Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon announced the closure of all public schools in Maryland, including Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), effective Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 24. The closing is part of the state’s efforts to limit the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

All CCPS activities, events and athletics are canceled during the closure.  Until schools reopen, all school-related activities and meetings are canceled.  CCPS is not making any decisions about graduation or other activities beyond April 24.

Board of Education approves opening spring break days for distance learning instruction for students, and work days for staff.


Distance Learning
Beginning Friday, April 3, online and paper assignments will be available for students and will count for fourth-quarter grades. Click here for Distance Learning Information. ESOL Supplemental Resources have been added to the Elementary Distance Learning webpage.

Video Update from Dr. Hill on March 30


Device requests for all students
Computer analysts are preparing student laptops this week which includes cleaning and updating them. Each computer will come with a bag, charger and instruction sheet.

Technology staff will contact each school principal to determine pick up times and dates, with some schools requiring a multi-day distribution. Parents will be contacted by their child’s school with an appointment time and date to pick up the device.

Parents must be on the pickup list in order to receive a device for their child. For those not on the list, an administrator will take their information and reschedule a pickup time. In order to pick up a laptop, parents will be required to provide the student’s name and student ID number to the administrator, who will verify the child’s legal guardian’s information.

Parents who have not been contacted about a device by April 10 for their child should submit a complete a Student Technology Survey form.

Internet Access
CCPS has partnered with AT&T FirstNet to offer free, temporary internet access in the front parking lots of Piccowaxen Middle School, Matthew Henson Middle School, T.C. Martin Elementary School and Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School. CCPS chose the hotspot locations using information from its recent student technology survey, Comcast and Verizon hotspot maps, and a recent broadband survey county government conducted to determine the areas in highest need.  Click here to read more about the temporary internet access.

Mental Health Resources
CCPS school psychologists are available to speak with parents and guardians who need assistance during this time. Call 240-776-5802 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday to speak with a school psychologist, starting Wednesday, March 18. Our psychologists are mental health professionals, however, calls do not constitute a counseling relationship, should not be considered confidential and topics of conversation should focus on educationally relevant topics related to COVID-19.  Mental Health Resources

To limit the possible spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), CCPS 12-month employees assigned to the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building are teleworking at the discretion of their supervisors. Some 12-month employees are working on site to support CCPS business operations. The Starkey Building switchboard, 301-932-6610 and 301-870-3814, is closed to the public beginning Friday, March 20.

Parents, staff and community members in need of assistance visit the CCPS website at and look for the AskCCPS menu button located under the photo slideshow. AskCCPS is a help-desk for students, staff, parents and the community. The system features two areas for questions – general questions, and technology support. CCPS staff are monitoring the system and will respond within 24 hours to inquiries as they are received, Monday through Friday. A direct link to AskCCPS is


Public Service Announcement on flu prevention produced by La Plata High School student Ashton Gordon




Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Maryland Department of Health

Charles County Department of Health






Fact Sheets


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