Synergy will replace
Aspen and is the
source for official
student records &
Synergy Student Information System
● Student Demographics
● Final Grades
● Master Schedule
Synergy Student Information System
● What is Family File?
● Accessing the Family File
● Opting In or Out Options in the PTA Directory
● Accessing the PTA Directory
➔ Access to their child’s class
➔ Communicate with teachers
➔ One Login
➔ Consistent experience
Canvas Learning System | Parents
To provide students with
a common platform to
collaborate with other
grades and utilize a
Canvas Learning System | Students
➔Record Attendance Electronically
➔Post a Teacher Page for Each Course
For login and password
issues - contact school
For Resources - HCPSS
August 17 - Staff Access
August 17 - Family File Access
August 31 - Student Access
August 31 - Initial Parent Access
9:10 Morning Work
9:30 Morning Meeting
9:45 Related Arts
1:00 Language Arts
2:45 Content (Science/Social Studies/Health)
Your Fifth Grader’s Day
Students will record all homework assignments in
their agenda books. Homework is assigned Monday
Math and Language Arts (and once in a while in
Homework is part of the learning behaviors’ section
of the report card.
Any further announcements will be pushed through
“What? No Homework?”
When homework is not turned in on time,
students fill out a homework excuse note.
One copy is kept at school and one copy
comes home to you.
This copy needs to be signed and returned
back to the teacher.
The American Revolution
Building a New Nation
A Nation in Conflict
We the People
Patterns and Cycles
What Can We Do?
(Focus on the Chesapeake Bay)
Energy, Forces and Motion
Maryland State Assessment
Science MSA Window in April 2015.
Students receive individual scores and
all students should be present for all
Grades are based on student performance
• class work
• unit tests
Grading: Effort Criteria
Uses time wisely
Cooperates and contributes
Produces quality work based
Takes responsibility for all learning
1 = Outstanding
2 = Satisfactory
3 = Needs Improvement
Students receive letter grades of A, B, C. Any grade
of D or E is considered below satisfactory.
Progress Reports are sent home about four weeks
into the quarter. Progress report envelopes need to
be signed and returned to the homeroom teacher.
Report cards are sent home at the end of each
Above, on, and below grade-level status is based on
county standards and student’s academic
A teacher may write a note in your child’s
Weekly Take Home Folder (school
Sign & return papers, homework excuse
notes, progress reports and report cards
Philadelphia – May 13
The cost for the trip is about $50. We plan to
send out a payment plan letter with 2
payments, $15 due in both October and
February. The final payment will be due in
April and will depend on fundraising.
Fifth Grade Musical Peter Pan - Nov. 18
Simulated Congressional Hearing –
PTA will need volunteers to help with
food and decorations.
The county requires that fifth grade
students receive instruction in puberty
education. A permission slip will come
home before we begin our unit. There is
also a parent information session that
you may attend in the Spring.
EES Parent Volunteer Training
Who are Parent Volunteers?
o All parents who volunteer in the classroom
o All parents who volunteer to chaperone a field trip
The purpose of the training
To comply with MD State Law & HCPSS Policy 1030
To review how to report suspected child abuse
To review the importance of protecting all students’
To review general expectations of parent volunteers
Certificate of Completion
Elkridge Elementary School
This is to certify that I have viewed the HCPSS Child
Abuse Reporting Procedures and Parent Volunteer
Code of Ethics and understand my responsibilities
with regard to these policies.
Please print, sign, and return this certificate to the EES front office.