Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


The annual Charles County College Fair is set for Monday, Sept. 13, at North Point High School in Waldorf. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) juniors and seniors will attend the fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of a school field trip. During their visit, students can meet with representatives from colleges and universities, including those from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), talk with recruiters who represent the U.S. Armed Forces and learn about opportunities available through vocational and technical schools. No evening session will be held this year as it has in the past. Christian Zimmerman, Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is looking for nominees for its annual Principal of the Year award. The award honors exemplary leaders for not only their leadership, but for their commitment to providing an exceptional learning environment for students. The principal chosen for the honor will also represent CCPS as the county finalist for The Washington Post Principal of the Year award. Each year, The Post selects an overall award recipient for its Principal of the Year award from among finalists in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Principals can be nominated by staff, students, parents, colleagues or community members, but are not eligible if Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is accepting nominations for The Washington Post and Maryland Teacher of the Year awards programs. Nominated teachers will be considered as honorees in either one or the other awards program, which is a change for CCPS this year. Additionally, all schools and centers must submit one teacher nominee annually. Nomination criteria include a minimum of five complete years of teaching and must be a full-time classroom teacher. Nominees must also commit to maintaining their teaching position with CCPS for the 2022-2023 school year. Criteria also include demonstration by the teacher of the following: Instills in students a Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting an internet safety presentation on Sept. 9. The virtual event will start at 4 p.m. with Joseph Dugan, an internet safety specialist, covering ways parents can keep their children safe on the internet. Dugan, a retired police officer with more than 35 years of experience, is an internet safety specialist with the Maryland State Police. In his last seven years as an officer, Dugan investigated crimes against children and internet crimes against children for the Harford County Child Advocacy Center. The presentation — which usually spans an hour — covers topics such as 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) 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…


The Charles County Department of Health will hold immunization clinics to administer the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) and tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. All Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) seventh-grade students must be vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis and tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis before the start of the 2021-2022 school year on Aug. 30. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment with their child’s doctor for immunizations. If an appointment cannot be made, parents can schedule an appointment at one of the upcoming health department clinics. Students can be admitted to school without completed immunizations with proof of an appointment for immunization(s) within 20 Read more…


Charles County families with children who are 3, 4 and/or 5 can take part in virtual family engagement Workshop Wednesdays through the Summer Virtual Learning Launch. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff designed the workshops for parents and children to participate together on July 21 and 28, and Aug. 4. Registered participants will receive a link to join the workshops and will get information on picking up a bag of materials to use during the meetings. Each workshop will last about 40 minutes and space is limited. The schedule is as follows: From Playing to Learning — 10:30 a.m. or Read more…

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