About Us

Christopher Rattay

Christopher Rattay Principal christopher_rattay@hcpss.org

Carol Ketterman

Carol Ketterman Assistant Principal carol_ketterman@hcpss.org

School Overview

2017/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
  • 3:45 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 to Ms. Rice, 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.
    • Per EMMS policy, we cannot call a student out of instructional time prior to parent arrival in the Student Services Office.

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: For Your Convenience, you may print and use the following "Note to School"

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