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RideOn RideOn

All MCPS students ages 18 and younger can ride for free all the time on Ride On buses with a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card. This additional method of transportation is available to students thanks to a partnership with the Montgomery County Council and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.

BOE Meeting 08-29-19 BOE Meeting 08-29-19

The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold its business meeting on August 29. Closed session will begin at 9 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.

Back-to-School Fair Back-to-School Fair Video story icon

Thousands of MCPS students, parents and community members joined school system staff Saturday, August 24, to kick off the 2019-2020 school year at the Back-to-School Fair. At the fair, attendees were able to learn about MCPS programs and services and access information about community resources. Participants also enjoyed free children’s activities and entertainment.

Back-to-School Photos Back-to-School Photos

Parents and students are invited to submit their favorite first-day-of-school snapshots on Tuesday, Sept. 3. After you have snapped the moments from the first day, select your best photo and email it to pio@mcpsmd.org. For social media, parents and students can post photos on Twitter using the hashtag #MCPS1stday. The pictures will be posted to the gallery.

New Educator Orientation New Educator Orientation Video story icon

More than 800 new MCPS teachers attended New Educator Orientation at Gaithersburg and Paint Branch high schools. The three-day conference was an opportunity for MCPS staff to prepare attendees for a successful first school year.


All MCPS students and their families are invited to Westfield Wheaton for an MCPS Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The Back-to-School Fair is a great way to kick off the school year and learn about the school system’s programs and services, along with resources from government agencies and community partners. School system staff will be on hand to answer questions about MCPS curriculum and programs.

There will be free, fun entertainment for the whole family, including children’s activities, health screenings for adults and children, giveaways and more! Shuttle buses will be provided from 7 locations in the county.

Pedestrian Safety Pedestrian Safety

It's almost back-to-school time and whether walking, riding your bike, driving or taking the bus this online resource provides safety tips to ensure all our students travel safely.

Summer School Graduation Summer School Graduation Video story icon

More than 75 high school students from across the county completed their studies this summer. They received their diplomas at a summer school commencement ceremony held at Gaithersburg High School.