Parkland Magnet Middle School

Sunday Message - September 5, 2021

No School on Monday, September 6

No School on Tuesday, September 7

Wednesday will be an EVEN day

EVEN day means students will go to their Periods 2, 4, 6, and 8.

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Health & Safety Updates

6th Grade Screening Testing

MCPS, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, is offering COVID-19 screening tests to students in PreK-Grade 6 at no cost. This individual screening test requires that families “opt-in” and consent for students to be tested. A random sample of students in these grades will be identified and tested on a weekly basis with parental consent. Fully vetted and authorized contractors, not MCPS staff, will administer the tests. The opt-in form below is necessary to allow your child to be a part of this testing process.

Message from MCPS About Health & Safety

As we return to school, we continue to rely on our families and each individual to screen themselves daily for symptoms. To help us avoid quarantine, we are asking that you please continue to screen your children at home and if they have even one symptom of COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID test results, please do not send them to school.

This is particularly important as if your child has any of the following single symptoms they will be sent home and not be able to return to school until they have a negative test, alternate diagnosis, or complete a full 10-day quarantine. During that period of time, all other students who have been in their close contact will have to be in a temporary quarantine while the other families wait on the outcome of that testing for your child. This could be potentially disruptive to your children and families moving in and out of quarantine and to avoid it takes all of us working together. It is a collective responsibility that we exercise extreme caution and be conservative in our approach.

The single symptoms that the health room staff screen for and will result in quarantine are cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, fever ≥100.4°, sore throat, severe Headache, diarrhea or vomiting. Please do not send your children to school with any of these symptoms. This is essential for us to continue to remain in school without quarantine.

Please click here for more information

Information includes updated quarantine guidelines for unvaccinated students, Covid-19 Screening Testing, and Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

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Fall Sports - Softball and Cross Country

Please visit the Parkland Athletics webpage to register for Fall Sports Tryouts and get information regarding the Health Physical Form.

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ParentVUE Workshop

Please click here to register for the ParentVUE Workshop with Linkages to Learning

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Students - Please be sure turn in your Media Center Books to Mr. Striegel!

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Message from PTSA

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Parkland PTSA welcomes all students, families, and staff to the 2021-22 school year! After a “year like no other”, we are embarking on another unprecedented year, returning to in-person school after more than a year of virtual learning. What will that look like and feel like? How will students adjust to changes in school start times, wearing masks, distancing, classes five days a week, and wearing actual clothes every day? That is a lot of change, and your PTSA is partnering with our school to help support students and those who support them in making these adjustments. We want everyone to thrive this school year! We need one more partner to make this year a success – YOU. It will take all of us – students, families (including extended family, like grandparents), and staff – helping each other to reach our goals. We are committed to making this year “like no other” in a really good way!

The Parkland PTSA has exciting things planned for the year. We are the only Middle School in MCPS to earn National PTA the School of Excellence designation! We earned the award by focusing on the needs of our school community, especially their mental health and social and emotional needs. We will continue to focus on those needs as we return to school this year. We also hope to participate in the Reflections program, which showcases student’s literary, musical, visual, film, and performing art entries to the community. These two National PTA programs offer grants and scholarship awards to participants. We are here to help support students, families and staff in their transition. We also want to hear from you, what you need, and your ideas. We are especially interested in student input. In fact, we invite one student from each grade level to join our board and help direct PTSA activities. There are also openings for adult participation on the board, in committees, and as volunteers at specific events like Color Run! Tell us your passion!

Though we need and welcome volunteers, joining the PTSA requires no commitment; it is a voice of support for our students. Please consider joining to help fulfill the PTSA mission: To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Laura Mitchell, Acting Parkland PTSA President

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