During each school year, various drills are conducted at every school to ensure that staff and students are prepared in the event of an emergency. These drills include monthly fire/evacuation drills.
In addition, five drills with scenarios developed by the school system’s Office of School Security and based upon various possible emergency scenarios are done each year. These include, but are not limited to: evacuation for natural gas emergencies, shelter for tornado and earthquake, shelter for outside hazardous materials release, lockout for danger outside of the school building, reverse evacuation back into the school for students and staff outside and lockdown for a person with a weapon inside of the school.
These drills are discussed with staff prior to the drill, and they are evaluated once the drill is complete. In some cases, the drills may be discussed with students before they take place.
Corkran Middle School is equipped with a video camera system. It covers selected interior and exterior public portions of the building and grounds. It is monitored throughout the day. During certain events, when the safety or security of students may be in question, authorized personnel from local, state, or federal police or fire emergency units may be given access to view images projected on the camera system. If you have any questions about the system, you should call the Supervisor of School Security at 410-222-5083.
The PTSA is looking for members! Please consider joining the PTSA to support Corkran and all the activities they help to provide. Forms will be sent home with your student during the first week of school and will also be available on the Corkran PTSA website at CorkranPTSA@gmail.com.
Officers for the 2017-2018 school year are Katherine Holman, President; Janine Thomas, Vice– President; Rachel Back, Secretary and Bambi Everett, Treasurer.
Dues for this year have changed. Parents and teachers will be $10 and students will be $5.
PTSA Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. A strong PTSA, with strong support, creates a strong school.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. A strong PTSA, with strong support, creates a strong school!
Thank you for your support of our homework assignment book and study skills program. We are very pleased with parent response and will continue to develop our students’ organizational skills using this study skills tool-a homework assignment/agenda book. We will require our students to carry their agenda book to every class-every day!
Our teachers will develop daily routines to guide students in keeping track of homework and long term assignments. Our interdisciplinary teams will encourage parents to monitor their child’s work and assignments written in the book. The assignment book also contains our student handbook information and a useful resource section with study tips and a variety of helpful charts, maps and tables.
We plan to give each student an agenda book during the first week of school. Again, thanks to our PTSA for purchasing this student resource. After the opening of school and during the school year, replacement books will cost $4.00 and may be purchased in the guidance office.
Parents can access valuable information by going to www.aacps.org Parents/Community Tab or go to the Human Resources/Employment Tab and then the Parents &Community Tab.
Parents/guardians can access student attendance, assignment scores, current course grades, and class schedules. This is an easy-to-use tool for communicating student progress that will allow you to take an even more active role in your child’s education.
Complete the registration form available online at AACPS.org and return it to the school. You will be required to appear at the school to verify your identify. You may access Parent Connect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, after you have registered and received your password and user ID. You may access Parent Connect from any computer with internet access through www.aacps.org. Please be aware that the site may be down from time to time for maintenance.
As always, we are looking for a few good people to volunteer in our school. Our volunteers have the opportunity to do numerous tasks based on their skills and interests. Interested in hearing more? If so, please give Ms. Mech call at 410-222-6493. Any volunteer or chaperone that will be left alone with students for any period of time must complete a background check. We hope you are able to volunteer!
Lifetouch Photography by Segall Majestic
School Pictures will be taken on TBA. These pictures will be the ones used in the yearbook. Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for his/her school picture. ID cards will also be issued from these pictures. Information will be sent home sometime around the beginning of September. If your child does not have a school picture taken, their photo will not be in the yearbook. If you have any questions, please call the main office.
Back to School Shopping Tips
Make sure your family members register family purchases for school supplies and everyday purchases in the various school “bonus” programs. Remember you must re-register each year at Giant for Corkran to receive you’re A+ bonus points.
