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At its Nov. 10 business meeting, the Board of Education voted to rename Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School as Odessa Shannon Middle School.
MCPS will begin a phased-in return to in-person instruction on January 12, 2021, with a focus on specific special education programs; certain Career and Technology Education programs that require hands-on experiences for licensure; and other special student populations. If health metrics continue to be met, larger groups of students will begin phasing in on February 1, 2021, the start of the second semester.
The Board of Education will hold its virtual business meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Closed session will begin at 9:00 p.m. and the business meeting 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: 171 205 1699).
The Prekindergarten and Head Start offices are accepting donations of new coats for low income students. Hats, gloves and scarves are also needed. Coats for boys and girls in sizes 5, 6, 6x and 7 can be ordered online and delivered by mail/UPS to:Head StartRocking Horse Road Center4910 Macon Road, Room 141Rockville, MD 20852New coats can also be dropped off in person by contactless delivery from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 30 or Monday, Dec. 7, in the rear parking lot of Rocking Horse Road Center.
The Board of Education will hold its virtual work session on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Closed session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the business 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: 171 922 2291).
The COVID-19 Pandemic has deeply impacted many families in Montgomery County. The MCPS Educational Foundation, the Montgomery County Council of PTAs volunteer network, and MCPS is asking our very giving community to support the Families Helping Families campaign. Funds donated to the MCPS Educational Foundation Crisis Relief Fund—COVID-19 will be exchanged for grocery gifts cards and distributed.
Calling all middle school and high school students! MCPS is launching Let’s Talk Careers, a monthly live speaker series highlighting MCPS alumni from a variety of fields, such as healthcare, entrepreneurship and engineering, who will share their career journeys. The first one will be Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 10–11:30 a.m. and feature CAVA co-founders Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos and Dimitri Moshovitis.Students can submit questions prior to the session and live through YouTube chat.You can watch on the MCPS website or on MCPS-TV (Comcast 34, Verizon 36 and RCN 89).
The MCPS Mental Health Awareness Week culminates with a virtual resource fair. Join this Zoom Webinar to hear from experts about mental health resources and supports. The event includes a Q&A session.To participate via the Zoom Webinar: https://mcpstv-org.zoom.us/j/88153544678?pwd=V1lKQThrZE5iVjF2YmdPSmQvY1VFUT09Passcode: 842182To watch via YouTube: https://youtu.be/FhooZGjiHpg