Deep Run Digest 6-5-2020

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:24pm

Important Dates

  • June 8        Rising 6th Grade Virtual Orientation
  • June 11      Student drop off/pick up for Prekindergarten - 4
  • June 12      Student drop off/pick up for 5th grade
  • June 18      5th Grade Virtual Promotion
  • June 18      Last Day of School for Half Day Preschool and PreK
  • June 19      Half Day of School for Students
  • June 22      Half Day of School for Students
  • June 23      Last Day of School for Students--Half Day
  • June 24      Report Cards Issued


An Important Message from our School Counselors

Hello Deep Run Families,

We are thinking of all of you and wish that we could be together in school. We hope that you are well!  We want to share a list of resources for parents and children to address children's questions, emotions and trauma surrounding current events in our country. We also invite you to visit our Canvas page to sample some of the lessons that we have provided for you. We have gotten the chance to meet virtually with many of you and it has been wonderful. It's not too late to schedule an appointment! For students in grades K and 4, email Mrs Fairchild and for students in grades 1,2,3 and 5, email Mrs. Wohnsigl to schedule a time to meet.

Warm wishes,

Mrs. Fairchild and Mrs. Wohnsigl

RESilience: Uplifting Families through Healthy Communication about Race- Parent Tip Tool

Reading and RES: Choosing and Using Books to Discuss Race and Ethnicity

Supporting Vulnerable Students in Stressful Times: Tips for Parents

Cómo apoyar a estudiantes vulnerables en tiempos de estrés: consejos para padres

Race in America: Tips on Talking with Children About Racism

10 Tips for Teaching and Talking with Kids About Race

NASP Calls for Action to End Racism and Violence Against People of Color

Center for Racial Justice in Education

Mayfield Wood Middle School Incoming 6th Grade Orientation

Mayfield Woods will be hosting a virtual 5th Grade visit on Monday, June 8th starting at 10:00 AM.  The virtual "visit" will be through our MWMS website and will take the students through the following: (Students do not have to log on at 10:00 to experience the visit.  This is just the time it will first be available.)

1) Meet our administration
2) Tour our school
3) Meet our teachers
4) Learn about our schedule, extra-curriculars and special events
5) Questions and answers

We look forward to "seeing" you on Monday at
*The visit will remain up on our website throughout the summer, in case you are unable to visit at 10 AM.

Limited Number of Extra Yearbooks for Sale

We have some extra yearbooks for sale which will be distributed during the student pick-up on June 11th and 12th.  Please order online:

Click Order Pictures and Yearbooks
Enter code  YB108429

DRES:  Jump into Kindergarten Canceled for June 8th

Jump into Kindergarten is canceled for June 8th.  Stay tuned during the summer for kindergarten orientation information for the 20-21 school year. 

Student/Family Drop Off and Pick Up --June 11th and 12th

We recognize that when our students left Deep Run on March 13th, various personal items were left at school. HCPSS has developed procedures for our staff, families, and students to follow in order to pick up very important/essential items from school. This will also be a time for students not returning to Deep Run or another HCPSS school for the 2020-2021 school year to return items.  Students in prekindergarten through 4th grade returning to Deep Run or another HCPSS school for the 2020-2021 school year will receive their non-essential items when we return to school. 

Items that need to be returned to school by students not returning to Deep Run or another HCPSS school may include.  Please note:  5th graders going to a HCPSS middle school will keep items until schools re-open, except for musical string instruments.

  • Chromebooks
  • Library Books
  • Text Books
  • Musical instruments

We would like to receive 5th grade safety belts and badges--these should not be held until schools re-open.

Items to be picked up by 5th graders and students not returning to Deep Run or another HCPSS school may include:

  • 5th grade promotion materials
  • Pre-ordered yearbooks and school photographs
  • Medication
  • Personal instruments
  • ADA or Assistive Technology Devices
  • Other personal items

PTA will distribute all pre-ordered Hershey Park tickets.

Parents will be asked to complete a survey to indicate the items they need to pick up or drop off following the guidelines above.  A survey should be completed for each child.  Please be on the look-out for the survey today or tomorrow and complete it as soon as possible.  Once the surveys are completed, school staff will prepare a schedule with specific procedures.  We will be following strict social distancing procedures during the pick up and drop off at school.

Student/Family PIck-Up and Drop-Off Survey

Complete este formulario para informarnos sobre los artículos esenciales que necesita que nuestro personal recupere del edificio escolar.

Completing Related Arts Assignments

On behalf of all Deep Run Related Arts teachers please remember to let them know you’ve completed your Related Art’s assignments. At the bottom of each teacher’s canvas page is a task completion button. Each week please remember to click the button and respond to the question that follows.  This indicates you’ve completed your Related Arts assignment for the week and is recorded in our gradebook. It’s never too late to go back and complete an assignment from a previous week. All Related Arts assignments will be available until the end of the school year. Thank you to those students who are already doing this each and every week!

An example of the task completion button is below.

Worth Repeating

Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Parents/guardians of kindergarten and new students enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year (who are not already enrolled) are able to enroll online.  A list of all required documents is provided.

4th Quarter Attendance and Grading

Learn about expectations (English and Spanish) for attendance and grading during the Continuity of Learning Program.

Deep Run Online Scholastic Book Fair

The Deep Run Online Scholastic Book Fair is here!  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

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.