November 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Offering Thanksgiving Meal Boxes with Four Days’ Worth of Food for Those 18 and Under

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is distributing meal boxes for Thanksgiving. This year, they are providing four days’ worth of food in the boxes, which will be available at all the MCPS meal distribution sites starting on Wednesday. All children 18 years-old and under are welcome. MCPS officials say each box will offer something extra […]

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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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November 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando, Riemer to Discuss Legislation on Tuesday to Remove School Resource Officers

Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer will speak to members of the media at noon Tuesday about their legislation proposing the removal of school resource officers from Montgomery County Public Schools. The media briefing will be live-streamed on the Montgomery County Council’s Facebook page. It will feature comments from former MCPS students; Avery Smedley, an […]

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November 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Superintendent Discusses Student Return to Classroom at 9 a.m. Monday

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith is holding a media briefing this morning to discuss the framework for bringing students back into the physical classrooms for in-person learning in January. The 9 a.m. briefing will be live streamed on the MCPS website. MOMENTS AWAY: @MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack R. Smith hosts a live media […]

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November 13, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Employee at South Lake Meal Distribution Site Tests Positive for COVID-19

A staff member who works at the South Lake Elementary School meal distribution site in Gaithersburg tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Montgomery County Public Schools announcement. “Out of an abundance of caution, we have asked other employees who worked with the affected staff member to self-quarantine for 14 days since their last contact […]

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November 12, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Phased Return to In-Person Learning for MCPS Students Being Discussed

Montgomery County Board of Education tentatively approved Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) framework for students to return to in-person learning starting in January. According to an MCPS community update letter, the framework was presented to the Board of Education on November 6. It included the district’s plan for a phased return to in-person learning. Montgomery County […]

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November 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Hires Firm to Conduct Anti-Racist Audit

Members of the Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously agreed to spend $455,000 to hire an anti-racist audit consultant for one year. Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium of Bethesda was awarded the contract to review such areas as curriculum, school culture, work force diversity, community engagement and working conditions, explained Monifa McKnight, deputy superintendent during the Nov. […]

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November 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Demolition Begins at Old Seneca Valley High School Building

On Monday, demolition began at the old Seneca Valley High School building in Germantown. The new building, which sits on the same site, was set to open this school year, however Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has remained all-virtual so far this semester. On Tuesday, the county board of education tentatively approved a phased-in plan […]

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