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December 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board Postpones Vote on Final Reopening Plan

The Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously postponed its vote on a final school reopening plan until Dec. 15. The school board was scheduled to take final action on a phased return to in-person learning at a meeting Thursday. However, members said they want Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to re-evaluate its health metrics and […]

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November 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Special Ed Students, Seniors, Juniors Would Be First to Return to In-Person Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools officials say they’ve had discussions regarding which students could be among the first to return to in-person learning when phases begin. If health metrics are met, MCPS officials say the district will start to bring some students back for in-person instruction beginning January 12, 2021. Students in specific special education and Career […]

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November 16, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS se está Preparando para un Posible Retorno al Aprendizaje en Persona

El superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), Dr. Jack Smith, realizó el lunes una sesión informativa virtual para los medios con el fin de discutir los planes para el regreso gradual de los estudiantes al aprendizaje en persona, a partir de enero de 2021. Los funcionarios de MCPS dicen que solo […]

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November 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

School Superintendent: MCPS Prepping for Potential Return to In-Person Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith held a virtual media briefing on Monday to discuss plans for students’ phased return to in-person learning starting in January of 2021. MCPS officials say they will only move forward with plans if key health metrics are met. A virtual option will be available for families who choose not to return […]

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September 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS, Board of Education Discuss Ways to Get Back to In-Person Learning

It’s been nearly two weeks since Montgomery County Public Schools welcomed back about 160,000 students virtually. During the MCPS Board of Education’s virtual meeting on Thursday, ‘Opening Schools in Recovery of Education’ was the main topic of discussion. MCPS shared with the board the work that has been done to ensure students and staff have […]

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July 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Parent Leader Reacts to Decision About Virtual-Only First Semester

Members of the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations are responding to MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith’s announcement on updates to the district’s Fall 2020 recovery plan. Dr. Smith announced on Wednesday that MCPS would remain in a virtual-only instructional model for the first semester and “the foreseeable future.” The plan will be reassessed in […]

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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS to Provide Virtual-Only Instruction Through January 29; Fall, Winter Sports Canceled

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced in a letter Tuesday that MCPS will provide virtual-only instruction for its first semester, which concludes on Jan. 21, 2021. “This decision includes the cancellation of all fall and winter sports,” Smith said. Smith said the decision was made following the guidance of Montgomery County […]

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July 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

10 Takeaways from MCPS’ Online Discussion About Its Recovery Plan

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Public Schools’ leadership team held a virtual conversation about about its coronavirus recovery plan for the upcoming academic year. On Saturday, MCPS released a 21-page report called “MCPS Fall 2020: Reimagine, Reopen, Recover,” detailing how its schools may operate in the fall. The report is subject to changes depending on the […]

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June 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Discuten dos Opciones para Otoño: Aprendizaje Híbrido y Totalmente Remoto

La Junta Escolar de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) y otros funcionarios discutieron dos opciones para el regreso a clases, en una reunión el lunes por la noche. La primera es una opción híbrida basada en la capacidad escolar. Los estudiantes rotarían en ir a la escuela para el aprendizaje cara a […]

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June 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

School Board and Officials Discuss Two Options for Fall: Hybrid and Fully Remote Learning

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school board and other officials discussed two options for back-to-school at a meeting Monday evening.  The first is a hybrid option based on school capacity. Students would rotate into school for face-to-face learning while other students learned remotely, and switch.  The second option is a fully remote learning plan, […]

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