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Enhanced Safety at Athletic Events Enhanced Safety at Athletic Events
10/21/2021

The Athletics programs at MCPS are designed to support and enhance the academic experience for our students and help build school community and spirit.  Recently, there have been reports of altercations and incidences of disrespectful behavior at some of our athletic contests.  about changes being made to enhance safety at athletic events.

Superintendent Search Superintendent Search
10/20/2021

The Montgomery County Board of Education is pleased to announce the national search for the next superintendent of schools for Montgomery County Public Schools, who will begin serving on July 1, 2022. Working in partnership with the search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA), the Board is committed to hiring the best person to lead our school system as we prepare students for success in college and career. The search will be guided by the Board’s core values, strategic priorities, and desired characteristics gathered this year from input by stakeholders in Montgomery County. The Board will be gathering input from the community on the critical characteristics of the next superintendent in a number of ways. There is a survey, virtual town halls, interviews, and focus groups with a broad spectrum of community leaders. All of the information gathered will inform the selection of the next superintendent.

Live Student Town Hall Live Student Town Hall
10/20/2021

A live virtual Student Town Hall will be held from 7–8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, hosted by Hana O’Looney, Student Member of the Board of Education. Her guest for the hourlong event on Instagram and YouTube will be Interim Superintendent Monifa B. McKnight. They will answer questions that have been submitted.

Digital Citizenship Week Digital Citizenship Week
10/18/2021

Digital Citizenship Week is Oct. 18-22. MCPS has a partnership with Common Sense Education, which incorporates digital citizenship education in MCPS schools.

National School Bus Safety Week National School Bus Safety Week Video story icon
10/18/2021

Oct. 18 - 22 is National School Bus Safety Week. Each day, thousands of students ride our buses to and from school.

COVID-19 Testing COVID-19 Testing
10/15/2021

One significant mitigation tactic Montgomery County Public Schools will use this fall is random COVID-19 screening tests and rapid testing across grades. MCPS, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, is offering COVID tests to students at no cost. Testing requires parent permission so "Say Yes to the Test".

Screening Testing-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends random asymptomatic COVID-19 testing because it detects and can limit the spread of the virus, even in the absence of visible symptoms. 

Rapid Testing- Staff from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will determine that a COVID-19 rapid test should be administered when a student presents to a health room with potential COVID-19 symptoms

Say Yes to the Test Say Yes to the Test
10/15/2021

MCPS is working with several community organizations to host a Say Yes to the Test Day information fair and event at Paint Branch High School from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. The school district is partnering with Kingdom Fellowship AME Church and Holy Cross Hospital to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations. The event will also include giveaways, food and fun. The Say Yes to the Test campaign encourages families to consent for their children to receive free COVID-19 testing at their school. Testing helps keep schools open and students and staff safe.

Say Yes to the Test-COVID-19 Say Yes to the Test-COVID-19 Video story icon
10/15/2021

One significant mitigation tactic Montgomery County Public Schools will use this fall is random COVID-19 screening tests and rapid testing across grades. MCPS, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, is offering COVID tests to students at no cost. Testing requires parent permission so "Say Yes to the Test".

Screening Testing -The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends random asymptomatic COVID-19 testing because it detects and can limit the spread of the virus, even in the absence of visible symptoms. 

Rapid Testing - Staff from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will determine that a COVID-19 rapid test should be administered when a student presents to a health room with potential COVID-19 symptoms