Important News & Upcoming Events

Falcon's Eye View Newsletter January 12, 2018

View our bi-weekly Falcon's Eye View Newsletter for parents and the community. Included in this week is information about middle school orientation, remembering Martin Luther King, Jr., a list of students recognized by The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County, family file updates, ordering yearbooks and more!

Vision and Hearing Screenings

Vision and Hearing screenings will be held at Fulton Elementary on January 17, 2018. Re-screening's will be held on January 29. Kindergarten and First Grade will be screened in addition to any new students to the state of Maryland. Please see the Health Room if you are able to volunteer in the morning and assist with escorting student's to and from screenings. Four volunteers will help this run smoothly for our student's. Please call the health room at 410-880-5966. THANK YOU!!

Friendly Reminders:

In general, students participate in outside recess when the temperature combined with the wind chill is not less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Having hats, gloves, and coats assures students have the opportunity to be comfortable as they engage in physical activities and get fresh air. We kindly request that you write your child’s last name on the inside tag of his/her coat. This will help ensure that the coat will get returned to your child if it is found in the school, on the bus, or in the lost and found. Please do not drop students off prior to 9:15 a.m. as they do not enter the building until then.

Reminder - In times of emergencies/school closings...

In times of emergencies/school closings, information will be shared with the community through the following: • The school system’s homepage, • HCPSS News email and text message alerts • Twitter - @hcpss • Facebook – Howard County School System • HCPSS Cable TV-Comcast95/Verizon 42

Family File - Please Keep Current

Update Your Family File Information - Keep Current! Please keep your information updated in your HCPSS Family File Account, especially phone numbers and email accounts. This is the information that would be used to communicate to the community in case of an emergency. HCPSS uses Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child, and can do so by logging in to HCPSS Connect and selecting the Family File tab and then clicking on Family File. Once logged in, parents/guardians will be asked to provide or update the following information: Student information Parent/guardian contact Emergency contacts Medical information Arrival/dismissal procedures Media release (photo approval) Data confidentiality PTA/PTSA directory Changes of address may not be made through Family File. If you have recently moved, please contact your child’s school as soon as possible. Resources on how to access Family File may be found online. Parents who have forgotten their login credentials may click the “Forgot Password” link on the sign in page. If you need additional assistance, please fill out this Connect Help Form.

Career Day 2018

Fulton Elementary will be hosting career day this year on Thursday March 29, 2018. We are in the process of looking for parents and volunteers to come present about their wonderful careers to our students! If you would like to present, please contact our School Counselors Beth Shields or Lisa Bach so that we can add you to our presenter list!

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