May 22, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The end of this school year has been unique for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students, staff and parents. While we have not been able to support learning in physical classrooms, CCPS staff has done a great job providing distance learning and extra support for students and their families.

We continue to take precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19. School principals are planning dates and times for parents to drop off completed learning packets at school, as well as pick up belongings left at school. Principals will notify parents of the drop-off date for your child’s school. Parents can also email pictures of completed assignments to their child’s teacher, or send the pictures through ParentVue or StudentVue. School staff may also call parents or schedule a virtual conference for verification.

Students, staff and teachers get a break from distance learning on Monday, May 25, as CCPS observes Memorial Day. All meal sites are closed May 25 and reopen at 11 a.m. May 26.

The final round of learning packets for elementary school students will be at meal sites starting May 28. There are no additional packets for secondary students. Starting on June 1, middle and high school teachers will use Teams for the final two weeks of instruction. Teams lessons are canceled for high school students on the day of their school’s in-person graduation event. This includes Henry E. Lackey and Maurice J. McDonough high schools on June 1, Thomas Stone and Westlake high schools on June 2, La Plata and St. Charles high schools on June 3, and North Point High School on June 4.

Additionally, meal sites located at high schools are closed on the day of their graduation events. Sites will be closed at Lackey and McDonough on June 1, at Westlake on June 2 and St. Charles on June 3. All other meal sites will operate as usual. CCPS is working on arrangements to implement the summer meals program Lunch on Us. CCPS will share details as they are finalized.

More than 2,080 seniors in the Class of 2020 will celebrate with virtual graduations starting June 11 on Comcast Channel 96, Verizon FiOS Channel 12, and on the CCPS Vimeo and YouTube channels. CCPS has posted more information about Class of 2020 celebrations here.

As a reminder, the last day of school for students is Thursday, June 11. Elementary school teachers will post report cards on ParentVue and StudentVue by June 15. CCPS will mail report cards for middle and high school students on June 22.

I hope you and your family continue to stay safe and healthy during this nationwide pandemic.

Sincerely,

Kimberly A. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent