HVES-PTA Community Support Page

Information and Support for our Highland View Elementary School Community
All MCPS schools are closed until April 24th
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Official Health and Safety Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Status and Safety Information

Montgomery County Public Schools
• Montgomery Parks •
Montgomery County HHS
Maryland Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control

NOTE: English sites, language options may be available

Meals and Food Support

Meal Service Locations for MCPS Students

Meal pickup for kids up to 18 years old.Monday through Friday, 11 am-1pm.Weekend food bags in some areas on Fridays.NOTE: English language document

Montgomery County Food Council

Food Access Support Resources and Location Links
NOTE: in English and Spanish

Seniors Only Grocery Hours

List of stores and times for Seniors only shoppingNOTE: English page

MoCo Eats To-Go Guide

Restaurant Take-Out/Pick-up Listing
With Searchable Map
NOTE: English site

La Casita

Free Kids Meals Mon-Fri 10am-2pm from our Kids Menu (Instagram)Online Order or Pick-Up only - Use PromoCode: LUNCH4KIDS

Health and Well Being

Student and Family Support Contacts

Phone Numbers and Websites forSchool, Food, Mental/Emotional, Medical Support
NOTE: in English and Spanish

Be Well 365

Student Physical, Social and Psychological Support
General and Coronavirus Specific
NOTE: English site

Practice Social Distancing!

1. No gatherings of 10 or more
2. Keep 6 feet away from others
3. Refrain from touching shared surfaces

(including playground equipment)

Latest MCPS Announcements

Critical MCPS and ConnectEd Messages

MCPS TwitterMCPS Facebook

MCPS QuickNotes

News and Information for the MCPS Community

MCPS Community Message Archive

Review Current and Recent MCPS Support Messages
NOTE: Translations available

Key Email Messages

Sent to MCPS Families This Week

March 28, 2020 - Updated Message: Continuity of Learning in MCPS

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are writing to inform you of new updates and corrections to the community message that was sent last night on the district’s continuity of learning plan. The week one schedules for students have been updated. We have provided additional information on the expectations for the online tutorials and explorations, and corrected the number for the AskMCPS phone line. The updated message can be found at this link: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-community-20200327.html.

Additionally, this afternoon, we held a virtual conversation on phase one of the continuity of learning plan. If you missed the conversation, you can watch it here in English: https://youtu.be/JbTrMkVxaf0?t=187 and here in Spanish: https://youtu.be/SmOrdVZWkLU?t=261

Lastly, you can find continuity of learning updates and resources for families and staff on the Continuity of Learning webpage: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/continuity-of-learning/.

We will continue to provide the community with regular updates (in multiple languages) via email, social media and the Continuity of Learning webpage. Thank you.

March 27, 2020 - Important Update for Parents/Guardians of Students with Individualized Education Programs or Section 504 Plans

We know that families of students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) have many questions. Throughout the last few weeks, the Office of Special Education, the Resolution and Compliance Unit, and the Office of the General Counsel have been collaborating with local and state education agencies to determine a thoughtful, measured approach to implement the continuity of learning. As the instructional environment shifts from in-person to online, students and teachers will need time to adjust.

[ Full message on MCPS website ]

March 27, 2020 - Continuity of Learning in MCPS: Getting Started

On Monday, March 30, we are launching the first phase of our online learning plan. While our school buildings remain closed until April 24, our staff has been working hard for weeks to develop continuity of learning (remote/distance learning) plans that address the academic and non-academic needs of our students.

[ Full message on MCPS website ]

March 27, 2020 - Weekend Manna Food Backpack Distribution Locations

Manna Food distribution of weekend backpack food sacks will take place between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the following school locations: ...

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March 25, 2020 - From Galit Zolkower: HVES Chromebook Distribution 3/27/20

Today, you received a message to let you know that Chromebooks will be available for distribution at Highland View on Friday, March 27 from 12:45 to 4:00 p.m. Chromebooks will be available to Elementary and Middle School students in our community who do not have access to a computer or Chromebook at home. I would like to explain the way the process will work at Highland View: ...

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March 25,2020 - Changes to the School Calendar and Information on Phase One of Remote Learning in MCPS

Here are some important updates regarding the 2019-2020 school year calendar and the first phase of our continuity of learning plan. Rolling out a remote learning plan in a district as large as MCPS will undoubtedly take a significant amount of training and coordination. We have some of the best teachers, support staff and administrators in the nation and they are up to the task. We are confident that instruction in our new model will be delivered successfully and effectively.

[ Full message on MCPS website ]

March 25, 2020 - MCPS Schools Closed Through April 24 : Laptop Distribution to Begin March 26

Today, March 25, Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon announced that Maryland public schools will be closed until April 24, 2020.

MCPS is providing laptops to students with a need to ensure they can access instruction from home. Laptop distribution will begin Thursday, March 26. Devices are in limited supply and are reserved for students who do not have access to a computer or laptop at home. ...

[ Full message on MCPS website ]

To view the distribution schedule, please visit https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/chromebooks.aspx

March 22, 2020 - Alert Montgomery - MCPS Meal Distribution Locations, Weekend Food Bags

Meal Distribution Service for Students

MCPS is providing free breakfast, lunch and dinner meals for children 18 years old and younger, and all MCPS students (regardless of age) at more than 40 sites (including mobile locations) throughout the county. Additionally, MCPS school buses will distribute meals in several communities.

MCPS is collaborating with Manna Food to distribute weekend backpack food sacks throughout the county. Distribution will take place on Fridays (locations TBD).

Please visit https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/#emergencymeals to see the most up-to-date list of meal sites.

Instructional Support

Continuity of Learning

MCPS Remote Learning System

Info Center

Access, Information, and Guides

MCPS & HVES Resources

Developed or approved by MCPS or HVES

Online Instructional Activities Center

Grade appropriate courses and material NOTE: Scroll down page and select your child's grade level

Need help with login?
Online Course Access Help and FAQ
Online Course Access Video Guide
403 Login Error Help Video
About MyMCPS Classroom / Parent Portal

NOTE: Currently English language only

Engagement Material

Engagement Resources

Reading, Science, Math, Music, Activities, Videos, Games and More!

HVES Online Media Center

Student and Parent Resources, Math Manipulatives,
Listening and Reading Center

Other Resources

Shared by our HVES communityThese are NOT sanctioned or endorsed by HVES or the MCPS System.NOTE: Most sites English language only

Sparkle Stories

Free Audio Stories for Stuck-at-Home Families

Club SciKidz

Free Activities on Daily Blog

Mystery Science

Activities for Each Grade Level

Jet Propulsions Lab

NASA Activity Lessons for Various Grades, Topics, and Types

Amazing Educational Resources

Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School ClosingsNOTE: A spreadsheet best viewed on tablet or laptop

Projects and Activities

Shared by our HVES community. These are NOT sanctioned or endorsed by HVES or MCPS.NOTE: Most sites English language only


Magnet Powered Car

Steer Without Touching

Magnetic Magic

4 Easy Magnet Experiments

Chemical Reactions(ish)

Unfolding Flower

Paper Folding Project

DIY Bouncy Balls

Explore Polymer Science

Dry Erase Marker Man

Dancing Stick Figure Marker Man

Lemon Volcano

Slight Remake of the Classic Volcano

Hand Battery

Power from Your Own Hands!

Engineering Design Challenge

Straw Rockets

Make a Better Rocket

Paper Airplanes!

Which Flies Farthest?

Straw And Circles

Paper Plane Design

Paper Bridges

Strong Bridges from Paper?

Index Card Challenge

Can You Fit Through an Index Card?

Newspaper Tower Challenges

Build it Tall and Strong