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MCPS will host a virtual conversation for the community on the return-to-school plan, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. The conversation will be streamed live on the MCPS website, MCPS TV and on YouTube. Live Spanish interpretation will be provided. You can submit questions in advance by visiting www.mcpssubmitquestion.org. You can watch the live program here on the MCPS homepage or at the YouTube link below.

Virtual Conversation

Board Approves Timeline for Student Return

On February 9, 2021, the Board of Education voted to begin the safe return to in-person learning on March 1, 2021, starting with students in specific special education and Career and Technical Education programs. Additionally the Board approved the phased return of students to in-person instruction beginning March 15, 2021. Families who selected virtual learning on the Preference Survey will not return to school buildings and can remain fully virtual. The Board also voted to adjust the 2020-2021 school calendar to make March 8 a non-instructional day in order for staff to finish the preparation of buildings and participate in professional development before students return.

Student Return

Anti-Vaping Symposium Set for February 27

MCPS is hosting a virtual anti-vaping symposium from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. The event, which is open to staff, students, parents, health providers and community members, will provide information on the health risks of vaping, preventative measures and community resources that schools and families may access.


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On February 9, the Board of Education voted to approve MCPS' 2021 Recovery Plan. Students in specific special education and career and technical education programs will return to buildings on March 1. Students in kindergarten through third grade will begin to return to buildings in phases starting March 15. Families will hear directly from their schools about their specific plans. Please note that the number of students returning to school, staffing and grade-level details will impact the type of experience your child’s school creates. Students remaining in virtual-only instruction will continue to engage with their teachers and classmates through established platforms. Students returning to in-person learning will experience a variety of instructional approaches to meet their learning needs .

View the MCPS Spring 2021: Recovery of Education Website