Wayside WeeklyRead the Wayside Weekly for school news and events!Wayside Earns 5 Stars on the MSDE State Report Card!The Maryland State Department of Education released new accountability report cards for every school in the state of Maryland. The Maryland Report Card is designed to measure the success of schools and identify areas for improvement. Sign Up for the myMCPS Parent PortalmyMCPS Parent Portal is the primary home-to-school communication vehicle for schools to share information regarding grades, attendance, scheduling, and more. The myMCPS Parent Portal is live for all parents and students!Online School PaymentsIf you would like the convenience of paying for your child's school fees, field trips, etc. using your debit or credit card online, using a web browser from any location, 24 hours a day, click here to pay online.Digital CitizenshipMCPS has partnered with Common Sense Education to provide students, parents and staff with the tools necessary to become good digital citizens. Click here to learn more!2017 School Progress ReportThe MSDE has posted PARCC results for the 2017 school year. Click here to see the results.Welcome Back to School InformationWe look forward to seeing everyone soon! Visit our 2018-2019 Back to School Information page here.Parent Volunteer Training RequirementMCPS is requires that all volunteers who regularly work with children in MCPS participate in an online training on Child Abuse and Neglect. Parents serving as chaperones on field trips MUST complete the training. Please click here for further details, as well as the link to the training module. Parent Guides to the Curriculum and Report CardsLearn more about grade level curriculum and marking period report cards.Understanding the PARCC Score ReportClick here to view information on how to read your child's score report or to access PARCC Spring 2017 Score Report Interpretation Guide for Parents. Understanding End of Year Reading BenchmarksLearning to read is a complex process. Children develop reading skills and strategies at different rates and at different times; therefore, students progress through different levels of text as they grow as readers. Within a grade, a student may read a variety of texts depending on the student’s strengths and needs and the challenges of the text. Click here for more information.Art For the SkyWayside staff and students got their “skysight” on with Mr. Daniel Dancer, our Art For the Sky Artist-in-Residence. We all became part of a living painting, Dolphin Daydream.