Monifa McKnight

August 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Large Scale Events, Like Back to School Night, Will Be Held Virtually

Montgomery County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Monifa McKnight announced on Tuesday that schools will hold many large scale indoor events virtually this fall as an attempt to curve the spread of the coronavirus. She said at the Board of Education meeting that MCPS’ open house, back-to-school nights, and parent-teacher conferences will be held virtually. McKnight […]

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August 14, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Personal de MCPS Debe Proporcionar Prueba de Vacunación o Pruebas Semanales de Covid-19

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) requerirán que los miembros de su personal presenten prueba de que han recibido la vacuna COVID-19. De lo contrario, deberán participar en las pruebas de COVID-19 semanalmente. La noticia se confirmó en la Guía de reapertura de MCPS 2021-2022, que se publicó el viernes por la tarde. […]

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August 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Staff Must Provide Vaccination Proof or Participate in Weekly Testing

Montgomery County Public Schools will require its staff members to submit proof they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine. Otherwise, they will need to participate in COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis. The news was confirmed in the MCPS 2021-2022 Reopening Guide, which was released Friday afternoon. MCPS, Prince George’s County Public Schools, and Howard County Public Schools […]

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June 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, June 1, in Montgomery County

After a long weekend, it is the first week of June. Summer is getting closer and many high school students are already out of school. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Superintendent Retires: Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith has officially retired. Starting today Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight serves […]

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May 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘You Have Done Us A Great Service’: Council Lauds Retiring School Superintendent Smith

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith was praised for his leadership through the pandemic and his push for equity for all students as his June 1 retirement date nears. Members of the Montgomery County Council May 19 gave their reluctant goodbyes and issued a proclamation in Smith’s honor. Smith has been superintendent since July […]

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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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April 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Board of Education Discusses Phase II of Online Learning

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began Phase II of its continuity of learning plan on Monday.  Monday marked the first day of the fourth quarter. Phase I of learning was from March 30 to April 17. Phase II ends on May 15, which is the day Gov. Larry Hogan extended statewide public school closures to […]

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March 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Awaiting Guidance from State on School Closures

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Board of Education is awaiting guidance from state officials about whether to extend the current school closures, Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight said during a board meeting Monday.    McKnight said MCPS is planning for an extension just in case COVID-19 circumstances require it. MCPS is designing plans for remote […]

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March 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 20 in Montgomery County

Cloudy early with a high temperature of 78 degrees and isolated showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon, check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know for March 20 in Montgomery County: 1. Coronavirus Latest: Click here to see the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County. 2. Walter Johnson High School Fundraiser:  […]

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March 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 13 in Montgomery County

Cloudy early with a high temperature of 71 degrees, check out the weather forecast. Here’s your Friday the 13th edition of the five things you need to know in Montgomery County: 1. Maryland Public Health Emergency:   Gov. Larry Hogan announced sweeping changes in response to the state’s first case of the coronavirus spreading within the community […]

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