Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


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) 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…


At the Board of Education’s Aug. 10 meeting, the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) redistricting committee presented two comprehensive middle school rezoning options to the Board and Superintendent Maria Navarro. The middle school redistricting may revise attendance zones and reduce overcrowding at some schools. It will take effect in August 2022 once a renovation and expansion are complete at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School. The redistricting is comprehensive and could affect students at all eight CCPS middle schools.  CCPS started the middle school redistricting process in 2020 but paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee resumed its work in May Read more…


The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10. The Board will meet in person at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey Building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. The meeting will stream live on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) website, www.ccboe.com. CCPS will also post the meeting on CCPSTV under the Board meeting menu at ccboe.com. Public forum for this meeting will be held in a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual speakers. Speakers must register in advance to participate in public forum. The registration form Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has updated its face mask use requirements for all staff, students and visitors to schools, buildings, centers and all other CCPS facilities. Effective Friday, July 30, 2021, mask use is now required for anyone inside a CCPS building. This applies to everyone, including individuals already vaccinated against COVID-19. As CCPS prepares for the reopening of schools on Aug. 30, the mask mandate is in effect until further notice. Masks are also required on CCPS transportation for bus drivers, attendants and any student using CCPS bus services. Since the start of the pandemic, CCPS has worked Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has released orientation and meet and greet schedules for the 2021-2022 school year. Listed below are orientation dates and times, and other activities for schools. Specific questions about orientation events should be directed to individual schools. Elementary Schools C. Paul Barnhart, meet and greet, Aug. 26, 2 to 4 p.m. Berry, prekindergarten and kindergarten students, Aug. 19, 9 to 11 a.m., and Aug. 20, 9 to 11 a.m. Berry, meet and greet all grades, Aug. 26, 3 to 4 p.m. Billingsley, meet and greet for students with last names beginning with A-L, Aug. 25, 3 Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent Maria Navarro, Ed.D., is hosting two meet-and-greet events next week for the community. The meet-and-greet events are open to parents, students, CCPS staff and community members interested in learning more about Navarro and her plans for CCPS. The format will follow a question and answer period and include time for discussion. Navarro is hosting a virtual meet and greet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, through Zoom. Registration is required and limited to the first 300 registrants. Participants must have an active Zoom account to join the event. Interested community members can click Read more…

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