Important Dates/Deadlines To Note On Your Calendars
SES Spiritwear Available to Order
August 11, 2020
We hope this note finds you well and look forward to welcoming you back for another great school year. In preparation, we are sharing the following information with you. You will notice that some items are dated yesterday, which was when our student registration system rolled over to the new school year, allowing you access to provide needed information/updates for 2020-21.
Monday, August 10th: Families may apply or renew their application for the Free and Reduced Meals Program (FARMS). Many HCPSS families have been impacted financially by the pandemic, and may be eligible to receive benefits through the FARMS program. Qualifying families can also take advantage of a wide range of additional resources and discounts, including free or reduced exam registration fees, reduced tuition for several programs, discounted internet and more. Click HERE to learn more or to apply.
Please Note: The free Grab-N-Go summer meals program has been extended through Friday, August 28.
Monday, August 10th: If you do not have computer access, please contact one of the following staff members to assist you with completion of your Family File and FARMS application. You may contact any of the staff members below. However, please note that different staff members have different start dates.
Tuesday, September 1st: Back to School Night Presentations for PreSchool, PreK, grades K-2, GT
Wednesday, September 2nd: Back to School Night Presentations for grades 3-5, Band/Strings
Friday, September 4th: Virtual Open House
Tuesday, September 8th: First day of school for students in grades K-5.
We have had inquiries regarding when parents will be able to learn who their child(ren)’s teacher will be for this coming school year. We will share that date when it becomes available, but please remember that you must have updated/completed your Family File via HCPSS Connect in order to be able to log in to view this information.
Several families have also inquired about device distribution. HCPSS has ensured all elementary students will receive a Chromebook. Once more information is available regarding distribution we will share that immediately.
Regarding school supplies, due to virtual learning HCPSS is revising the school supply list. We will share that once it becomes available.
And last but not least, we are excited to let you know that we are making available a Swansfield spiritwear tee through online ordering with shirts shipped directly to your home. The school benefits, receiving a portion of the sales proceeds, and all sales also support Blessings In a Backpack. Please visit HERE to order your Swansfield t-shirt and be ready for our first Spirit Day planned for later in September. This shirt is only available for order the next two weeks so be sure to place your order today. The last day for ordering is August 25th. Please note that families may choose to save on shipping by combining their orders.
We will be sharing more information in the coming weeks as opening day quickly approaches. We look forward to a successful school year!
Swansfield Elementary School | 5610 Cedar Lane Columbia, MD 21044 | 410-313-6907 | ses.hcpss.org