MHMS Materials Collection and Distribution- August 28, 2020

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 6:11pm
Murray Hill Middle School

Dear MHMS Families,

In preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, we want to share information related to the collection of materials still in your possession from last year and the distribution of new materials for use this school year. 

Please know that our number one priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of every student, staff and family member during this process. We ask that you adhere to the following guidelines: 

  1. Students and parents/guardians should remain in their cars during drop-off and pick-up of materials. Students and parents/guardians who will walk/bike to the school should also adhere to social distancing expectations throughout the process and will be directed by HCPSS staff upon arrival. 

  2. Students and parents/guardians must wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.

  3. Please write your student’s name on a sheet of paper, large enough to be easily seen, and indicate which items you will be picking up (For Example:  Lisa Smithson- Chromebook/Spring Pictures)

Materials, such as textbooks, media center books, and instruments, must be returned to the school they were borrowed from (i.e. the student’s 2019-2020 school).  All materials returned will sit for a four-day period as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prior to being inventoried. If your child attended a different school last year, please go to that school’s website to view their collection plan. If your child attended MHMS last year, our collection plan is as follows.


MHMS Materials Drop Off

  • If you attended MHMS during the 2019-2020 school year, and you are in possession of textbooks, media center books, musical instruments or any other items that belongs to MHMS, please plan to return them during one of the times indicated below.

  • If your student borrowed a Chromebook, during Continuity of Learning, and will continue in any HCPSS school, they may keep the Chromebook in order to engage in the Virtual Learning that will take place during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.  If your student will not attend an HCPSS school during the 2020-2021 school year, please plan to return the device during one of our designated drop off dates.  

  • If you have items to drop off, please place them in a bag, and complete and attach this form.

  • Drop off dates are as follows:

    • Tuesday, September 1st, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the MHMS Parking Lot

    • Wednesday, September 2nd, 11:00-3:00 p.m. in the MHMS Parking Lot

    • Thursday, September 3rd, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the LWES Parking Lot


MHMS Materials Pick Up 

  • Chromebooks- For those families who requested a Chromebook, by August 21st, you received a separate email with details regarding picking up your device during one of the designated dates listed above.  If you requested a device after August 21st, please know that we will facilitate additional distributions once more Chromebooks are delivered to MHMS.  If you are in need of a Chromebook, and have not made a request, be sure to visit HCPSS Connect to request a device, and we will work to distribute it during a distribution at a later date.

  • Art Supplies- Art packets are available for all students who are scheduled to participate in art class during the first semester.  Students enrolled in art received a separate email, from Ms. Robinson, with details regarding picking up your art supplies.  Please be sure to pick up your art kit during one of the designated dates listed above.  

  • Spring Pictures- if you did not pick-up your Spring Pictures during an earlier pick-up in the summer, they will be available during the dates listed above.


Please know that we will facilitate additional drop-off and pick-up’s as the need arises.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding our drop-off and pick-up plan, please call the school at 410-880-5897, or email school administration (Lisa Smithson-, Alexia Couch-, Jennifer Blasko-



Lisa R. Smithson


Murray Hill Middle School


Murray Hill Middle School | 9989 Winter Sun Road, Laurel, MD 20723 | 410-880-5897 |