3604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org). If your child has not received these immunizations, please make arrangements for him/her to receive them. Feel free to call the school with any questions. Be sure to include Oklahoma Road Middle School and your student’s name in any communication or messages. Medication Procedures If you anticipate your child needing medications during school hours, please be sure to fill out a medication permission form appropriately and have an authorized adult bring the medication to school. CCPS prohibits any students transporting medication to school. Please be aware that any medications, except Advil and Tylenol, must have a doctor’s order for the medication to be administered in school. Doctor’s orders are also required if you wish to give your child any other dosage than what is recommended by the manufacturer. This would include giving a child under the age of 12 adult strength Advil and Tylenol, or giving a higher than recommended dosage. Please remember that any medications not picked up from last year were destroyed and medication order forms are only good for one year. New medication forms must be completed each year. If you have urgent or serious medical concerns, please contact your school nurse. If you are without medical care, the Carroll County Health Department can help. They provide many services for free or at reduced fees. Some services include free immunizations, reduced-fee dental programs, physician services, women’s health and prevention programs. Contact the school nurse for further information or call the Carroll County Health Department at (410) 857-5000; they are a great resource for our community. Although physicals are not required for school entrance, they are encouraged to be done every year. If your child has had a recent physical, please have an updated copy sent to school for your child’s records, so the school system can better serve him/her. As you are filling out the Emergency Cards, please do not neglect to fill out all medical information on the card, including your physician and dentist. This information is to benefit your child if he/she should need medical services at school or if your child needs to be transported to a medical facility. Medication @ School Students may not transport medications of any kind to school. The medicine must be brought to school by a parent or guardian and given to the school nurse with the CCPS Medication Form signed by the doctor, with the exception of Ibuprofen & Acetaminophen. The medication forms are on ORMS website.
Removal Of Students During VISITORS TO THE BUILDING the School Day All visitors must ring the main entrance buzzer to ***Important Information*** request entry. Visitors must have a pre-arranged appointment to enter the school at this time. Visitors will need to review COVID screening questions and will need to show a valid pho- During the school day, students are to be removed to identification card before a visitor’s badge is issued from school only into the custody of their legal in the office. guardian or to an individual listed on the emergency card with the written permission from the registered parent/legal guardian. In cases where a court order granting joint legal custody is on file with the school, the student may only be removed from school with permission from the registered parent or the parent with arranged physical custody according EMERGENCY CARDS to the documentation provided by the registered parent. Once students return to the building, each student will receive only one (1) copy of his/her emergency card. It is critical the preprinted information Please understand that for students whose parents live is carefully reviewed by a parent/guardian. If the card reflects in two different locations but do not have court incorrect information you are asked to make note of the revisions on documents, the enrolling parent is considered the the card. All emergency cards must be signed by a parent/guardian primary registered parent and would need to provide and returned to the school, within three (3) school days. written permission for the non-primary parent to pick up the student during the school day. In addition, it is extremely important for parents to update their child’s As stated above, a student may not be released to information throughout the school year. This can be done by providing an individual listed on the emergency card without written documentation to the school. A change of residence, however, written permission from the registered parent/ will require proper documentation. This accurate information will allow legal guardian. The emergency contact list is a list the school nurse, guidance counselors, team leaders, administrators and of individuals to contact when the registered parent/ classroom teachers to have the accurate information needed to remain in legal guardian is not able to be reached in cases where close communication with parents and guardians. the child becomes ill or other emergencies. Being listed as an emergency contact does not grant permission to pick-up the student without the Thank you, in advance, for your prompt attention to this procedure! appropriate authorization. CHANGE OF ADDRESS Oklahoma Road Middle School State and County attendance regulations require the school to maintain accurate up to date enrollment information for each student; therefore, when Hours you have a change of address it is mandatory you provide the school with one of the following: Students Arrive: 7:55am • A signed lease/rental agreement on a home/apartment in which the Homeroom: 7:55 - 8:25am parent/legal guardian is currently residing FLEX: 8:25 - 9:00am • A current rent receipt • A recent utility bill Classes: 9:00am - 2:55pm • A mortgage statement/bill Wave 1 Dismissal: 3:00pm • A signed settlement document Wave 2 Dismissal: 3:05pm • A Property tax bill from the current fiscal year indicating “primary residence” Parent Pick-up and • A Deed Walkers Dismissal: 3:05pm • A Residence Verification Statement accompanied by an acceptable proof of residence, as indicated above for the owner/leasee of the property • Real Property Data Search Report listing parent/guardian name and “principal residence”.
