The Kangaroo

The Official Newsletter of Carroll Springs School

Our Vision

An all-inclusive learning environment which strives to provide authentic life experiences by ensuring safety for all, building relationships, accessing curriculum, and respecting communication and learning differences.
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Dates to Remember

Thursday, March 9, 2023: Camo Day

Tuesday, March 14, 2023: Conference Night, 3:30-6:30 pm.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023: End of 3rd Quarter. Students dismissed two hours 45 minutes early.

Thursday, April 6-Tuesday, April 11, 2023: Schools and Offices closed for spring break. Classes resume Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023: Spring Challenge

Friday, May 12, 2023: LFI Prom

Thursday, June 1, 2023: Graduation, 1:00 pm (this is different than the time in the CCPS calendar)

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Conference Night

Tuesday, March 14th, 3:30-6:30pm

495 South Center Street

Westminster, MD

It's our final conference night of the year! Want to meet with a teacher or therapist? Sign up using our Sign Up Genius.

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What's the Spring Challenge?

Carroll County Public Schools will be hosting the first ever “Spring Challenge” on May 3rd at Westminster High School. This event will replace the Special Olympics. All APE students in grades 3-12 and any High School LFI students are eligible to participate.

More information to follow. There is no need for a physical in order to participate in this event. Transportation will be provided for all staff and students attending.

Resource Fair

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Touchdown for Teachers

The Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank are inviting nominations for their 10th annual Touchdown for Teachers program, which recognizes local teachers who provide outstanding service for their schools and communities.

We encourage you to nominate an outstanding educator via the online application form through Friday, April 7. All finalists will be notified of their selection by April 21.

Three finalists – including the eventual grand prize winner – will be selected from a panel of community members and school officials, with the assistance of Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank staff. They will be chosen based on involvement in their school and/or community, their degree of positive impact and a demonstrated commitment to education.

The grand prize winner will receive the following:

· $5,000 in grant funds, payable to his/her school or district

· A classroom visit by a Ravens’ coach or player, accompanied by mascot Poe

The two remaining finalists will each receive $1,000 in grant funds, payable to their school or district. Every nominated educator will receive a certificate of recognition from the Ravens and M&T Bank.

To nominate a teacher for Touchdown for Teachers, complete the online nomination form at by April 7.

Interim Report Cards and Progress Reports

Any students in grades Pre-K through 2nd grade will be getting an interim report on Friday, March 3, 2023. Students in grades 3 through high school will NOT be getting interims.

Report cards and progress reports for all students will be sent home at the end of quarter 3 on April 18, 2023.

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When inclement weather conditions occur, the decision may be made to delay the opening of school by one or two hours, to close school, or to dismiss school early. An announcement will be made for delayed openings or closings by 6:00 a.m. Every effort will be made to make the announcement as early as possible.

In rare instances, there may be an announcement made to delay the opening of schools, but that a re-evaluation may occur. The re-evaluation could result in a later announcement that schools will be closed for the day. A final decision to close schools following the “delay with re-evaluation” announcement will be made by 7:00 a.m.

All weather-related announcements will be made through the following media outlets:

WTTR 1470 AM, WBAL-TV Channel 11, WJZ-TV Channel 13, WMAR-TV Channel 2, WBFF Fox 45, WPOC/WCAO/B104.3, WBAL Radio 1090 AM, Metro Network V-103 (WXTR, WWLG-AM, WGRX, WCAO, WASA, WANN, WBGR, WJHY, WNAV), Infinity Broadcasting (WQSR/WWMS/WMIX 106.5/WLIF 101.9), WRBS 95.1 FM, WAFY-KEY 103, WGET 1320 AM/WGTY 107.7 FM, WHVR 1280 AM/The PEAK 98.5 FM, WFMD 930 AM/WFRE 99.9.

Information is also shared via the CCPS Facebook page and CCPS Twitter feed. Hopefully we will not need many snow days or altered schedule days.

For more information, go to Inclement Weather - Carroll County Public School District (

Medical Information


If your child will be absent, please notify the office as soon as possible. The office opens at 7:30 am but voice mail is always available. You may also email the registrar at or at We begin calling families at 10:00 am each day to verify attendance if we have not heard from you.

Students should remain home once they are fever free for 24 hours without medication or vomit free for 24 hours.

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Doctor's Orders

We know medication and tube feed orders can change. The link to these documents is below. Any questions about medication or medical needs should be sent to Karen St. Andre and Nancy Jascur, School Nurses.

Links to all of the necessary forms can be found at Health Services - Carroll County Public School District (

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February was Heart Healthy Month

February was Heart Health Month! Did you know that high blood pressure is often called the silent killer? You might not have symptoms, but it’s a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Monitoring your own blood pressure at home can help you keep your blood pressure under control.
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The Board of Education of Carroll County does not engage in discrimination that is unlawful or contrary to Maryland State Department of Education guidance on the basis of age, color, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, ancestry or national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

The Board of Education of Carroll County is firmly committed to creating equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons by providing an environment that supports optimal academic achievement and productive work and is free from any form of unlawful discrimination, including access to school facilities, educational programs, and extracurricular activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157, (410) 751-3070.