Dear MHMS Families,
Tomorrow, Thursday, August 26th, we will host our 6th Grade, 7th Grade, and Newly Enrolled 8th Grade Orientations. Please be reminded that masks are required for all individuals who enter the building. See below for important information regarding our orientations.
August 26th @ 1:30-3:00 p.m.- 6th Grade Orientation
6th Grade Orientation is intended for all 6th grade students and their parents/guardians. Parents of rising 6th grade students will have the opportunity to hear from the MHMS Administration, while 6th grade students will receive their class schedules and visit each of their classes. 6th grade students will not be given their locker assignments during orientation. They will receive their locker assignments on the first day of school, and have ample opportunity to practice on the first day of school with staff support.
August 26th @ 2:00-3:15 p.m.- 7th Grade Orientation
7th Grade Orientation is intended for all 7th grade students (STUDENTS ONLY). Parents, we ask that you drop your student off at our front entrance and pick them up in the bus-loop (near Gorman Crossing Elementary School) at 3:15. 7th grade students will receive their class schedules and visit each of their classes.
August 26th @ 2:00-2:30- New 8th Grade Orientation
New 8th Grade Orientation is intended for NEWLY ENROLLED 8th grade students (STUDENTS ONLY). Parents, we ask that you drop your student off at our front entrance and pick them up at our front entrance at 2:30. Newly enrolled 8th grade students will get to meet the 8th grade team and learn information about what to expect as an 8th grader at MHMS.
We are also looking forward to our Open House Event. We hope that your whole family will be able to join us.
August 26th @ 5:00-7:00 p.m.- MHMS Open House
MHMS families are invited to attend our Open House. Food trucks will be onsite, so bring your folding chairs and plan to spend time with our MHMS community. Schedules will be distributed to students who attend, and students and families will have the opportunity to practice locating their classrooms, in preparation for the first day of school. Please be reminded that masks are required while in the building, and are optional, but encouraged, while outdoors.
Student schedules were made available for families to see this morning. They can be accessed by logging into Synergy, through HCPSS Connect. Please be aware that there may be changes to some student schedules as we continue to work to balance the number of students in each of our classes.
If you have questions or concerns regarding your students classes, please contact their counselor
Sara Paynter, School Counselor (A-J)- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jodi Svoboda, School Counselor (K-Z)- email@example.com
Thank you to the 40% of our families who have already completed/updated their Family File for the 2021-2022 school year.
Please remember that Family FIle must be updated every school year for each child in HCPSS. We are striving for 100% Family File completion by the first day of school on August 30th. Parents/guardians can log into 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).
Sincerely, Lisa R. Smithson
Principal Murray Hill Middle School