Deep Run Digest 1-28-2022

Thu, 01/27/2022 - 11:32pm

Jan 28       Schedule Parent Teacher Conferences Starts Today

Jan 31       Report Cards Available in Synergy after 4 pm

Jan 31        Fireside Storytime 7pm

Feb 1         Schools Closed for Students

Feb 2          Paper Copies of Report Cards Go Home

Feb 4          Last Day to Schedule Parent Teacher Conferences

Feb 4          Class Picture Day

Feb 10         Dismissal at 12:55, Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

Feb 10        The Greene Turtle Restaurant Day/Night 11 am--11 pm.

Feb 11         Dismissal at 12:55, Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

Feb 15         Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Deep Run for Dose #2 4:30-7:30

Feb 24          PTA World Culture Night 


Class Group Pictures on Friday, February 4th

The photographers will be at Deep Run on Friday, February 4th to take class group photos.  The class pictures are $10 each.  You can order online at:

Click order pictures and enter this code:  FM355387

Paper ordering forms will be sent home in Wednesday folders on February 2nd.

Report Cards Issued Online on Monday, January 31

Parents/guardians will have access to view report cards at 4:00pm. on January 31. Parents/guardians may view/download report cards by taking the following steps:

 Log in to HCPSS Connect Synergy using parent/guardian credentials

   Select More Options from the left panel

   Select Report Cards from the middle

   Select the report card you wish to access

   Paper copies of report cards will go home in Wednesday folders on February 2nd.

Parent Teacher Conferences on February 10th and 11th

Thursday, February 10th and Friday, February 11th are designated for Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences following early dismissal for students.  We will be holding 20-minute conferences, with a focus on math.  All conferences will be held virtually with your child’s math teacher.  A google link code for your conference will be sent to you with your confirmation email.   

Beginning Friday, January 28th at 8:00amand continuing to Friday, February 4th at 4:00pm, you can log on to HCPSS Connect at to access Synergy Conference Management. You can then choose your desired 20-minute conference time from the math teacher’s availability. Click here for directions to schedule your conference. Parents needing assistance should contact our front office staff at 410-313-5000.

Tips for Scheduling Conferences:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences will be scheduled in 20-minute increments. All conferences will need to begin and end on time.
  • You will use your (parent) HCPSS Connect/Family File account to schedule Parent Teacher Conferences.
  • If you are not available to attend a virtual conference during the parent/teacher conference window, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

We look forward to conferencing with you about your child’s progress!

The Greene Turtle Restaurant Day/Night on February 10th

Please help support 5th grade end-of-the-year activities by participating in the Greene Turtle Restaurant Day/Night fundraiser. 

February 10th from 11 am-11 pm

Dine in or Carry Out

Bring this flyer with you to the restaurant. 

Special Message from the Howard County Library

Please enjoy this special mesage for Deep Run students from the Howard County Library!

Elkridge Update - Deep Run.mp4

HCPSS/Soleil Pharmacy Vaccine Clinics for Children 5-11

Please click on the links below to learn more about upcoming vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11.  

The Deep Run site will distribute the second dose on February 15th.  If children receive the first dose this day, families will be given a place to go for their second dose.

Vaccine Clinics--English

Vaccine Clinics--Spanish

Worth Repeating

DRES Pet Supply Drive--January

The DRES Pet Supply Drive is being sponsored by our 3rd Grade Umoja Leaders Group in honor of the MLK Day of Service.  Donation boxes are in each grade level pod area for students to donate supplies during the month of January.  Supplies include used blankets, sheets, and towels, wet or dry food, new or used pet toys, bowls, or newspapers.

All donations will go to the Howard County Animal Control and Adoption Center.

DRES Pet Supply Drive Flyer

Howard County Library Pop-Up Library in Deep Run Mobile Home Park

The Howard County Library's Pop-Up Library is coming to Deep Run Park on Wednesday, January 26th from 2-4 pm.  This is for children, ages infant to age 5, and their caregiver.  The Pop-Up Library will also be in Deep Run Park on February 9th and 23rd.

Pop-Up Library Flyer

HCPSS Summer Programs Preview Available Online

Online summer program enrollment requests for current HCPSS students will open at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1.

Free Tax Preparation Services

MakingChange, Inc. partners with the Internal Revenue Service under the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to offer free income tax preparation services for low-to-moderate income families, making $57,000 or less, who need assistance preparing their tax returns.

Read more here.

Virtual Community Academy:  Social Media--What Parents Need to Know

Participants in this virtual community academy on January 29th will learn about the most popular social media sites students are accessing and effective practices for keeping children safe when using social media.

This session is open to parents/guardians of students at all levels, and is free to attend.

Register online. After registering, participants will receive an email with a link to the session.

This program is part of a series of workshops sponsored by HCPSS and The Council of Elders.

Kindergarten Registration Begins March 7th

Children must be 5 years old by September 1 in order to enroll in kindergarten. Every child who is 5 years old by September 1 must be enrolled in a kindergarten program this fall or have an approved waiver.

More information about registering a Kindergarten student

Staff Appreciation Throughout the Year

Parents often ask what they can do to support their child's teachers as well as the other staff at Deep Run.  A small snack item is always appreciated!  Consider ordering individually packaged snacks using the Amazon Wishlist below.  All items will be sent directly from Amazon to Deep Run and placed in the staff lounge for easy access by staff.  Thank you!

Volunteer/Observer Vaccine Requirement

All volunteers and chaperones who interact with students, and parents/guardians who are conducting classroom observations will be required to use the PinPoint platform to show proof of full vaccination at least five school days in advance.

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.