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Parent Academy Parent Academy

Families and students can stay engaged throughout the school year with Parent Academy TO GO. Parent Academy TO GO is a series of virtual webinars for families to watch at home. In addition, there are several virtual chats and workshops coming up that may be helpful for families. On Oct. 12, Mental Health Monday Virtual Chat: Minimizing Meltdowns at Home, 6-6:45 p.m.

Join us for a virtual chat focused on compassion and grace. We will discuss crisis prevention and intervention strategies to help minimize meltdowns and support your child’s social/emotional needs during a dual pandemic. Recommended for families of elementary, middle and high school students. Facilitated by a nationally certified school psychologist

BOE Meeting 10-6-20 BOE Meeting 10-6-20

The Board of Education will hold its virtual business meeting today, Oct. 6, 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: 171 379 7178). Meeting is rebroadcast at 1 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday following the meeting.


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.