Tiger Times

9/3/21

Message from Jayne


The first day of school is just about here. This is an exciting time for our students and staff. Teachers and their assistants have been working for the last two weeks setting up their classrooms, preparing materials, and planning for instruction and we are READY!


We are welcoming our K-21 students on Wednesday September 8th. Our ECI and Pre-K students begin on September 13th.


Any parent who has talked to me about my priorities knows that safety and instruction are at the top of the list. This year, those priorities are more important than ever. We have been working hard this summer to get the building ready and safe to welcome everyone back. We are following AACPS, Maryland Department of Health, and CDC guidance. We can minimize risk, but we cannot totally eliminate it while at school.


Our Home Living Classroom (pictured below) is almost complete. We are just completing the fishing touches. A big thank you to the volunteers from The Church at Severn Run for donating their time and resources to Marley Glen School.

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FAQ's for Reopening School 2021

Important Information from AACPS

Are you looking for answers for the start of school? Here is where you can find them!


Fall 2021 info: www.aacps.org/fall2021


Safety protocols: www.aacps.org/safetyprotocols


Contact tracing procedures: www.aacps.org/contacttracing


Bus schedules: www.aacps.org/buses


Student schedules: www.aacps.org/studentschedules


School hours: www.aacps.org/schoolhours


Meal Benefit Application: www.aacps.org/mealapplication


Brightspace Learning Management System: www.aacps.org/brightspaceforfamilies


Student/Parent Portal (report cards, schedules, attendance, access to forms, etc.). www.aacps.org/parentportal


2021-2022 School Year calendar: www.aacps.org/calendar

Emergency Cards (online)


AACPS Office of Student Data has sent an email to Contact 1 for every current active Marley Glen student. The emails provide parents the information they need to log into the Emergency Card portal and complete the online Emergency Card (ECVR).

Within the parent email is a download link. When the link is clicked, you will need the student's SIF (Student Identification Number) to open the attachment. The 6-digit code students use to log-in to the computer and purchase lunch. It can also be found on an IEP. The student's birthday MM/DD/YYYY (you must use the proper format for the date, or it will not work) is also required information.



To access the Online Emergency Card Form, you will need to follow these steps:



1. Open your web browser and navigate to www.aacps.org/families and click on the link in the top right hand corner of the screen ‘Emergency Card Verification Form’


2. Please note that you will need to complete an Emergency Card Form for each of your AACPS students.

Dates to Remember

September
  • September 8, 2021 - First day of school--students ages 5-21
  • September 8, 9, 10 - ECI & PreK Conferences
  • September 13 - First day for ECI; staggered opening for Pre-K
  • September 14 - Staggered opening for PreK
  • September 15 - First day for ALL PreK
  • September 16 - Yom Kippur--school closed


October

  • October 20 - Project Unity; 2 hour early dismissal for students - No afternoon ECI or PreK
  • October 21 - Parent-Teacher Conferences; 2 hour early dismissal for students - No afternoon ECI or PreK

School Meals

Breakfast and lunch is being provided to all students for the 2021-2022 school year without charge. AACPS is requesting that parents complete a Free & Reduced Lunch application regardless of family income.

Parent Transportation

Drop Off:


  • Parents transporting students will drive into the parking lot forming a line behind parked cars on the left.
  • At arrival time a staff member will approach the car. Please tell them your child’s name and teacher.
  • Classroom staff will come out to escort your child into the school.
  • At this time remove your child from the car seat/unbuckle seatbelt.
  • Staff members will not assist students in exiting the vehicle.



Pick Up:


  • Parents picking up students will drive into the parking lot forming a line behind parked cars on the left.
  • At dismissal time a staff member will come to the car and ask for your child’s name and teacher.
  • Students will be escorted to their car by a classroom staff member.
  • Parents are to remain in the vehicle until their student arrives.
  • Parents will then exit vehicle and secure the student inside.
  • Staff members will not assist students into the car.


Reminders:


  • Please do not attempt to go around cars in line. This is extremely dangerous.
  • Limit conversation with school staff as we need to keep the line moving.
  • If your child requires extended time to get in and out of the vehicle, please park in a handicapped accessible parking spot.
  • Parents are not permitted to come up to the building during arrival and dismissal as we are doing our best to socially distance.

Bus Transportation

  • A parent or responsible person should remain at the bus stop until the student is secure on the bus.
  • A parent or responsible person MUST be at the bus stop for students to be discharged from the bus. In the event that no one is present, the student will be returned to school and the parent is responsible for picking up their child ASAP.
  • If you plan to pick your student up in lieu of them riding the bus, please send a note or email to their teacher. Informing the bus driver is also helpful. Afternoon dismissal is 4:00 p.m.
  • Your student will only be released to persons listed on their pickup sheet. Those persons must produce identification upon arrival for pick up.
  • In the event your student's absence, or extended absence, please notify Transportation at 410-222-6964 so that they are aware of when to stop and resume transportation.

Mask Wearing

All students are required to wear a mask on the school bus and at school unless they have an approved Mask Accommodation/Safety Plan.


Mask Accommodations/Safety Plans approved last year will remain in effect for this school year.


If you feel your child meets the criteria to receive an accommodation of not wearing a traditional mask or potentially any mask while riding a school bus, in an AACPS school or at an AACPS sponsored event, we encourage you to complete the online request form, available at https://secure.aacps.org/webapps/SEFP/en-US/OSS/Mask.


Please note this will not initially result in an exemption from the requirement to wear a mask, rather the application will offer you the opportunity to provide us with information related to your student and his/her ability to wear a mask. You will be provided links to resources: (a) providing you with additional strategies and resources to teach and/or encourage mask-wearing and tolerating others wearing masks; and (b) providing you with an optional alternate face coverings that your child might be able to wear and tolerate throughout the day. Your form will be reviewed by the AACPS Safety Coaching Committee and a decision will be communicated to you and to the school, including next steps.


We recognize this is a challenging situation for everyone involved. We appreciate your patience and support as we strive to ensure the safety ALL of our students and staff during these uncertain times.

Cameras

Marley Glen is equipped with a video camera system. It covers selected interior and exterior public portions of the building and grounds. It is not monitored constantly, but it is monitored during emergency situations. During certain events, when the safety and security of students may be in question, authorized personnel from local, state, or federal police or fire emergency units may be given access to view images projected on the camera system. If you have any questions about the system, please call the Supervisor of School Security at 410-222-5083.

Welcome New Staff

Temporary Support Staff Needed

$14.00/hr. No benefits. Assists staff with the physical & instructional needs of physically, mentally, & emotionally handicapped students. Responsible for assisting teachers with the physical needs of students: eating lunch, toilet/restroom care, etc

AACPS buildings & offices will be open for business during school hours, though public interactions will be by appointment only. Please call 410-222-6940.