STUDENT AGENDA/HANDBOOK BOOK BAGS The first day students are in the building, students will receive an Agenda Book courtesy of the Students may use book bags to transport books to and from school; PTA, unless your family picked one up prior to the however, students must leave their book bags in their lockers during school year starting. This book will contain the school day. This is for the safety of all students and staff. Students information specific to Oklahoma Road Middle will be given sufficient opportunities to visit their locker throughout the School and is a place to write daily assignments. day so that they will not need to carry all of their books. These locker visit Students must carry this book with them to each times will be determined by each individual team. Students can carry gym class and home each night. bags or small plastic bags for their gym clothes. The Carroll County Public School Student/Parent handbook is available on the CCPS website. GYM UNIFORM All students must wear a gym uniform during P.E. class consisting of a gray t-shirt, black gym shorts and gym shoes. Students will have an opportunity to purchase an ORMS gym uniform the first week of school through our Physical Education Department. The cost will be $10.00 for the shirt, $8.00 for the shorts. You do not have to buy the uniforms at ORMS. You can purchase a plain SERVICE-LEARNING INFORMATION The Service-Learning Graduation Requirement requires students to earn a minimum of 75 service-learning hours prior to graduation from high school. Students in Carroll County can begin earning service-learning hours the summer after fifth grade and have until their senior year to accumulate their hours. JUNIORS must have a minimum of 55 service-learning hours by the end of their JUNIOR year in order to have SENIOR status. Students earn hours for service-learning activities within designated courses as outlined in the Carroll County Service-Learning Guidelines as well as by independently volunteering in the community. Remember the following guidelines when choosing a volunteer opportunity: • You may not be paid for your service. • You may not earn service-learning hours providing service to a for-profit business. (Nursing Homes are an exception.) • You may not earn service-learning hours for service in preparation for a worship service, or during a worship service or religious education activity. Service, such as helping with church dinners and mission work, is acceptable. • Fulfilling family obligations, i.e., babysitting, grass cutting etc. is not acceptable. • Service-Learning Reflection Forms can be completed online but must be filled out within ONE YEAR from the time the service is completed. Service-Learning forms can be found by accessing the following website: https://www.carrollk12.org/schools/middle/oms//StudentInformation/pages/servicelearning.aspx If you are not sure whether an activity will count towards the Service-Learning Requirement, please contact Mrs. Veilleux at email@example.com. ADA ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or the provision of services, programs or activities. Persons needing auxiliary aids and services for communication should contact the Commu- nications Office at 410-751-3020 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, may use Relay or 7 -1-1. Please contact the school system at least one (1) week in advance of the date the special accommodation is needed. Information concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act is available from the Director of Facilities Management, (410) 751-3177, or the Communications Officer, (410) 751-3020, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157.
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES Please understand that students should not arrive before 7:55 a.m. because there is no supervision available prior to this time. Morning homeroom officially starts at 8:20 a.m. Students arriving after 8:25 a.m. will be marked TARDY. The first class period begins at 8:25 a.m. Dismissal will be as follows: 3:00pm – First wave dismissed. 3:05pm – Second wave will be dismissed along with walkers & parent pick up. (Once the school year begins, the times may vary due to unanticipated changes in transportation routes. Future newsletters will provide updated information.) TRANSPORTATION The Transportation Services Department (TSD) is pleased to announce that regular education school bus routes will be delivered to schools and posted on the CCPS website around August 15. Estimated pick up and drop off times for every bus stop (a.m. and p.m.) will be provided. All times are estimates and parents should be encouraged to have their student(s) at the bus stop at least 10 minutes prior to the listed pick up time for the first week of school. Once the school year begins, the times may vary due to unanticipated changes in transportation routes. Bus routes will continue to be updated on the CCPS website through the first month of school. If you have questions regarding your child’s bus route please contact the Transportation Services Department at 410-751-3229. *BUS RIDERS Students riding buses should arrive at their designated bus stops at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. Students must ride the same bus to and from school each day. They must also get on and off at the same bus stop each day. Permission to ride a bus other than a student’s assigned bus is only granted in emergency situations. Permission to ride a different bus can be granted only by the school’s administration. Both sets of parents must submit these requests in writing and in advance. Further, a written request from a parent or guardian is required whenever a student will be traveling