For Parents

2019-20 Parent Handbook

School Policies

The following link shares information Diamond's arrival and dismissal plan.

arrival and dismissal plan

The following link shares information on student technology responsibilities. 

Student User Responsibilities for Computer Systems, Electronic Information, and Network Security

The following link shares information on the DES homework policy.

 2019 DES Homework Policy

The following link shares information on the MCPS weather policy.

Diamond ES Discipline Plan

Learn about the standards and expectations of behavior for DES students.

Diamond ES Behavior policy

A Students Guide to Rights and Responsibilities:

Student Code of Conduct:

Health Room 

The following is information about Diamond Elementary's Health Room.

Health room information 2019

Crisis Plan 

Diamond Elementary uses a comprehensive crisis plan that is specific to our school, staff, and students. MCPS has established several processes to ensure all schools follow specific safety measures.

School emergency crisis procedures

Read more about how MCPS is prepared to respond in emergency/crisis situations that impact students, staff, and parents/guardians.

Emergency Preparedness

Parent Guide to MCPS

Understanding End of the Year Reading Benchmarks: A Parent's Guide

This parent’s guide will help you develop a better understanding of the end of the year reading benchmark for each grade level.

MSA Data 
Take a look at our most recent results from the Maryland State Assessment(MSA) tests

Cafeteria Information 
Keep track of your student's lunch account and the breakfast and lunch choices served at school everyday.

Northwest Cluster Information 
Find out information about our cluster

Quince Orchard Cluster Infromation 
Find out information about our cluster

Inclement Weather
Find out what happens when inclement weather occurs during the school year.

Parents Guide to Maryland Standards and State Assessments
What do parents need to know? Use this guide to help you learn more about the standards and assessments your child(ren) are taking.

Report a Student Absence
You can submit this form, in place of a phone call, to let us know that your child will be absent.

MCPS Curriculum 2.0
Read about our curriculum.

Parent Guide to Special Education


Reading Presentation at Principal’s Coffee

Understand your child's reading level

Reading questions

Informational BCR stems

Literary BCR stems

Volunteer Information 

All Diamond Elementary parents, guardians, and community members who wish to volunteer at Diamond Elementary School by helping in the classroom, media center, grade-level field trips, lunch and/or recess, PTA must complete the two-step volunteer training process which includes the Diamond Elementary Volunteering Training and the MCPS Child Abuse and Neglect Training before volunteering can begin at the school.

Volunteer Training 2 Step Process:

    • Step 1:  Complete the Diamond Elementary On-line Volunteer Training:
    • Step 2:  Complete the MCPS Child Abuse and Neglect Training:  First, click on the section titled Online Training for Volunteers and Contractors.  Second, click on either the red box titled On-line Training for Non-Parents (Contractors, Volunteer Coaches, Community Members) or click on the red box titled Online Training for Parents/Guardians.

After completing the training, you will receive an email confirmation from MCPS regarding completion of the MCPS training for child abuse and neglect.  Please forward the email confirmation or print a copy and submit to the main office to Mrs. Donna Lentz, school secretary at  or print a copy and send to the school’s main office. Volunteer Training on how to use school equipment including the copier machine and cutting equipment will be provided to parents and volunteers who volunteer at school and are interested in learning proper ways to use equipment.