Schools closed March 16 through March 27

Yesterday, the 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 to Friday, March 27. The closing is part of the state’s efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Read more in an update from Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill here.

Free meals for children during closure

CCPS is providing free meals to children under the age of 18 and younger during the closure. Eight food distribution sites will be open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the closure. Children must be present to receive a meal, and can take one lunch and one breakfast pack each day. A list of food sites is posted here.

Several CCPS events canceled due to closure

With the closure of CCPS for two weeks, several events have been canceled. A complete list is posted on the school system website here. CCPS posts schedule changes, updates and more at ccboe.com. Information about the latest on coronavirus is posted at https://www.ccboe.com/index.php/coronavirus-information.

Distance-learning site to launch Monday

To help students stay connected to school during the closure, CCPS has built a distance learning website with instructional resources. CCPS will post a link to the website at ccboe.com on Monday morning, and also email a direct link to parents.

Parents of students who do not have access to technology or the internet can pick up resource packets at one of the eight food distribution sites open during the closure. Read more here.