The MSB Weekly Parent News September 23, 2021


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NEWS COVERAGE

DATES TO REMEMBER:

September 24 – Professional Day – Classes end at 11:30 am – NO preschool 

October 8 – Professional Day – Classes end at 11:30 am – NO preschool 

October 11 – School Closed – Holiday

UPCOMING EVENTS:

The 1st Parent Town Hall meeting of this school year will be held on Monday, September 27 at 6:00 pm. The topic will be MSB Priorities for 2021-2022.

Please click this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82985780636

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NEWS FROM THE HIVE

New – Reopening Plan

After careful review of the COVID-19 data in our region, MSB has determined that we will continue in Tier 4 of the MSB reopening plan.  The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority and will continue to be the driving factor in MSB’s decision making process.  We will reevaluate our reopening plan at the end of November and inform you of any changes at that time. 

We appreciate your understanding, flexibility and support as we continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions, please contact me or Dr. Josh Irzyk. 

NEW – Compensatory and Recovery Services

We have all been so excited to see students back on campus and in the halls and classrooms. As we get into the school year, teachers and service providers are reintroducing students to classroom routines, diving into reading, math, science, social studies, and integrating therapies into daily activities. All instructional staff have been working with students to assess their needs and learning over the time that campus was closed. Information that has been and continues to be collected will be used to help determine the need for compensatory and recovery services for time missed while students were away from campus. Information about these services will be sent to parents in the next month.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s principal, teacher, or Joshua Irzyk at joshuai@mdschblind.org.

NEW Resource for Students/Families

Connections Beyond Sight and Sound is a partnership between the Maryland State Department of Education and the University of Maryland, College Park. This project supports children with deaf-blindness and/or cortical visual impairment in their homes, schools, and communities by providing consultation, training, special programs, resources, and technical assistance to children and their families and care providers.

If you would like support for a student you serve or your own child, Connections provides consultative and training support for teachers, parents and IEP teams for FREE. If you would like to become an intervener, Connections provides resources for that as well!

Take advantage of the many services that they have available!

Contact Donna Riccobono, Project Director, for more information: DonnaRic@umd.edu

Lions Club-LASH- on campus- Sorting Event- October 9th to donate eyeglasses, sunglasses, hearing aids, or cell phones, drop them off to Valerie Johnson by October 8th. She will bring them to the group that Saturday.  Please drop off donations in advance of the event. Due to Covid restrictions this event is closed to the public and for the Lions Club participants only. 

Daily Health Screenings

Parents, when your child is scheduled to be on campus for school, please complete your child’s health screening each day. 

If you are not getting a daily text or email reminder and link, please let the MSB Health Center know as soon as possible. 410-444-5000, ext 1238

Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases on Campus

There was ?  confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus during the week ending September 23.  

MSB School Calendars 

MSB Strategic Plan 

MSB Covid Response Plan