Knightly News 09-04-18

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 2:25pm


From the Principal’s Desk…

Dear Patapsco Families:

Wow! Today was an amazing first day of school!  Our staff greeted every student outside and inside the building this morning.  In addition, it was a pleasure for Ms. Harmon and I to meet every student through our Town Hall meetings. We have the best students in Howard County. We know this is going to be a fantastic school year. We cannot wait to see all of you at our Back to School Knight (Night)  on September 13th at 6:30 PM.

We have some “homework” for you:

  1. Review and sign the School and County Policies and Procedures and return the “Middle School Student Code of Conduct and Related Policies” form. This is particularly important for 7th and 8th graders.
  2. Review and sign the 2018-2019 Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals if applicable.
  3. Quiz your student about his/her:
  •  Bus number and/or home address
  •  Locker number/combo (6th graders)
  • School lunch PIN number- all students making purchases in the cafeteria must use this number to avoid a surcharge on the food they buy
  • Parent contact numbers that work during the day
  • Student schedule…please note that the schedule only shows semester 1 classes. If you have any questions, please contact student services.

       4.    Log on to HCPSS Connect to update your family file.

  • If you have already tried and succeeded, thank you! Let’s aim for 100% by Friday!!
  • If you are having trouble remembering your user name (which is the full email address for an adult responsible for the student account), call or email us and we will let you know what you should be using to access the initial time. Please note: You cannot complete this task using the student login/account. It can only be completed via a guardian account.
  • If you have requested a reset, and have not received an email, we need you to check your junk or SPAM folders.

Finally, we will begin practicing emergency response drills this week and next. Talk to your son or daughter about your expectations that they take these practices seriously. It is vital that all students and adults develop predictable responses to emergency situations in order to ensure the best possible outcome during unanticipated situations.