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Every household in Montgomery County has the option to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail. Households that haven't received their invitation (or can't find it) can still respond online now-even without their invitation or Census ID-by providing their address. To Respond online, please visit
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Sligo Middle School teacher Inge Chichester was named the 2020–2021 MCPS Teacher of the Year during the MCPS Teacher of the Year virtual celebration on May 15. Chichester is the World Studies content specialist at Sligo Middle School. She is a 19-year veteran of MCPS, and will now go on to compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year.
Based on the extraordinary circumstances associated with COVID-19 and the transition to remote learning in MCPS, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted today (May 12) to suspend its current grading policy and replace it with a temporary grading system for elementary, middle and high school students. As part of this change, secondary students will be able to choose between a pass and a letter grade.
On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Board of Education will discuss and take action on a grading and reporting plan for secondary students. The plan will address the calculation of the overall semester grade, Grade Point Average (GPA), and how final grades will be reported on transcripts. The meeting, which will begin at 11 a.m., will be broadcast live on the MCPS website and on MCPS-TV. Link to full message below.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold a virtual business meeting on May 12. Public items will start at 11:30 a.m. Watch the meeting live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36 and RCN Channel 89. You may also listen on your phone via 1-202-860-2110 - Access code: 613 454 275
Three teachers have been named finalists for the 2020–2021 MCPS Teacher of the Year Award by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund. They are: Anne Moore, kindergarten teacher at Farmland Elementary School; Inge Chichester, World Studies content specialist at Sligo Middle School; and Rodney Van Tassell, social studies resource teacher at Winston Churchill High School. For the first time, the announcement of the Teacher of the Year is moving to a virtual format. Tune in at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15 to see who will be selected as the 2020-2021 MCPS Teacher of the Year. You can watch it live on the MCPS website and on MCPS TV.
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and MCPS is grateful for the dedication, passion, creativity and commitment of our amazing educators. Thank you always—especially as we navigate through this global crisis—for all that you do to support our students’ academic and social-emotional needs.
Sincerely,Jack R. Smith, Ph.D.Superintendent of Schools
Watch the April 29 virtual community conversation to learn more about Phase II of remote learning in MCPS. MCPS staff has been working diligently to implement an online learning (distance/remote learning) plan that addresses the academic and non-academic needs of our students and provides students with structured school experiences. You can see the recording at the link below or by clicking the photo to the right.