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Free eBooks for Winter Break Reading!

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 12:51pm

Capstone 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: Click on "Log in with Capstone Interactive" username: linkday password: lovetoread Free iPad app that allows for offline reading:"Capstone Interactive"
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Important Redistricting Update

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 6:00am

On 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.
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Rise & Shine, Get to School on Time

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 2:03pm

Research 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.
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November Parent Conference Scheduling

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 1:51pm

Parents can schedule parent conferences for November 25 and 26 by going online or calling our front office at 410-313-6879. Click here for more details.
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LoES Costume Parade

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 11:01am

LoES Costume Parade is Friday, October 25th. Find for details here.
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Family Tech Talk Night

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 10:54am

Family Tech Talk Night is Thursday, October 24th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in the LoES cafeteria.
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Family Involvement Survey

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 8:57am

LoES is interested in getting more families involved in school-related activities during the 2019-2020 school year. We would appreciate your input to plan and prepare meaningful activities for our school community to engage in. Please take 2 minutes (or less) to complete the following survey.
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Big Smiles Maryland Dental Clinic - Monday, November 18th

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 11:41am

Longfellow Elementary will host the Big Smiles Maryland Dental Clinic for students during the school day on Monday, November 18th. Students may participate in the clinic with parent permission. A state licensed dentist will examine your child’s teeth and mouth, as well as provide a cleaning, X rays as needed, fluoride treatment, and sealants as needed. Please see the consent form for details. Parental consent forms were sent home Wednesday, 10/2/19 with students. If you would like your student to participate, please return the completed consent form to the Health Room as soon as possible. Please contact the health room with questions. Thank you!
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LoES Family Sports Night - Thursday, October 17

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 11:39am

Longfellow's Family Sports Night is coming up on Thursday, October 17 at Columbia Sports Park in the Harper's Choice Village Center. You can find details and how to sign your family up to participate here.