Trish Lannon, Principal
LaRae Guide, Assistant Principal
May 20, 2022
DATES TO REMEMBER:
May 24 4th Grade Field Trip
May 30 Schools and Offices are Closed
June 1 School Spirit Day: Wear Tie Dye
June 8 Schools Close 3-Hours Early
Guilford Family and Friends,
Your input is needed! We currently have only received 65 completed surveys and would like to have one from every family. As part of our school improvement process, we are asking families to provide input about their equity priorities for our school. Please use the link below to complete the Indicators of Educational Equity Survey (IEES) by MAY 27th. We will use your input, along with other school data, to refine our school improvement plan for next school year.
The survey is anonymous and available in multiple languages. If you have children at more than one school, please complete one survey per school. The survey is linked below or you can use the flier we sent home this week that contains QRC codes for each survey. You can find that flier HERE.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help answer your questions.
~Mrs. Lannon, Principal
HCPSS will continue providing free meals to all HCPSS students and any children aged 18 and under, weekdays from June 27-Aug. 12, with the exception of July 4 and 19. Full details, including site locations, can be found online.
HCPSS RAINBOW REPORT
Read the Rainbow
Registration is OPEN for the next virtual FAMILY Read the Rainbow book club sponsored by HCPSS & CARY! The next selection is Calvin by JR and Vanessa Ford. To read more about JR and Vanessa and their book, please visit their website: https://www.jrandvanessaford.com/about JR and Vanessa will do a read aloud of their book, and then the time is open for you and your children to ask questions, share what you liked about the story, and chat with the authors and other families.
Please check your calendars to see if you can join us for this virtual FAMILY Read the Rainbow book club on Tuesday, June 7th at 6:00pm with JR and Vanessa Ford. The first 50 families to register will receive a FREE copy of the book. Here is the link to register: https://forms.gle/QQBEhF3QQ6Hwhhwv8
HCPSS PRIDE WEEK June 6 - 11
Registration for HCPSS Pride Week opens APRIL 1st. Please see this link for the amazing events planned to celebrate PRIDE. Prizes and gift cards will be raffled off to those who register and attend! https://sites.google.com/hcpss.org/hcpssrainbowconference/week-of-pride?authuser=0
Kindergarten & PreK Virtual Registration Information
Parents/guardians of children who will be 5 years old as of September 1, 2022, must enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.
Prekindergarten at Guilford ES for the 22/23 school year will be a full-day program. Students must be 4 years old by September 1, 2022, to be considered for enrollment in fall 2022. See specifics on the program by going HERE. More information about registration will be coming soon.
Parents/guardians without access to a computer will be able to contact the front office for assistance in completing the registration form.
Having all your documentation prepared in advance of registration will keep the process moving quickly. If you are missing documentation, your registration will be denied.
Student’s evidence of birth (birth certificate, passport/visa, physician’s certificate, baptismal or church certification, hospital certificate, parent/s affidavit or birth registration.)
Proof of parental relationship, custody, or guardianship. If applicable, bring legal proof of custody (court order).
Any additional paperwork that may be necessary due to special living arrangements or circumstances.
Student’s most recent grade report, transcript, report card from last school attended at time of withdrawal.
Documentation of Special Education (IEP), 504, Psychological Report, or related services.
Parent picture ID: driver’s license, passport, MVA identification or other legal form of photographic identification.
Signed original, current complete lease or complete deed with your address, valid dates, signatures.
Current utility bill with name and address (non-cellular telephone, gas and electric, cable bill issued in the last 45 days.)
Student’s current proof of immunizations signed by physician. Learn more about the immunizations required for enrollment →
Students who have never attended a Howard County public school have certain health documents to submit with their enrollment paperwork. Learn more about these forms and find additional forms for diabetic students, students with allergies, and student medications.
Spring MAP Reports Available Now
Students in Grades 1-5 participated in the spring administration of Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment in April. MAP home reports are now posted in Synergy for your review. If you require any help with accessing your student's MAP home report, instructions can be found using the link to "How can I access my child's MAP test results?"
To access PDF Home reports in Synergy:
Log in to HCPSS Connect
Select More Options from the left panel
Select Report Cards from the middle
Select the applicable report from the Student’s MAP reports section.
You can learn more about the MAP assessment at this link. If you have any questions about the fall MAP home report, please contact your student's teacher.
In response to community requests for resources, HCPSS’ new Community News and Programs website makes it easy for families to find educational and recreational resources, events and after-school programs beyond the school day by non-profit organizations.
Community organizations requesting their announcements be shared in school newsletters should visit community-programs.hcpss.org for more information. Questions should be directed to the Public Information Office at email@example.com.
Guilford Elementary School is a Title I School-wide Program school. Title I is a federally funded program designed to close achievement gaps and ensure all children have an opportunity to access a high-quality education by providing funding for supplemental academic services and supports.
A Family-School Compact & Plan is an agreement between families, students, and teachers that is jointly developed and distributed to all families. It explains how families, students, and teachers will work as a team to make sure all students meet with success and get the support they need to achieve grade level goals.
The Guilford Elementary School Family School Compact and Calendar of Events can be found here http://ges.hcpss.org/sites/default/files/ges-title-I-compact-calendar.pdf for English; http://ges.hcpss.org/sites/default/files/ges-title-I-compact-calendar-spa.pdf for Spanish and on the Guilford Elementary School Title I can be found here http://ges.hcpss.org/about/title-i-program.
If you have any questions, please ask your child’s teacher at your upcoming parent teacher conference. If you have any input or feedback, please contact Donna Bethune Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.