In addition to taking advantage of the back-to-school sales for school supplies at local stores, families often buy new clothing to start the school year. Please remember our school system has a dress code and the staff of Corkran Middle will continue to enforce the dress code without exception. Many of today’s fashions (although popular) do not fit within the dress code. Please review the prohibited items below before your shopping trips. Clothing, book bags, jewelry and other personal items may not depict profanity, vulgarity, obscenity or violence. These items may not promote the use or abuse of tobacco, drugs or alcohol. They may not create a health or safety hazard or cause risk or disruption to the educational process. Fashion trend or not – short shorts, bare midriffs, tank tops and hats are not included within the dress code. Please help your child make responsible choices when choosing clothing to wear to school. Shorts must be mid-thigh in length. Clothing may not reveal underwear or bare skin between the upper chest and mid thigh.
Health Room Corner
Each year it is necessary to contact parents because of an emergency situation arising in school. We depend on having emergency information on file to enable us to contact parents/guardians in a most timely fashion. If your information changes at any time throughout the year, please be sure to contact our Guidance Department. Thank you for your prompt attention to this item.
Students who need to take medication in school are required to have a Request to Administer Medication in School form on file in our Health Room. This includes any over-the-counter medications such as cough drops, Tylenol, aspirin, etc. A physician must complete this form. Forms may be obtained in our main office or Health Room.
Parents: Please remember to send in absence excuse notes with your children when they return to school after an illness. Notes are to be given to Homeroom teachers.
There will be four Chick-fil-A Nights throughout the year. The purpose of this fundraiser is to support our student body through incentives, projects, materials and supplies for our PBIS program. Our first Chick-fil-A night will be held on Monday, September 18th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This Chick-fil-A fundraisers is being sponsored to support the counseling office. The purpose of the fundraiser will be used for incentives, pizza and supplies for some of our needy students. Please come out and show your support.as this helps to fund our Counseling Department. If you use the drive-thru, please let the cashier know you would like your receipt to go into the basket to support Corkran. Future dates are November 6th sponsored by the National Junior Honor Society; January 22nd sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club and March 5th sponsored by the Media center.
Corkran Middle School’s goal this year is to collect $1,000 worth of Box Tops for Education coupons. Every homeroom has an envelope for your child to deposit the Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education coupons located on many of the products you use in your home every day. For every coupon we collect, Corkran receives money and items that will help various programs here at the school.
Also, be sure to log onto www.btfe.com, sign up, and shop online at hundreds of retailers through the web site. Stores like Avon.com, BestBuy.com, and hundreds more will donate money to Corkran Middle School when you purchase goods online through btfe.com.
We hope you’ll take the time to look for the Box Tops For Education and Labels for Education logos and ask your child to put them in the envelope located in their homeroom. Thanks for your continued support!
We have two green and gold dumpsters that would love your paper. You can put any type of paper in the paper dumpsters. We want your junk mail, catalogs, office paper, shredded paper, school papers, newspapers, etc. No Cardboard, please. Send it in with your child or dump it as you drive by or bring your student to school.
Dumpsters are on the front and back lots.
Corkran Middle School has an opportunity to earn cash through the Giant A+ School Rewards Program. Please go to the Giant website today to earn valuable rewards to benefit Corkran Middle School and your students. You will need your Giant card ID# and school ID#. Register your card to benefit Corkran Middle School using ID #01050.
All you have to do is:
Log on to www.giantfood.com/aplus to register online
OR Dial 1-877-275-2758 to register your card over the phone
After you register your card, each shopping trip at Giant using your GIANT Card earns CASH for our school! Each month, the amount of CASH awarded will be updated on the Giant website. You can track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt and online when you create an account at giantfood.com. Our school will receive a check at the end of the program. The money can be used for any of our school’s educational needs. Don’t forget to encourage your friends and relatives to do the same. It could mean the world to our children.
Corkran Middle School
7600 Quarterfield Rd Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Electronic Device / Wireless Communication Device misuse offense letter
Your student ______________________has violated the school’s electronic device/cell phone misuse policy. The item was taken to the office to be stored safely. (Use of cellular phone, camera phone, video phone, or other communication device during the school day that does not align with the rules established by the respective school for such devices). See reverse side of this page for more information.
