Dear Manor Woods Community!
Thank you so much for taking the time to complete the transportation survey. At this moment, we only need two more families to complete the survey. You were amazing with your quick return and understanding while completing this form. If you are not aware, the school system is making some transportation changes for the 23/24 school year. Please see below:
Families whose students are eligible for HCPSS-provided transportation are required to register by June 1 to receive bus service for the 2023-2024 school year. Families who reside in non-transportation areas and those who have students who receive transportation as part of their IEP or 504 Plan do not need to take any action.
If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please email email@example.com
Also, if you haven't taken the time and would like to provide input about your child's classroom placement , please use the following link.
The link below is what our school staff will use to consider parent input as we engage in the articulation process. As our staff works to form thoughtful, well-balanced classes for the 2023-24 school year, we take many factors into account, including our students' academic and social-emotional needs, input from all stakeholders, and staffing needs.
Please take a few minutes, if needed, to complete this form if you want our staff to consider a need for your student.
2023-2024 MWES Consideration Card
6/7, 6/9, 6/12 - Schools Close 3 Hours Early
6/2 - Kindergarten End Of Year Celebration at 10:00 a.m
6/12 - 5th Grade End Of Year Celebration at 9:30 a.m
6/14 - Last Day Of School For Students
According to HCPSS Policy 9000 – Student Residency, Eligibility, Enrollment, and Assignment, “A student attending a public school in Howard County will attend the designated school serving the school attendance area in which the parents have bona fide residence.”
If you have moved or are moving soon, please notify us immediately. Please do not wait for us to find out through other means. We can assist you with the transitioning to your child’s new school. Whether it be another HCPSS school, a private school, or a school out of the HCPSS district, we are here to help. If you are transferring to another HCPSS school, our Office Staff will help make the transition as smooth as possible.
Please complete the attached fillable Address Change Form and email it back to us with your new deed or lease. We will electronically verify your school district and update your new address on file.
Per Board of Education Policy 5200 - Student Transportation, families whose students are eligible for bus transportation are required to register through HCPSS Connect Synergy to receive bus service for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. This new registration process will take place annually to help the HCPSS Office of Student Transportation plan for more accurate student ridership and to make routes more efficient. Registration for 2023-2024 bus service is open now through 6/1/23.
Important Health & Safety Message
All HCPSS students and staff must stay home if they are experiencing symptom(s) associated with any communicable disease. Families, students, and staff should perform daily health checks and stay home if they have symptoms of a communicable disease, including the seasonal flu, COVID-19 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Families are encouraged to consider taking advantage of flu and COVID vaccines and boosters.
SPRING ALLERGY SEASON HAS ARRIVED - to read more about seasonal allergies click here
These summer programs offer children a variety of educational and recreational opportunities during the summer to learn, meet new friends and have fun:
Howard County Public Library System
Howard County Recreation and Parks
Howard Community College Kids on Campus
Spring 2023 Howard County Recreation & Parks Before/After School classes for students at Manor Woods ES.
These classes provide fun, structured, educational, and enriching activities for Manor Woods ES students, benefitting both the child(ren) and parents!
Families are encouraged to visit the HCPSS website for all your needs, including:
HCPSS recently announced the 2023 graduation ceremony dates, which are available online. All ceremonies are scheduled to take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion, with the exception of Cedar Lane School, which will be held at that school.
To learn more please visit: https://www.hcpss.org/diversity/#discipline-practices
In the spirit of spreading awareness for the Children's Mental Health Matters campaign, the Howard County Office of Children and Families is hosting several free, virtual workshops for families throughout the month of May. Please consider sharing the Family Workshops May 2023 flier with your families! Of note--for assistance registering, families may call 410-313-5992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To request sign language, interpreter, or other accommodations, please call at least one week in advance.
Free Virtual Workshops: In the spirit of spreading awareness for the Children's Mental Health Matters campaign, the Howard County Office of Children and Families is hosting several free, virtual workshops for families throughout the month of May. Please consider sharing the Family Workshops May 2023 flier with your families! Of note--for assistance registering, families may call 410-313-5992 or email email@example.com. To request sign language, interpreter, or other accommodations, please call at least one week in advance.
Social Media: Solutions for Summer and Beyond. This series of virtual workshops for parents and caregivers is broken down with a content-focus on the age of the children. Please be aware of the specific date for the specific age and register for that specific session. Participants can register for more than one session. All sessions run from 6:30 to 8 pm on the respective evenings. Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-for-parents-guide-to-healthy-summer-habits-tickets-620862485407
May 9th - Presentation + Q&A for Parents of Children ages 3-8
May 10th - Presentation + Q&A for Parents of Children ages 9-12
May 11th - Presentation + Q&A for Parents of Children ages 13-17
The pervasive presence of social media in the lives of today’s youth can be a cause of concern for parents who often have questions about appropriately regulating their child’s use and keeping their children safe online. The Howard County Health Dept. is pleased to offer a series of 1.5 hour Social Media for Parents - Guide to Healthy Summer Habits. These sessions will address the mental health implications of social media use, personal safety and privacy, as well as tips for healthy use that will help your child establish a positive digital footprint.
Free Parenting Classes (open to grandparents too): Free. Guiding Good Choices is an evidence-based, interactive prevention program that provides families with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk that their children will use drugs and alcohol or engage in other dangerous behaviors. Howard County parents, guardians and grandparents will learn how to encourage your child to adopt healthy attitudes and behaviors, how to communicate more effectively, how to build a relationship of trust, and much more! Classes will be held Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Zoom. Learn more or register: https://hcdrugfree.org/2023/02/guiding-good-choices-free-classes-for-parents-2/
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