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The Let’s Talk Careers program is scheduled for 10–11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, and will feature speakers in arts and entertainment, including:-Lewis Black, comedian and actor from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and voice from the movie, Inside Out-Brian King Joseph, violinist and contestant on America’s Got Talent-Tatiana Weschler, actor, singer and songwriterStudents can submit questions online prior to the sessions and live through YouTube chat.You can watch on the MCPS website or on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36 and RCN 89).
The weather forecast for the coming days likely has measurable snow and ice. The plan linked here reflects the various scenarios or options involving the continuation of virtual instruction, no instruction and early closing and the impact of these options on school system operations. MCPS will monitor the weather and any changes to school operations will be updated as necessary.
The Board of Education met yesterday (Jan. 28) to discuss MCPS’ plan for the return of students to in-person learning. MCPS staff provided an update on current health conditions in the county, vaccination plans for MCPS staff and ongoing work to ensure school buildings are ready for the return of students and staff. Superintendent Smith shared with the Board that MCPS is exploring bringing back groups of students receiving special education services and those in specific Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs by March 1. MCPS will present more information on this plan to the Board on Feb. 9.
Join the MCPS Parent Academy on Feb. 1 from 6-7 p.m. for time dedicated to slowing down the pace of current events and allowing ourselves time to process the ever-evolving state of our political discourse using culturally-relevant discussion tools. This session will be facilitated by staff from the MCPS Student Well-Being and Achievement team.
The Board of Education will hold its virtual business meeting Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The public agenda will begin at 3:45 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, RCN Channel 89.
Months after winning the 2020–2021 MCPS Teacher of the Year title, Inge Chichester picked up her final prize—a new car, courtesy of Fitzgerald Auto Malls in Rockville. The car is being leased to her at no cost for one year by Fitzgerald. Chichester, a World Studies content specialist at Sligo Middle School, was named the 2020–2021 MCPS Teacher of the Year last May.
MCPS is pleased to announce a new, free student online tutoring and homework help service that will begin on February 1. Tutorme.com is a secure, online resource that will be easily accessible through MCPS student Canvas and StudentVUE accounts and will offer on-demand assistance on any subject from grade 3 through grade 12.
The next Let’s Talk Careers event will be held from 3:30–4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, and is focused on the bioscience field.Featured speakers will be:Dr. Katharina Maisel, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Fischell Department of BioengineeringDr. Stephanie Chung, Lasker Tenure-Track Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of HealthDr. Aubrey Watkins, Director, Scientific & Technical Assessments, Emergent BiosolutionsYou can watch it live on the MCPS website or on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36 and RCN 89).