Be Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn!
At Friendship Valley Elementary, our Dynamic Dolphin Matrix identifies the framework of expected behaviors for all students. Students 'caught' demonstrating these behaviors are given WAVEs. Accumulated WAVEs may be exchanged for class or grade level incentives.
Dynamic Dolphin Pledge
Parents/guardians of students who arrive late to either Friendship Valley Elementary or the PRIDE program, should accompany their child(ren) into the office of Friendship Valley Elementary to sign in their child(ren). Students will be given a late pass to enter their classrooms either in Friendship Valley Elementary or, in the PRIDE program.
Reporting an Absence or, Change in Dismissal
Please contact the office by 8 a.m. to report your child's absence for the day. You may report absences by sending a message to: email@example.com.
Please contact the office by 12:00 p.m. (9:30 on Early Dismissal Days) to change your child's dismissal plan for the day. You may report the change by sending a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students will ride their regular bus or be dismissed as they are daily UNLESS we have a written change of dismissal note or email from the parent or guardian.
Health Room Info
Please carefully review the CCPS Symptom Screening email each week to ensure your child is ready and well enough to attend school. Please notify me if you believe your child is experiencing a COVID-Like illness or has been in close contact with someone who is. Students who experience any new symptom during the school day will be sent home and families will be given direction for when they can return to in-person learning.
Appointments are required in order to drop-off medications during the school day. Additional information on medication during the school day can be found below.
We have procedures in place to identify close contacts of anyone who is experiencing a COVID like illness or tests positive for COVID-19. Guidance letters from the Health Department will be emailed for close contacts and for non-close contacts. No identifying personal information will be shared while contact tracing or providing guidance to those involved.
Please visit the Health Services link on the CCPS website to learn more about the role of the School Nurse and the school health program. When a child has an elevated temperature, demonstrates illness, or sustains an injury, parents/guardians will be contacted to pick up their child. Please ensure that emergency contact information is up to date so that you can be reached.
Your child’s health is important to us! It is a requirement of the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that all students attending Maryland public schools have a physical examination by a physician or certified nurse practitioner. A physical examination form designated by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene must be used to meet this requirement. Please use the following links to access the state required health inventory forms.
When to Keep Your Child Home
- Fever - CCPS policy is that students must be fever free for 24 hours without medication to return to school. If your student is sent home during the school day with a fever, they should not return the following day.
- Strep Throat –Students need to be fever free for 24 hours AND have been on antibiotics for 24 hours in order to return to school.
- Pinkeye/Conjunctivitis –If a student has red, itchy eyes along with discharge, they should be seen by a doctor and use antibiotic drops for 24 hours prior to returning.
- Vomiting and/or Diarrhea – Students should be free of symptoms for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
- If your child appears to be unable to focus and participate due to not feeling well, please use your discretion as to whether they should stay home. It is the expectation that students are ready to learn when they arrive each day.
If your child is out of school due to a diagnosed illness, it is helpful to include that information when you email FVE Attendance so that we can track illnesses in our school community.
Injuries & Activity Restrictions
Parents may excuse their child from Physical Education for a maximum of 3 days. If your child requires extended restriction from physical activity, a note from their health care provider must be provided (CCPS Physical Education Modification form). A note from a health care provider is required for your child to wear a brace, immobilizer, or use crutches while at school and your child will be restricted from physical activity until orders are received. Ensure that the note includes what restrictions are necessary as well as a date that they are clear to return to full activity. Students who are unable to participate in P.E. will have the same restrictions applied to recess as well.
Change of Clothes!
Food spills, slips in the mud, or bathroom accidents frequently happen during the school day! A change of clothes should be sent to be kept in lockers or cubbies to ensure students have items that are comfortable and weather appropriate available when their clothes become soiled. The Health Suite has a limited amount of clothes available to loan to students and keeping a spare pair of clothing at school alleviates the need to deliver extra clothing to your child during the school day.
Medication forms and information can be found on the Forms section of the Student Services page.
The following items are not considered medication and may be sent with students:
- Chapstick/ Lip Balm
- Non-medicated cough drops (any cough drop which indicates a limit per day require doctor’s orders)
- Saline eye drops
- Hand creams/lotions
- Individual sized containers of hand sanitizer
Kerry McCann, R.N.
School Nurse – Kerry McCann, RN
Home Access Center
The Home Access Center is Carroll County Public Schools’ portal for parents. It allows parents/guardians to login and view information pertaining to their child. The Home Access Center is provided for the express use of the parents of Carroll County Public School District students to assist in the communication of important educational information. The goal of the Home Access Center is to assist you in effectively communicating with the teachers,
staff, and administration about your student.
If you are having difficulties logging in or navigating the site please click: here.