Chromebook Distribution for Students

TECHNOLOGY

MCPS is committed to providing all students with the technology and support they need to fully engage in virtual-only learning.

Elementary

All elementary students will get a new touchscreen Chromebook. Students who have an older MCPS Chromebook will be able to swap it for the new model prior to the start of the new school year.

Secondary

All secondary students will be provided with a Chromebook device. Devices will be distributed at the end of August.

Wireless Hotspot Devices

MCPS will provide wireless hotspot devices for students who do not have internet access at home.

myMCPS Classroom

MCPS will utilize one Learning Management System—myMCPS Classroom—for the school year.

Emergency Closure Meals

Operational Updates

MCPS will implement all required public health and safety measures, including face coverings and physical distancing, as we conduct operational activities in the first semester.

Meal Service

MCPS will serve meals to all students through pickup at their home school or other area distributions. More information will be provided on how parents can sign up for meal service participation.

Materials

MCPS will make materials available for pickup or delivery to families, such as workbooks and other instructional supplies.

Facilities

We will look for opportunities to accelerate work that can only be accomplished when students are not in buildings. This will include additional preventive maintenance required for infrastructure and systems, addressing backlog of needed repairs and key improvement projects.

Child Care

We are seeking clarity and guidance from the state and from the county health officer to understand what level of in-person activities can be supported in school facilities. Decisions about whether and how to open some spaces in schools to provide supervision for school aged children will only be made in consultation with the state and the county and in alignment with the public health and safety guidelines.