Month: April 2020


Due to inclement weather, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is closing all meal distribution sites today, Monday, April 13, 2020. The closing also cancels distribution of laptops and instructional packets. Principals will reschedule laptop distribution and CCPS will reopen meal distribution sites on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Visit the CCPS website at ccboe.com for the most up-to-date information. 


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) continues to serve thousands of meals a week to children 18 and younger as the statewide school closure stretches to April 24. The first week of the meal distribution at eight initial sites saw 11,000 meals given out over five days. By the second week of the original closure, three more meal sites were opened. The distribution numbers continue to climb, Crystal Richardson, supervisor of food and nutrition services, said. “Last week we did over 32,000 meals, the week before was over 25,000 meals,” she said.   Children receive three meals per daily visit — Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has a Spanish hotline for the community. CCPS encourages parents and students to use the hotline for questions about distance learning.  Callers will reach a staff member who speaks Spanish. The hotline can accept calls, voicemail, and text messages. If callers receive a busy signal, they can leave their name, phone number, and a brief summary of their question or concern. A CCPS staff member will return the call.  The phone number for the Spanish hotline is 240-523-3032.  Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Charles han abierto una línea telefónica directa en español para las Read more…


The Board of Education during its April 3 WebEx meeting approved opening schools during spring break for instruction days for students. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will be open April 10, April 13 and April 14 for distance learning instruction for students, and work days for staff. CCPS will have to apply for a waiver from the Maryland State Board of Education to open April 10 and April 13, which are designated state holidays. The Board approved the opening of schools to support making up lost instructional days due to the mandatory school closure in place by Governor Hogan. The Read more…


In order to make picking up instructional packets easier at distribution sites, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is asking parents to follow a few protocols. Parents must stay in their vehicle throughout the entire process. If possible, parents should wear a mask and gloves. Parents must physically pick packets up from the table; staff will not hand them off. Process might change if it is windy. Help prevent delays by avoiding long discussions with staff; use the AskCCPS tab at ccboe.com for specific questions. Those on foot (walkers) without vehicles should look for a “walker” table; there will be a Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is hosting a virtual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 through WebEx. The public can watch the meeting at https://tinyurl.com/ug38rwa. The agenda is as follows and is subject to change. Call to order – 1:30 p.m. Agenda – Discussion of 2019-2020 school calendar Adjournment About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) today launched the online Apex Learning program for all middle and high school students. All secondary students have an assigned mentor teacher who will monitor progress. Mentor teachers are contacting students to provide expectations and assistance. Included in the first lesson for April 3 is a video tutorial each student needs to watch to learn how to navigate Apex. The video is located in the Apex program, but traffic to the website is causing the video to load slowly or not at all. Students can click the direct link below to access and view the Read more…


Distance learning for all Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students begins Friday, April 3. The system is using two different methods to deliver instruction – paper-based packets with lesson plans focused on reading, math, science and social studies for elementary school students, and online content through the Apex Learning program for all middle and high school students. All distance learning lessons and activities are reviewed by CCPS content specialists. Distance learning materials completed after April 3 for all students will count toward fourth-quarter grades. CCPS is waiting for direction from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for grading guidance. Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County is hosting a virtual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 through WebEx. The public can watch the meeting at https://ccboe.webex.com/ccboe/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3831ee46db511c73f541c375c50322e7.  The agenda is as follows and is subject to change. Call to order – 1:30 p.m. Agenda – Discussion of 2019-2020 school calendar Adjournment About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County and Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) are evaluating ways to provide instructional time for students. Per Maryland law, CCPS is required to provide 180 days of instructional time for students. Due to the school closure in place by Governor Hogan and the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, schools are closed for students through April 24. Any waiver to the 180-day requirement would be determined by the Maryland State Board of Education. The Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency does not automatically mean that instructional requirement of 180-days is waived. CCPS has developed Read more…

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