Please read the following so you and your student understand subsequent violations and consequences.
First offense: The device will be taken and picked up at the office at the end of the school day by the student.
Second offense: The device will be taken, picked up at the office at the end of the school day by the student and the student will be assigned a lunch detention.
Third offense: The device will be taken, the parent needs to pick it up at the office and the student will be assigned an after school detention.
Fourth offense: The device will be taken, the parent needs to pick it up at the office, meet/talk with an administrator and the student will be assigned an extended detention.
Fifth offense: The device will be taken, the parent needs to pick it up in the office, meet/talk with an administrator and the student may receive a discipline referral and possible suspension.
I fully understand the consequences of repeated offenses.
Parent signature Date
Student signature Date
Please sign & date this form and return to Debbie Pence in the main office.
Corkran Middle School
CELL PHONES / ELECTRONIC DEVICES POLICY
Possession of a wireless communication device (WCD) by a student is a privilege that may be forfeited by any student who fails to abide by the terms and provisions of this policy, or otherwise engages in misuse of this privilege. A “wireless communication device” is a device that emits an audible signal, vibrates, displays a message, or otherwise summons or delivers a communication to the possessor. The following devices are examples of WCDs: cellular and wireless telephones, pagers/beepers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), BlackBerries/Smartphones, WiFi-enabled or broadband access devices, two-way radios or video broadcasting devices, and other devices that allow a person to record and/or transmit, on either a real time or delayed basis, sound, video or still images, text, or other information. Students may not use WCDs on school property or at a school-sponsored activity to access and/or view Internet web sites that are otherwise blocked to students at school. Students may not use WCDs while riding to and from school on a school bus or during school sponsored activities.
Students may possess wireless communication devices in school, on school property, during after school activities (e.g. extra-curricular activities) and at school-related functions. However, students may not use wireless devices such as cellular phones, electronic pagers or any other communications devices while on school property during school hours.
Students are prohibited from using WCDs to capture, record or transmit the words (i.e. audio) and/or images (i.e. pictures, video) of any student, staff member or other person in the school or while attending a school-related activity without express prior notice and explicit consent for the capture, recording or transmission of such words or images. Using a WCD to take or transmit audio and/or pictures/video of an individual without his/her consent is considered an invasion of privacy and is not permitted, unless authorized by the designated administrator.
Students are prohibited from using WCD’s to take pictures or record video/audio in locker rooms, bathrooms, or on school buses. The use of WCD’s to take pictures or record video/audio is also prohibited in classrooms, hallways, and the cafeteria.
Students are prohibited from using a WCD in any way that might reasonably create in the mind of another person an impression of being threatened, humiliated, harassed, embarrassed or intimidated. See page 27 of the Student Handbook – Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying.
Students are also prohibited from using a WCD to capture and/or transmit test information or any other information in a manner constituting fraud, theft, cheating, or academic dishonesty. Likewise, students are prohibited from using their WCDs to receive such information.
Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action and confiscation of the WCD. The building principal or administrative designee may also refer the matter to law enforcement if the violation involves an illegal activity. Discipline will be imposed in a progressive manner based on the number of previous violations and/or the nature of or circumstances surrounding a particular violation. If the WCD is confiscated, it will be released/returned to the student and/or student’s parent/guardian after disciplinary consequences are discussed with the student and/or student’s parent/guardian. Any WCD confiscated by a teacher or administrator will be marked in a removable manner with the student’s name and held in a secure location in the school building until it is retrieved by the student and/or parent/guardian depending on the level of consequence at the time of confiscation.
Students are personally and solely responsible for the care and security of their WCDs. Corkran Middle School assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, damages, or vandalism to WCDs brought onto its property, or the unauthorized use of such devices. The school policy is off and away. This means that WCDs should be placed in student lockers and with locks throughout the school day. Parents/Guardians are advised that the best way to get in touch with their child during the school day is by calling the school office. Students may use school phones to contact parents/guardians during the school day from the main office.