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Let’s Talk Careers Coming January 29

The next Let’s Talk Careers event will be held from 3:30–4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, and is focused on the bioscience field.

Featured speakers will be:
Dr. Katharina Maisel, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Dr. Stephanie Chung, Lasker Tenure-Track Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Mr. Aubrey Watkins, Director, Scientific & Technical Assessments, Emergent Biosolutions

You can watch it live on the MCPS website or on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36 and RCN 89).

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Second Semester Adjustments and Options for Secondary Schedules

In response to feedback about virtual learning at the secondary level, adjustments are being made to improve the student/teacher experience in virtual learning, promote student well-being, and provide flexible options for student schedules. These adjustments for the second semester are in addition to adjustments that went into effect for the second marking period.

In middle and high schools, schedule adjustments for second semester include opportunities to:

-Request an abbreviated schedule to lighten course load and take a course over the summer or in future semesters instead.
-Take up to two courses Credit/No Credit (also known as Pass/Fail) instead of a letter grade, in courses not specifically required for graduation.

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Superintendent Jack R. Smith Announces Retirement

Superintendent Dr. Jack R. Smith has announced that he will retire from MCPS effective June 1, 2021. Dr. Smith will remain with MCPS until June 1 and will be fully engaged in guiding the school system as it works to return students to in-person learning as soon as health metrics allow and/or health guidance is adjusted as a result of vaccine distribution.

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MCPS COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Surging COVID-19 infection rates across the nation and in our region have required school districts across the country to revise and adjust recovery plans for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. MCPS remains committed to follow applicable guidelines from the Maryland Department of Health, our local health department, and the CDC for safe reopening of in-person instruction. The purpose of this dashboard is to provide the Montgomery county community with identified health metrics that will guide our conversations about the safe return to in-person learning.

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