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MCPS is committed to ensuring students feel safe, valued and respected in our schools. There are resources available for students who may need to report concerning behavior or reach out for support.
The virtual Downcounty Consortium (DCC) High School Options Fair, to be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 23, will be available in English and Spanish on YouTube ( and ) and the . During this session, parents and students will begin to learn more about the high school choice process, and high school academy programs, and hear from current students in these programs about their experiences.
The Board of Education has proclaimed Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the month, MCPS schools will celebrate the unique cultures and traditions of students, teachers, staff and community members who trace their roots to the cultures of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, Spain, Africa and Spanish-speaking countries in the Caribbean.
The Board of Education will hold its business meeting Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Public agenda items will begin at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, RCN Channel 89.
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
The Montgomery County Board of Education regrets to announce that Mrs. Patricia O’Neill, Board of Education member, passed away today, September 14, 2021. Mrs. O’Neill served on the Board for more than twenty years and the loss of her wisdom, passion and commitment will be felt in the Montgomery County community for a long time.
MCPS is collaborating with several community organizations to celebrate Welcoming Week, which is from Sept. 10-19. Since 2012, Welcoming Week has served as an annual campaign and celebration led by Welcoming America to showcase the growing movement of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including immigrants. The theme for Welcoming Week 2021 is Belonging Begins With Us.
Read a letter from Board of Education President Brenda Wolff and MCPS Interim Superintendent, Dr. Monifa B. McKnight as they reflect on one of the darkest moments in American history; the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Penn. We remember those we lost, those that worked to save lives and a call to action to reject the hatred that gave rise to the attacks. The full letter is at the link below