Dear FRES Community,
Summer is coming to an end and we have been busy getting ready to welcome back our staff and students in the next few weeks. Our staff will be returning this Thursday.
It was shared at the Board of Education meeting that Howard County has a significant Bus Driver shortage which may affect many of our bus routes. Please refer to the Bus Transportation message that was sent out by the county yesterday evening. Please notice that bus routes won’t be available until August 24 on the School Bus Locator page of the HCPSS website. As soon as routes are available we will send them out as well.
We also want to update you on some of the staffing changes for the upcoming school year.
Good luck to these staff members:
Congratulations to these staff serving in new roles:
It is time to update your student’s 2021-2022 emergency information using the Family File. Reminder - this needs to be done each year. Currently we have only 31% of our students completed. We need to be at 100% before school starts. The following video walks you through the process of completing the Family File. Please begin the process now, so that the information is updated before school begins. If your family file is completed you will be able to view your child’s teacher on August 25th. Help us achieve a 100% completion rate before the first day of school!
You can access the Family File by logging in to the HCPSS Connect at www.hcpss.org/connect/. Once you have logged into the HCPSS Connect, select the Family File tab on the left-hand side, and then select the blue underlined "Family File" towards the center of your screen. Once logged in, parents/guardians will be asked to provide, update, or confirm the following information:
Please note, if the section you are looking at is not allowing you to move forward, then there is a question/checkbox on that page that may still need to be addressed. Please make sure to read the prompts at the top of each tab, and click to expand each section. To access our quick help guides, CLICK HERE.
Parents who have forgotten their login credentials may click the “Forgot Password” link on the sign-in page. Your user name is your email address.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: A change of address may not be made through the Family File. If you have recently moved, please contact Mrs. Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org, Ms. Traini at email@example.com, or Ms. Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
We need your help. FRES staffing is based on our enrollment. If you have an incoming FRES student who hasn't been registered for the 2021-22 school year, please register now at www.hcpss.org/enroll. If you have a new neighbor with school-age children, please encourage them to register ASAP.
Thank you so much! As always, you may call the FRES office with questions at 410-880-5950.
Have a great weekend,
Mr. Conroy & Ms. Pazornik
Dates:August 30 & August 31, 2021
Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Howard Community College Athletic Center, 5500 Dragon Place, Columbia, MD 20144
Before attending this clinic, please note:
**The COVID-19 Vaccine WILL be available during these clinics**