Save-the-date for school orientations

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff are working to schedule school orientation events. These events will be planned for either Aug. 25 or Aug. 26. A complete schedule, including specific dates and times by school, will be posted next week on the CCPS website at

Vaccine clinics for students ages 12 and older
CCPS has partnered with the Charles County Department of Health to offer pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics at area schools. The pop-up clinics coincide with the summer meals program hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Available at the pop-up clinics is the Pfizer vaccine, which is available for people ages 12 and older. Click here for a list of dates and school locations.

The health department also has Pfizer clinics scheduled at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department during the evening hours of 3 to 6:30 p.m. A list of dates and other clinics is posted on the health department website.

Hearing and vision screenings for children in summer school programs
Hearing and vision technicians are visiting CCPS school sites hosting in-person summer programs to catch up on missing screenings with students. If you have any questions about the screenings, please call the coordinator of the camp your child is attending.

Under Maryland law, new students entering CCPS and all students in Grades 1 and 8 receive a vision and hearing screening. Parents who want to opt their child out of these screenings must provide written documentation to their child’s school.

Meet our new principals
CCPS has four new principals overseeing schools this year. They are Shannon Finnegan at Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School; Michael Hoffman at Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School; Darnell Russell at Maurice J. McDonough High School; and Wualanda Thenstead at Piccowaxen Middle School. Visit our YouTube page and click on the videos tab to watch a feature video about each of our new administrators.