home by a means different than what is typical for that student (i.e., walking home instead of taking the bus, parent pick up, etc.). These requests must be sent to the office first thing in the morning for administrative approval. *WALKERS and PARENT PICK-UP All walkers and bike riders crossing Oklahoma Road are to cross at the crosswalk located at the north entrance of the school parking lot. Students entering from the back of the school should follow the blacktop path from Hemlock Drive. Students will not be allowed to cross Rt. 26 unless a letter of permission from a parent or guardian is on file in the school office. For safety reasons, it is always a good idea for students to walk with a friend using only the sidewalks and/or pathways provided. At no time should students “cut” across or be on private property without the owner’s permission to do so. Parent pick-up and drop-off will continue to be at the parking lot to the right of the school. For the safety of all students, please be patient and follow the instructions of the designated school staff at this location. Student drop-off or pick-up is not permitted in the front parking lot between 7:45 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. and 2:50 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. due to bus traffic in this area at these times. BUS RIDER INFORMATION • One AM and one PM stop location shall be allowed for each transport- ed student. Exceptions will be made only in case of an emergency or Video/audio cameras are placed on school when an extenuating circumstance exists and shall be approved by the buses to protect students and staff and to Principal. provide for a safe and orderly environment. The privacy of students and the recording are • Parents are responsible for the supervision of students while walking to kept secure and are reviewed only by the or from school or while walking to, from, or waiting at the bus stop. authorized Carroll County Public School • Pupils may not ride buses other than those to which they are regularly Personnel. assigned, without approval by the principal, following a written request by the parent.
Lunch Information Lunch Times When We Are In School Grade 6: 12:00- 12:30pm Grade 7: 11:00 - 11:30am Grade 8: 12:45- 1:15pm Meal Prices Breakfast $1.75 Regular Lunch $2.75 Adult Lunch $3.50 Milk $0.60
COMPUTERIZED SCHOOLS CAFETERIA PREPAYMENT INFORMATION To place money on an account you can submit the slip below to the school cafeteria with cash or check made out to Oklahoma Road Middle School. You can also go online to: www.myschoolbucks.com and set up a student internet account for free. To set up an account you will need to use your student’s PIN. You can use the online website to make a credit card payment to your child’s account. The credit card processor charges a fee of $2.00 per credit card transaction if you use the service. You can deposit into multiple children’s accounts with one transaction fee. With the account you will be able to view your child’s cafeteria balance and view purchase activity. Cafeteria Pricing: Breakfast Elementary - $1.50 Full Paying/$.30 Reduced Breakfast Secondary - $1.75 Full Paying/$.30 Reduced Lunch Elementary - $2.50 Full Paying/$.40 Reduced Lunch Middle School - $2.75 Full Paying/$.40 Reduced Lunch High School - $3.00 Full Paying/$.40 Reduced Milk - $.60 Snacks - $.30 - $1.50 Detach and send in with check or cash to the cafeteria Student’s name: ________________________________ Student’s PIN: _________ Amount enclosed: $___________ Homeroom Teacher: ______________________ ____ Please place ALL of the money on the General Account to purchase either breakfast, lunch, milk or snacks OR ____ Please place on the Account, but I want to specify how much for each category $______________ for Breakfast and/or Lunch $______________ for Milk and/or Snacks
CONSENT AND RELEASE Permission to Photograph, Videotape or Audiotape Throughout the school year, the Carroll County Public School System frequently covers school activities and may use your child’s photograph, video image, or voice for educational, informational, or public relations purposes, with or without identification by name. If you do not wish to have your child’s voice reproduced on tape or to have his/her image appear in such things as a video or a photograph, or on the school or school system website or social media, please notify the school principal in writing. It is assumed that parents and guardians consent to their children being audiotaped, photographed, vide- otaped, or having their image placed on a school website or social media by the school system unless such notification is received. There are also occasions when the media cover certain school events (such as when a government leader visits a school). If you do not wish to have your child’s name or likeness published by the media, you should address your concerns directly to the school involved so that the media is so advised. Please be advised that the school system has no control over the media when they are covering activities such as sporting events and musical programs that are open to the public. Use of Student Work on Websites or in Publications There may be times throughout the year when the Carroll County Public School System wishes to display stu- dent work on school websites, social media, or in publications. If you do not wish to have your child’s art, poetry, writing, etc. appear on school websites, social media, or in publications, please notify the school principal in writing. It is as- NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disabil- ity, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.
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