Back to school knight video from Administration, PTA, and music boosters: Click HERE to view
Back to School Knight
When: September 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We are excited to welcome each and every family to the 2021 Back to School Knight at Patapsco Middle School. Our doors will open at 5:45 PM and the event will end at 8:00 PM. We would like all families to be at Homeroom by 6:15 PM.
This year families can choose to meet each teacher by attending all sessions in-person at Patapsco Middle or by attending virtually as a “Fly on the Wall” through google meet using your student’s HCPSS credentials and google meet codes at the same time.
What You Can Expect: This year we have two options for Back to School Knight. You can attend all of our sessions in-person and get the full walk-around the building experience from class to class. Or you can attend virtually as a “Fly on the Wall.”
Back to School Knight will allow you to visit your child’s classrooms and to meet the professionals who teach them. You will have the opportunity to hear information about your child’s classes and get to know your child’s teacher better. Each class visit is only eight minutes, which is a great way for the teacher to talk to all parents at once. That said, if you’d like to have an individual conversation with your child’s teacher, feel free to email the teacher to arrange a time for a parent/teacher conference.
You will also have the opportunity to sign up for our PTA which does so much for our school. We appreciate the membership and donations as it directly supports the students and staff at Patapsco Middle School. Please consider joining as we could not do a lot of the exciting initiatives for our kids without our PTA!
We know you are wondering if you should bring your student with you. Space is at a premium. Imagine 675 students, plus parents trying to move from class to class. If you are able, we ask that you come to Back to School Knight without your child as space will be limited. We have plenty of staff to help guide you where to go as well as maps.
Feeding Your Crew: Don't worry about dinner. Before heading over to Back to School Knight, 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! Or if you are attending virtually, please enjoy Vocelli’s from home and do not worry about cooking dinner!! More details on our flyer!
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 (8701 Stonehouse Drive) and Crossroads Church of the Nazarene (2750 Rogers Avenue). All attendees must wear a mask while on a bus and while in our school building. Shuttles will begin running at 5:30 PM, and will provide return service at the conclusion of the evening.
Also, we ask that you support our efforts to reduce the impact of our event on the surrounding neighborhood by following these parking procedures: do not park on the road or in our neighbor’s driveways. Thank you!
Schedule for the Evening: Please see chart below for times and sessions
We encourage you to write down your student’s schedule because you will only attend full year courses and their current quarter 1 courses.
You will be attending classes for Quarter 1 only.
6:00 – 6:15
Arrival for parents and families
PTA information and table in lobby
Music Boosters information in the lobby
Receive a Map
**Posters will be in hallways to direct parents to Homeroom**
6:15 - 6:35
Information from Admin and PTA
6:40 - 6:48
6:52 – 7:00
7:04 - 7:12
7:16 - 7:24
7:28 - 7:36
7:40 - 7:48
7:52 - 8:00
Do not report to the lunch period on your student’s schedule
For families who are attending “Fly on the Wall.” You will log-in to each teacher’s google meet code using your student’s HCPSS credentials. You will not be allowed in unless you are logging as your student. We encourage you to use their Chromebook. In addition, you will be able to ask questions through email but teachers will not be monitoring the chat. Also teachers may not be in front of the camera but you will be able to hear and see the presentation.
For the “Fly on the Wall” sessions, you will start in homeroom and then transition to each period through google meet to listen to each teacher present.
Please use the chart below to know each code to enter homeroom and class periods.
Homeroom teachers by alphabet and their codes can be found here.
All teacher google meet codes can be found here.
We look forward to seeing you and partnering with you in your child’s education. Thank you for your time, your support, and your commitment to your child’s success.