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To our staff, students and families: Thank you for a great school year. The last three months have been difficult but you have accomplished amazing things despite the circumstances. Wishing you a happy, healthy and restful summer.
MCPS is partnering with several non-profit organizations, businesses and county agencies to offer a variety of enrichment programs and workshops to enhance your child’s summer learning. To view the list of programs available, please visit the Summer Programs webpage. Programs cover a range of topics, including goal setting, financial literacy, music, art, dance and STEM.
MCPS has launched a survey designed to gather community input around key elements that will need to be included in our recovery plan for the fall. When completing this survey, please keep in mind that we are considering a number of scenarios, including continuing with remote learning; engaging in a hybrid model that includes some face-to-face instruction and some remote learning; and providing in-person learning with restrictions in place, such as physical distancing and improved hygiene requirements.
The most recent information from MCPS about online learning, meal service for students, engagement activities for children and much more can be found here. See the list of links below and the other stories on this page. Due to Governor Larry Hogan's order school buildings are closed until April 24.
Friday, June 19 is Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. For MCPS staff, today is an opportunity to step back, process and reflect on all that has been happening and how we can move forward to truly fulfill the mission of our school system.
Elementary report cards will be mailed home June 17, 2020. The report card will contain grades for first, second and third marking periods, as well as a cumulative average. Secondary report cards will be mailed on June 23, 2020, and will reflect the revised grading policy approved by the Board of Education.
The Board of Education will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Closed session will begin at 9 a.m. Public agenda items will begin at 12:00 p.m. Members of the community can participate via telephone by dialing 202-860-2110 using access code 161 329 9644. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36, and RCN channel 89.
High school seniors from across MCPS were asked to share their thoughts about finishing high school during the COVID-19 crisis. Hundreds of responses came in and Superintendent Jack Smith gathered them together in his most recent All In blog post. Read the full post at the link below.