May 6, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Today, State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon announced all Maryland public schools will remain closed until the end of the 2019-20 school year. Distance learning will continue for Charles County Public School students.

Earlier today, we announced the details for virtual graduations for the nearly 2,100 seniors in the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Class of 2020. The decision was made after consultation with the Charles County Department of Health, local and state law enforcement officials, high school principals and members of the Class of 2020. This was not an easy decision, but it is the best option to ensure the safety of our students, staff and community members.

Our buildings remain closed to the public. Shortly, we will work with principals to develop plans and timelines that allow students and staff to retrieve their personal belongings from schools. Parents will also be notified about how schools will collect paper assignments. Please remember to keep your child’s packet work together, and please do not forget to let your child’s teacher know that your children are only completing their assignments on paper.

Parents of fifth and eighth grade students must provide two proofs of residency in order to confirm their child’s school schedule next year. Parents can upload the documents on ParentVue or mail copies to their child’s current school.

As we continue to deal with everchanging circumstances due to this public health crisis, I thank you for your patience and your continued support of teaching and learning.

The past two months have not been easy, but I have seen community members, staff and our kids rise to challenges posed by this pandemic. I know we will come out of this stronger together.

Sincerely,

Kimberly A. Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools