News regarding 9/3 Orientation Information

Wed, 09/02/2020 - 4:03pm
Ellicott Mills Middle School  
 September 3rd Orientation Information 

Good Afternoon Ellicott Mills Parents and Guardians!


The purpose of communication is to provide you with the information needed to attend tomorrow’s (9/3)  New Student and New Parent Orientations.   


6th Grade Students:  Your child received an email communication from the sixth grade teacher who will be meeting with him/her in a small group beginning at 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 3rd.  In the email is a Google Meet Code that will allow your child to join at that time.  Students MUST use their HCPSS credentials to access the small group orientation.  The student orientation will conclude at 2:15 PM.  If you cannot find the orientation email with embedded Google Meet code, please email:;; 


New 7th and 8th Grade Students:  New 7th and 8th Grade students will meet with our Grade Level Team Leaders and a few members of their respective grade level teams.  NEW 7th and 8th grade students will need to use their HCPSS login credentials to log into the Google Meet using the code:  EMMS-NEW78


6th Grade and New Parent Orientation:  We encourage you to join us at 2:30 PM or 6:30 PM  for the new parent orientation on Thursday, September 3rd.  Existing EMMS parents are welcome to join; however, much of the information shared will be a high level overview.  A video recording of the orientation will be posted to the EMMS website following both sessions for ALL families.  If a translation of the video is needed, please contact 

The orientation will take place via a Google Meet.  You can access the meet using the following link or by calling in: 

Dial-in: (US) +1 414-622-0617 

PIN: 384 008 139#


Parent Orientation Topics 

The purpose of this orientation is to provide parents an overview of:  

1.  Who’s who  

2.  Where to find Ellicott Mills resources  

3.  How to start Navigating Canvas  

4.  Navigating a student schedule  

5.  Tips for supporting your child in the virtual setting 

6. Times/dates for future meetings for Follow-Up 

7. Q&A (if time permits) 


We look forward to meeting our new EAGLES!  Thank you for your attention and flexibility.  


Additional Important Dates:  

9/17 - Virtual EMMS Back To School Night  


Connect with Us:


4445 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043









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