Thursday, September 16, 2021
Our community is a community of superstars! Here are some updates as we work to bring out the best in our students and help them all reach for the stars.
Important Upcoming Dates
- Monday, Octoberber 11th: Columbus Day - School remains OPEN for students.
School hours = 8:20am arrival / 8:35am late bell / 3:20pm dismissal (no drop-off prior to 8:20am as there is no supervision outside before then)
PK Schedule: AM session (8:35am - 11:05am); PM session (12:50pm - 3:20pm)
Illness & When to Keep Your Child Home
- Fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- New loss of taste and or smell
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Severe headache
Safety During Arrival & Dismissal
We would like to remind families to exercise caution during arrival and dismissal times. Please drive slowly in the parking lots and avoid aggressive driving habits such as sharp or quick turns and cutting through the parking lanes. In the main visitor lot, please pull all the way up to where advised by staff so as to allow additional cars behind you access to the drop-off curb. Do not just stop and hold up the flow of traffic as cars in front of you are still moving. If the visitor lot is too full, you are welcome to either temporarily pull off to the side on Delvale Ave and walk to school via the main sidewalk, or you may also use the church visitor lot adjacent to the school as a temporary space to park.
Only buses are allowed in the bus loop between 8:20am and 8:35am. If you are already in the bus loop when the first bell rings at 8:20am, you will be prompted to move immediately. It is critical that both adults and children use the available crossing guards whenever moving between our school and Holabird MS. Avoid any drop-off locations that would involve your child walking across the parking lot in the way of any moving vehicles. Finally, parents and any emergency contacts with pickup privileges must be able to present a photo ID at any moment. If a photo ID cannot be presented, we will be unable to release the student.
Accessing FOCUS and Schoology via a Parent MyBCPS account
Receiving School Messages
Monthly Family Unit Overview for English Language Arts (ELA)
BCPS Magnet Schools Program Information
ESOL Welcome Center Has Moved
All families new to the county enrolling students in grades 1st – 12th and who primarily speak a language other than English should make an appointment at the ESOL Welcome Center. The office has resumed offering in-person appointments for evaluation of ESOL services. Families will be given a folder during their appointment to keep all the documents presented by the Welcome Center staff and will be asked to take that completed folder back to their zoned school. The ESOL Welcome Center Pupil Personnel Worker will continue to assist all families experiencing homelessness. Families with other residency designations will need to complete any missing documentation with the Pupil Personnel Worker based at their zoned school.
To make an appointment, or to learn about the ESOL Welcome Center's information workshops and additional services, contact Yosselin Marroquin Artiga at 443-809-6752 (speaks both English & Spanish). Their new address is:
615 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228
Aliza Brandwine Center (ABC) Program Info for 2021-2022
Spaces have been filling up fast for the Aliza Brandwine Center (ABC) program, which take place on Fridays at Norwood Elementary. The class meets once a week for 90 minutes to offer parent-child school readiness skills among children ages 0-5 (the parent/caregiver must attend together with the child). During class you will participate with your child in activities such as play time, learning stations, circle time, arts/crafts, and songs/dancing. Of the three possible class sessions offered, spaces remain only within the middle session at 10:50am:
10:50am-12:20pm (SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE)
All adults and children ages 2 and up must wear a mask to class. To set up a registration appointment, please email Ms. Barbie at email@example.com.
If you have any questions regarding any of the information on this newsletter, please contact David Castro (Norwood School to Community Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling his direct line at 443-809-1505.