back to school march 2021

March 5, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

MCPS Changes Days and Times for Chromebook Distribution

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced some changes to the technical support and distribution of Chromebooks for students and staff.  In-person support, repair, and distribution of  Chromebooks at the 45 West Gude Drive location will now take place from Mondays through Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be no distribution on Fridays.  […]

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March 3, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

MCPS Adjusts Calendar in Preparation for In-Person Return March 15

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will officially begin the phased return of students to in-person instruction on March 15 and, in preparation, will be making schedule adjustments for the week prior. According to MCPS, the following instructional calendar has been set for the week of March 8: Monday, March 8: No virtual or in-person classes […]

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March 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

For First Time Since Last March, Some MCPS Students Return to School Buildings

Monday, March 1 was the first time some Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students attended school in-person since March 13, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic prompted leaders to shift to virtual learning. Beginning Monday, students in specific career technology education (CTE) and specific special education programs will begin phasing back into school buildings. A broader […]

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February 28, 2021 | Halle Grossett

MCPS Implements Mandatory Weekly Health Questionnaire

As students prepare to return to schools on Monday, MCPS is mandating that families answer questions regarding their student’s health status on a weekly basis. An electronic form will be sent, via email each week, that will be required for all students to fill out before returning to the school building. The questionnaire will be […]

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February 27, 2021 | Halle Grossett

MCPS Fall Sports Athletes and Coaches Back in Action

MCPS says “play ball”. As part of the Return to R.A.I.S.E strategic plan, MCPS sports resume on Saturday. As schools plan to reopen, MCPS has allowed school sports to prepare for their fall semester seasons. The Return to R.A.I.S.E plan is a reimagined framework that outlines the safe return of MCPS athletics due to COVID-19. The plan […]

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February 26, 2021 | Grace Kpetemey

COVID-19 Testing Available This Weekend for MCPS Staff, Students and Family Members

As Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) prepares to phase students into school buildings beginning Monday, March 1, the county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will provide free COVID-19 nasal swab testing this weekend, available to all MCPS staff, students and family members.  “MCPS is committed to a path that returns our students to […]

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February 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

School Officials Update Council on School Reopening

Montgomery County councilmembers used the “thousands” of questions and concerns they have received from residents to question Montgomery County Public School officials about the specifics of reopening schools. “All of us have received thousands of constituent correspondence,” noted Councilmember Gabe Albornoz. Ventilation, vaccines, mental health, quarantining and staffing were just some of the many topics […]

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February 25, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Reveals COVID-19 Safety Measures For Return to In-Person Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools has several COVID-19 mitigation tactics in place for the return to in-person learning starting on March 1. During an MCPS Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, school district officials detailed the safety measures they will be taking, including face coverings, physical distancing, and ‘voluntary’ COVID-19 testing protocol. Thermometers will also be […]

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February 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Teachers Rally Against MCPS’ Return-to-School Plans

Hundreds of Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) employees drove around the headquarters of the district’s headquarters in Rockville on Tuesday, honking horns and demanding they not return to the classroom until it is safe. Their demonstration held up traffic, according to Montgomery County Police. The route included Hungerford Drive, MD 355 and Mannakee Street. According […]

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February 24, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Provides Glimpse of What Return to In-Person Learning Will Look Like

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is preparing for students’ phased return to in-person learning starting on March 1, and officials say it will be much different from before the COVID-19 pandemic. Data shows that COVID-19 cases and test positivity rates are trending downwards in the county, and access to the vaccine is increasing. With proper […]

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