General Info. & Policies

Registration

Registration occurs on an ongoing basis Monday through Friday from 8am until 12pm.  In order to register your child in a Prince George's County Public School the following items are mandatory. 

  • child's birth certificate 
  • proof of residence (deed, lease, rental agreement, tax bill) 
  • immunization records 
  • last Report Card 
  • Social Security Card 

School Uniforms

Under the direction of the PTA, the parents have voted and Hyattsville Elementary School will be a mandatory uniform policy for the coming school year.  The uniform components can be purchased from any store such as Sears, JCPenny, or Target.  Students will be expected to be in uniform on the first day of school.   Shirts without embroidered emblems are also acceptable. Below is a list of the items selected as the uniform options for boys and girls at different grade levels.  If you need financial assistance in purchasing a uniform, please notify the office. 

Boys (All grades)

  • Khaki Pants (tan)     (fitted to waist with optional dark blue /black/brown belt) NO CARGO            
  • Khaki (tan) walking shorts    
  • Navy Blue or White Polo short sleeve or long sleeve (plain or with school logo)  
  • Black/Brown/ Navy, or White Shoes (tied, buckled or Velcro, leather or sneakers)                       
  • Navy blue or white socks 
  • Navy blue or White Sweater (without logo or design) 

Intermediate Girls (Third-Fifth Grade)

  • Khaki (tan) pants (fitted to waist with optional dark blue/black/brown belt) NO CARGO            
  • Khaki (tan) skirt/ skort 
  • Khaki (tan) walking shorts 
  • Navy Blue or White Polo short sleeve or long sleeve (plain or with school logo) 
  • Black/Brown/ Navy, or White Shoes (tied, buckled or Velcro, leather or sneakers) 
  • Navy blue or white socks 
  • White or Navy Blue Tights 
  • Navy blue or White Sweater (any type without any logo or design) 

Primary Girls (Head Start- Second Grade)

  • Khaki (tan) pants (fitted to waist with optional blue/black/brown belt) NO CARGO         
  • Khaki (tan) skort 
  • Khaki (tan) walking shorts 
  • Navy Blue or White Polo short sleeve or long sleeve (plain or with school logo) 
  • Black/Brown/ Navy, or White Shoes (tied, buckled or Velcro, leather or sneakers) 
  • Navy blue or white socks 
  • White or Navy Blue Tights 
  • Navy blue or White Sweater (any type with out logo or design) 

***Note*** 

No logos or insignia except polo shirts with school logo. Accessories should be at a minimum. 

Pants, skirts and skorts should be cotton, nylon or cotton poly type fabric- no corduroy. 

Maryland Meals for Achievement

Our school was selected to participate in the Maryland Meals for Achievement classroom breakfast program.  As part of this project, all children at our school have the opportunity to enjoy a nutritious breakfast in their classroom each morning at no charge.  A few of the benefits of this program are quieter mornings, improved attention, fewer hunger complaints, decline in tardiness, and improved academic achievement. 

Broadcasting Club

The Broadcasting Club is a program where students run a live morning announcement program via the in-school cable system.  Students run the entire program, including anchoring, camera people, audio technicians, and computer graphics.  Ms. Reilly is the sponsor. 

School Store

We have a school store that is run by the students.  A variety of school supplies are available from pencils and notebooks to pencil sharpeners and gel pens.  The prices are very reasonable and most times are the same or less than the items can be purchased for at a discount store.  The store is open Monday - Thursday from 7:35 - 7:55.  Ms. Hryczaniuk is the advisor. 

Music Program

We have an active music program that encourages performance in all aspects of the performing arts at all grade levels.  Our Chorus is comprised of auditioned 4th & 5th graders.  They are part of a winter and a spring concert.  We also have dance groups, and percussion ensembles. 

Weather Related Closings

PGCPS announces weather-related closings, delayed openings, and early dismissals in several ways: 

• The school system's Web site (www.pgcps.org) and cable television stations (Channel 96 for Comcast subscribers and Channel 38 on Verizon) are updated as soon as those decisions are made;
• Local television and radio stations, and newspapers are notified;
• The public can call 301-952-6000 and select option 1 (Bulletin Board) to hear weather-related announcements;
• The Web site www.schoolsout.com is contacted to e-mail its subscribers of the change in schedules; and
• PGCPS sends e-mail messages directly to all employees.

We urge parents and guardians to discuss specific plans with children in advance of the next weather event that alters the normal school day and transportation schedule. Each child needs to know what to do in case of school cancellations, delays, and early dismissals. Also, parents and guardians can help children and assist schools by making sure students are dressed appropriately for winter weather.


 

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