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.
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 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 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
Welcome New Staff
$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