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Say Yes to the Test - Consent to both Random and Rapid COVID-19 Testing

One significant mitigation tactic in Montgomery County Public Schools is random COVID-19 screening tests and rapid testing across grades. MCPS, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, is offering COVID tests to students at no cost. Testing requires parent permission so "Say Yes to the Test".
Screening Testing-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends random asymptomatic COVID-19 testing because it detects and can limit the spread of the virus, even in the absence of visible symptoms. 
Rapid Testing- Staff from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will determine that a COVID-19 rapid test should be administered when a student presents to a health room with potential COVID-19 symptoms

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Say Yes to the Test-COVID-19

Interim Superintendent Recommends FY 2023 Operating Budget

Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa B. McKnight unveiled her Fiscal Year 2023 Recommended Operating Budget in a live presentation, Thursday, Dec. 16. The budget request seeks a 5.3 percent increase over last year and includes plans for addressing learning disruption, student well-being as well as provides for an expansion of early childhood education and other critical supports in schools.  You can watch the video presentation here.

Operating Budget Presentation

Out-of-School Time Opportunities Available Jan. 12 and Jan. 24

Montgomery County Public Schools has gathered a list of in-person, live and on-demand opportunities that are available to both elementary and secondary students on days when school is not in session (after school, weekends, scheduled school closures).

Days off of school are great opportunities for secondary students to participate in SSL activities and support the community. Ongoing activities through the Montgomery County Volunteer Center and additional nonprofit-hosted virtual/remote and in-person SSL opportunities are available to students during upcoming non-instructional days, starting with Monday, Jan. 24.*

*Some activities are not affiliated with MCPS. If you are interested in any of these programs, please contact the respective organizations directly. 

Out-of-School Time

Comments on Amendments to Student Discipline Policy Due by Feb. 7

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking comments on proposed amendments to Board Policy JGA, Student Discipline, to implement changes required by Maryland law. Maryland law requires “restorative approaches” that foster positive, respectful, orderly and safe learning environments necessary for effective learning. The policy has been available for comment since Dec. 2. Public comments are due by Monday, Feb. 7.

Student Discipline Policy

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MCPS Meals Information

MCPS will offer meals at no charge to all students for school year 2021–2022! The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted waivers for meal service for this school year. These waivers allow all students to receive the meals at no charge, regardless of free or reduced-priced status. MCPS will offer breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper on all instructional school days.

Nutrition is critical to a student's ability to learn. We remain committed to providing nutritious, tasty meals. All our meals will be planned to meet nutrition standards for the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) by registered dietitians.

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