Home Access Center
Home Access Center (HAC)
How do I get to the Home Access Center? Go to the Carroll County Public Schools’ website at www.carrollk12.org and clicking the Home Access Center link located in the ‘Family Resource’ in the blue ribbon section midway down the page.
For those of you not already familiar, Home Access Center is Carroll County Public School's parent and student portal. It provides you, as a parent/guardian, with the ability to access a variety of information about your child(ren). You can view their attendance for the year, interim and report card grades, as well as their demographic and emergency contact information. You can register to receive an email anytime your student is absent.
We encourage you to register by visiting our website at www.carrollk12.org and clicking the Home Access Center link, in the Quick Links section. From there you will click the "Request Password" link and follow the directions on-screen.
The CCPS Home Access Center is a valuable resource for locating information regarding your child's homeroom teacher, grades, and login numbers, as well as a many other important pieces of information.
When setting up your child's Home Access Center account, please use this link: https://mystudent.carrollk12.org/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fhomeaccess
This page link will provide some answers to frequently asked questions.
For additional Help with technology issues, please use this link for our Technology Department: http://www.carrollk12.org/instruction/studentparentresources.
Health Room Info
Hello! My name is Shelley DeVaux, and I am the school nurse at Hampstead Elementary. I want to address CCPS policies related to health issues.
Hearing & Vision Screening is usually in the fall.
The Carroll County Public School System has set procedures and standards regarding when I must send a child home from school for illness. If your child exhibits vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever 100 degrees or higher, I must send him/her home. In addition, he/she cannot return to school the next day. The student must have a temperature below 100 degrees for 24 hours before returning to school without the use of medication. This is very important.
For instance, if your son or daughter has a temperature of 99 because you have given Tylenol to bring the temperature down, you must start counting the 24 hours after the Tylenol has worn off, 4-6 hours later. We believe this will help to prevent the spread of illness. In fact, if your child arrives at school the next day after being sent home the day before with a fever, we will notify you to pick up your child immediately.
If your child is sent home because of vomiting and/or diarrhea, it is important that you wait 24 hours after the last episode before returning him/her to school.
Unfortunately, lice are a fact of life among school aged children. If you discover lice on your child, please notify me as soon as possible. Keep your child home and treat with a medicated shampoo to kill the lice, and comb all of the nits out of his/her hair. CCPS no longer has a "nit-free policy" regarding lice, however, the removal of all nits will help to prevent re-infestation. The morning that your child returns to school, an adult must accompany the child to the health room, so that the child can be checked for live lice.
Health and Care Items:
Students are allowed to bring items to school that may help them to feel better if they are only slightly ill. Non-medicated cough drops are allowed, as well as lip balm and individual bottles of hand sanitizer. The students are NOT allowed to distribute any of the above to their friends or other students, however, and they must be kept in their desks or lockers. Please send in lip balm if your child gets severely chapped lips in the winter so that he/she does not miss class time coming to see the nurse for chapped lips. Also, please label all items sent to school with your child's name. A note to the teacher about cough drops would be very helpful as well, so that the teacher is aware.
Please send in a note to the teacher regarding every absence. If you can provide a specific reason for the absence, that is very helpful. In other words, instead of just writing: "Bobby was feeling sick", give us a little more information, such as: "Bobby had a bad sore throat and saw the doctor – he has strep, and is now on an antibiotic." Then if Bobby comes to see me that day, I already have the information that I need to know to treat him here in school. Doctor's notes are preferred for extended illnesses. You are encouraged to report an absence by emailing absence notes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your child's name, teacher name and reason for absence.
Restrictions related to Physical Education
If your child cannot participate in more than three consecutive physical education classes, a letter must be completed by the child's doctor and brought to school. If the letter does not include a return to full activity date, then the child will need a release note from the doctor in order for him/her to return to physical education classes.
Medications at School:
If at all possible, it is best for the student not to have to interrupt their school day to go to the nurse for a dosage of medication. If the doctor is starting a new medication for your child, ask if it is possible to time it outside of the school day. (For example: If a medicine is due three times a day: Give one dose in the morning before school, one directly after school, and one at night.) If that is not possible, a medication consent form CCPS Medication Form.pdf must be filled out, signed by both parent and doctor, and the medication must be brought to school by the parent in a box/bottle with the Rx label on it, listing dosage, child's name, and the time it is to be administered.
