Back to School Night
When? September 13, 2018 at 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Optional Parent Sessions: 6:00 PM – 6:25 PM
1. Outdoor Education for 6th grade parents in cafeteria
2. Special Education Parent session in Media Center
Feeding Your Crew: Don't worry about dinner. Before heading over to BTSN, support our school by ordering dinner from Vocelli's. A percentage of all sales will be donated to Patapsco Middle School. So, you can leave the kids at home with a pizza and come on over! Copy of the flyer here.
Getting Here: Parking on school property will be limited to school staff and drivers with disabilities. All other visitors are asked to ride a shuttle from two satellite locations: Hollifield Station Elementary and Crossroads Church of the Nazarene. Shuttles will begin running at 5:30PM, and provide return service at the conclusion of the evening.
Accessible parking for people with disabilities and parking for staff will be available in our school lot. Parking on campus will not be available for general parking. We ask that you support our efforts to reduce the impact of our event on the surrounding neighborhood by following these parking procedures. Please do not park on the road or in our neighbor’s driveways. Thank you!
Schedule for the Evening: All parents and Guardians are to report to student homeroom classes for a general session, which will include a video from the Administrative Team and our PTA President. Student schedules, school map, and an agenda for the evening will be provided during Homeroom.
Following the announcements, all parents and guardians will follow their student’s schedule by going from period 1 to period 7 in seven minute class periods. Related Arts classes (World Language, Music, Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Family and Consumer Science, Art, Physical Education, Health, and Technology Education) will have an “Open House” in the cafeteria during their assigned class period. Parents and Guardians will be able to meet their “A” and “B” day Related Arts teachers during the “Open House” format.
What You Can Expect: Attending Back to School night will allow you to visit the classrooms your son or daughter sits in on a daily basis and to greet the professionals who teach them. By attending each class, you will have the opportunity to hear from each teacher who will teach your student this year. The time is only seven minutes, which is a great way for the teacher to talk to all the parents at once. That said, we know there are staff members you would really like to have an individual conversation with. We respectfully ask that you remember this is not the time for one-on-one consultations. If you have an immediate concern, please contact the teacher directly via email or by calling them at school.
We know you are wondering if you should bring your student with you. Space is at a premium and we get to spend every day with them. If you are able, we ask that you come to Back to School night without your child. There will be plenty of student volunteers on hand to help you find your way around, so do not worry about needing a personal tour guide. We will be there to support you throughout the evening.