Month: August 2021


The Board of Education is hosting a virtual middle school redistricting hearing at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, through Zoom. Parents, staff and community members interested in providing feedback about the middle school redistricting process are encouraged to attend. Meeting access is available by clicking here. Users must have an active Zoom account to access the hearing. Zoom will prompt meeting participants to use the sign-in with email feature using their Zoom account. The hearing will also stream live on the school system website, ccboe.com. The middle school redistricting may revise attendance zones and reduce overcrowding at schools. It takes Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will welcome more than 27,000 students to school on Monday, Aug. 30. This includes students who were accepted to attend the virtual learning program recently offered to kindergarten through Grade 8 students. On Aug. 26, CCPS notified families who applied for their child to participate in the program of their application status. Email notifications were sent to the primary email on file in the CCPS student information system. Parents who applied but did not receive an email update should call 301-932-6610 and ask to speak to a CCPS staff member. Parents of students who were Read more…


Starting Aug. 30, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will partner with the Maryland Department of Health contracted vendor, 20/20 GeneSystems, to provide all preventative COVID-19 screenings. This includes the high school athletic screening program. Testing will begin at all high schools the week of Aug. 30. Voluntary testing at elementary and middle schools will be added by the week of Sept. 7. All parents who want their child to participate in the program (including student athletes) must complete a one-time registration using the new system. Click here to access the system. Parents of student athletes must register again using the Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) now offers families a second option to look up transportation information for students. Click here to access the new portal . Parents can use either the new portal or School Locator to search for their child’s transportation details. The new portal requires users to enter their child’s six-digit student identification number and birth date to access transportation details. Parents can find their child’s student identification number in ParentVue, under their child’s name on the main login screen. Additionally, the new system allows families of students with special needs transportation or eligible out-of-zone bus assignments to Read more…


The Board of Education on Aug. 10 appointed a fifth member to its ethics panel. Janice Wilson of Waldorf joins the Board’s ethics panel to serve a term of one year. Her term expires June 30, 2022. The Board opened its search for an additional member earlier this year to fill a vacancy on the current panel. Wilson joins current ethics panel members Adrienne Morgan Davis, Yonelle Moore Lee, Jessie Morris and William Olmsted.  The term for each panel member expires June 30, 2022. Wilson retired from the Central Intelligence Agency with more than 35 years of experience. She is Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students officially begin the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, Aug. 30. Students will attend school in-person for five days of instruction. This applies to all students except those enrolled in the high school Virtual Academy. CCPS will offer a limited virtual option for students entering kindergarten through Grade 8 this school year. The option is limited to 50 students per grade level across the school system. Parents must apply for consideration for their child. Students who meet the program criteria will be placed into a lottery system for acceptance into the 50 spaces per grade Read more…


(Para leer este comunicado de prensa en español, haga clic aquí.) Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will offer a limited virtual option for students entering kindergarten through Grade 8 this school year. The option is limited to 50 students per grade level across the school system. Parents must apply for consideration for their child. Students who meet the program criteria will be placed into a lottery system for acceptance into the 50 spaces per grade level. CCPS will have a waitlist per grade level, if needed. Waitlisted students will be accepted for open seats using the same lottery system if Read more…


Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Charles (CCPS, por sus siglas en inglés) ofrecerán una opción virtual limitada para los estudiantes de Kindergarten hasta el grado 8 este año escolar. Esta opción está limitada para 50 estudiantes en cada nivel de grado de todo el sistema escolar. Los padres deberán enviar la solicitud para que su hijo/a sea considerado/a. Los estudiantes que cumplan con los criterios del programa serán colocados en un sistema de lotería para aceptación a los 50 espacios disponibles por nivel de grado. CCPS tendrá una lista de espera para cada nivel de grado, si fuera necesario. Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is sponsoring a bus hotline for parents to call with questions about school bus routes. Bus routes, route information and pick-up and drop-off times will be loaded into School Locator, the mapping system used by CCPS, by Friday, Aug. 20. The hotline is available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 26-27, and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30-31. Call 301-932-6655 to access the hotline. School Locator is available on the CCPS website at https://www.ccboe.com/index.php/school-locator2. School Locator is designed to allow the public to enter an address and see which three schools – elementary, middle Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has released its open house schedule for the 2021-2022 school year. Listed below are open house dates and times, and other activities for schools. Please call the specific school with questions about open house events. Elementary Schools C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School, back-to-school night, Sept. 30, 5:30-7 p.m.; Berry Elementary School, open house, Sept. 30, 5:30-7 p.m.; Billingsley Elementary School, back-to-school night for prekindergarten-second grade, Sept. 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Back-to-school night for Grades 3-5, Sept. 30, 6:45-7:45 p.m.; Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School (transition school), open house, Sept. 30, 6-7:30 p.m.; Dr. James Craik Elementary Read more…

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