Elkton Elementary School Memo

September 14, 2020

A Note from Mrs. Palmer

School started this past Thursday for grades K-5. The first two days went very well. Students were greeted by lots of masked "Superheros". Pre-K started today, Monday, Sept. 14th.

Link below takes you to the new dropoff and pickup procedures. Please adhere to these guidelines for the safety of all.


If you need digital support at anytime, please click on the link to submit a help ticket to the RCPS IT Department.


We distributed over 90 free meals last Thursday. Free meals are being given out at EES in the Alley on Monday/Thursdays for children ages 2-18. We are here 3:00-5:30 in the alley by the kitchen area of the school.

I have attached a link to the Reopening of Schools Parent and Student Handbook. The first section is a letter from me and a summary of our reopening health and safety guidelines. This is followed by a more detailed handbook with information about instruction, school programs, meal costs/policies, and much more. Please take time to go through the school handbook.


Attendance Policy: RCPS has updated the attendance policy for all students

Updated Attendance Policy

Kind regards,

Barbara Palmer

Barbara Palmer, Principal

Bus Transportation Form

If you chose bus transportation, the bus will pick up/drop off your child at your home address unless you complete this form for alternate pick-up/drop off. Due to the limited space on the bus and the importance of having consistency, your child must be picked up and dropped off at the same locations for all the days that they are coming to school. Only complete this form if you are using an alternate address. Complete ASAP and drop off at the school office as soon as possible.


Bus Transportation/Changes

Due to limited seating on buses this year (social distancing), we will not be able to take requests for students to go from being picked up to riding the bus. Also we are not able to have a student take friends home on the bus. There are strict seating arrangements to comply with proper distancing of students.

Meal Distribution

Meals will be distributed for students Monday and Thursdays 3:00-5:30 in the EES Alley by the loading dock. Meals are free. The link below takes you to a form that you would need to complete so that we have an idea of how many meals to prepare. This form will also be mailed with the Free/Reduced Meal booklett. These forms can be returned to school at anytime by dropping them off or bringing them by the school.


Daily Schedule for the Blended and HLA Platforms


All students are expected to participate in the schedule above. School virtually, is held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Teachers will also provide some independent work on Wednesdays.

Emotional Well Being Survey

EES is seeking information about the emotional well-being of your child so that we can be a resource for you and your child. Feel free to complete the survey. Information will go to our school counselor, Mrs. Hepner.


Lots of helpful information on the RCPS Webpage.

Link to the RCPS Homepage for Parent Information

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Meet Ms. Nauman, EES New Music Teacher

Hello everyone! My name is Ms. Nauman and I am your new music teacher at Elkton Elementary School. I have a Bachelors of Instrumental Music Education from Liberty University, Go Flames! My whole life I have enjoyed singing and playing various instruments. My favorite instrument to play is the Euphonium. Now I know what you are thinking, “What is a euphonium?”. A euphonium is a large brass instrument that you will get to see and hear me play in class! Outside of the school day I entertain myself with many other hobbies. Among those include playing sports, baking and cooking. However, my absolute favorite thing to do is teach. Over the years I have developed a passion for teaching music. This year you will be learning lots of cool rhythms and making a variety of different instruments. I am so very excited to be the new music teacher at Elkton Elementary School and look forward to seeing all of you in class.
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EES Fall Pictures- October 7 (virtual students) and October 8 (students in building)

Fall pictures will happen!! We are excited to offer a sign-up procedure for students that are doing virtual learning. Click on the link below to sign up your child for the October 7th virtual picture day.


If you child is in the building, he/she will have their picture taken on October 8th.

Posting Photos/Clips online

Friendly Reminder: Please refrain from posting photos or clips from any recorded zoom session your child particpates in. This is a violation.

Read the disclaimer below.