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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has been experiencing significant IT systems difficulties since Thursday evening May 26 causing outages for the MCPS website, staff email, and other tools used by staff in daily operations. Technical staff in the Office of the Chief Technology office have been working to resolve these issues. Please note that the site may continue to experience difficulties as we work to fully restore the system over the weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) ha estado experimentando dificultades significativas de sus sistemas de IT desde la noche del jueves, 26 de mayo, provocando que el sitio de internet de MCPS, el correo electrónico personal y otras herramientas utilizadas por el personal en las operaciones diarias no funcionen de manera apropiada. El personal técnico de la Oficina del director de tecnología han estado trabajando para resolver estos problemas. Tenga en cuenta que el sitio puede seguir experimentando dificultades a medida que trabajamos para restaurar completamente el sistema a lo largo del fin de semana. Nos disculpamos por cualquier inconveniente.

Emergency Information → Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Watch this video for an overview of school safety and security procedures in MCPS. 
Watch on MCPS TV (Comcast Ch. 34, Verizon Ch. 36, RCN Ch. 89) at the following times
Mon./Fri., 11:45 am and 6:45 pm; Tue./Thu., 10:15 pm.; Sat./Sun., 6 pm
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is prepared to effectively and efficiently respond to a multitude of emergency/crisis situations that may impact students, staff, and parents or guardians.

A systemwide plan, the MCPS Emergency Response Plan, in addition to emergency/crisis plans tailored to the individual school, enables MCPS to respond to and manage a multitude of emergencies/crises. The systemwide MCPS Emergency Response Plan is continually reviewed and updated.

Each year schools update their emergency/crisis plans, which are then reviewed and approved by the Department of School Safety and Security. Schools are required to practice fire evacuation drills throughout the year.

Each school establishes an on-site emergency team (OSET) composed of school administrators and staff who receive basic and enhanced levels of emergency/crisis preparedness training, conducted by the Department of School Safety and Security.

Emergency Preparedness Brochure (.pdf)


MCPS Emergency Preparedness Resources

Other Emergency Preparedness Resources

U.S. Government

Montgomery County

Other Resources