Deep Run Digest 2/26/2021

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 9:57pm

Important Dates

February 26   Early Dismissal 12:45

February 26   Spirit Day--wear Deep Run Spirit Wear or Blue/White

March 1          Hybrid and Virtual Learning--New Schedules Begin 9:45

March 5         PTA Virtual Bingo 6:30

March 10        Parent Connect Session 6:30 pm

March 15        Virtual Book Fair Opens


NEW Learning Schedule for All Students Starting Monday March 1st

Starting March 1st the entire school community will be following a new schedule.  Our new school hours will be 9:45-4:15.

On March 1st we will begin Phase 1 of the return to the school building.  Phase 1 includes invited students only who will return for 5 days a week. 

On March 15th, we will welcome back our Phase 2 students.  Phase 2 students are in PreK-2 grades and will attend school two days a week, while remaining virtual for 3 days.  They will attend Group A or Group B.  The group assignments will be shared  the week of March 1st. 

On March 29th, we will welcome back our Phase 3 students.  Phase 3 students are in 3-5 grades and will attend school two days a week, while remaining virtual for 3 days.  They willl attend Group A or Group B.  The group assignments will be shared the week of March 1st.

Orientation to Hybrid Learning at Deep Run Elementary

Deep Run Arrival and Dismissal Car Loop Procedures

Deep Run Carloop Map

DRES PARENT Reopening Handbook

Hybrid Insructional Model

Front Office Procedures

We encourage parents to call the school (410-313-5000) prior to:

  • Dropping off instruments, lunches, laptops, etc.
    • Parent/Guardian should come into the vestibule.
    • Parent/Guardian should ring the intercom to notify the secretaries that they are dropping off an item.
    • All items being dropped off need to be clearly labeled by the parent/guardian with:  Child's name and grade
    • Item will be left on the drop off table in vestibule for secretaries to retrieve and give to the student
  • Bringing students for Late Arrival:
    • Student and parent/guardian will come in the front vestibule and ring the buzzer. Parent will complete late arrival sign in form.
    • Only the student will be admitted into the front office.  Parents/guardian may not enter the building with the student.
  • Picking up students for Early Dismissals.
    • Parents/guardian will come into the vestibule and ring the buzzer for early dismissals.
    • We will ask Parents/Guardian to hold their driver's license up to the camera for secretaries to see.
    • Once secretaries confirm in the Family File that the parent/guardian is listed as eligibile to pick up the student, we will ask the parent/guardian to sign an "Early Dismissal form" located in the vestibule.

Visitors are not permitted into the building under the HCPSS Infectious Disease Plan.

Additional Information about Visitors can be found at:  Hybrid Insructional Model

Deep Run Facilities Checklist

HCPSS has developed an extensive School Readiness Checklist to prepare school facilities for the transition to hybrid in-person and concurrent virtual learning. The checklist, which includes 25 individual inspection items, is being used during walk-through inspections to ensure that all preparations are complete before students begin to return on Monday, March 1st.

Results of Deep Run's completed inspection is posted on the Facilities Checklist site.

Pantry on the Go

Please see the attached flyers in English & Spanish for the Pantry on the Go event being held on 2/26/2021 and 3/19/2021 at the Glen Mar Church in partnership with The Maryland Food Bank.

PTA Virtual Family Fun Night-BINGO on March 5th

The Deep Run PTA is hosting another Virtual BINGO event on March 5th at at 6:30.  Join family and friends for a social get together on Google Meet.

You can pick up two sheets of Bingo cards at Deep Run from February 22 to March 5th during school hours, or you can print your cards at:

Google Meet Code using student login credentials:  DRES BINGO

Click here to view the flyer.

Note:  this is a fun virtual event without prizes.

News Worth Repeating

Kindergarten and PreK Registration

Kindergarten registration starts March 8th and prekindergarten registration begins March 15th.

Prekindergarten Learning Together Program

Learn about the prekindergarten program for children who will be 3 years old by September 1st.

Parent Connect Session #2: Hybrid Instruction for A-Day, B-Day, and Fully Virtual Students

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Code: DRESConnect

Log in using your child’s HCPSS Account.

Join the DRES Administration to learn more about our Hybrid instruction and the return to the building for students in March (PreK-5).  The most up-to-date plans and safety precautions will be shared, as well as logistics for students returning to the building and the ways we will continue to engage our fully virtual students.  This session will be geared for all families and will provide a general overview of what to expect during our new Hybrid Instructional model.

Deep Run Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Opens March 15th

The Deep Run Online Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon and will be a great time to build a personal library for spring break!  Support Deep Run's Media Center from the comforts of your own home. The online book fair will be open from March 15 to March 28.

    •    Click here to order. You will need to enter an email address and create a password before you can shop.

    •    Orders are delivered directly to your home.

    •    Free shipping on BOOK-ONLY purchases over $25

    •    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 Directions for Ordering