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Our condolences and thoughts are with the families and friends of all those affected by the senseless shootings in Georgia. While we don’t yet know the motive, the majority of the victims were of Asian descent. What we do know is that hate crimes against Asians in the United States are on the rise. This behavior is abhorrent and unacceptable. Equity and respect are core values of Montgomery County Public Schools and we expect all students and staff to embrace these values and celebrate the diversity of our community. If a student experiences or witnesses bullying or harassment, please tell a school staff member or complete the bullying and harassment form.We encourage everyone to watch this informative episode of Waymaking that discusses the importance of ally building and how we can work together to create safe spaces for Asian-American students.
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The Annual Report to the Community for the 2019–2020 school year is the story of a school system that experienced steady growth in enrollment and student achievement. It is also the story of a school system and community that quickly had to re-imagine its operations with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. See the full annual report at the link below.
Asian American county residents, students and families continue to experience targeted teasing, harassing and bullying about the coronavirus. This behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. If your child experiences or witnesses bullying or harassment, please tell a school staff member or complete the bullying and harassment form. As we prepare for the return of students in March and April, please watch this informative episode of Waymaking that discusses the importance of ally building and how we can work together to create safe spaces for Asian-American students. | | | | | | More resources below.
MCPS is excited to welcome nearly 20,000 students back to our buildings this week! Visit our recovery website to learn more about our reopening plans.
Montgomery County Public Schools is committed to providing a safe environment for our students and staff as we transition to in-person learning. To ensure schools are safe, we must all do our part to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. By participating in in-person learning experiences, students, staff and members of the community must take key precautions and actions to keep schools safe.
During its March 11, 2021, business meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Education approved the appointment of Deputy Superintendent Dr. Monifa B. McKnight as the acting/interim superintendent for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Effective June 1, 2021, Dr. McKnight will serve as acting superintendent and will fully assume the position of interim superintendent beginning July 1, 2021. The appointment is conditional upon approval by the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools and following contract negotiations with the Board of Education. The appointment will be confirmed at a future Board meeting.
During a work session on March 9, 2021, the Board of Education reviewed calendar scenarios for the 2021-2022 school year. MCPS has developed two calendar scenarios that reflect different start and end dates for the 2021-2022 school year. All draft scenarios include:Full spring breakPossible make-up days A minimum of 180 instructional daysThe Board is seeking feedback on the calendar options.The Board also reviewed and discussed two options for the Innovative School calendar (Arcola and Roscoe Nix elementary schools). The Board is scheduled to adopt the final traditional and innovative school calendars on March 23.
Three teachers have been named finalists for the 2021–2022 MCPS Teacher of the Year Award by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund. They are: Sara Kopf, first grade teacher at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School School; Joseph Bostic, Jr., math content specialist at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School; and Patricia Richards, science teacher at Walter Johnson High School. The Teacher of the Year will be announced during a virtual awards celebration in April.