Ellicott Mills Middle School - Message Regarding Monday, March 1st

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 9:39pm


Ellicott Mills Middle School - Message Regarding Monday, March 1st

Reminders for ALL families regarding March 1 changes

Dear Ellicott Mills Community,
As you may know, HCPSS will begin its transition to a hybrid model on Monday, March 1. We are excited to begin welcoming back students in person and look forward to seeing other students virtually. Please know that we will continue to work toward the best interests of every student, no matter whether they are participating in person or virtually.
Families are reminded that all student schedules will change on Monday, for both students returning in-person and those remaining virtual. All school start times will be adjusted to begin 20 minutes later than pre-COVID start times. For EMMS, that means that the school day begins for students at 8:45 a.m. Students will not change courses/subjects, however class times and lengths will change. You can find the general schedule online at https://www.hcpss.org/2020-2021/hybrid-schedules/emms/.
All families should note that effective March 1, there will be new procedures for student meals. Meals for seven days per week will continue to be provided at no cost to students; however, the days and times meals will be provided will change. Students returning in person may choose to receive meals any day they are in school. For all other families, meals will be available for pickup from 7:45-8:45 a.m. at elementary school locations and 9:00-10:00 a.m. at middle and high school locations on the following:
  • Mondays – Students in Group V and/or non-HCPSS students age 18 and under
  • Wednesdays – Students in Groups E, A or B
  • Thursdays – Students in Group V and/or non-HCPSS students age 18 and under
Full details on student meals (Links to an external site.) can be found on the HCPSS website.
For students returning in person, please note:
  • If you are eligible for, and opted into receiving transportation services, you can now log in to the HCPSS Bus Stop Locator (Links to an external site.) for locations and times.
  • You can find the Ellicott Mills Middle School Readiness Checklist online at https://facilities-checklist.hcpss.org/emms (Links to an external site.).
  • Families of students in Group E (5 days) should have received confirmation your child is enrolled and will return in person Monday, March 1. If you did not receive this information, please contact our Main Office @ 410-313-2839.
  • Families of students in Groups A or B (hybrid) will receive communication from Ellicott Mills Middle beginning Monday, March 1 with your child’s group designation and additional information.
We know families have a lot of questions. Please visit the HCPSS Help Site (Links to an external site.), which features answers to hundreds of frequently asked questions regarding this school year, searchable and sorted by applicable categories. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thank you, 
Peter Gaylord 
Principal, EMMS

Ellicott Mills Middle School | 4445 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043 | 410-313-2839 | emms.hcpss.org


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