Deep Run Digest 3-20-2020

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 6:15pm

Greetings Deep Run Families,

I hope this weekly newsletter finds you and your family well. I know I am speaking on behalf of the entire Deep Run staff when I say we really miss all of our students and families!  Please continue to stay informed by monitoring the HCPSS website and regularly checking your inbox for updates from Dr. Martirano. Also consider following @hcpss and @hcpss_dres on Twitter.

Our custodial team is hard at work cleaning our school. Thank you to our entire team for taking such good care of our building while we are away and making sure it is in excellent condition when we return to teaching and learning.

I want to uplift some important information that has been shared recently by Dr. Martirano and is available on the HCPSS website . As mentioned earlier, please continue to check the website and your inbox for the most up to date information during this time away from school.  If you have questions or need assistance with anything please contact me through email at

Take good care,

Denise Lancaster, Principal



Beginning Monday, March 23rd, follow us on Twitter @hcpss_dres for some fun daily activities.  Click here to learn more.

Grab and Go Meals

The Howard County Public School System will provide free “Grab-N-Go” meals to anyone age 18 and under and/or any HCPSS student, regardless of age, during the March school closures.

Counseling Services for Students and Families

If you or your family need mental health supports, please contact your current health care provider or use this directory.

Supporting Students at Home

On Friday 3/13, all Deep Run students took home a document that detailed ideas for engaging students in learning activities while schools are closed. These resources are posted online and have been translated into multiple languages. While the activity ideas do not represent the same level of instruction that our excellent staff members can provide at school, they are intended to help keep our Rangers intellectually engaged while at home.

Free Internet for Eligible Families from Comcast
To help connect more families to the internet at home, Comcast is offering two months of free internet to new Internet Essential customers.
HCPSS.Me Online Resources

While HCPSS staff work on a comprehensive distance learning plan should schools be closed for an extended period of time beyond the current closure, families are reminded that through, students may access the following approved online tools:

  • Canvas: HCPSS’ learning management system

  • MackinVIA: Provides students access to ebooks and databases

  • HC Library: Provides students access to online resources and content through the Howard County Library System

  • Clever: Provides students with access to approved online apps, browsable by content area

  • G Suite: Allows students to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations

  • WeVideo: Allows students to engage in video production

  • Office 365: Allows students to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, as well as email for secondary students

Health Coverage

Maryland Health Connection opened a new Special Enrollment Period to uninsured Marylanders who need health coverage during the State of Emergency