Opening of Schools Address

Teachers, administrators, and support professionals this week  are getting ready to welcome more than 154,000 students back to school on Monday, August 25. To greet staff and discuss the direction of the school system in the coming year, Board of Education President Phil Kauffman and Superintendent Joshua Starr recorded an Opening of Schools Address that all staff will have the opportunity to view this week.

Opening Address

Student Orientation Day to Take Place on Aug. 21

All MCPS middle and high schools will hold a Student Orientation Day on Thursday, August 21. Orientation Day is an opportunity for students to meet their new teachers and classmates, learn about class schedules and tour the school. Orientation days for elementary students will vary from school to school. Parents should contact their child’s school for more information.

Orientation Day

New Immunization Requirements for Maryland Students

There are new immunization requirements for Maryland students entering Grade 7. All seventh graders must have one tetanus, diphtheria, and attenuated pertussis (Tdap) vaccination and one meningococcal vaccination (MCV4) before the start of the new school year. MCPS parents must provide the school health room with a verification document from a health care provider.


Don't Miss the 2014 Back-to-School Fair

Kick off the new school year at the Back-to School Fair on Saturday, August 23. This fun-filled event is a great way for students and families to learn more about the school system and pick up valuable resources. Visit the Back-to-School Fair website for details. See you at the Fair!

Back to School Fair
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