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Phase III of remote learning in MCPS will begin on Monday, May 18, and end on Monday, June 15. During this phase, lessons and instructional activities will continue to be delivered in both live and recorded formats, and teachers will continue with established schedules and processes for engaging students. Social-emotional learning opportunities will continue to be provided for staff and students. Teachers and schools will continue to use available calendar functions to help students stay organized with assignments and check-in schedules, and will make every effort to also provide this information to parents/guardians as they support learning at home. For Phase III highlights, see the May 17, 2020 Community Update.
It is important to note that online learning plans do not follow the same structure as a typical instructional day in a school building. Our model provides a blend of:
Learn more and see overview by grade level
For the 4th Marking Period, we have determined that a traditional grading system based on percentages and letter grades will not serve the best interests of all students during this period of online learning. We want to ensure that our grading system has a positive impact and can only help our students’ academic standing.
We believe the following strategies will let us know if students are learning, without penalizing them for the impact the pandemic may be having on their families.
On May 12, 2020, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted to suspend its current grading policy and replace it with a temporary grading system for elementary, middle, and high school students.
For middle and high school students, MCPS will continue to use a Pass/Incomplete grading system based on established criteria. This will:
Letter grades will not be assigned for the 4th Marking Period. The emphasis will be on:
For Parents and Guardians of:
Elementary School Students
Middle and High School Students
All Maryland public schools are closed until May 15. We are in this together, and are moving forward with the best of intentions to do what is best for our students.
June Packet ENG. and SPAN.
English Language Arts
ELA Kindergarten Packet June 1-12
ELA packet 1 June 1-June 12
ELA packet grade 2 June 1-June 12
ELA packet grade 3 June 1-12
ELA packet grade 4 June 1-12
ELA packet grade 5 June 1-June 12
Math Kindergarten Packet June 1-12
Math Grade 1 Packet June 1-12
Math Grade 2 Packet June 1-12
Math Grade 3 Packet June 1-12
Math Grade 4 Packet June 1-12
Math Grade 5 Packet June 1-12
Math 4/5 Packet June 1-12
Math 5/6 Packet June 1-12
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MCPS has launched a new video series, Waymaking, which highlights mental health and well-being resources for staff and students as families adapt to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The show is being hosted Dr. Christina Conolly, director of psychological services for MCPS.
See the entire series on YouTube (and don't forget to subscribe to MCPS-TV)