Lyons Mill Elementary Explorer

June 2021

Library Book Return Time

Attention all students. We are collecting all LMES library books from last year and this year. If you attend school in person please bring them to the library any school day. If you are a virtual student, please drop off your books at school any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM.

Staffing for the Fall of 2021 Depends on the Number of Kindergarten Students Who Sign-Up Now!!

Please use the following link to let us know if you have a child who will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall, 2021:


https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3cPDSRs_g0GOdLONSDpa_aR1St2uKulNjNx5H202-FRUMDdBMlFLWVNUN1dNVzFEODNKTlc3RjFZRS4u

Playdate for In-Coming Kindergarten Students - June 9th

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MULTI-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR ALL SCHOOLS (MYIPAS)

Last year, Baltimore County Government and Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) initiated a process to assess school construction needs and develop a long-range plan that addresses those needs and allocates resources equitably. The Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS) is being facilitated by CannonDesign, a national architecture and planning company that has led over 1,300 education facility projects across the country, including over 200 education master plans. To learn more about the MYIPAS process from BCPS students and local leaders, watch our video.

The purpose of the MYIPAS is to develop a capital improvement program that maximizes state funding, defines facility priorities with community input; and assesses existing facilities

Baltimore County Launches Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools

Virtual Learning Program for the 2021-22 School Year - Registration Date Extended to July 1

Baltimore County Public Schools is extending the enrollment window for the Virtual Learning Program (VLP) for the 2021-2022 school year. The deadline for enrollment will be July 2. Students new to BCPS and students with serious health concerns will be considered after July 2. Please complete enrollment as soon as possible.


To learn more about the program please visit https://dci.bcps.org/department/educational_options/BCPS_VLP


Again, students attending the virtual learning program will be taught by BCPS teacher, but not specifically Lyons Mill Elementary teachers. For the 2021-22 school year, Lyons Mill Elementary teachers will be teaching the in-person students only,


All student will be attending school, on-time, 5 days a week next year!! YAY!


Thank you!

Mitigation Update

To allow for BCPS mitigation practices to align with Governor Hogan’s executive order released on May 14, 2021, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines released on May 13, 2021, several categories within our mitigation practices have been updated, which include MASKS, PHYSICAL DISTANCING, and VACCINES.

MASKS

• Indoors – Masks are required to be worn in all BCPS offices and schools unless an individual is alone in a private space. Governor Hogan’s executive order released on May 14, 2021, continues to require masks to be worn on school buses and indoors. The CDC guidelines that relaxed masking recommendations and were released on May 13, 2021, were directed towards vaccinated individuals only.

Outdoors – Effective May 17, 2021, masks are no longer required to be worn outdoors. Unmasked individuals should maintain physical distancing of at least three feet or to the greatest extent possible. Mask wearing continues to be recommended for all persons who have not been vaccinated.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING • Baltimore County has entered the “orange zone” for COVID transmission, meaning that COVID rates are substantial but no longer high.

• While rates are in the orange zone, adults in BCPS schools and offices are expected to continue to follow 6-foot physical distancing.

• Students in the classroom should be distanced from other students as much as possible, and at least by 3-feet. • Six-foot physical distancing is recommended for students during meals, music, and physical education class, and when they are in common areas of the school.

VACCINES Students • BCPS high school students and their family members over 12 years of age have been invited to COVID-19 vaccine clinics that will be held in high schools in May and June.

• Parents of middle school students aged 12 and over and high school students unable to attend one of the high school clinics may register their student for the vaccine at the Baltimore County coronavirus vaccine website. Some clinics accept walk-in appointments. Staff

• School staff who are not yet vaccinated are encouraged to consider receiving their vaccine this May 2021. The vaccine is in plentiful supply at state and county clinics as well as many pharmacies, grocery stores and physician’s offices. Families

• BCPS family members over 12 years of age have been invited to COVID-19 vaccine clinics that will be held in high schools in May and June.

• Parents of middle school students aged 12 and over and high school students unable to attend one of the high school clinics may register their student for the vaccine at the Baltimore County coronavirus vaccine website. Some clinics accept walk-in appointments.

Welcome To Hybrid Learning
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Lunch Menus

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Summer lunch program to begin on Monday, June 28

Free summer meals to be provided to all youth 18 years of age and under

Towson, MD – Baltimore County Public Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch meals through the Summer Food Service Program from Monday, June 28, through Friday, August 20. The final day for hybrid in-school and curbside meal distribution for the 2020-2021 school year will be Tuesday, June 22.

During the Summer Food Service Program, meals will be provided at the following sites and times:

Deer Park Middle, 9830 Winands Road, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

NEW Car Rider Drop-off and Pick-up Zones (A, B, or C)

If you are planning to have your child return to in-person learning, we will also need to know how your child will arrive to and depart from school each day. Your child's teacher will confirm that you have selected one of the following:

· My child will ride a BCPS school bus to and from school each day. (One child per seat)

· My child will be a walker. (Students must live within the “walking zone” to be considered a walker. To ensure student safety, all walkers will be dismissed last.)

· My child will be a car rider. To ensure social distancing we will have three different locations for parents to drop off and pick up. Please see the map below and choose one of the following zones.


  • Zone A - The main entrance. Enter the main parking lot from Lyons Mill Road, travel around the parking lot loop and turn right to exit on Lyons Mill Road.
  • Zone B – Ballard Green Drive. Travel west on Ballard Green Drive. The pickup zone is located on Ballard Green Drive. Students will dismiss from the back of the gym and they will meet you in the car lane on Ballard Green Drive.
  • Zone C - Wilson Shannon Drive. From Lyons Mill Road turn on to Wilson Shannon Drive and proceed to the student pick up loop on the left. You will exit back on to Wilson Shannon Drive where you can turn left on to Lyons Mill Road.


Any changes to the transportation will need to be confirmed by the main office by 2:00 each day.

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Summer Literacy and Math Learning Program

Summer Learning Hike program will be offered again this year for all BCPS students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 from Monday, June 28, through Friday, August 27, 2021. Summer Learning Hike provides virtual, self-paced independent literacy and mathematics learning and practice. We hope that all BCPS families will take advantage of this opportunity.

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Our Technology Help Desk is OPEN!

Our tech support help desk is now open from Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. through 4:15 p.m. The phone number is 443-809-4672.

Lyons Mill Elementary School Vision

We are in the process of reviewing and revising our school vision statement and we need your input! If you haven't already done so, please complete the short survey to share your thoughts and ideas!


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