Knightly News 6-24-20

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:38pm

Dear Patapsco Middle School Families and Community,

As the 2019-2020 school year concludes, I want to take this opportunity to thank our entire community for supporting our students and staff as we embarked on our new journey of online learning. I also want to thank our PTA and all of our parent volunteers and donors who participate in the Pop-Up Pantries in our community.

Yesterday was bittersweet. It was our last day with students but we also had the pleasure of seeing our 8th grade students at the drive-by parade. We saw so many students and families as well as a lot of staff who came to celebrate our students as they enter their next chapter: High School. If you have not had the chance to view our celebration video, I encourage you to do so at your convenience. In addition, our staff have signed virtual yearbook pages for our 8th graders since we missed that tradition of being able to do so together in the building. The yearbook pages are available here.  Thank you to our PTA and to our 8th grade parent committee for their support and ideas to recognize our students. We hope our 8th graders enjoy their gift that they will receive in the mail this week. Finally, thank you to our staff, especially our 8th grade team, Ms. Salsman and Ms. Glass for their contributions and time to create such a wonderful celebration video. 

We will miss our 6th and 7th grade students over the summer and we wish them a summer of relaxation and fun. We are committed to welcoming them back to learning and to being part of our school community this Fall regardless of how it looks.   

Please stay informed with the HCPSS news and website as information becomes available throughout the summer.  I look forward to connecting with you and our students this Fall. 

I wish you and your family a safe, happy, and healthy summer. Thank you for being part of our #OnePatapsco community.

Take care and be well,

Mike Babe


HCPSS Seeks Stakeholder Feedback on 2020-2021 School Year

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, HCPSS staff continue to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year while navigating continuing unknowns of what school will look like in the fall.

“Our primary consideration for fall planning continues to be the health and safety of our students and staff, and equity is a critical priority as we seek to serve the needs of all students, including those who are most vulnerable,” said HCPSS Superintendent Michael Martirano. “While many decisions will largely depend on guidance from the state and health authorities, all plans will be developed keeping in mind the needs and priorities voiced by our students, staff and families.”

Students, staff, families and community stakeholders are encouraged to provide input and feedback to help guide the solutions for the 2020-2021 school year through online surveys.

Surveys, targeted to each group, are open through noon on Wednesday, July 1, and can be accessed through the following links:


Grades 3-5 

Grades 6-12



Chinese, 中文

Korean, 한국어

Spanish, Español


Instructional staff

Student services staff

Paraeducators, clerical, custodial and other school support staff

Central Office staff from all divisions have representation on the Recovery Team and will have opportunities to provide input to the HCPSS Recovery of Learning Team through their division Chief.

Additional feedback may be provided by emailing Due to the volume of emails, not every email will receive a response, however, responses will be shared with staff and stakeholders working on 2020-2021 school year planning.

As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, HCPSS staff have begun to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. Currently, there are many unknown details of what school will look like in the fall. I encourage you to provide input and feedback to help guide the solutions for the 2020-2021 school year through the online survey provided below. 

Students from grades 3-12 and HCPSS staff also have opportunities to share their feedback through surveys. HCPSS did not survey students younger than Grade 3 due to a consideration of young children's reading level. Parents across all grade levels have the opportunity to provide their input for students by completing the parent/guardian survey linked above. Additionally, stakeholders may provide input and feedback by sending an email to throughout the summer. More information on HCPSS planning for the 2020-2021 school year can be found online.

As we close out the school year, I hope that each and every member of our community is able to find time to relax and recharge this summer. I hope you are able to visit with friends and family and that first and foremost you are able to stay safe and healthy.

HCPSS Free Summer Meal Service

Please view this link for this wonderful opportunity. The program will run from July 1 - August 14.

Patapsco PTA Year in Review 2019-2020

Patapsco PTA Year in Review 2019-2020.pdf 

Student Withdraws/ Transfers

If your child will not be returning to Patapsco Middle School for the 20-21 school year or your rising 9th grader will not be attending Mt. Hebron High School 20-21 school year, please email to complete the student withdraw/transfer process as soon as possible. 

From the Health Room

Just a reminder that all incoming 7th graders will need the MCV4 and Tdap vaccines prior to the first day of 7th grade. If your child has already received these vaccines please email an updated copy of the immunization record to If your child has not had these vaccines please contact your child’s physician to inquire about getting these vaccines. Once your child has received the vaccines please email the immunization record to

Quarter 4 Report Cards 

Quarter 4 report cards are posted and available to view by families. The information below is the step by step guide to view report cards:

1.Log in to HCPSS Connect Synergy

2. Select “Academic Information” from the left panel

3. Select “Student’s Report Cards” in the middle of your screen

4. Select “2019-2020 Q4 Report Card”