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MCPS provides free breakfast and lunch to all county children and enrolled MCPS students. families can pick up breakfast and lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. On Fridays, MCPS provides triple meals to feed our students over the weekend.
The Board of Education has proclaimed September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the month, MCPS schools will celebrate the unique culture and traditions of students, teachers, staff, and community members who trace their roots to Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.We want all MCPS students, parents and staff to celebrate with us! Share a picture that represents your Hispanic / Latinx heritage and we could feature it on our virtual gallery. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or share them on social media using #OrgulloHispano.
Visit the MCPS Parents page for links to multiple online resources for parents and students to support online learning such as the MCPS Digital Backpack, Links to ParentVUE, myMCPS and so much more.
MCPS and the Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council are hosting a virtual town hall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16.This event will be a family-focused community discussion on the status of virtual learning in MCPS with faith leaders of Montgomery County and school system leadership.
The Board of Education will hold its virtual business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Closed session will begin at 9 a.m. and the business meeting will begin at 11 a.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: 171 208 6132). Meeting is rebroadcast at 1 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday following the meeting.
Due to the emergency closure of school buildings this past spring, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) requires all local school districts to administer a fall diagnostic assessment in math and literacy to students in grades Kindergarten through 12. MCPS will administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment to serve as the fall diagnostic. For the fall administration, MCPS will be using the virtual MAP assessment, administered at home, during a window in September and early October.
On Thursday, Aug. 6, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted to approve a virtual-only reopening for the 2020-2021 school year, which begins on Monday, Aug. 31. MCPS will work with local and state leaders in November to reassess the decision and make recommendations for possible in-person instruction beginning in the second semester, if health conditions allow.
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! MCPS is excited to welcome students back virtually on Monday, Aug. 31. MCPS is reimagining every aspect of its work to provide all students with needed supports, flexibility, dynamic instruction and extracurricular activities that will keep students engaged and thriving. Have a wonderful school year!