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Next Fentanyl Family Forum Set for Saturday March 25

The next Family Forum on Fentanyl Series will be held on Saturday Mar. 25 at Paint Branch High School. Montgomery Goes Purple in partnership with MCPS invites you to learn about resources and join educational sessions on the dangers of illicit fentanyl. We welcome all parents/guardians, students, staff, and community members to choose from dozens of educational sessions for both adults and students in English and Spanish.

March Fentanyl Forum

Prekindergarten/Head Start Registration Now Open

Registration is open for Prekindergarten and Head Start for the 2023-2024 school year. Children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2023, and families must be income-eligible to apply. Families can register their children online or in person. For families who want to register in person, weekday and weekend locations are open through March 31. 

When and Where to Register, 2023-2024

Registration is also still open for the current 2022-2023 school year. 

For more information about eligibility guidelines, required documents and how to register online, call 240-740-4530 or visit the MCPS website.

PreK/Head Start Registration

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Ya están abiertas las inscripciones para PreKínder/Head Start

Las inscripciones están abiertas para Pre-Kindergarten y Head Start para el ciclo escolar 2023-2024. Los niños deben tener 4 años de edad el 1ro de septiembre de 2023 o antes, y las familias deben tener ingresos elegibles para presentar la solicitud. Las familias pueden inscribirse en línea o en persona. Para las familias que desean inscribirse en persona, hay lugares disponibles tanto los días de semana como los fines de semana.

Pre-Kindergarten y Head Start

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MCPS is committed to the physical, social and psychological well-being of its more than 160,000 students and over 24,000 employees. You can find valuable district information and community resources here for students, staff and families. it’s especially important that we care for our mental, emotional and physical health. We hope you will find support here for your school, work, home and personal concerns.

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FY 2022-2025

MCPS Strategic Plan

MCPS Strategic Plan  

The new MCPS strategic plan for 2022-2025 features three main areas of focus: academic excellence, family well-being and professional and operational excellence.

  • Improve student achievement in literacy and mathematics
  • Increase the percentage of students graduating high school
  • Increase access to enriched and accelerated opportunities for underrepresented student groups
  • Increased Maryland College and Career Readiness rates
  • Improve completion rates to career and technical education programs
  • Increase postsecondary education enrollment
  • Increase career training opportunities for all students
  • Promote positive, caring, and supportive district and school climates respectful of students and staff
  • Implement school-level practices to support effective behavioral health management systems
  • Implement culturally-responsive family engagement that promotes two-way communication
  • Increase professional learning for all staff to support equity, students social emotional well being through trauma informed practices, and to increase capacity for teaching
  • Improve the strategic recruitment strategy to increase high-quality workforce diversity and support the social emotional well-being of all students
  • Increase experienced and diverse principals and teachers serving in high-need schools
  • Increase connectivity and satisfaction with MCPS technology
  • Connect the district’s financial plan to the strategic plan with the goal of aligning all district resources and increase transparency
  • Continue to provide and maintain safe and clean facilities that ensure accessibility and support the learning environment