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The Maryland State Board of Education approved a revised operating calendar for interscholastic athletics that includes a start date of December 7, 2020 for the winter sports competition season. MCPS will not begin the winter competition season on Dec. 7 given the surge in COVID-19 cases in our community. If metrics allow, in-person activities and engagement may begin when the first student groups return for in-person instruction in school buildings, which is currently scheduled for January 12, 2021.
The Board of Education will hold its virtual business meeting Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. The public agenda will begin at 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, RCN Channel 89, and by phone (Dial-in Number: +1-202-860-2110, Access Code: 178 660 6508).
Newly elected members of the Board of Education Lynne Harris (At-Large), Shebra L. Evans (District 4) and Rebecca Smondrowski (District 2) were sworn in Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
We are grateful for our students, their families and our staff. Watch this message from Superintendent Jack Smith, Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight and Montgomery County Board of Education President Shebra Evans.
MCPS is moving forward with the December 5 SAT and December 12 ACT administration at selected high school test centers. However, based on changing health and safety guidelines and prioritizing the health and safety of students and staff, capacity will be reduced at each test center. Unfortunately, this may result in some students being unregistered for the December 5 SAT by College Board or for the December 12 test by ACT. When unregistering students, these organizations use their own processes for determining which students are cancelled, which is typically based on prioritizing seniors. College Board or ACT will contact students directly via email if there is a change to their registration status, as this is not managed by MCPS. MCPS will keep you updated on future testing opportunities in early 2021.
MCPS is distributing meal boxes for the holiday weekend on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Four days' worth of meals will be provided.
The Board of Education will hold its virtual Boundaries and Facilities Decisions meeting Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, RCN Channel 89, and by phone (Dial-in Number: +1-202-860-2110, Access Code: 171 922 2291).
The Board of Education will hold a Work Session on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, RCN Channel 89, and by phone (Dial-in Number: +1-202-860-2110, Access Code: 171 890 0925).