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Marshall Street School & Job Development Program

Welcome Back 2021
In this update you will find information about:

  • A message from Principal Sarah Stare
  • WCPS Covid precautions update
  • Continued enhanced building safety & wellness
  • IEP Meetings for 2021-2022
  • Student Technology
  • General Reminders
  • Welcome new staff

A note from the Principal

Students & Families,

On behalf of the staff we welcome both you and your student to the 2021-2022 school year. We are excited about the start of the new year and look forward to the return of students on Monday August 30, 2021. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well as our school page http://marshallstreetschooljdp.weebly.com to stay up to date with the current information as we plan for an amazing school year!

While the Covid 19- Pandemic continues to produce some challenges, we remain committed to providing individualized Special Education services and confident that we will continue to review and make adjustments as needed to support all staff, students, and families. Most importantly, I want to assure you that we are focused on meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of our students. I encourage you to review the information below. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us should you have specific questions or concerns that we can help address.

Take care,

Sarah Stare


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First Day

While teachers have been hard at work over the summer they will specifically begin planning and preparing instruction for students as we welcome back all students Monday August 30, 2021. Teachers will be returning to the school building in just a few days and will be in touch with individual families the week of August 23 to check, connect, and help answer questions you may have to ensure a great start to the 2020-2021 school year.

*As a reminder the student day runs from 8:15-3:00

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Welcome Back Virtual Fun Night

Wednesday September 8 from 6:00-7:00 PM

Join us for a virtual evening of fun as we kick off another great school year!

  • Music! Games! Door Prizes!
  • Classroom breakouts rooms to meet and interact with you child's staff
  • Q&A Session with Principal Sarah Stare

How to Join:

Virtual Welcome Back Fun Night

Wednesday, September 8 · 6:00 – 7:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/fyt-yfzg-pwt

Continued enhanced building safety and wellness

Your child's care, welfare, safety, and security continue to be our top priority. In addition to announced Covid Precautions in the link above, we will continue to have enhanced building safety measures that include the following:

  • Continued enhanced cleaning procedures daily throughout the building. Classrooms sanitized everyday.
  • Continued one way traffic flow throughout the building
  • Continued separate health room for students or staff experiencing flu-like symptoms
  • Continued individual student manipulatives to engage in instruction / no sharing of items
  • Continued breakfast & lunch in individual classrooms and limited cafeteria for student groups as needed.
  • Continued limited visitor policy by appointment only.

IEP Meetings

In order to support what is best for you and your family we will be offering both virtual and in-person IEP meetings for the 2021-2022 school year. When scheduling, we will work with you to schedule your child's meeting with the option you are most comfortable with.


All students will continue to utilize individually issued technology to support instruction and activities. iPads or Chromebooks will be issued to all students on the first day of school. Student devices can go back and forth to school. Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, each student and that student’s parents/guardians are financially responsible for damage or loss to any Chromebook, iPad, or other device assigned to the student. More information on can be found by clicking below


Transportation - You will receive a phone call from the Transportation Department staff indicating the bus number as well as the time of pickup and drop off for your student. If you do not receive a phone call by August 26th, please call Ellie Marinelli, school secretary, 301.766.8214.

School Attendance - It is critical for your child to attend school daily, unless he or she is ill. If your child misses a day of school, a note signed by you should accompany your child when they return to school. If the absence is for 3 or more days, then a doctor’s note is required to return to school. When the combined absences reach 12 days, only official/legal documentation will be accepted in order for absences to be excused.

Proof of Residency - The State of Maryland requires proof of residency for all students enrolled in Maryland schools. If your child was enrolled at a WCPS school last year, and you have moved, you must provide proof of residency to the school (copy of one of these documents: electric, water, oil or gas bill, rental lease or mortgage statement).

School Supplies – Your child will need a school bag or backpack. All other supplies will be provided by the school.

Medications and Health Procedures – If your child requires administration of medications or health treatments at school, please have your child’s physician complete all of the necessary forms before the first day of school. Medications must be provided in the original prescription bottle. Please call the school nursing office, beginning August 25th should you have questions, 301.766.8223.

Personal Care – If your child requires personal care for toileting, please provide the supplies. Also, having a change of clothing at school is helpful and can be sent in your child’s backpack/school bag. If providing a change of clothing, please make sure it is marked with your child’s name.

Breakfast/Lunch – Free breakfast and lunch will be available to every student every school day.

Welcome New Teachers

Please join us in welcoming our newest teachers:

Rebecca Cross - Elementary Special Education Teacher Marshall Street School

Tyler Lopez - Job Development Program

Marlene Busky - Job Development Program

Megan Kiley - SLPA

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