Park Hall Weekly Updates

August 13, 2021

Principal's Notes for 8/13/21

Park Hall Families,

We hope everyone is having a relaxing and healthy summer. We are very excited for the upcoming school year and having students attend school five full days a week!


We have a few reminders and important dates:


REGISTRATION:


  1. If you have a student to register, now is the time to do it. The office is open from 8:30 to 3:00 for registration.
  2. Please bring the birth certificate, proof of residence (SMECO, Lease, Deed, or Water bill), shot record, physical, and a parent/guardian driver's license.


OPEN HOUSE:


We have 600 students attending Park Hall and to help maximize and personalize the open house experience, we have spread out the timeframes for families to attend.


  1. Open house for Pre-K is Friday, August 27 from 9:30-12:00 by appointment. The pre-kindergarten teacher will be contacting each family to schedule an appointment.
  2. Open house for kindergarten is Friday, August 27 by appointment. Kindergarten teachers will be contacting each family to schedule an appointment.
  3. Open house for grades 1-5 will be held on Friday, August 27. We are suggesting that students in grades 1-5 with the last name starting with the letters A-M attend from 1:00-2:00 and students in grades 1-5 with the last names N-Z attend from 2:00-3:00.



    STUDENT LAPTOP DISTRIBUTION:


    1. All students going into kindergarten, first, and second grade will need to exchange their IPADs for a laptop. Students new to St. Mary's County Public Schools will need to pick up their child's laptop.
    2. Laptop distribution will take place on Wednesday, August 18 from 9:00-12:00 for students with last names starting with A-M and from 1:00-3:00 for students with last names starting with N-Z.



    TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS/CLASS PLACEMENT:


    1. The Home Access Center or HAC opens on Wednesday, August 25 at 8:00 am. Families can view their child's teacher at that time.



    TRANSPORTATION, BUS AND PARENT PICK-UP INFORMATION:


    1. Bus stop, bus number and approximate pick-up and drop-off times can be found by clicking here after August 16th as routes are still being finalized.
    2. Parent drop off begins at 8:40 am this year and students can be picked up at 3:20 pm. Parents can sign-up to get a pick-up placard from the office or during pick-up/drop-off during the first few days of school.
    3. PLEASE let your child teacher know how your child will be getting home from school (Parent pick-up or bus number). This is very important to help us get all students home safely and free from any stress.



    SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS:


    1. Here is the supply list for the 2021-22 school year.



    STUDENT MEALS:


    1. Breakfast, lunch, and take home meals will be offered daily for our students and will be free for all students for the entire year.


    COVID-19 RELATED TOPICS:


    1. Students will be returning 5 days a week and in-person. Please see the attached letter from the Superintendent regarding masking and COVID-19 local data.
    2. The Virtual Academy is currently full. Students can be placed on a waitlist. Please click the Virtual Academy button above for information and links to the waitlist.

    Introduction to Park Hall Elementary

    Park Hall Elementary School provides a rich educational experience that focuses on preparing well rounded students that are ready to succeed in their future college and career endeavors. Park Hall educates and inspires our diverse population in a safe and respectful environment. Students are engaged in authentic learning experiences that foster work habits and skills necessary to become collaborative, dedicated, and productive citizens.