May 27, 2022 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 9:30am
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  • Be sure to click on the "Calendar" link at the top of our website for important dates throughout the school year.
  • View the breakfast and lunch menus here.  Please keep in mind that items on the menus are subject to availability.

Important Dates
May 30                  Memorial Day - schools and offices closed
June 1                    Field Day
June 2                    9:30 5th Grade Panoramic Picture

June 3                    School Spirit "Bright Color Day"
June 6-12              Pride Week - all events are free!  View the flyer here.
June 7                    Howard County Library Summer Reading Program visit
June 10                 10:30 Kindergarten End of Year Celebration
June 10                 2:30 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony (2 tickets issued per student)
June 14                  AM Preschool and MINC-PS End of Year Celebration, families welcome to join at 10:30am
                                PM MINC-PS and Pre-K End of Year Celebration, families welcome to join at 2:30pm
June 15                  3-hour early dismissal (12:45)
June 16                  3-hour early dismissal (12:45)
June 17                  Last Day of School!  3-hour early dismissal (12:45)
                               All student medications must be picked up by dismissal or they will be discarded

View the HCPSS Calendar in English
View the HCPSS Calendar in Spanish
View the HCPSS Calendar in Korean
View the HCPSS Calendar in Chinese

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From Our Administrators...

Dear FRES Community,
We would like to commend our staff and students for a successful implementation of shelter-in-place today!  We were able to move to the interior spaces of the building quickly and staff were able to calm and reassure students.  Our 3rd grade students were flexible in leaving the cafeteria and eating in their classrooms.

As a reminder, when we are under shelter-in-place during a weather emergency, we are not able to answer the office phones or accept visitors.  Thank you for your continued support in keeping our students and staff safe.

Enjoy your long weekend!  We will see everyone on Tuesday, May 31.

Mr. Conroy and Ms. Pazornik

Forest Ridge News...

Year-End Reminder from the Health Room
If your student has medication stored in the Health Room, all medication will need to be picked up no later than the end of the school day on Friday, June 17th.  Letters will be sent home with students who have medications here in the Health Room at FRES, so please be on the lookout and check their take home folders or backpacks .  Please make arrangements to pick up your student's medication BEFORE the school year ends.  Our Health Room is open during school hours and medication must be picked up by a parent/guardian or will be disposed of by the end of the school day on Friday June 17th.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Health Room at 410-888-8811

Girls On The Run Charity Project
Our students who participate in Girls On The Run after school are doing a community service project.  They are collecting toys, books, summer clothing, and non-perishable food items for needy Forest Ridge families.  If you have anything you would like to donate, please send it to the FRES office.  Please keep in mind that our families most likely have limited storage space, so please no large items.

MAP Score Reports
The Spring Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) scores have been uploaded into the parent view in Synergy.  Follow the link below for instructions on how to access your child's MAP scores.  If you have questions on how to read the score report, please contact your child's ELA or Math teacher. 

MAP Score Access Link:

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 School Year is Open and On-Going
If you live in the FRES district and have a child who is or will be 5 by September 1, 2022, please register your child for kindergarten. Our staffing for next year depends on our number of expected kindergarten students.  Check out this link for more information.

Watch D.O.G.S Sign-Up -  14 More Days to Volunteer!

CALLING ALL MALE ROLE MODELS! Come volunteer at school...JOIN WATCH D.O.G.S.!!!

You may read before hand and bring the signed certificate, or do it when you arrive!


From the Health Room

  • HCPSS Daily Symptom Check list:
  • What do I need to show as proof of a negative COVID test result?

    Effective April 5, 2022, if a student or staff member exhibits COVID-like symptoms, the parent/guardian or staff may submit any of the following to show proof of a negative test and return to the building:

    • Negative PCR test result - A copy of the test result should be emailed to the school nurse or health assistant
    • Negative rapid test result - A copy of the test result should be emailed to the school nurse or health assistant
    • Negative at-home test result - A photo of the negative test, along with the student or staff member's full name, date of birth, and the date and time the test was taken should be emailed to the school nurse or health assistant, who will follow up with parents/guardians as necessary.

    A negative rapid test result will not require a confirmatory PCR test if the student or staff member has not been identified as a close contact or part of a cohort outbreak.

In the Community...

Savage Boys & Girls Club Girls Softball
Teams for 8U to 15U.  View the flyer here.

Want to Learn to Ice Skate?
Learn to Ice Skate with the Tri-City Eagles at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD  View the flyer in English.  View the flyer in Spanish.

Glenelg High School Summer Theater Camp, Presenting "Newsies, Jr."
Who: Rising 3rd-Rising 8th Graders
When: July 5-15, 2022    9am-3pm
Where: Glenelg High School
Performances- 2 Performances on  July 14 & 15
Cost- $550
Questions? Email-
Visit for more info!

New HCPSS Community News and Programs Site: 
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 for more information. Questions should be directed to the Public Information Office at

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