City Schools CONNECT 8.18.22
August 17, 2022
August 18, 2022
On August 15, City Schools emailed a message to students and families about teacher staffing for the 2022-23 school year that inadvertently attached a Word document that contained staff comments from the editing process. We apologize for this oversight and any confusion it may have caused.
The comments were part of the collaborative input process we use to ensure our messages are accurate, transparent, concise, and error-free. You can read a full version of the correct message on the City Schools website. If you have questions about the message, please email email@example.com.
Back to School!
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Accessing Parent Portal
Have you accessed your student's account on Parent Portal through Infinite Campus? This is where you can see your student’s classes, schedules, grades, and report cards all in one place! Click HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to access your account!
Or, if you're ready to access your account now, visit https://baltimore.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/parents/bcps.jsp
School Police Back to School Giveaway
City School Police are hosting a back to school giveaway for school supplies on Friday, August 19 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Regional Management will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill!
Join them at Moravia Park Elementary School, 6001 Frankford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206.
Mayor's Back to School Drive
The Mayor’s Back to School Drive will be held on Saturday, August 20 from 2-6 p.m. Free backpacks and school supplies will be provided on a first come, first served basis. The event will also offer arts and crafts, food and fun activities. During the event, families can take advantage of services such as childhood immunizations, health and wellness screenings, and more.
Free Farm Events for Families
Have you been to Great Kids Farm?! Join us on Friday, August 19 from 2-6 p.m. to meet the animals, see what's growing and explore the woods and stream! This event is open and free for all families of City Schools students and staff members. We plan on having monthly days for families to visit on September 7, October 5 and November 2! Click HERE to register.
Dentist Visits at School!
City Schools partners with Smile Maryland to offer in-school dental care for students. Go to www.myschooldentist.com to sign up your child today. Dental care includes a complete dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants when necessary, and in most cases, restorative care such as fillings. Dental care is usually at no cost to you. All insurance is accepted including Medicaid and Maryland Healthy Smiles. A low-cost self-pay option is available for those without insurance.
We are urging all families and students to start planning the trip to and from school now! Here are some helpful tips:
- Know what time your school day starts and ends. Bell schedules for each school can be found at https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/new-bell-schedules
- If your student takes a yellow bus or receives curb-to-curb transportation, please call your school to make sure they have the correct address for your student.
- Know your route! If you take MTA to school, visit www.mta.maryland.gov/transit to plan your trip. MTA is expected to post the fall schedules in mid-August.
Special Education Parent Workshops
The Parent Response Unit through the Special Education Citizens' Advisory Committee (SECAC) is hosting 2 virtual workshops for families with students with Special Education needs.This two-part workshop series will help participants gain an overall understanding of special education, its purpose, and the process. At the end of these sessions, participants will understand:
• The Steps of the Special Education Process and Parts of the IEP
• How to effectively work with the IEP Team
• Creating a vision for your child
Dates and times:
Aug 24, 2022 06:00 p.m
Aug 26, 2022 06:00 p.m
To register to attend, visit https://bcps-k12-md-us.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpd-itrTMqHNIXulMywx6HcVy1gB0unVLX
Learn how to receive a $30 discount on your internet
Did you know that all City Schools families are automatically qualified for a $30 monthly discount for home or mobile internet services, through the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)?
To apply for the ACP discount, visit affordableconnectivity.gov or call 1-877-384-2575 to request an application, and be sure to indicate that your child is eligible for free and reduced lunch through the National School Lunch Program.
This benefit is between you and the Government, and is not sponsored or affiliated with City Schools.
Student- athletes must "Test-to-Play"
All student-athletes must participate in the new “Test-to-Play” protocol for the 2022-23 school year. They must engage in COVID screening testing in line with their school’s testing schedule, and “Test-to-Play” if exposed to COVID. Testing regularly keeps everyone safe and ensures the season is not disrupted.
Families are urged to be sure their student’s sports physical is completed. Parents and guardians will need to upload all their student-athletes information and paperwork to Dragonfly. Click here to learn how to sign-up.
Expanded School Behavioral Health
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Complaints/ Concerns: 410-545-1870
Special Education Parent Response Unit: 443-984-1561