1. COVID-19/Respiratory Illnesses Status Update
COVID-19 rates have been increasing in the Washington, D.C. region, according to the county health department. Within our school system, we have also seen the anticipated rise in COVID-19 cases since the return from Thanksgiving. As we head into winter break, here are a few reminders:
2. MCPS Students Dually Enrolled at Montgomery College Will No Longer Be Charged Tuition
Due to a recent change in a Maryland law, students will not be charged to participate in dual-enrollment programs. Montgomery College will refund students who have paid tuition for college courses taken this fall. Students taking college courses during the remainder of this school year will not be charged tuition, but may be responsible for other college costs, such as textbooks or fees. Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, all eligible students may take approved college courses at no cost. For additional information, please review the FAQ sheet.
3. Tune In to Operating Budget Presentation Live on Dec. 19
Superintendent Dr. Monifa B. McKnight will deliver a presentation on her Recommended Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2024 on Monday, Dec. 19. Hear how the district plans to invest in students’ academic experience, employee development, and look ahead to leadership’s priorities and goals for the next school year. Watch live via the MCPS homepage or MCPS TV Channels (en Español Comcast 33, Verizon 35, RCN 88).
4. SPOTLIGHT: New York Times Bestselling Author Kwame Alexander Visits North Bethesda Middle School
Students at North Bethesda Middle School enjoyed a visit from Kwame Alexander, poet, educator and New York Times bestselling author of 36 books. Students asked questions about his books, writing process and the new TV series Crossover that will be out on Disney+.
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