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School Calendar School Calendar

MCPS has developed three calendar scenarios that reflect different start and end dates for the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, one scenario (Scenario C) shows the full spring break at a different time than the other two scenarios.(Scenarios A and B).

All draft scenarios include:

  • A minimum of 180 instructional days
  • Full spring break
  • Contingency days
  • A few additional Early Release days on September 14, December 7, and March 15 for school-based professional development.
Please share your   here. The Board is scheduled to adopt a final school calendar on December 2, 2021.  

BOE Meeting 10-26-21 BOE Meeting 10-26-21

The Board of Education will hold its business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Public agenda items will begin at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36 and RCN Channel 89.

Enhanced Safety at Athletic Events Enhanced Safety at Athletic Events

The Athletics programs at MCPS are designed to support and enhance the academic experience for our students and help build school community and spirit.  Recently, there have been reports of altercations and incidences of disrespectful behavior at some of our athletic contests.  about changes being made to enhance safety at athletic events.

Superintendent Search Superintendent Search

The Montgomery County Board of Education is pleased to announce the national search for the next superintendent of schools for Montgomery County Public Schools, who will begin serving on July 1, 2022. Working in partnership with the search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA), the Board is committed to hiring the best person to lead our school system as we prepare students for success in college and career. The search will be guided by the Board’s core values, strategic priorities, and desired characteristics gathered this year from input by stakeholders in Montgomery County. The Board will be gathering input from the community on the critical characteristics of the next superintendent in a number of ways. There is a survey, virtual town halls, interviews, and focus groups with a broad spectrum of community leaders. All of the information gathered will inform the selection of the next superintendent.

Live Student Town Hall Live Student Town Hall

A live virtual Student Town Hall will be held from 7–8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, hosted by Hana O’Looney, Student Member of the Board of Education. Her guest for the hourlong event on Instagram and YouTube will be Interim Superintendent Monifa B. McKnight. They will answer questions that have been submitted.

Digital Citizenship Week Digital Citizenship Week

Digital Citizenship Week is Oct. 18-22. MCPS has a partnership with Common Sense Education, which incorporates digital citizenship education in MCPS schools.

National School Bus Safety Week National School Bus Safety Week Video story icon

Oct. 18 - 22 is National School Bus Safety Week. Each day, thousands of students ride our buses to and from school.

COVID-19 Testing COVID-19 Testing

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