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Click this link to view the new schedule for the Homewood Center starting March 1, 2021.
For Parents/Students To ensure students are healthy enough to attend in-person instruction, parents/guardians are to perform a symptom check every day before the student leaves home. A student having any of the following symptoms should not be sent to school and may continue to access their classrooms virtually if they are well enough to do so. · 1 of the following: o New onset cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing; o New loss of taste or smell; OR · 2 of the following: o Fever over 100.4 or chills within the past 24 hours; o Fatigue; o Muscle or body aches; o Headache; o Sore throat; o Congestion or runny nose; o Chills or shaking chills; o Nausea or vomiting; o Diarrhea SYMPTOMATIC STUDENT: Parent/guardians will assess their children for symptoms of COVID-19 illness and refrain from sending/transporting them to school until after they have been symptom-free at least 10 days after the onset of symptoms, have no fever for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication, and have continued improvement of symptoms and /or medical consult with their primary care physician. Additionally, please call school nurse. CLOSE CONTACTS: Students who have been in close contact (within 15 minutes over the past 24 hours with or without a mask) with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 or is suspected of having COVID-19 (exhibiting COVID- like illness and has not tested negative after exhibiting symptoms) should not enter any HCPSS building. Additionally, please contact the school nurse for further instructions. Kelly Tabak- Kelly_tabak@hcpss.org and Cathy Corcoran- firstname.lastname@example.org
Glen Mar Church in Ellicott City will be having food distrubution events on February 26 and March 19th. Click this link for detailed information.
HCPSS Grab and Go Meals Howard County Government CARE Center's CARE Line for one-stop support for all other needs, focused on information and referral service for resources for children and families in Howard County. Call 410-313-CARE (410-313-2273), email email@example.com, or go to the website Food/Housing/Energy support: Howard County Community Action Council for the Howard County Food Bank, housing, and energy bill support FREE Roving Radish meal kits are available for families in need. If the family qualifies they will receive FOUR meals, each serving a family of four. This is a weekly program and families should call the CARE Line at 410-313-2273 (CARE) if they are in need and would like to participate. Health Insurance for uninsured Marylanders Maryland Health Connection opened a new Special Enrollment Period (through April 15) to uninsured Marylanders who need health coverage during the State of Emergency for Coronavirus (COVID-19). MISSION19 is set up to immediately respond to families in need of food, Rx, toiletries and household cleaning supplies. Columbia Community Care (Links to an external site.) offers additional food and household item distribution during the same hours as the HCPSS Free Meal Service at Howard High School, Lake Elkhorn Middle School, Wilde Lake Middle School, Swansfield Elementary School and Oakland Mills Middle School Grassroots Resource list for COVID-19 Internet Essentials - $10 WiFi SNAP Benefits.pdf SNAP Flyer.pdf Local Food Banks
Click the list of testing sites to find out where you can be tested for Covid19
Important Information regarding technology support for fall virtual instruction that includes self help resources and how to request technology support
“Together” is the theme of the just released HCPSS Educational Partnerships 2019-2020 Annual Report. Each school’s partners are listed, as well as system wide (at-large) and curricular and program office partnerships. In the report, you will see examples of how partners help care for students and staff.
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! While we will begin virtually, we are so excited to reconnect and see you all, even if from a distance! We absolutely love our Homewood Family- students, staff, and families. Please reach out if you ever need anything or have any ideas and suggestions to share. Also, please ensure we have your updated email address so that you can receive my weekly newsletters.
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