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The Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line is an anonymous reporting system used to report threats to the safety and/or well-being of students. Students, parents, faculty, staff, and members of communities throughout Maryland may use this service to make authorities aware of any situation that may be harmful to students or schools.
The NAACP Parents’ Council kickoff meeting will be held from 5–9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19 at Northwest High School. This event will bring together parents, MCPS teachers, principals and administrators to share ideas on how to champion equity and excellence in education. Participants will have an opportunity to attend a resource fair and various breakout sessions. John B. King Jr., former U.S. Secretary of Education, will be the keynote speaker. Northwest High School is located at 13501 Richter Farm Road in Germantown.
The MCPS Prekindergarten/Head Start Programs are collecting new winter coats for students. They are seeking donations of boys’ and girls’ coats in sizes 5, 6, 6X, 7 and 8, along with other winter wear, such as hats and gloves. Donations can be sent to Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Room 141, Rockville, MD 20852. For more information, contact PreK programs at 240-740-4530.
MCPS hosted the 2019 Mental Health Fair on November 9 at Gaithersburg High School.Parents, students and community members had an opportunity to hear from MCPS staff, students and outside professionals about topics impacting their children, and learn about resources that support students’ physical, social and psychological well-being.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on Nov. 12. Closed session will begin at 9 a.m. and public items will start at 10 a.m. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.
Don’t miss an opportunity to join MCPS curriculum leaders and learn more about the new curriculum during a live presentation and virtual conversation beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. The conversation will focus on the new elementary curriculum from 6–7 p.m., and the new middle school curriculum from 7:15–8:15 p.m. You can watch the conversation on the MCPS website; on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34/998 HD, Verizon 36 and RCN 89); or in Spanish on Condado TV (Comcast 33, Verizon 35 and RCN 88).
MCPS is hosting a Mental Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Gaithersburg High School. Students, staff members and the community will be able to learn about community and school resources that support students’ physical, social and psychological well-being.
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will conduct free injectable flu vaccine clinics Nov. 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for children 18 and under. The clinics will be held at John F. Kennedy, Northwest, and Rockville high schools. The clinics are free but registration is required. Appointments can be made online or by calling 311.