Deep Run Digest 10-8-2021

Thu, 10/07/2021 - 9:01pm

Important Dates

Oct 13    DRES Title I Parent Connect Series:  Navigating Canvas and HCPSS Connect 6-8pm

Oct 15     No School for Students

Oct 18    MAP Testing Begins

Oct  19    PTA Meeting 7:00

Oct  21    School Pictures

Oct 22     Hat Day

Oct  26    Flu Vaccine Clinic

Oct  28    PTA Trunk or Treat--Save the Date


Deep Run Title I Parent Connect Series:  Navigating Canvas and HCPSS Connect

Parents are invited to an interactive night where parents will learn to navigate HCPSS Connect and the basics of Canvas. Parents in grades 2-5, please bring your child's Chromebook. We will be providing a loaner Chromebook to parents with PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students for this event. Please RSVP and indicate whether you need to reset your password.

When: October 13, 2021 6:00 - 8:00 PM
6: 00-6: 30 PM Password Reset
6: 30-7: 30 PM CANVAS Navigation
~ HCPSS Connect- Family file (emergency card / family file) and report card
~ Gradebook
~ Tasks
~ Announcements
~ Modules
~ The Canvas application with the cell phone
7:30 Questions / Answers / Evaluation

Sign Up In English

Sign Up in Spanish

Deep Run Noche del Título I de como Navegar Canvas y Hcpss Connect

Los padres están invitados a una noche interactiva donde los padres aprenderán a navegarel Hcpss Connect y los conceptos básicos de Canvas. Padres en los grados 2-5, por favor traigan el dispositivo(Chromebook) de su hijo. Proporcionaremos un Chromebook prestado a los padres con estudiantes del PreK, Kinder y primer grado para este evento. Confirme su asistencia para poder restablecer su contraseña.

Cuándo: 13 de octubre de 2021 6:00 - 8:00 PM
6: 00-6: 30PM Restablecimiento de contraseñas
6: 30-7: 30 PM Navegación de CANVAS
~ HCPSS Connect- Archivo familiar(tarjeta de emergencia/family file) y boletín de calificaciones
~ Libro de calificaciones
~ Tareas
~ Anuncios
~ Módulos
~ La aplicación de Canvas con e celular
7:30 Preguntas / Respuestas / Evaluación


Habrá intérpretes de español durante la sesión.

Fall School Pictures are on October 21st

School Pictures are October 21st.  Use this form to sign up and get up-to-date information from the photographer.

General information

Information for ordering pictures.

Student Residency and Attendance at Deep Run

Howard County Public School System Policy 9000 establishes procedures for determining eligibility for students to attend a Howard County public school.  Additionally there are boundary areas that determine which school students attend.  The bona fide residence of the parents must fall within the boundaries of Deep Run ES in order in order for their child to attend Deep Run.   Bona Fide Residence is the person’s principal residence maintained in good faith. It does not include a temporary residence or a superficial residence established for the purpose of attendance in the HCPSS. Evaluation of a person’s bona fide residence is a factual one and will be made on an individual basis. 

The school locator can be used to determine if the bona fide residence is within the Deep Run boundaries.

Policy 9000 further explains the procedures and explains exceptions to the policy.

If you move, please contact Deep Run at 410-313-5000 to complete a change of address form or for assistance with withdrawing your child from Deep Run.

Screener for Students with Reading Difficulties

In accordance with Maryland’s Ready to Read Act (2019), COMAR(2021), and the request from the Howard County Board of Education, all Howard County Public School System students1  in grades kindergarten to 5th grade will participate in a screener for identifying potential reading difficulties. 

Howard County has selected Amplify mClass with DIBELS 8th Edition as the universal screener.  Please see below for screening areas measured in each grade.  Students will complete the screener in four to twelve minutes and will be screened three times this year.

All21/22 Ready to Read Act Parent Notification of Screener

Adult Volunteers are Needed for The Lion King Kids Production at Deep Run

This year's 4th/5th Grade Musical will be Disney's The Lion King [Kids]
We are looking for adult volunteers: parents, staff...  
YOU can be part of the team that makes this happen for our DRES students! 
No previous theater experience required. Come to the information session in the music room at 6:30PM on Tuesday October 19.  
(just before the PTA Meeting) 

You can sign up here to volunteer.

Click here for more information.

Virtual Community Academy: Navigating HCPSS

There will be a virtual session co-sponsored by HCPSS and The Council of Elders on Saturday, October 9, from 9:00-10:30a.m. This free session will focus on HCPSS resources that are available to help families support their child’s education. Parents/guardians of students at all levels are invited to attend. Register online to receive a confirmation email with login information.

Free Coats and Clothing


Saturday, October 16 1:00 to 3:00 pm

North Laurel Community Center 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723 face masks must be worn on-site for the safety of all persons For questions or more information, contact Sharee Campbell, MSC Coordinator, at 410-313-0220 (voice/relay) or This information is neither sponsored nor endorsed by HCPSS or the school.

Click here for more information.


Saturday, October 30th 9:00 - 11:00

Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, MD

Worth Repeating

PTA Fall Fundraiser--Please Read

Our Fall Fundraiser kicks off October 1st!  Please help support DRES with our PTA Fall Fundraiser. This year we're partnering with Charleston Wrap to raise funds to support our family activities like the winter festival, STEM, and teacher supports. Charleston Wrap offers a wide variety of gadgets, gifts, treats, candles, and home goods. Fundraising packets were sent home this week. Please check it out and share with family and friends! Items can be ordered online and shipped directly to you, OR submitted with payment offline and picked up at school later.  Items not ordered online will be shipped to DRES and available for pickup the week of November 22nd. More details to come closer to the pick-up date. Thank you for supporting our students and staff!

Charleston Wrap Flyer

PTA Halloween Trunk or Treat

Save the date for the PTA's Annual Trunk or Treat on October 28th at 6:00.

Halloween will only be celebrated at the Trunk or Treat. There will be no Halloween events taking place during the school day.

On the Road to Kindergarten in Deep Run Park

The Howard County Library will be going to the Deep Run Park neighborhood, by the pool, every other Wednesday starting October 6th. Click here for more information.

Free Flu Vaccine Clinic on October 26th at Deep Run

Flu vaccinations are coming to Deep Run ES.

Las vacunas contra la gripe están a punto de llegar a la escuela de su hijo/a.

GT Program Parent Academy October 13 and 14

HCPSS families interested in the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program are invited to come learn about the advanced-level offerings available and how their students can become involved. The evening will begin with an overview of GT Education Program offerings followed by a question and answer session with Central Office GT Education Program staff. Elementary and Secondary programs will be covered on separate days. Families may attend one or both nights. Registration is required for these events.

  • Elementary Focus: Wednesday, October 13, 7 – 8:00 p.m., being held virtually via Microsoft Teams
  • Secondary Focus: Thursday, October 14, 7-8:00 p.m., being held virtually via Microsoft Teams

Elkridge Food Pantry

The Elkridge Food Pantry is open to families in need on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.

Family Institute Parent Workshops this Fall

The Office of Children and Families is pleased to offer workshops for parents this Fall

Covid-19 Self Screenings

All parents/guardians are to perform a COVID-19 health check every day before your student leaves home. Students are not to come to school if they are experiencing any symptom(s) associated with COVID-19 or other communicable disease.

Student/Parent Handbook

The 2021-2022 Student and Parent Handbook is now available on the HCPSS website. This resource is helpful for navigating the school year and includes information about HCPSS practices, policies and services available to support and enrich learning. A printed version of the handbook is no longer provided.