Good Morning Parents!
This message is URGENT! As many of you know President Bush’s funeral procession will close a number of roads today across the metropolitan area on Monday and Wednesday as the late president’s body is brought to the capital rotunda, where his body will lay in state for 3 days.
All 3 access roads to our school to include Allentown Road, Suitland Road and the Joint Andrews Base roads will be closed starting at approximately 2:45pm which is beginning of our dismissal. There is no way to determine how long the roads will stay closed.
Parents, guardians are vans are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to do an EARLY DISMISSAL TODAY for their scholars. The county provided an early dismissal for our sister campus Imagine Andrews, who has the same access roads but did not provide the same for our school. In the past, when this occurred with the Pop we had a 2-early dismissal.
Please make plans to pick up your scholar early today to avoid major issues. As a reminder, I have to release teachers and all staff persons from their duties at 3:30pm. If you are not here by 3:30pmto pick your scholar, then your scholar will be sent to Springboard at the drop-in rate of $47. Springboard scholars must be picked up by 6:30pm.
I apologize for the urgency of this message and the short time to make arrangements. I found out about the closures at 8:15 and have been on the phone with the county since working on this issue.
Happy 3rd week of school!
I wanted to advise families of scholars in grades 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th that PARCC scores from school year 2017-2018 will be sent home with your scholars today, September 21. Please review the score reports.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and careers. Here is an attachment with resource to help you better understand your scholar’s score (Understand the Score). Our curriculum for all academic subjects is Common Core which is aligned to PARCC. Scholars in grades 3 though 8 will also participate in PARCC simulations starting in October to help them feel more comfortable with the assessment. We will have a PARCC Night for Families, again this year to give families a better understanding of the assessment.
Scholars who don’t have required immunizations will be excluded from school. ALL scholars entering Kindergarten shot records should be up-to-date and 7th Grade for SY 2018-2019 immunizations (Tdap & Meningcoccal) must be current prior to return to school September 4, 2018. Please complete immunizations and send copy to school as soon as possible.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
New School hours: 8:10 am.-3:00 pm.
The tardy bell will ring at 8:30 am, scholars who come in Tardy, will need to come to office to check in and then be released to class. Parent pick up will begin when the bell rings at 3:00 pm.
No one will be signed out after 2:30pm for early release.
For the safety of our scholars, No parents will be allowed in the hallways after scholars enter the building.
For more information please contact our front office at (301) 817-0544
For the school year 2018-2019 and beyond we are shifting back to our traditional dress code at Imagine Morningside to include Oxford shirts, khaki bottoms and dress shoes. We are adding a blazer to fit our new Microsociety curriculum program.
Please take a look at the 2018-2019 UNIFORM POLICY
All uniform items with school logo must be purchased from our vendor, Flynn O’Hara Uniforms. Click here to order.