Elkton Elementary School Memo

August 24, 2020

Dear EES Students and Families,

I hope this memo finds you and your family doing well considering all the issues this pandemic has brought to you.

I have attached a link to the Reopening of Schools Parent and Student Handbook. The first section is a letter from me and a summary of our reopening health and safety guidelines. This is followed by a more detailed handbook with information about instruction, school programs, meal costs/policies, and much more. Please take time to go through the school handbook.


I will highlight several reopening policies each week:

-For health and safety reasons, parents may not walk their child to class. There will be staff members on hand to do this each morning. Parents may say goodbye to their child outside the school or in the entrance foyer.

-Students will be asked to use the provided hand sanitizer upon entrance into the school.

- If your child is attending school in person, please have him/her practice wearing a mask for periods of time. Remember, masks must be worn on the bus and in class (there will be mask breaks).

-Breakfast will be delivered to the Pre-k-1 classrooms

Class lists were given to teachers last Friday. If your child is doing the blended model, the teacher will be contacting you within the week. Students doing the Home Learning Academy (HLA) will be contacted by August 31/Sept 1st. Those class lists are still being made.

Kind regards,

Barbara Palmer

Barbara Palmer, Principal

2020-2021 School Supply List


This is thesupply list for students returning to the school building.

Bus Transportation Form

If you chose bus transportation, the bus will pick up/drop off your child at your home address unless you complete this form for alternate pick-up/drop off. Due to the limited space on the bus and the importance of having consistency, your child must be picked up and dropped off at the same locations for all the days that they are coming to school. Only complete this form if you are using an alternate address. Complete ASAP and drop off at the school office as soon as possible.


Bus Transportation/Changes

Due to limited seating on buses this year (social distancing), we will not be able to take requests for students to go from being picked up to riding the bus. Also we are not able to have a student take friends home on the bus. There are strict seating arrangements to comply with proper distancing of students.

Clear Water Bottles

Water fountains will be open in the school. However, to eliminate the usage, we are inviting students to have a clear water bottle with them.This bottle can be refilled and left at school each day. Make sure your child's name is on the bottle.

Immunizations/ Physicals Update

For our young students (Pre-K/Kindergarten) entering the building... All immunizations must be up to date before starting school on September 10, 2020. Please see Nurse Sandy if you have any questions.

Any new student (PreK- 5), that is new to RCPS must have an updated physical on file.

Device Deployment

Students in Grades 2-5 and any K/1 student doing Blended Learning or HLA, will be given a device to borrow. Grades k-3 will be issued an iPad and grades 4- 5 will be issued a chrome book. K/1 students attending 4 days a week will not be issued a device.

Deployment of devices will be on Sept. 8/9. Details on this will come out later.

Parents requesting a HotSpot will recieve this as well.

The device release form is below, if you want to print it out, read, and sign before Sept. 8/9th.


Meal Distribution

Meals will be distributed for students Monday and Thursdays 3:00-5:30 in the EES Alley by the loading dock. This will begin Sept. 10th. The link below takes you to a form that you would need to complete so that we have an idea of how many meals to prepare. This form will also be mailed with the Free/Reduced Meal booklett. These forms can be returned to school at anytime by dropping them off or bringing Sept. 8/9 when devices are deployed.


Kindergarten Students

Send in Proof of Residency, birth certificate, and/or completed physical form before Sept. 10th. You child may not begin school until we have these forms on file. Call the school at 298-1511, if you have any questions. This applies to all kindergarten students, whether virtual or face to face.

Teachers worked hard this past week preparing for the new school year.

Welcome New Staff!