Ethics Award Winner
Hayle Kyte is an ideal representative for the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Ethics Award. Through her volunteer work for Clean-up Baltimore, American Red Cross, her church and a local daycare, she exudes the qualities of an ethical young lady, earning over 250 hours of community service. Hayle also maintains a 3.86 GPA and has earned all A’s in her Academy of Health Profession classes. Additionally, she is a member of the Technical National Honor Society. She also excels at Patapsco High School in extracurricular activities, being a three sport athlete, a member of the Academic National Honor Society, and Sergeant at Arms.
Hayle has been successful at earning her Certified Nursing Assistant and a senior year apprenticeship in Johns Hopkins Physical Therapy Unit, where she is entrusted with direct patient care. She will continue her education at Shenandoah University where she has been pre-accepted into the Doctorate in Physical Therapy program because of her hardworking and ethical behavior.
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School Technology Update
Due to an increase in Telecommunication violations, beginning February 21, 2017, Sollers Point Technical High School will not allow the use of Flash Drives or Thumb Drives as a method of saving documents. BCPS has partnered with Microsoft to provide students, faculty, and staff access to a cloud based system called Microsoft Office 365. This system will allow for the creation, editing, and saving of any documents that may need to be accessed at home or anywhere there is an Internet connection. To access Microsoft Office365 students will use their BCPS login information, with the addition of @bcps.org at the end of the user name, and password. Any questions pertaining to this shift may be directed to Mr. Michael Saferin-Reed by calling 410-887-7075 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Low Cost Internet Access and Computer Purchasing Program to BCPS Students and Families
Make sure your child is prepared to succeed in school with home Internet Service. Give them the tools to complete homework, email teachers, and stay connected. Your family may qualify for Internet Essentials, the low-cost, $9.99 a month + tax, the option to purchase a computer for just $150.00 and access to free digital literacy training.
Comcast is also offering an amnesty program for certain low-income families who could qualify for Internet Essentials, but have a past due balance. Comast customers who have an outstanding bill that is more than one year old are now eligible for the program. Comcast will offer amnesty for the debt for the purpose of connecting to Internet Essentials, so long as the customer meets the other eligibility criteria.
Call 1-855-339-6124 or visit https://apply.internetessentials.com/ to see if you qualify and to apply
Grading and Reporting Procedures
Letter to Parents PDF
BCPS Grading and Reporting Procedures Website
Dear Sollers Point Technical Families,
BCPS has created an addendum for the Grading and Reporting Procedures Manual based on feedback from teachers, students, administrators, families, and additional stakeholders. It is our intention through these recommendations to ensure: proper guidance from the BCPS Curriculum and Instruction offices on what should be included in the body of evidence, greater proportionality between assignment types that make up the marking period grade, and consistency between and among grade levels and departments within a school on re-do assignments. The enhancements will be included as Addendum A in the Grading and Reporting Procedures Manual (https://www.bcps.org/academics/grading/) to be implemented in the second quarter. A summary of the changes that will occur at Sollers Point are listed below.
All instructors will implement a 67% Minor Assignment / 33% Major Assignment Gradebook model.
Major assignments = A combination of projects, extended labs, culminating performances, unit tests, performance tasks or performance-based assessments, extended essays, and research reports.
Minor assignments = A combination of learning checks/quizzes, summative classwork assignments, summative homework assignments, exit tickets, brief constructed responses, and discussions.
A learning check/quiz is a minor graded assignment that provides the teacher with information about learning during a brief interval of instruction (<=1 or 2 weeks). These are given after instruction, practice, and feedback. How often learning checks occur depends on the instructor and complexity of the content.
Some classwork assignments may be scored and included as minor graded assignments in the graded section of the BCPS Learning Management System (LMS) if the following has occurred prior to a score being given: 1. Concept was taught by the teacher. 2. Student was given an opportunity to practice. 3. Feedback was provided to the student.
Some homework assignments may be scored and placed in the graded section of the BCPS LMS if it is a culminating activity following practice and feedback.
A score on any one assignment may not drop the overall marking period grade by more than one letter grade.
Assignments eligible for re-do will be denoted by parenthesis ( ) in the BCPS LMS.
The window to re-do an assignment/assessment is two weeks. After two weeks, the re-do window will close. The two week window begins when the assignment is returned to the student with written feedback.
A re-do for an assignment/assessment is available during the first 9 weeks of each marking period.
Students must complete all missing assignments in the BCPS One LMS before a re-do will be given on an assignment/assessment.
1 re-do per eligible assignment/assessment is the recommended practice. Eligible = ( ) in the BCPS LMS.
Our goal is to provide students with multiple opportunities to demonstrate mastery of grade level or course standards during each quarter of instruction. We believe that every student who attends Sollers Point can be successful in their academic and technical program classes.
Finally, BCPS will unveil a new report card on Thursday, November 10th that includes grade, attendance, skills, and conduct information. If you have questions or concerns about a grade, please call the school to schedule a conference with the teacher and a member of the administration.
Michael L. Weglein
Heat-Related Closure Procedures for Kenwood, Patapsco, and Overlea High Students
Heat Related Closures Document
BCPS Gives Microsoft Office 365 to ALL STUDENTS
here to view the press release.
Click here to view the installation instructions.
2016-17 Family Handbook