2020-21 School Year Info

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 2:07pm

Click HERE for our early dismissal schedule for the end of the school year, June 10, 11, 14 & 15. 


Flyer for Reflective Conversations on May 10 & May 24.


Click HERE for HCPSS' Bridge to Normalized Instruction Hybrid Instructional Model Spring 2021 Plan
 

All School Start Times and Student Schedules to Change March 1

Effective Monday, March 1, all school start times will be adjusted to begin 20 minutes later than pre-COVID times. Students will not change courses/subjects during the third quarter (Feb. 1-April 14); however, class times and lengths will change.  Prior to the schedule shift on March 1, your child’s school will share the grade level and/or school schedule with general start and end times. Your child’s teacher(s) will share the specific times that your child will need to join with Google Meet for the synchronous instruction.


Click HERE for information for students returning to the building during our HYBRID Learning Transition.

 

Click HERE for the Bell & Lunch Schedule beginning March 1.


In order to access bus information for your returning student, click HERE or follow the instructions:

1) go to hcpss.me
2) click on Synergy
3) use your email address as your username
4) use the password you used to set up your Connect.  If you don't remember or haven't set it up yet, we can set up a temporary one for you
5) Once in, click on the bottom "More Options......"
6) In the list that comes up, look for Homeroom/Transportation/POS
7) you will see your transportation choices for AM and PM

​Bus information is available for all eligible returning students returning March 1 (Group E),  March 29 (9th/12th), and April 12 (10th/11th). Thank you.
 

 

Click HERE to view the MHHS Student Handbook 

Click HERE to read the Mt. Hebron Student Code of Conduct Policy

Link to Google Form for Mt. Hebron High School Student Handbook Signature Page


Need Tech Help?

  • Complete the Student & Family Technology Support Request Form
  • You can also call 443-961-6689 between the hours of 7:45am to 3:15pm for emergency assistance if you're having trouble logging into a class or need technical help during class or are having any other techology-related challenges.


Virtual Instruction Student Tip Sheet & Other Educational Aids

  • A downloadable tip sheet was created for students and parents or guardians to use for quick access to login information, course meeting codes, and instructions for logging in to platforms. Students - Don’t forget to check your “to-do” list area in Canvas for new announcements, Google events and assignments that are due. Once a task/event is complete, be sure to click on the “x” next to the event so that your upcoming assignments/events will appear at the top of the list.
  • Here are some Google Chrome extensions that can be used to support your student.  Some extensions may be more specific to supporting a  certain learning difference while others may be helpful to a wider range of students.  All are free and do not require an account or log-in!  
  • Here is a great resource that provides a list of assistive technologies and apps catered to a particular area of academic concern (i.e. Academic, Writing, Organization, etc.) Match-Up


 

Curbside Checkout Available from Media Center

Ms. Richter and I are super excited to announce that we will be offering curbside checkout of books from the media center. Curbside Checkout is available for all students and staff. To request books, you will complete the Google form linked below. The Google form will walk you through the steps of searching the PAC for a book you want, as well as locating the information that we need to find the book (title, author, and call number). Ms. Richter and I will receive your request, we will email you with the availability of your book(s), then you may pick the books up the next Wednesday. All requested books will be wrapped in a plastic bag marked with your name and placed on a cart, which will be located outside the front entrance from 8am to 3:30pm.

You will also notice that the Google form has additional sections for faculty to request resources, as well a meeting with one of us, a class visit, resource lists, etc. Students also have an additional section where they can recommend a book, ask for assistance with our databases, or ask a general question about the media center.

Again, we are excited to connect the Mt. Hebron community to books! If you have any questions about Curbside Checkout, please feel free to email me Michelle_Brown@hcpss.org or Ms. Richter Tracy_Richter@hcpss.org. 

MHHS Curbside Check-out & Other Media Requests form 

MHHS PAC (Public Access Catalog)
 

HCPSS Student & Parent Handbook

Click HERE for the county's 2020-21 handbook


Commonly Asked Questions for Freshmen & New Students

Though not all of these are applicable in our virtual environment, we still think you'll find much of this information helpful.

 

School Supplies for Students

High school teachers will inform students of any needed supplies at the start of the school year in their syllabus. The number of supplies requested will be reduced to keep costs down for families and reflect those most essential for virtual learning. It may be necessary to replenish supplies during the school year as needed.  Please note, we will not be supplying agenda books for students this year.  We encourage you to purchase a planner/calendar for your student to help them keep track of assignments.

The graphing calculator is an important technology tool used in Howard County mathematics courses beginning with Algebra 1 and extending through the end of the course sequence. Although digital graphing tools are available online and will be used at various times in middle and high school math courses, students are best served by having a personal graphing calculator such as the TI-84 Plus CE (rechargeable) graphing calculator. Students who go on to take mathematics courses in college will likely be able to use the same calculator for college coursework. Note that students are permitted to use a graphing calculator on the SAT, ACT and Advanced Placement mathematics exams. Arrangements can also be made to borrow a graphing calculator from school through your child’s mathematics teacher.  


Does your student need a Chromebook and/or Internet?

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As previously announced, through grants and additional funds, HCPSS is able to purchase a sufficient amount of devices necessary to eventually achieve a 1:1 student-to-device ratio for all students in grades pre-K through 12. Due to vendor delays, order fulfillment will not arrive as expected and HCPSS is adjusting its device distribution plan.

HCPSS will provide a Chromebook to every student in high school within the school year.  While devices are being procured, parents/guardians of high school students currently in need of a device may request one.  Requests will be prioritized based on students’ access to personal devices meeting the minimum requirements.

In addition to Chromebooks, any family without access to the internet should notify the school system using the directions below. HCPSS is working with the Bright Minds Foundation and Comcast to support families who may be eligible to participate in the Comcast Internet Essentials program. Additionally, HCPSS will prioritize the distribution of a limited number of hot spots to families who cannot obtain access to the internet.

To identify your need for a Chromebook or internet:

  1. Parents/guardians should log in to HCPSS Connect.
  2. From the left menu, last choice, select “More Options” then choose “Student Technology” from the center of the screen.
  3. On the HCPSS Student Technology screen, use the drop-down arrows to indicate the Technology Requested for each student. Changes are saved immediately.
  4. If a device has already been issued, it will appear in the inventory list. If a student already has a device issued, a new request will not be processed.
  5. Families will receive a confirmation email with the necessary information, including pickup location, date and time.

 

Google Meet Expectations for Students & Parents/Guardians

To ensure a positive, productive, and enjoyable learning experience for all participants, it is important that all students and parents/guardians adhere to these Google Meet Expectations, which include online behaviors for students and privacy guidelines for parents.


Fall Meal Service Update

The food services program during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year will consist of free Grab-and-Go meals served Monday through Friday from 8–9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m., beginning Tuesday, September 8. Breakfast and lunch can be picked up at either mealtime. Meals will be provided free of charge for all students, subject to USDA funding availability. Detailed information about meals for the 2020-21 school year are provided online.


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Important Forms from Student Services