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BOE Meeting 10-8-2019 BOE Meeting 10-8-2019

The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on Oct.8. Closed session will begin at 10 a.m. and public items will start at 12 p.m. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 88.

New School New School

Did you know? Seneca Valley High School is opening a larger school in the 2020-2021 school year to alleviate overcrowding at Clarksburg and Northwest high schools. The Board of Education will make a decision about boundaries in late November 2019. Due to the overlapping timeline, all students interested in Seneca Valley’s application-based programs should apply by Nov. 1, regardless of whether they are in or out of the school’s current boundaries.

Walk to School Walk to School Video story icon

Montgomery County Public Schools celebrated International Walk To School Day on Wednesday, October 2nd. Community leaders gathered at Arcola Elementary School in Silver Spring to join in the festivities and help promote pedestrian safety, the value of exercise and healthy habits.

Framework Framework

MCPS is committed to addressing disparities in student outcomes by closing gaps in opportunity and achievement for all students, in all classrooms, in all of our schools. The MCPS All In: Equity and Achievement Framework provides the purpose, path and plan to ensure success for all students.

Parent Academy Parent Academy

The MCPS Parent Academy kicked off its fall season on Sept. 26. Parents and members of the community are invited to participate in these free workshops that provide information, resources, tools and tips to support your child’s success in school. Don’t miss this season of workshops, which will be offered on a range of topics, including college and career planning, mental health, cybersafety and social media, active parenting and positive communication.

Parent Academy workshops are free. Childcare and interpretation services are provided upon request. A full list of courses is posted on the Parent Academy website.

Preview Nights Preview Nights

MCPS has developed a long-range strategic plan for high school programming. The plan will be implemented in phases over the next six years, with new programs available to Grade 9 students in fall 2020. MCPS is hosting one more preview night to discuss high school programming options with students and their families. The final preview night will be held:

-Oct. 2, at James Hubert Blake High School (Parents and students who attend this preview night will also receive information on the Northeast Consortium Choice process.)

Safe Routes Safe Routes

Co-hosted by the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) and the Pedestrian, Bicycle and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, the forum will include workshops with information about safety, crossing guards, bus stops, public transit and more. To see more information and a list of special guests visit the link below.

Ride On Buses Ride On Buses

All Montgomery County Public Schools’ students ages 18 and younger can ride free all the time on Ride On buses and most Metrobuses within Montgomery County. Beginning October 1st, students must have a Youth Cruiser Smartrip Card to access the Kids Ride Free Program. All MCPS high schools now offer the free card and your school is the easiest place to get one.