About Us

Christopher Rattay

Christopher Rattay Principal christopher_rattay@hcpss.org

Carol Ketterman

Carol Ketterman Assistant Principal carol_ketterman@hcpss.org

School Overview

Staff Hours:  8:05 a.m.-3:40 p.m.

Student Hours:

  • 8:10 a.m.    Doors Open
  • 8:15 a.m.    Students May Report to Homeroom
  • 8:25 a.m.    Classes Begin
  • 3:09 p.m.    Dismissal Bell and Announcements
  • 4:00 p.m.    EMMS Doors Close (All after-school pickups should go through a select set of doors - this will be communicated to effected students and their parents.)

Student Late Arrival / Early Dismissal:

  • Students who arrive to school after 8:25 a.m. should report to the Student Services Office, opposite the Main Office.
  • Students who are to be dismissed early can bring a note to the Student Services Office in the morning and receive a pass.
  • Parents/Guardians who must take their child out during the school day should report to the Student Services Office and sign them out.

Student Absence Directions:

If your child is sick and cannot attend school, there is no need to call and report the absence. You are required to send a written, signed note of explanation within 48 hours of your child's return to school. Please include your child's full name, grade, and the reason for the absence. 

     Student Absence Pre-Printed Letter:

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: Sandra H. French