Summer Updates

Summer Office Hours

The CMES office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm during the summer.  


Device Issues Over the Summer

If your child needs a device swap over the summer, please call the office at 443-809-5947 to schedule an appointment. You will bring back your child’s device (labeled with his/her name) and charger. A new device and charger will be issued to him/her. Please have your child’s username and password with you. You will need to remain on campus connected to BCPS wifi for a first-time log in.


Summer Learning Hike

Students returning to BCPS next school year will take home their Chromebooks for the summer. Students will have access to math and ELA online activities over the summer. See the following for information: ELA_How_toELA_How_to_Access_Digital_Resources_for_Parents.pdf   and  fim-summer-flyer-for-parents.pdf  

Additionally, CMES is encouraging the followingCMES Summer Literacy .pdf   and  CMES FIM Summer Challenge.pdf 


Belongings & Report Cards

Any belongings/report cards not picked up by 7/29/22 will be destroyed/ discarded. The office is open from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm during the summer. Please stop by and pick up anything your child did not get on the last day of school!


22-23 School Hours & General Information

Our school hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The late bell is at 8:45 am – arrival is between 8:30 and 8:45 am. Dismissal begins at 3:30 pm – pickup time is 3:30 pm. General school information can be found here: General School Information for Families Updated 22-23.pdf 


Enrollment, Staffing, and Class Numbers

Even through the summer we can continue to have staffing changes and fluctuating enrollment. Therefore, teacher assignments, class sizes, and enrollment are all being finalized. As of right now, there will be three homerooms in Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third Grade. Fourth and Fifth Grade will have two homerooms, with staffing to assist with smaller class sizes in the two most critical areas of reading and math. More details to follow.


FOCUS Parent Account & Teacher Assignments

Parents can find out homeroom teacher assignments for the 2022-2023 by viewing them in FOCUS sometime in mid- to late-August. Once we know an exact date, we will share it. Therefore, if you have not yet set up your Parent Account, please do so. Directions for creating a parent account can be found here: Creating_a_Parent_Account_in_B2C.pdf . Directions for navigating FOCUS to find report cards can be found here: Parent_Portal_Navigation.pdf. Additional support can be found here: Parent_Student_Help.pdf  Homeroom teacher assignments should also be able to be viewed via the student’s Schoology sign-in after BCPS releases access in mid- to late-August. Students will log onto their device and navigate to Schoology: (single sign-on should open immediately). This applies to grades 1-5 only; Kindergarten assignments will be sent in a separate email in a few more daysIf your child is a new BCPS first through fifth grader and does not have a Chromebook or username/password, please call the office later in August.

Our staff spends an inordinate amount of time at the end of each school year organizing the following year's class lists. Therefore, 2022-2023 class assignments have already been finalized and changes cannot be made. We are attentive to balancing the classes, academically and socially/emotionally (considering things such as student dynamics, personalities, teacher-fit, flexible grouping/abilities, etc.). While we value parent/guardian input, and take it into consideration, the process that staff follow is extremely important to provide for the success of each child; this is why we cannot honor parent requests (to be placed with a particular teacher or friend) or class assignment changes. Teachers and support staff are best able to see the intricacies of classroom dynamics and “big picture” of the entire class. It is my firm belief that our staff have the best perspective for placing the students, understanding each individual and his/her needs as well as the needs of the rest of the class.


2022-2023 Supply Lists

Kindergarten Supply List 2022-2023.pdf 

First Grade Supply List 2022-2023.pdf 

Second Grade Supply List 2022-2023.pdf 

Third Grade Supply List 2022-2023.pdf 

Fourth Grade Supply List 2022-2023.pdf 

Fifth Grade Supply List 2022-2023.pdf 


Mark Your Calendar: Important Dates

New Family Orientation (for families joining any grade new to the school only)

Thursday, August 25, 2022  3:30-4:00 pm, Cafeteria (more details to follow)

Back-To-School Sneak a Peak Open House

Thursday, August 25, 2022  4:00-5:00 pm, Breezeway Entrance (more details to follow)


First Day of School for Grades 1-5

Monday, August 29, 2022


Kindergarten Gradual Entrance

Monday, August 29th: Small-Group Conferences (link for sign-up to follow)

Tuesday, August 30st: Students attend half-day (morning or afternoon, according to last name) – parents transport (see upcoming email in a few days with assigned times)

Wednesday, August 31st: First full day for all kindergarteners – bus transportation begins for kindergarteners


September School Closure Dates 22-23_Pre-Labor_Day_School_Calendar w PLDs 051722.pdf 

Monday, September 5th: Schools and Offices Closed (Labor Day)

Monday, September 26th: Schools Closed for Students (Rosh Hashanah)



Bus routes will not be given to schools until around August 15th. Once we receive and review them for accuracy, we will send them via SchoolMessenger. You will find your address on the list, or address closest to yours, to determine your bus stop and times.


Play Centers

The deadline to register in order to have care for the first week of school is 8/19/22. Play Centers, Inc. requires families who wish to re-enroll in a before and/or after school program to complete a new 2022-2023 Enrollment Agreement, an updated Payment Agreement form, and an Emergency form. They request that once the required forms have been completed they be returned to them by email to [email protected] for processing.  Should families need additional information, they may contact Play Centers, Inc. administrative personnel at 410-296-4880.

2022-2023 SA Enrollment Agreement.pdf 

2022-2023 SA Automatic Payment Agreement.pdf 

2022-2023 Emergency Card.pdf