Tue, 01/21/2020 - 4:20pmThe 2nd Annual Advocate Night is February 5th. Sign up by 1/31 for a free 15 minute session with a special education advocate and don't forget to bring your student's IEP. The event will be held in the WLMS library from 7-9pm. We will try our best to pair you with the best advocate for your student's needs as well as schedule at one of your preferred times. We will send an email with the time by Monday Feb 3rd. https://forms.gle/EThWa9ixijYLGePL8 The topic for the February 12th SECAC meeting is the State of Reading in HCPSS. Members of Decoding Dyslexia Howard County and HCPSS Staff will present information on struggling readers, dyslexia and Ready to Read Act implementation. Questions can be pre-submitted using the form below before Jan 31st. Questions will be taken at the meeting but pre-submitted questions will be answered first. https://forms.gle/arhv2wwcKfdcp5o87
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 4:18pmThe peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in our school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. It is sometimes difficult to make a decision about whether or not your child is too sick to go to school. As a general rule, your child should stay home if he/she has: A fever higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit Vomited Diarrhea A very frequent cough Persistent pain (tooth, ear, stomach, etc) A widespread rash Also, students who have been ill must stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. If your child has been diagnosed with the flu, please let our school nurse know for tracking and reporting purposes. Please call 410 313 6882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org You can learn more about how the flu is affecting our area at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/index.html Thank you for your assistance in keeping LoES students healthy and ready to learn! Please contact the health room with questions.
Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:49amBring your family to warm up from the cold winter weather! Staf will make it a cozy night with snowy read alouds and bedtime math! For more details and sign up information, view the flyer in English or Spanish.
Mon, 01/06/2020 - 9:45amFree eye exams and glasses are available to HCPSS students in March 2020. You can find more details and information about how to sign up here.
Mon, 01/06/2020 - 8:48amClick here for more information about the Harper's Choice Middle School Orientation on January 14 at 6:00pm.
Fri, 01/03/2020 - 3:34pmOur 3rd annual LoES PTA Read-a-thon begins this week. Look for more information being sent home with students on Friday, January 3rd. Families can also choose to opt out here.
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 5:14pmAs we look forward to the 2020-2021 school year, I am contacting you regarding new student and family orientation dates. School orientations are an excellent way to get to know staff and become familiar with your child's new school, learn about school programs, and hear about ways students and families can get involved.
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 12:51pmCapstone is offering free access to more than 3,800 books to students now through January 15th! These books also include the option for students to read independently or listen to the books read aloud using a computer or tablet. Here's how you can access these books: Website for online reading: www.mycapstonelibrary.com Click on "Log in with Capstone Interactive" username: linkday password: lovetoread Free iPad app that allows for offline reading:"Capstone Interactive"
Tue, 12/17/2019 - 6:00amOn November 21, 2019, the Board of Education finalized a decision to move more than 5,000 students to new schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Additionally, the Board voted to exempt several student groups from the redistricting decision, allowing them the option of attending the new school or remaining at their current school. The exemptions apply to the following groups of students: Current 4th grade students Students with an IEP, as of 11/21/2019 Students with a 504, as of 11/21/2019 Students with at least one custodial parent on active military duty The Board also identified several of these student groups as eligible for bus transportation if choosing to remain at their current school. Parents of students who are eligible for an exemption must make their decision by December 13 by following the instructions below. View your child(ren)’s school assignment for next year and, if applicable, begin the exemption process, via HCPSS Connect. Be sure to do this for each child as options may be different based on the exemption status. Log in to HCPSS Connect Select the Redistricting 2020 tab in the left menu Select Redistricting 2020 Letters for qualifying Longfellow students were also sent home on Friday, December 6, 2019 If your child is eligible for an exemption, you will see the option to choose the school they will attend next school year and a transportation option if applicable. Remaining at their current school is optional, so it is important that you decide which school you would like your child to attend for the 2020-2021 school year. Eligible students of parents/guardians who do not complete the exemption process will be moved to the redistricted school next year. This decision must be made by December 13, 2019. If you believe your child qualifies for an exemption and do not see that option in HCPSS Connect, please contact your child’s current school immediately. Please contact our front office with any additional questions or visit the HCPSS website for more information.
Wed, 11/13/2019 - 2:03pmResearch is clear that showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic and social success starting from kindergarten and continuing through high school. Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school or even facing social challenges. Missing 10% (or about 18 days of a school year) can drastically affect a student’s academic success. By the 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that can indicate if a student is at risk for dropping out of high school. In the 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores. Beginning in November at LoES, we will periodically distribute neon-colored Eagle Wings to students arriving on time (before 8:55 am) to school. Our intent is to provide an incentive for students arriving on time to start the school day. We are seeking the support of our parents and families to get our students to school each day before 8:55 am.