Community Engagement

Give BACKpacks to MCPS Students in 2015

The 2015 MCPS Give BACKpacks campaign is under way and MCPS needs your help to raise money to purchase backpacks filled with school supplies for students in need. Last year, the district gave out more than 19,000 backpacks thanks to the generosity of staff and community members. A backpack filled with school supplies costs $10, and donors can sponsor a classroom, a grade level, a school, or a cluster.

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New Bus Routes for 2015-2016 School Year

The bus routes for the 2015-2016 school year are now available online. The new routes reflect the changes that have been made to school starting and ending times.

Bus Routes by School

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New Bell Times Schedule Set for 2015-2016 School year

You can view the list of school of starting and ending times for every school in MCPS on the Bell Times website. Under the new schedule, all MCPS middle schools and high schools will start and end 20 minutes later. Elementary schools will start 10 minutes later and end 20 minutes later.

Bell Times Schedule


Immunization Requirements for the 2015-2016 School Year

All MCPS seventh grade students must receive vaccination against Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) before the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Students not in compliance with Maryland vaccination requirements may be excluded from attending school until they provide documentation of the required Tdap and MCV immunizations. The requirements are in place throughout the State of Maryland.

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What We Do

What We Do

Services for Parents

  • Parent Academy
    Sign up for free workshops on tips and tools to help your child succeed in school
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    Get information about services for at-risk children and their families

Services for Students

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Contact Us

Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships

Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 130
Rockville, MD 20850
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Mr. Timothy B. Warner
Chief Engagement and Partnership Officer
Phone: 301-279-3074

Mrs. Traci L. Anderson
Assistant to the Chief Engagement and Partnership Officer
Phone: 301-279-3074

Mrs. Deborah Flinchbaugh
Administrative Services Manager
Phone: 301-279-3074

OCEP Teams and Staff Contact Information

Family & Community Engagement  
Organizational Partnerships  



Interested in volunteering with MCPS?

  • Connection Resource Bank
    Volunteer to share your expertise and experience with MCPS students
    Volunteer to help K-2 students improve their reading and math skills
  • btsf logo webBack-to-School Fair
    Volunteer at the informative, fun-filled day for parents, students and the community



Community Spotlight

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School students celebrate cultural heritage and tackle issues of identity, race, and diversity.



"To My Ancestors" By Makdes Hailu & Lila Sheon



"Diver City" By Yannick Alexis



"Red (Because I'm Black)" By Auset Baptiste

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Spoken Word Poetry Club 


About OCEP

The Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP) helps schools engage the communities of the children and families MCPS serves to promote student learning.

About Timothy B. Warner, Chief Engagement and Partnership Officer


Watch OCEP's Chief Officer on Take 10 

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