About Us

Christopher Rattay

Christopher Rattay Principal christopher_rattay@hcpss.org

Michele Doyle-Wetzelberger ("Ms. DW")

Michele Doyle-Wetzelberger ("Ms. DW") Assistant Principal michele_doyle-wetzelberger@hcpss.org

School Overview

Front Office Hours:  7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.  |  Phone Hours:  7:55 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Teaching Staff Hours:  7:55 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Need to Contact the Front Office/Administrators: 410-313-2839 (P)  |  410-313-2845 (F)
Need to Contact the Student Services/Guidance: 410-313-2844 (P)  |  410-465-5460 (F)
Need to Contact the Health Room/Nurse: 410-313-6988 (P)  |  410-465-1542 (F)

Student Hours:

  • 8:10 a.m.    Doors Open for ALL Students (Bus and Car Riders)
  • 8:15 a.m.    Students May Report to Homeroom
  • 8:25 a.m.    Classes Begin
  • 3:07 p.m.    Bell and Announcements
  • 3:10 p.m.    Dismissal
  • 3:45 p.m.    EMMS Doors Close
    • All after-school activity pickups - please note that staff will escort students out to the bus loop for pick-up

Student Late Arrival / Early Dismissal:

  • Late Arrival
    • Students who arrive to school after 8:27 a.m. should report to the Student Services Office to Ms. Rice, opposite the Main Office.
  • Early Dismissal
    • If dismissal is a planned event, please send in a note with the student to be given to Student Services during morning announcements. Student Services will then issue a pass for the student to come down and meet the parent in Student Services at the listed time.
    • The last unscheduled Early Dismissal time will now be 2:50pm.
    • If you arrive after that time, parent(s)/guardian(s) should wait for your student in the car loop for our 3:10pm dismissal. We appreciate your adjustment to this new procedure.
    • Without a note, EMMS will not call down students until their Parent(s)/Guardian(s) is/are physically present in Student Services to sign them out. This is to avoid students losing valuable instruction time and student safety.
    • Students may not leave the building before being signed out.
    • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) should be prepared to provide picture identification when signing students out from school. Also, parent(s)/guardian(s) should remain inside either Student Services or the Front Office, not in the hall or foyer for safety purposes. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) please do not exit the building without your student.

Important Announcement from Student Services – New Attendance Procedure

In an effort to simplify and streamline the process of notifying the school of your child’s absence, we have created a unique email address which parents can now use to send in their absentee notices. This will eliminate the need to call school and/or send in a handwritten note in the event of your child’s absence. This process became effective on September 24, 2018. The email address is: emmsattendance@hcpss.org.

The exclusions to this are:
  • If you are requesting 3 or more discretionary days, you must still complete a Discretionary Absence Form and sent it in to Student Services.
  • If you are requesting a day for a religious holiday not identified by the Howard County Public School System school calendar, please complete a Religious Obligation Form.

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Community Superintendent

With a focus on instruction as a birth-through-graduation continuum, Community Superintendents better position the school system to support students throughout their entire journey with HCPSS. View community superintendents by regional area.

Community Superintendent Area 3: Pat Saunderson

Board of Education Representative

Howard County public schools are divided into school clusters, which are assigned to individual Board members to facilitate school visitations, attend special events, and provide a point of contact for each school community. View all BOE school cluster assignments.

EMMS BOE Representative: Christina Delmont-Small