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For students who have a confirmed testing ticket at a Montgomery County Public Schools test center on Saturday, October 3, specific check-in instructions and requirements by test center can be found at the link below. Please note that some test center assignments may have recently changed by the College Board in an effort to limit group size and promote distancing. Students should reconfirm their testing center and test admission ticket by accessing their account on the College Board website. The testing ticket must indicate a confirmed testing center on October 3, 2020.

Meal Service Meal Service

MCPS is expanding the number of meal service sites for the community. In addition to the 74 school sites, students and families can pick up meals on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at several bus stop locations throughout the county from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Blue Ribbon Blue Ribbon

Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School has been selected a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Barnsley is the 42nd MCPS school to be named a National Blue Ribbon winner. The school was among 317 public and 50 non-public schools being recognized this year.


The Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations is hosting a community conversation on virtual learning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26.This event is free and will provide parents and members of the community with an opportunity to share ideas, solutions and resources.

Parent Survey Parent Survey

Montgomery County Public Schools is soliciting feedback from parents, students and staff as part of ongoing efforts to ensure students, staff and families have the resources and support needed to successfully engage in virtual learning. Please complete this short parent/guardian survey to share your experiences so far during this fall. Staff and students will receive a separate survey.


MCPS and College Board are moving forward with plans for offering the SAT to registered students on September 26 and October 3 at select MCPS test centers. Testing details, along with details for testing day and health/safety requirements, will be communicated directly by the College Board to the email address that was used for student registration. Be on the lookout for these email messages from the College Board.

Meals Meals

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.

Hispanic Heritage Hispanic Heritage

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 pio@mcpsmd.org or share them on social media using #OrgulloHispano.