Deep Run Digest 6-11-2021

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 10:57pm

Important Dates

June 11        3 hour early dismissal  1:15

June 14        3 hour early dismissal  1:15

June 14       Covid-19 Free Vaccine Clinic  4-7 pm

June 15        Last Day of School 3 hour early dismissal  1:15

June 16        Report Cards Ready for Viewing

June 26        Clothing Give Away  11-1 at Deep Run

August 30     First Day of School for K-5


Congratulations and best wishes to our 5th graders as they leave Deep Run and tranition to middle school.  We are so proud of you!  Thank you to the parents of the 5th graders!  We greatly appreciated your partnership over the past years.


Free Vaccines for Covid-19 at Deep Run ES on June 14th, 4-7 pm

The Howard County Health Department is pleased to offer a pop-up vaccine clinic at Deep Run Elementary on June 14th from 4-7 pm.  Free vaccines for Covid-19 will be available for anyone 12 years and older.  Walk ups are welcome and identification is helpful but not necessary.

Deep Run Vaccine Clinic English

Deep Run Vaccine Clinic Spanish

Pfizer Consent Form English--allows children 12-18 years to come to the clinic without a parent

Pfizer Consent Form Spanish

Last Day of School Clap Out

On Friday, June 11th, staff will celebrate the end of in person learning for B Day students with a 5th Grade "Clap Out"  beginning at 1:05.  Following the 5th grade clap out, students in grades K-4 will be celebrated as they exit the building.

On Tuesday, June 15th, staff will celebrate the last day of school for A Day students the same as above. 

Fully virtual students may choose either June 11th or June 15th to participate in this celebration and should come to school at 1:00 (with a mask).

Free Summer Meals at Deep Run and Other School Locations
HCPSS will continue providing free meals this summer to any HCPSS students and all children 18 and under. Meals will be served Mondays and Thursdays, June 21-August 13 at locations throughout the county. In addition to the summer meal service for the public, free meals will be provided to all students participating in HCPSS summer programs at the 33 program locations.  Meals at Deep Run will be available from 1-2:30.
If you ordered a yearbook, it will be available this summer.  As soon as they arrive at school, we will share pick-up information through email.

Report Cards--Do You Want a Printed Copy?

Report cards will be available on-line through Synergy after the last day of school.  If you would like a paper copy mailed home,  please complete this survey by June 15th at noon.

MAP Test Results
Spring 2020 MAP test results for students in grades 1-8 who participated in the May MAP assessment are now viewable in Synergy. A PDF copy of the student MAP progress report has also been posted. Read here how to access the scores.
Clothing Give Qway June 26th

Clothing Give Away  June 26th & 27th - HCPSS has partnered with Neediest Kids and COAD to hold an event that will provide an opportunity for families in need to get new clothing for free.  Click here for more information.

Howard County Pride/Rainbow Convention Fundraiser at Shake Shack
Shake Shack in Columbia is giving HCPSS Pride/HoCo Rainbow Conference 25% of their sales on the last day of school - June 15th! What a great way to end the year AND to help fund Rainbow-related activities for the 2021-22 school year. You MUST use code DONATE25 when ordering through the app or show the attached flyer at checkout for HCPSS Pride/HoCo Rainbow Conference to receive credit. 
Howard County Library Program:  Kindergarten Here We Come!

The Howard County Library System (HCLS) is offering in-person, online, and pre-recorded Kindergarten, Here We Come! 2021classes in August!

Kindergarten, Here We Come! 2021 is a Howard County LIbrary program for children entering Kindergarten this fall. Registration required. The class features stories and activities to help mark that all important first day.

Please see the attached for more details. Thank you for sharing with your students and their families!

School Supply List 21-22
Click here to view the list.
Summer Resources for Sudents
Students will have access to thousands of interactive titles from Lightbox, Weigl EyeDiscover, AV2 fiction and nonfiction, and World Language.

Worth Repeating

School Hours for the 21-22 School Year 

As HCPSS looks to normalize operations for Fall 2021, start and ending times for each school will return to the original, pre-COVID schedule.  Deep Run’s student hours will be 9:25-3:55.   

What Do I Do With My Child's Chromebook at the End of the Year?

Only students leaving the school system after the current 202-2021 school year—including those unenrolling or graduating—must return their assigned HCPSS technology devices, including laptops, Chromebooks, etc. Hot spots need to be returned only if the family does not have other children who will be enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Students who will remain in HCPSS schools for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year may continue to borrow HCPSS technology devices over the summer. Families are encouraged to review the HCPSS Chromebook Care guidelines with their students to ensure that devices are taken care of.  Families are fully responsible for their child's Chromebook and charger.  If you have concerns about keeping your child's Chromebook safe and in working order over the summer, please return it to school. Your child will receive it back when they return in the fall.

Families returning HCPSS technology devices can log in to HCPSS Connect to ensure they are returning the correct device. 

  1. Log in to HCPSS Connect Synergy using parent/guardian credentials
  2. Select More Options from the left navigation.
  3. Select Student Technology from the list displayed in the center of the screen.
  4. Compare the asset tag number that appears on a sticker on the device with the words “Property of HCPSS Inventory” to the one displayed on the Inventory List table.
    1. Check all devices in the household and ensure the correct devices are returned to the appropriate school locations.
    2. If the asset tag number listed in HCPSS Connect does not match any of the devices in the household, let staff know when the device is being returned so that the data can be updated appropriately and the device can be unassigned.  

Please note, schools will communicate with families who have students unenrolling the procedures for the return of HCPSS property, including technology devices.

Families who are returning for the next school year but do not wish to keep their HCPSS technology devices over the summer may return them to their school or a Technology Support Center