PLEASE BE ADVISED if Energy was NOT requested, please revise online to add Energy if needed. HVAC Tech fee (minimum 2 hours) may apply for late energy requests if technician is required.
If a snow emergency plan for Howard County is
in effect at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday, or on a day when schools are closed
for students, all community programs and activities scheduled to take place in
school facilities are canceled. Should
the snow emergency plan go into effect after 7:00 a.m., programs and activities
that are in progress may be completed.
All programs scheduled to begin after the time that the snow emergency
plan went into effect are cancelled.
Groups are under no obligation to hold
activities in the event that schools are open for community and school use
during inclement weather. If the user
group wishes to cancel prior to or during an activity, they may do so without
penalty upon notification to the Use of School Facilities Office. The user group is responsible for notifying
48 Hours in Advance, EMS web users MUST make changes or cancel online when they will not be using previously requested space. EMS web users can access all web submissions online by selecting “View My Requests” under Reservation tab to make changes/cancellations. Date and time changes can be made by selecting “Booking Tools”.
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CONFIRMATION EMAIL MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL TIMES WHILE ACTIVITY IS IN PROGRESS!
If you are unable to access the building at your approved time call 443-472-5969. If you experience heat/ac problems, a group member must call 410-313-7091. School staff members do NOT have the authority to request on your behalf.
Food and beverage consumption is limited to Cafeteria space ONLY! Food is NOT allowed in any classroom areas and is strictly enforced.
HVAC turnover occurs (pending current temps) on or about April 15th and heating on or about October 15th. As of January 2015, Energy not previously requested online may incur a HVAC Tech fee (minimum 4 hours/$66/hr) for late energy requests if technician is required.
WINTER/HEATING SEASON OPERATING CONDITIONS
1. School day (Monday-Friday)
– Temperatures are to be maintained as follows:
a. Classroom areas, portable classrooms,
media centers, cafeterias, multipurpose rooms, administrative areas, and
teacher planning areas will be 70˚F (+/- 2˚F).
b. All other areas shall be set at 65˚F.
2. On days when school is not
in session and overnight (one hour after dismissal of students), the
temperature setting is to be 55˚F in all areas.
3. NO PORTABLE HEATERS will be
used unless a mechanical failure necessitates supplemental heat.
SUMMER/COOLING SEASON OPERATING CONDITIONS - School day (Monday-Friday)
– In spaces where cooling is available, temperature settings in all areas of
the building being used will be 76˚F (+/- 2˚F). Air conditioning units will
operate from one hour prior to approved school start time until one hour after
dismissal of students. Following the end of the academic school year in June,
air conditioning will be provided only to maintain the integrity of the
building environment, to support HCPSS summer school services and for programs
where the energy component is requested and paid for separately. Cooling
schedules will be lengthened when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
designates a Code Orange or higher air quality day.
PORTABLE CLASSROOMS have
occupancy sensors that adjust schedules and night temperature set points to
reduce heating and cooling equipment when no one is inside the classroom. For
this reason, please avoid using portable classrooms for activities outside of
normal school hours.
High School Auditorium Use - No tech services provided for Auditorium use beyond house lights up/down; stage lights up/down. No access to sound/lighting booth. This applies to all high schools with the exception of JRT @Wilde Lake High.
Use of High School athletic areas is with the understanding that school practices, games, and matches will be completed prior to community group use.
All Kitchen requests must be accompanied by a Cafeteria Worker Request (additional staffing fee may apply) prior to approval. http://www.hcpss.org/parents/facilities/
Per Policy 5100 Health Services, HCPSS will supply overdose reversing medication in accordance with state law. The HCPSS Overdose Response Program ensures that overdose reversing medication is stored and accessible in each school. The medication, along with use instructions, can be found in a defibulator box in all HCPSS facilities to be administered to an individual experiencing or believed to be experiencing an overdose. Prior to your facility reservation date, please contact the building administrator for the location of the designated AED box.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS* http://www.hcpss.org/calendar/
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Good Friday and Easter Monday
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Thanksgiving Holiday (Thursday and Friday)
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Lunar New Year Eve^
^2016-2017 school year. Professional learning and/or workdays for teachers were scheduled on these dates.
* Exceptions may be made for special requests and regular religious services , through the Use of School Facilities Office. For state mandated holidays occurring on Saturday or Sunday, schools will be closed for observance on Friday or Monday.
Unless otherwise requested, only one (1) custodian will be assigned.