In addition - and this is very important - if your child is on a routine medication for ADHD, and the medication is changed….please do NOT start the new medication on a school day. Some medications have serious side effects, and it is best for the child to start a new med on the weekend, so that you as a parent are able to observe closely for any adverse effects caused by the medication. If you cannot wait for the weekend, please keep the child home and just call me to let me know that you are starting a new medication and that you are observing your child at home that day. We will work with you to get make-up work, etc. Please send a new signed medication form and a new bottle which has the changes printed out.
If you are sending non-prescription medications for occasional use, such as Benadryl or Tylenol, please try to send in chewable tablets, as opposed to liquids. These medications will be sent on field trips, and the chewable tablets make it much easier for transport.
Please send a change of weather appropriate clothes for your child to keep in their locker. Children often have spills, bathroom accidents, slips in the mud, etc. and need to change their clothing. We have a limited supply of clothing to loan in the nurse's office, but if the clothes haven't been returned by others, then your child having extra clothing with them will alleviate me having to call you to bring them clothes. If your child has borrowed clothes, please wash and send the clothes back to the nurse so they will be available for the next time they are needed. Underwear cannot be reused so we ask that you send a new pair to the health room if possible. An extra pair of socks and shoes is also recommended because bathroom accidents can soak their shoes as well.
If your child has a serious illness, such as asthma, or a food allergy that may result in an anaphylactic reaction, please supply me with the needed medication here at school to treat your child in an emergency.
If you have any questions or want to talk to me about any health issues that needs to be addressed, please call me at Hampstead Elementary. I am available Monday through Friday, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Additional Medical Forms available for downloading:
MD State Management of Diabetes Form
If your child is going to be absent, please email email@example.com to report the absence. If an email or written note is not received to verify the absence, the absence will be marked unverified. After a period of time, unverified absences are coded unlawful. Daily attendance reports are complete by 11:15. An automated phone call will be generated to parents of children with unverified absences for the day. Please email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org to verify the absence if you get a phone call or send a note in with your child when they return to school. Extended absences, such as vacations should be approved by administration in advance. If a child arrives after 9:15 a.m. or leaves prior to 3:45 p.m. he/she will marked tardy.
Before & After Care is provided by ABC Care, 410-751-3700 click this link for more information. ABC_Flyer_with_Link_Hampstead_Fees_2022.pdf
Inclement Weather Procedures
Enrollment in kindergarten is mandatory for children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2022. Please call 410-751-3420 so we can obtain preliminary enrollment information and to schedule an appointment. At the time of enrollment, parents will need to bring the following:
- birth certificate or other legal document to verify their child's legal name and birth date
- current immunization record
- parent driver's license
- verification of residence such as a current utility bill (gas, electric, water, landline phone bill) that includes the service address with house number and street name
- address from which the child will be transported to school and the specific address to which the child will be transported after school
Hello HES Families!
23-24_Staff_List.pdf This is more accurate than the Staff Directory which is auto populated from the Technology Dept.
To request help from CCPS Technology Department please use this link: http://www.carrollk12.org/instruction/studentparentresources
You are encouraged to send all notes regarding absences, tardies, early dismissal, changes to dismissal (bus/parent pick up) to email@example.com. This is very important for the first day/week of school and anytime there is a change in dismissal. If your child was a regular Parent Pick up last school year, we must have a written note for this new school year. We do not keep past year records.
We are pleased to have ABC Care as our Before & After Care 410-751-3700 ABC_Flyer_with_Link_Hampstead_Fees_2022.pdf
LOCATE: Child Care
LOCATE: Child Care at Maryland Family Network is a free service funded through a grant by the Maryland State Department of Education which is provided to people seeking child care in Maryland. We have a database of regulated Family providers and Child Care Centers in the State. LOCATE: Child Care's personalized telephone service offers parents referrals, guidance and links to other resources 877-261-0060 or marylandfamilynetwork.org.
Please call to make an appointment to register your child for Kindergarten. Enrollment in Kindergarten is mandatory for children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2022.
Doors will remain locked during the school day. Parents will gain access into the building from the front office staff. ALL visitors must scan their license to receive a visitor's badge, NO EXCEPTIONS! Badges are time sensitive and must be worn at all times while in the building. Please keep in mind that while this procedure might take a little longer, all measures are being taken to keep your child safe during the school day. Please be patient once you have rung the doorbell. A staff member must then access the security program on our computer and there are several steps to open the mic and unlock the front door. If the doorbell rings while we are trying to unlock the door, the security system then resets and the process must be repeated.
The following documents are required in order to register/transfer your child.
- The biological parent or legal guardian must come into the school
- Photo I.D. of the person registering the student
- Proof of residency
- Proof of birth/age of the student
- Copy of the immunization records