November 18 Spirit Day--Wear Red, White, Blue for American Ed Week
November 21 Early Dismissal at 12:55 for afternoon in-person conferences
November 22 Early Dismissal at 12:55 for afternoon virtual conferences
November 23 No School for Students
November 24-25 Schools Closed
December 2 PTA Winter Festival 6-7:30 pm
December 13 School Picture Make-up Day
Free COVID Booster Vaccines for Eligible Students 5-11 yrs.
Our School-Based Wellness Center will offer free COVID bivalent booster vaccines for children ages 5 through 11 years of age who have received their primary COVID series two months ago or longer. If you would like your child to receive this vaccine for protection against the COVID virus, please complete the attached paperwork and return to the school nurse. If you have questions, please email the School-Based Wellness Centers Program office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuestro Centro de Salud para las Escuelas estará ofreciendo vacunas de refuerzos bivalentes contra el COVID gratis. Serán para los niños de 5 a 11 años que han recibido su seria primaria hace 2 meses en adelante. Si desea que su hijo/a reciba esta vacuna para su protección contra el virus del COVID, por favor complete el papeleo y mándelo de regreso a la enfermera de la escuela. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor mande un correo electrónico a la oficina del Centro de Salud para las Escuelas al: email@example.com
Young Author's Contest
It is the perfect time to have your child work on his/her Young Author’s Entry. Thanksgiving Break should provide extra creative time to write a short story or poem. This is for all first through 5th grade students. The students are allowed to enter both a short story and a poem if they are feeling inspired! A packet went home a few weeks ago in the Wednesday folders. The information is also attached. All entries are due December 9, 2022. If you have any questions, please email Audrey_owens@hcpss.org.
PTA Winter Festival--December 2nd
Come get in the holiday spirit! The cafeteria and gym will be turned into a winter wonderland! There will be winter themed crafts, activities, and local vendors. You may find that perfect holiday gift! There will also be the popular Holiday Market for KIDS ONLY. Kids will be able to purchase $2-$5 gifts for friends and family, so don’t forget to bring a little spending cash!
In order to make this a fun successful event we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help run booths for a 30-minute shift. If you are able to help, please click the link below for more information https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4DAAAE2DAAFA7-winter
If you are interested in being a vendor, please complete this google form: Deep Run’s Annual Holiday Shoppe Vendor Application Form
Picture Make-up Day will be December 13
If your child missed the fall picture day or would like to retake their fall portraits, they can have their picture taken on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. If you ordered fall portraits and would like retakes, please send the picture envelope with the pictures you ordered back to school before December 13th. Students will take the picture envelope with them when they retake their pictures. If you have any questions, please contact the front office.
The PTA's fall fundraiser starts just in time for America Education Week! You might have already received in your child's Wednesday folder some fliers regarding the read-a-thon. If you do not recall seeing them please check their book bags. You will find a flier telling you all about how you can support your reader! The flier provides a link where you can log your child's reading hours. You can advertise to your friends and family while collecting pledges which will reward your reader with prizes! The top 3 grades/classes with the most reading time logged could win an ice cream party, a fun game of hungry hungry hippos with staff, or pie admin in face. Funds raised will help support PTA events such as Bingo, Winter Festival, Trunk or Treat, and so much more! The Read-A-Thon will start November 14 and will continue to November 28th, a great time to read and share with family over the holiday break!
Inclement Weather Asynchronous Learning Days
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) now allows local school systems to repurpose inclement weather days as asynchronous school days. At the discretion of the superintendent, HCPSS will use up to three inclement weather asynchronous days during the 2022-2023 school year. One of two additional codes will be instituted to reflect the decision to transition to an asynchronous instruction day:
Code Purple Asynchronous Student Day - School buildings and Office buildings open for staff only
Code Pink Asynchronous Student Day - School buildings and Office buildings closed
For each asynchronous inclement weather day, students should:
Access the inclement weather asynchronous task options chart via the HCPSS Inclement Weather Asynchronous Instruction Plan website or the hard copy that was sent home to families upon request. K-5 students should complete one task per curriculum area:
1 Content (either Science, Social Studies, or Health)
1 Related Arts task for that color day
Circle the completed tasks on a hard copy of the task choices chart or make a list of completed tasks on a separate piece of paper.
Submit the printed chart or the completed tasks list on separate paper to their teacher at the end of the month to get marked as present for the asynchronous day attendance. NOTE: For asynchronous days occurring less than nine days before the end of the month, task completion lists will be collected at the end of the next month. Attendance for asynchronous days will be updated monthly.
For more information, please visit the HCPSS Inclement Weather Asynchronous Instruction Plan.