Month: December 2020


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is expanding its mobile meal bus service to more locations in Charles County. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 6, school buses will deliver meal bags to additional locations convenient for all students and their families. Buses will deliver mobile meals to the sites Monday through Friday. Additional sites will be added as they are finalized. On days when CCPS calls an inclement weather code or delay, mobile meal service is canceled. Mobile meal bags are free for all children ages 2 to 18 and include heat-and-serve food items, similar to items included in weekend meal bags handed Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has adjusted its inclement weather procedures for the 2020-21 school year. The procedures take into account the virtual learning schedule currently in place for all CCPS students. The following are the updated procedures effective during Phase 1 of virtual learning. Virtual instruction on-time during inclement weather Virtual instruction starts on time. Any student currently in a CCPS learning or internet center, or doing virtual learning from a CCPS school would participate in online learning from home. Virtual instruction on-time will only be announced under certain inclement weather conditions. Virtual instruction one-hour delay, Code 1 Virtual Read more…


Due to inclement weather conditions, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will operate on a virtual instruction two-hour delay, Code 2 for today, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. The following applies to a virtual instruction two-hour delay, Code. 2. Virtual instruction two-hour delay, Code 2  Virtual learning begins two hours late for students and teachers.  Teachers and instructional assistants, whether working virtually or at school, report to work two hours late.   Until Phase 2 begins, staff can choose to work virtually or report to their work location two hours late.   Essential staff report on time. This includes designated operations and Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has adjusted its inclement weather procedures for the 2020-21 school year. The procedures take into account the virtual learning schedule currently in place for all CCPS students. The following are the updated procedures effective Dec. 16. Virtual instruction on-time during inclement weather Virtual instruction starts on time. Any student currently in a CCPS learning or internet center, or doing virtual learning from a CCPS school would participate in online learning from home. Virtual instruction on-time will only be announced under certain inclement weather conditions. Virtual instruction one-hour delay, Code 1 Virtual learning starts one hour Read more…


All Charles County public schools, buildings and administrative offices are closed Wednesday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 1, for winter break. The closure includes the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. Students and teachers return to virtual learning on Monday, Jan. 4. The following is the indoor pool schedule during winter break for Henry E. Lackey High School and the Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center at St. Charles High School. The indoor pool at North Point High School is currently not open to the public. Dec. 23, 4 to 8 p.m.; Pools closed Dec. 24-25; Dec. Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is launching its Federal Impact Aid survey for parents. CCPS receives additional funding from the federal government for parents/guardians who are active duty military or work on federal property in Maryland. The funding is called “Impact Aid” and helps to decrease the impact of federal activity on school district operating budgets. In prior years, CCPS sent home paper survey forms to all students for completion. This year, the form is electronic and connected to ParentVue. Parents/guardians who do not work on federal property or are not active duty military do not need to complete the Read more…


The Charles County Scholarship Fund Inc. provides scholarships to Charles County high school seniors. The application goes live on Dec. 15 and closes March 1. On opening day — Dec. 15 — students and their parents can attend a Virtual Scholarship Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. to connect with representatives of groups offering scholarships. The fund boasts scholarships exclusive to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) graduating seniors. To view the scholarships and brief guidelines to apply for each, go to https://www.ccboe.com/ss/charles-county-scholarship-fund-inc/. Traditionally, CCPS holds an in-person Scholarship Fair each year where students and their parents can talk to representatives of Read more…


A North Point High School senior blended design and school pride on a project to give back to the community. Takiyah Roberts created a T-shirt design to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation resulting in a $500 donation. Developed under Roberts’s clothing brand, Undefined, the shirt was available to order for a limited time in October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Roberts is enrolled in the Academic Eagles class which focuses on creating a culture for North Point while boosting morale during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The goal of the class is twofold,” instructor Joe Burton said. The class is meant Read more…


The Board of Education at its Dec. 8 meeting unanimously voted to suspend its grading policy and allow the Superintendent to set a minimum grade of 50 percent for an F for the first quarter of this school year. The suspension of Board policy 5132.2 applies only to student grades for the first quarter for the current 2020-21 school year. Staff proposed the suspension to the Board to address concerns over increased numbers of students failing classes for the first quarter. According to Deputy Superintendent of Schools Amy Hollstein, failing F grades for secondary students for the first quarter has Read more…


The Board of Education at its Dec. 8 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their commitment to the school system and student success. Each month, the Board honors staff members chosen by their school principals who demonstrate their dedication to teaching and learning. The recognition ceremony was held in a virtual format and featured pre-recorded introductions and recognitions from school principals. Honored at the meeting were Trevor Gillum, Luciano Morales, Kim Powell Burks, Donna Rzechula and Wanda Woodland. Gillum is the computer analyst at General Smallwood Middle School. Since the school closures in March, Gillum Read more…

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