School Year May Be Extended Due to Snow Days
As of now, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has had nine snow days this school year. The 2013-2014 school calendar, as approved by the Board of Education, has four snow days built in, so MCPS is five days over its allotted number of snow days. In order to meet the state-required 180 days of instruction, MCPS will need to add five instructional days to the end of the school year, as outlined in the Board-approved calendar. There are no plans to change spring break at this time. MCPS can apply for a waiver from the state so that we would not have to make up all of the snow days, but the state is not yet accepting these requests. Without a state waiver, the last day of school for students will be June 19, 2014. Parents are asked to plan accordingly. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
El Año Escolar Podría ser Prolongado Debido a los Días de Nieve
Por ahora, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) ha tenido nueve días de nieve este año escolar. El calendario escolar 2013-2014, aprobado por el Consejo de Educación, fue diseñado incluyendo cuatro días de nieve, por lo que MCPS tiene cinco días más que el número de días de nieve asignado. Con el fin de cumplir con los 180 días de instrucción, requeridos por el estado, MCPS tendrá que agregar cinco días de instrucción al final del año escolar, como se indica en el calendario aprobado por el Consejo. No hay planes de cambiar las vacaciones de primavera en este momento. MCPS puede solicitar una dispensa de parte del estado para que no tengamos que compensar todos los días de nieve, pero el estado aún no está aceptando estas solicitudes. Sin una dispensa del estado, el último día de clases deberá postergarse hasta el jueves, 19 de junio de 2014. Se le pide a los padres planificar con anticipación. Los mantendremos informados a medida que haya más información disponible.
PTSA-Sponsored Health Fair
In place of the traditional PTSA meeting this month, we are hosting a Health Fair in the cafeteria on Tuesday, March 18, from 7 - 9:00 p.m. The Health Fair is FREE and will feature yummy snacks, seated massage, blood pressure screenings, a Zumba class, and much more! For more information, please see the attached flyer, or contact the coordinator, Lori Williams-Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have free tables available if you are a personal trainer, nutritionist, or anyone involved in a healthy service you would love to advertise. Please join us with your whole family for this free event!
Ninth Grade Parent Meeting
If you plan to attend this worthwhile meeting, please detach the ower portion of the meeting flyer and have your son/daughter return it to their AMP teacher no later than March 17, 2014.
This will ensure that a copy of your child’s transcript is available at the meeting. Download the flyer in English or Spanish.
ASVAB Spring Testing
Interested students should sign up on Family Connection and print the attached permission slip. Download the fact sheet about ASVAB testing. See Ms. Carroll for assistance.
2014 NJROTC Boosters Mulch Sale
The 2014 Mulch Sale to support NJROTC at Kennedy HS is underway! Pre-order now for pick-up or delivery on Saturday, March 22, 2014 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
- $4.50 per 3-cubic-foot bag, pick-up
- $5.50 per 3-cubic-foot bag, delivered within a 5 mile radius
- $5.75 per 3-cubic-foot bag, delivered outside a 5 mile radius
There will also be a $0.25 discount per bag if ordered before March 7, 2014.
Pre-orders can be made on-line at www.jfkedfoundation.org/mulch (credit card purchases) or by completing the attached flyer and delivering it to the school (c/o NJROTC) - 1901 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902.
The Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship competition is open to Maryland high school seniors and college undergraduate students of Hispanic descent, who maintain full time or part time status at an accredited post-secondary institution beginning in the fall of the current year.
Review reminders on upcoming events.
Peoplesmart is running an essay contest on the subject of privacy in the 21st century and what it means to the current generation of high school seniors. Submissions are being accepted until April 30, 2014.
Learn more about college services that assist students with documented disabilities at the Montgomery College Information Night on April 1, 2014.
It's not too late to register for the George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc. Saturday School. Register online at www.saturdayschool.org or submit the forms in person.
Pay school fees online.
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