City Schools CONNECT 8.30.22
August 30, 2022
August 30, 2022
We're back! Is your student's registration complete?
The deadline to have all forms completed is September 30.
Accessing Campus Portal
Have you accessed your student's account on Campus Portal through Infinite Campus? This is where you can see your student’s classes, schedules, grades, and report cards all in one place! You can even enter all the needed registration information with the click of a few buttons. Click HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to access your account!
GoGuardian Beacon: A student safety tool
City Schools uses a tool called GoGuardian Beacon to alert us when a student uses their City Schools device to search for content related to self-harm. During the summer months, the district turned the tool off. With the start of school, we will turn the tool back on and resume alerting school and district staff when students search for content around self-harm. Additionally, GoGuardian provides an additional layer of website filtering to help ensure that students are staying safe while surfing.
Uniform Voucher Waitlist
Beginning August 24, 2022, all requests for general uniform vouchers (for any student who is not homeless), will be added to a waitlist. City Schools has reached capacity for general uniform vouchers and families must now request to be added to the waitlist through the student's school. Requests can be submitted until September 30, but please note that by joining this waitlist, it is not guaranteed that the student/family will receive a uniform voucher. Check with your school's administrative office to submit a uniform voucher request.
Students that are officially documented as homeless, immigrant/newcomer, or foster youth, may be able to receive a uniform voucher and other supports through the Home and Hospital Office. Call 410-396-0775 for more information.
College Awareness Month contest with CollegeBound
It's never too early to start thinking about college! College Awareness Month runs from September 1- October 3. Encourage your student to learn about college by entering CollegeBound's College Awareness Month Contest. This art, essay, poetry, and spoken word contest is for Baltimore City Public Schools students in kindergarten through 8th grade. The contest deadline is October 3, so start planning with your student today!
Dentist Visits at School!
We cannot wait to see all of our students' bright smiles back in City Schools! City Schools partners with Smile Maryland to offer in-school dental care for students. 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.
High School students get inside look at college success at first-ever Persistence Summit
“We’re not ‘done’ with our students when they walk across the stage at graduation. We have to be there for them as they pursue their college and career goals.” - Dr. Jacqueline Pendergrass, Manager of City Schools Persists.
Last Spring, 100+ students got tips, advice, and guidance on applying for and managing life in college at the first-ever City Schools Persistence Summit. Learn more in Progress Report: https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/progress-persistence-summit-22
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