Murray Hill Middle School
A Note From The Principal
Dear MHMS Families,
All of the MHMS staff members are so excited about the first day of school! Starting at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8th, staff and students will come together for a fully virtual start to the 2020-2021 school year. Families should have received an email message from period 2 teachers today, as students will begin their day on Tuesday with their period 2 teachers.
I would like to thank all of the parents who attended our Virtual Learning Parent Information Sessions this week. We were happy to share so much important information with you. If you were unable to attend our sessions, you can find both the Virtual Learning Parent Information Session and the 6th Grade Orientation presentations here.
As a parent who will be supporting your student as we enter virtual learning, there is a lot of information for you to be aware of, so please take the time to review this newsletter carefully.
Lisa R. Smithson
Murray Hill Middle School
What To Know For This Weekend:
What to Know For The First Day of School:
What to Know for the Remainder of the First Week of School:
What Else to Know About the 2020-2021 School Year:
Family File: Family File is currently open for all HCPSS families to update information about their child/children for the 2020-2021 school year. Please remember that Family File must be updated every school year. HCPSS uses Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child, and can do so by logging in to http://www.hcpss.org/connect/. Parents who have forgotten their login credentials for Family File may click the View instructions on resetting passwords. link on the sign in page.
Parents who are new to the Howard County Public School System will receive a welcome email with instructions to activate an account.
(Please note- change of address may not be made through Family File. If you have recently moved, please contact our Student Services Secretary, Brenda Ganzermiller, at firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible)
Thank you to the nearly 350 MHMS families who have already completed their Family File for the 2020-2021 school year. We are striving for 100% Family File completion by the first day of school on September 8th.
Materials Distribution and Collection: If you have items (i.e. textbooks, media center books, instruments), please know that there is a collection bin located in the vestibule, and items can be dropped off between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Additionally, if you were supposed to receive art supplies, books for Seminar C, or a device, we will set up another distribution during the first week of school. A separate message will be sent with details.
Memory Books: At this time, we are still waiting for our Memory Books to be delivered. As a result of COVID, the company that publishes our Memory Books, is experiencing significant delays. We have been assured that our Memory Books are still being produced and will be delivered to us as soon as possible. Please know that once we receive the Memory Books, we will set up a time to safely distribute them in the MHMS parking lot.
Additionally, if you purchased spring pictures, and missed the distribution that we did early in the summer, we will also have those available to distribute, when we distribute Memory Books. I thank you for your patience, during these unprecedented times.
Murray Hill Middle School | 9989 Winter Sun Road, Laurel, MD 20723 | 410-880-5897 | mhms.hcpss.org