Deep Run Digest 5-22-2020

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 6:05pm

Important Dates

  • June 8        Rising 6th Grade Virtual Orientation


Basic School Supplies for Students--Distribution May 27th from 11:30-1:30

School supplies will be distributed at Deep Run on Wednesday, May 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of the school. A student or family member may pick up supplies for their family. One or two packs will be provided to each family depending on the number of students.  These are basic supplies for students who did not get them on May 8th or have run out of supplies at home.

Student/Family Item Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Plans are being made for students and their families to drop off important items from home to school, as well as for the pick-up of very important items that were left at school.  Please note that there were many non-essential items left at school, and these will be given to students when schools re-open. 

The date for picking-up and dropping off important items will be shared as soon as it is available.

Last Day of School

All four inclement weather make up days identified on the school calendar have been used, plus two additional days. HCPSS will apply for a waiver of five days with the Maryland State Department of Education. If the waiver is granted, which we fully anticipate it will be, the last day of school for students will be Tuesday, June 23, 2020. We will update families and provide last day scheduling information as soon as the final decision is announced. 

HCPSS Elementary School Counseling Connection Newsletter

The HCPSS Elementary School Counseling Connection Newsletter is a great resource for students and parents to read together. Included in this latest issue of the School Counseling Connection newsletter are self-care ideas and fun activities for home.

Summer DRES PTA Play Dates for New Kindergarten Students--Canceled

At this time all DRES PTA play dates scheduled for new kindergarten students are canceled. Families will be notified if school and Howard County Parks playgrounds open in the summer.

Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Parents/guardians of new incoming students and those entering kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year (who are not already enrolled) are able to begin the enrollment process online.

Talk With Me Online Workshop for Parents

Parents and caregivers of infants, toddlers and preschoolers are invited to participate in an online workshop on Tuesday, June 2, 7-8 p.m. Learn about simple, positive daily routines – such as talking, reading, singing, and playing – that help your child develop a solid foundation for development. Learn more and register. 

Worth Repeating

Deep Run Online Scholastic Book Fair

The Deep Run Online Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon!  Come support Deep Run's Media Center from the comforts of your own home. The online book fair will be open from May 18 to September 4.

    •    Visit Deep Run's book fair by clicking this LINK.  You will need to enter an email address and create a password before you can shop.

    •    Orders are delivered direct to your home.
    •    Free shipping on BOOK-ONLY purchases over $25
    •    Sales will continue all summer long, so order as many times as you need to
    •    25% of sales will go to Deep Run's Media Center to purchase new books for the library and resources for classroom teachers.

Flyer with Log On Directions

An Important Message about Attendance and Grading for the 4th Quarter

We have completed three weeks of the full online distance learning program and we are very proud of the hard work of teachers, parents and students.  We have accomplished a lot in the past few weeks and there is still a lot of learning to take place until the end of the school year.  The information in this message provides further clarification and expectations for attendance and grading.

Google Meet Privacy Expectations

To assure confidentiality for students and teachers during virtual check-in sessions, we remind parents/guardians and students that Google Meet sessions should not be recorded, screen captured or transmitted in any other way, including not posting on social media platforms. Please review these Google Meet privacy guidelines.

Little Free Library at Deep Run

If you are looking for new books to read, the Little Free Library at the entrance to Deep Run is fully stocked.  You are welcome to take a few books or donate books in good condition.  Please do not leave books outside of the Little Free Library.  Enjoy reading!

DreamBox and Lexia Core5--Resources for Parents (English and español)

These resources will assist you in understanding and monitoring your child's progress in DreamBox.

DreamBox Best Practices and Tips--English and Espanol

DreamBox Insight Dashboard

This video provides helpful tips for working with the Lexia Core5 program.

Link to Spanish Video for Lexia:

Link to English Video for Lexia:

Deep Run Virtual Art Galleries

We have been so pleased to see our Deep Run Rangers engaged in the related arts activities provided by our related arts team.  Many students have been sharing their art projects with Mrs. Bianco and Mrs. Nussbaum and we have been very impressed with our students' creativity.  Please enjoy these virtual art galleries!

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5