We hope you are having a wonderful summer! We have been busy getting ready to start our school year in a virtual setting. We are eager to get started and to provide the best experience possible for our students and families as we begin on September 8th. As your school administrators, we are committed to maintaining a positive environment for all students whether we are in school or virtual. We also believe in a strong academic program where all students can meet with success and tap into the inherent greatness within themselves. We cannot wait to see all that our students will learn and achieve this year!
Our teachers and staff have been working hard as well to support and maximize the virtual learning model. They have been attending professional learning sessions and collaborating with each other to prepare for the fall and to deliver high quality instruction.
At Parr’s Ridge, we believe the foundation for learning is the positive relationships that are built between teachers and students. Our teachers and staff our excited to get to know new and returning families. Our Back-to-School/Open House activities will be held on Thursday, September 3 to meet the teachers and learn about the upcoming school year. Each session will be conducted virtually and will last approximately 30 minutes. We will be sending more details about this as we get closer.
Virtual Back-To-School/Open House Meetings – Thursday, September 3
*First Grade: 2pm
*Second Grade: 3pm
Parents and Guardians are now able to view their child’s homeroom teacher assignment by logging into the Home Access Center. Information on the Home Access Center and directions on how set up an account are provided at the end of this letter. Please note that, because of an upgrade in the Home Access system, everyone will need to create an account even if you have had one in the past.
Listed below is a link to access the virtual schedules for the beginning of the year. This fall semester will have more opportunities for students to engage daily in synchronous instruction (live teaching). Thank you for all the ways you supported your child in the spring and for the support you will give as we start the new year. We are so fortunate to have such caring parents and guardian.
Virtual Schedule Link
We value the role that all our parents play in the success of their children in school. It is truly a partnership that benefits our students and helps to build the future for our children. We will continue to send information via email to keep you updated with the latest information as we move closer to the start of school. This information will include the directions on accessing the google classroom, attendance procedures, and other important information.
Enjoy the rest of your summer. Please take time to relax and do some fun activities with your children as the fall can be a busy time. We are excited and looking forward to a great school year! Feel free to contact one of us if you have any questions.
Craig Hastings, Principal Kristine Hayden, Assistant Principal
Home Access Center
Carroll County Public Schools uses a third party application, Home Access Center, to allow parents to view their student’s schedules, grades, and other related information. This is where you will be able to view the name of your student’s homeroom teacher as well as his/her user name and password for joining your child’s Google Classroom. The Home Access Center was updated this summer to increase security features. This update required that all parents/guardians create a new parent account, not just those families new to the school system. A personalized email was sent out by CCPS on July 29, 2020, giving instructions on how to create your new account. The email came from email@example.com with a subject line of “Home Access Center – Action Required”.
The information used to create the Home Access Center account is the information that is currently in our student information system and may not be current if you have moved. If this information is not correct, please contact the school to update the information.
If you did not receive the email please check your junk/spam folder, as well as our deleted items to make sure it didn’t end up in any of those locations. If you still cannot find it, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them to re-send the Registration Email to you. Be sure to include your name and the email address the school has on file for you, along with the name of at least one of your CCPS students.
For more information about Home Access Center please refer to this User Guide and FAQ document: https://mystudent.carrollk12.org.org/Home Access/HomeAccessFAQs.pdf