EMMS Eagle News - 9/4/2020

Fri, 09/04/2020 - 8:27pm
Ellicott Mills Middle School  
Friday, September 4, 2020
EMMS Community, 
The big day is almost here!  Tuesday, September 8th we will embarked on a totally new journey of teaching and learning.  Though it will look and feel different than any other year, our team of educators have leaned into this challenge with grit, tenacity and perseverance.  We are ready for this challenge.  The journey will be bumpy, fraught with unexpected challenges, but together we will overcome and thrive as a school community.  
Peter M Gaylord
Ellicott Mills Middle School


Need Us?: Check out or website to see if your answer is there. We highly encourage you to email our staff due to the decrease in front office staff availability (click here for staff contact information). Links to various virtual office hours referenced during the parent orientations can be found in our calendar (click here). PowerPoint presentations from all 9/3 orientations have been uploaded (click here).
EMMS Distribution of 2020/2021 Student Materials: EMMS is reaching out DIRECTLY to families as we have items to distribute to their student(s) based on request and class registration. Please be aware that only very specific classes are distributing materials.
Chromebook Update: EMMS has issued all of the devices that have been delivered to us so far.
Currently, we are waiting for more devices to come to EMMS from HCPSS to distribute.
EMMS Collection of School Materials: If you still have EMMS school materials, please return them to EMMS. Read more
Virtual Gifted and Talented Program Information Session: This event will be held on Thursday, September 17th @ 5:30pm. Please save the date. Parents and guardians are invited to visit with Ms. Adelman, EMMS GT Teacher. More details, including Google Meet codes and full schedules will be posted on our website a week prior to the event.
Virtual Back-to-School Night (BTSN): This event will be held on Thursday, September 17th @ 6:30pm. Please save the date. Parents and guardians are invited to visit teachers in a virtual setting. More details, including Google Meet codes and full schedules will be posted on our website a week prior to the event.


Does your child need a Chromebook and/or internet access?
Parents/guardians can identify student needs in HCPSS Connect using the following directions:
  1. Parents/guardians should log in to HCPSS Connect.
  2. From the left menu, last choice, select “More Options” then choose “Student Technology.”
  3. On the HCPSS Student Technology screen, use the drop-down arrows to indicate the Technology Requested for each student. Changes are saved immediately. No confirmation will be provided, once you make a selection the request is registered with HCPSS Technology Office.
  4. If a device has already been issued, it will appear in the inventory list. If a student already has a device issued, a new request will not be processed.
Family File Update Reminder: Every year HCPSS parents must complete a Family File for each child. HCPSS utilizes Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Read More
HCPSS Immunization Reminder: All children must have the required State of Maryland immunizations (click to download) in order to attend school. Parents are responsible for providing proof of immunization to the school prior to the student attending or proof of an appointment for necessary immunizations within 20 calendar days of the first day of school (Tuesday, September 29th). The Maryland Department of Health has not lifted the requirement for immunizations, which are still required for entry into school. Read More
Update from EMMS Cluster Nurse, Ms. Suzanne Wingard – It is a MD State law that all children entering 7th grade have 2 additional immunizations (Tdap and MCV4). If you have questions or concerns, please email Ms. Wingard @ suzanne_wingard@hcpss.org.
Student Meals During 2020-2021 Fall Semester: The food services program during the 2020-2021 first semester (Sept. 8, 2020-Jan. 28, 2021) will consist of Grab-and-Go meals served Monday through Friday from 8–9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m., beginning Tuesday, September 8. Breakfast and lunch can be picked up at either mealtime. Read More
HCPSS Free and Reduced Meals Program: Participation in the FARMs program also qualifies students for additional opportunities and services. Parents must submit a new application every school year. Learn more and apply. Read More
HCPSS Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: The HCPSS Help site is grouped by subject to allow quicker and easier navigation, and includes a keyword search function, making it easier to quickly find answers to frequently asked questions.


HCPSS Community News / Events: Please visit the Community News and Programs page on the HCPSS website for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.


HCPSS School Messenger Reporting Forms: If you are having issues receiving HCPSS district/school emails and/or text messaging please use this new form for reporting your issues regarding emails/text messages not being delivered.
HCPSS Canvas/Synergy Reporting Forms: If you are experiencing issues with Canvas/Synergy messages, please complete this form.

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