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April 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Seventh Through Eleventh Graders Returned to School Monday Morning

Monday marked the first day for another group of Montgomery County Public School students who opted to return to the classroom. Some, however, remain on the waiting list. As of this morning, seventh through eleventh graders returned to their buildings, 13 months after schools closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to a rotating schedule […]

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April 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Two-Thirds of County Schools Have Waiting Lists of Students Wanting to be in Classrooms

Two-thirds of Montgomery County Public Schools currently have a waiting list of students wishing to return to schools rather than learn completely online. Of MCPS’ 208 schools, 130 have a waiting list, according to Gboyinde Onijala, supervisor of public information, who noted that she was unsure of the number of families on waiting lists. There […]

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April 2, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

MCPS Offers a Range of Summer Programs for Students

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will offer various summer programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Programs will be offered at all local schools virtually and in person at no cost. Registration will open Monday, May 3 for all students. Programs for high school students will begin Monday, June 28. However, programs for middle […]

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March 17, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Thousands of MCPS Students Gear Up for Return to In-Person Learning; Some Will Remain Virtual

Montgomery County Public Schools welcomed back about 20,000 additional students this week during the return to in-person instruction. Other student groups are scheduled to return in phases throughout the next couple of weeks and will remain on the virtual learning platform until their phase begins. Meanwhile, some students have opted to remain virtual throughout the remainder […]

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March 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS le da la Bienvenida a Otros 20 mil Estudiantes para el Aprendizaje en Persona

El lunes, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) comenzaron su incorporación paulatina de estudiantes para el aprendizaje en persona. MCPS lanzó su regreso al aprendizaje en persona el 1 de marzo, cuando los estudiantes en programas específicos de educación especial y tecnología profesional regresaron a los edificios. Más estudiantes en programas específicos y […]

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March 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Begins Broader Phase-In for In-Person Learning  

On Monday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began its broader student phase-in for in-person learning. MCPS launched its return to in-person learning on March 1, when students in specific special education and career technology programs returned to buildings. More students in specific programs and in grades K-3 returned Monday. MyMCM visited Seneca Valley High School […]

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March 9, 2021 | Rachel Clair

MCPS Updates Travel Restrictions as In-Person Classes Resume

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) released a community update on travel recommendations on Monday. New travel guidelines have been issued as in-person instruction has resumed, and students and staff have begun to share a space again. The county’s spring break is the week of March 29, an opportunity for many to travel. According to the […]

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March 7, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Middle School in Damascus Reports Positive COVID-19 Test

A person who was at John T. Baker Middle School in Damascus on March 2 has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a March 6 letter from Principal Louise Worthington to the school’s parents and families. Worthington wrote that those who had close contact with this individual have been notified and advised to quarantine for […]

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March 6, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Maryland Delays Standardized Tests Until Fall Semester

On March 4, the Maryland State Board of Education announced that all standardized testing will be postponed until the fall. The United States Department of Education has maintained that states must administer annual standardized tests this year, but has extended the deadline for when tests must be taken. The board agrees that the value of […]

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March 5, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Parents React to Return of In-Person Learning for MCPS Students

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed back about 700 students for the first phase of the return to in-person learning this week. Students in specific special education and career and technical education programs returned to buildings on March 1. Students in kindergarten through third grade will begin to return to buildings in phases starting March […]

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