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Students Looking Ahead Students Looking Ahead Video story icon

Hear from MCPS students about their hopes for the new school year and their excitement about in-person learning and being back in schools.

Mrs. Patricia O'Neill Mrs. Patricia O'Neill

The Montgomery County Board of Education regrets to announce that Mrs. Patricia O’Neill,  Board of Education member, passed away today, September 14, 2021. Mrs. O’Neill served on the Board for more than twenty years and the loss of her wisdom, passion and commitment will  be felt in the Montgomery County community for a long time.

Welcoming Week Welcoming Week

MCPS is collaborating with several community organizations to celebrate Welcoming Week, which is from Sept. 10-19. Since 2012, Welcoming Week has served as an annual campaign and celebration led by Welcoming America to showcase the growing movement of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including immigrants. The theme for Welcoming Week 2021 is Belonging Begins With Us.

9/11 20th Anniversary 9/11 20th Anniversary

Read a letter from Board of Education President Brenda Wolff and MCPS Interim Superintendent, Dr. Monifa B. McKnight as they reflect on one of the darkest moments in American history; the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Penn. We remember those we lost, those that worked to save lives and a call to action to reject the hatred that gave rise to the attacks. The full letter is at the link below

BOE Meeting 09-09-21 BOE Meeting 09-09-21

The Board of Education will hold its business meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2021. Public agenda items will begin at 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon FIOS Channel 36, RCN Channel 89.

Technical Support Technical Support

The community technical support phone line will remain open through September. Families who need tech support can call 240-740-7020 and leave a message, send an email to communitytechsupport@mcpsmd.org or submit a ticket via the Community Tech Support portal. As a reminder, the technology distribution center at 45 W. Gude Dr. in Rockville closed last month. Staff and students who need technology services, including new Chromebooks, Chromebook repair, mobile hotspots, document cameras, etc. should contact their school.


It is not too late to support the 10th annual MCPS Give BACKpacks campaign to raise funds, and coordinate the distribution of backpacks and school supplies to students in MCPS schools.

For just $10, you can provide a student with a backpack filled with school supplies. MCPS will continue to place orders throughout this month with a goal of providing as many students as possible with a backpack and school supplies.

Mask Up, MCPS Mask Up, MCPS Video story icon

All MCPS students, staff and visitors will be required to wear face coverings in school buildings and offices this fall, regardless of vaccination status. This is one of the most basic strategies we can use to help stop the spread of COVID-19. So Mask Up, MCPS - Be Smart. Do Your Part. Stay Safe