Student and Family Support and Engagement

Parent Academy TO GO

"Informing, Educating, and Inspiring Families"


As our school district continues to navigate through COVID-19, we want our families and students to remain engaged with us throughout the school year. Student, Family and School Services is very excited to provide "Parent Academy TO GO," a series of virtual presentations for families to participate and view at home.

Parent Academy TO GO is designed to inform and empower families as advocates and partners in their children's education. Workshops provide families with useful information and resources to support their children's academic and emotional well-being, as well as help them to be college and career ready. Through a variety of learning opportunities hosted by MCPS staff and community partners, we hope to strengthen our engagement with families and the community. We recognize that behind every successful student are supportive families, teachers, school staff and community members who take an active role in educating our students.

Advanced registration is required to participate in our workshops and chats


Workshops, Chats and How-To Videos

  • Our virtual workshops include research-based strategies and resource segments that offer families opportunities to build deeper knowledge, and to learn and practice the skills they need to support their children’s learning.
  • Our virtual chats provide opportunities for families to learn tips, share resources, and engage in meaningful discussions with MCPS staff, mental health experts, community partners and other parents.
  • Our how-to videos include basic instructions to support families with technology and remote learning, presented often in multiple languages.

All virtual events are free. Advanced registration is required. Participants will receive an email with the link to join prior to the event. We hope you can join us virtually at one of our upcoming events!

New2 Would you like to propose a future virtual workshop?

If you or your colleagues have an idea for a workshop on topics to engage, inform, and empower students and families, please complete the PA2GO Workshop Presenter Request Form. We'd love to hear your ideas!

Parent Academy TO GO families

Virtual Workshops and Chats

Destination College Understanding the Undergraduate College Admissions Process

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Power Tools for Power Struggles

Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Modes of Learning: Support Your Child at Home

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Mindfulness: Managing Stress During Difficult Times

Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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So When Do We Get a Break? A Self-Care Workshop for Families

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Family Reunification Strategies

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Parenting During the Pandemic

Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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MCPL and You: Crafting Your Own Library Experience

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Communicating with Teens

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Actively Parenting Teens

This is a 4-part series. Attendance to all 4 workshops is encouraged.

Wednesday, March 9, 16, 23, 30, 2022 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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Building Bravery: Family Strategies for Reducing Anxiety

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Positive Discipline

Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Parenting: The Joys, The Challenges and Beyond

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Special Education Supports

Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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Supporting LGBTQ Youth

Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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MCPS Parent Academy TO GO Video Series

The MCPS Parent Academy TO GO series provide families with information central to their children's academic and emotional well-being. Led by community professionals and MCPS specialists, we offer a variety of workshops and chats focused on topics important to families of MCPS students. Our goal is to empower families with the skills and strategies necessary to become active participants in their children’s education.

If you were unable to join one of our Parent Academy TO GO workshops or chats, visit the MCPS YouTube channel for recorded sessions.


How-To Videos

How to Sign-In to an MCPS Chromebook


Cómo iniciar sesión en una Chromebook MCPS


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