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The Board of Education of Charles County in a unanimous vote at its Feb. 22 work session approved an April 19 Phase 4 start date for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students. The Board voted on a recommendation from Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill for CCPS to move forward with its reopening plan. In her recommendation to the Board, Hill shared her goal to return as many students to in-person learning as possible. “Based on the number of parents who chose in-person learning for their children, I recommend we bring back all students who would like to attend school in Read more…

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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) hosted its annual winter chess tournament Feb. 20 in person at Henry E. Lackey High School. To accommodate COVID-19 social distancing and safety guidelines, this year’s winter tournament was limited to students in Grades 4-12. A total of 52 students competed in four rounds of grade-level division play, and one champion was named per grade level. Champions received a trophy and all other participants received medals. Felix Cummings served as the tournament director. The following students earned the champion award for their respective grade-level division. Lionel Saravia, fourth grade, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary Read more…

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Due to inclement weather conditions, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will operate on a Virtual Instruction, Code V tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. The following applies to students during a Virtual Instruction, Code V.  Virtual instruction, Code V: CCPS buildings and offices closed  Virtual instruction starts on time for all students.  Learning support centers and internet cafes at schools are closed. This includes those students who are bused to internet cafes for technology access.    All CCPS meal service is canceled. This includes both curbside meal distribution sites and the mobile meals program.   Some students may be assigned asynchronous lessons Read more…

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Due to inclement weather conditions, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is operating on a schools closed, Code Blue status today, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. No virtual instruction will take place today. All CCPS offices and school buildings are closed. CCPS meals sites are closed and there is no mobile meal service today. No CCPS employees report to work. Visit the CCPS website at ccboe.com for the most up-to-date school system news.  

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The Board of Education of Charles County is holding an in-person work session 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey Building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. Public Forum for this meeting is in person. No virtual format will be offered. Interested speakers must register in advance using the form linked here. Deadline to register is 12 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19. Late registrations will not be accepted. Speakers must arrive by 5:45 p.m., follow social distancing guidelines provided by staff, and wear a face mask. Speakers should not attend Read more…

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The Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) spring athletic season starts March 15, with physical conditioning sessions beginning March 1. Spring sports include baseball, lacrosse, softball, track and field, and tennis. The season is open to any CCPS high school student, whether attending school virtually or returning to school in person March 22 during Phase 2. CCPS will follow health and safety guidelines that are detailed in spring sports bulletins supplied by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) and listed at www.ccboe.com. Click on the Students tab, then click Athletics. Click here to view the guidelines.   All games Read more…

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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will reopen its doors to students on Monday, March 22. Students identified to return for in-person learning under Phase 2 and with parent permission start back March 22. CCPS recently provided parents with a return to school survey to begin planning for the reopening of schools. During Phase 2, the learning schedule remains the same. Students, whether in-person at a school or virtually, will have classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesdays will remain asynchronous learning days for the entire 2020-21 school year. The Board of Education on Tuesday voted 5 to 2 for Read more…

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Due to inclement weather conditions, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is operating on a Virtual Instruction, Code V today, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. The following applies to students during a Virtual Instruction, Code. V.    Virtual instruction, Code V: CCPS buildings and offices closed Virtual instruction starts on time for all students. Learning support centers and internet cafes at schools are closed. This includes those students who are bused to internet cafes for technology access. All CCPS meal service is canceled. This includes both curbside meal distribution sites and the mobile meals program. Some students may be assigned asynchronous lessons Read more…

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Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has inclement weather procedures in place for Phase 1 – virtual learning for all students – for the 2020-21 school year. A new code, Code V, has been added to the procedures. Inclement weather announcements include procedures for both students and CCPS staff. Inclement weather announcements are posted at ccboe.com and CCPS social media, sent to parents with an email address on file with CCPS, and recorded on the 24-hour information line at 301-934-7410/301-932-6656. Parents can opt-in for text message updates by texting Y or YES to 67587 (option available only for parents or CCPS Read more…

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The Board of Education on Feb. 9 voted 5-2 to enter Phase 2 of its reopening plan on March 22 saying the school system needs more time to allow staff to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination. Earlier in the Board of Education’s monthly meeting, Superintendent Kimberly Hill recommended to the Board to start Phase 2 on March 1. Hill, along with Health Officer Dianna Abney from the Charles County Department of Health, discussed the protocols and safety of incrementally bringing back students to in-person learning. In preparation for beginning Phase 2, Hill announced she planned to have all Read more…

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