News and Announcements

Wayside Weekly

Read the Wayside Weekly for school news and events!

Sign Up for the myMCPS Parent Portal

myMCPS 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 Payments

If 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.

Welcome Back to School Information

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!  Visit our 2018-2019 Back to School Information page here.

Parent Volunteer Training Requirement

MCPS 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.  

2017 School Progress Report

The MSDE has posted PARCC results for the 2017 school year.  Click here to see the results.

Digital Citizenship

MCPS 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!

Parent Guides to the Curriculum and Report Cards

Learn more about grade level curriculum and marking period report cards.

Understanding the PARCC Score Report

Click 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 Benchmarks

Learning 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 Sky

Wayside 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. 

Great Kids Milestones

Great Kids Milestones - visit this website to access a free online collection of videos aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations in grades K-8. Milestones show students demonstrating what success looks like in reading, writing and math, grade by grade.