CCPS announces instructional updates as system prepares for Phase 2 of its reopening plan

CCPS announces instructional updates as system prepares for Phase 2 of its reopening plan


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will begin Phase 2 on Monday, Nov. 9. In order for teachers to prepare for hybrid learning, instructional changes were made for the week starting Nov. 2. Outlined below are the changes and what they mean for CCPS students and virtual learning.

  • Friday, Oct. 30: Last day for CCPS learning centers. This applies only to CCPS staff with children in a learning center.
  • Monday, Nov. 2: All CCPS staff report to school and teachers work in their classrooms to prepare for student’s return in a hybrid setting. No live instruction for students. Students will have an asynchronous day, meaning teachers will provide assignments for students to complete at home.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3: Primary Election Day – schools are closed for students and teachers. This is not a school day for students. Students do not have assigned work or virtual instruction. Students may choose to complete school work.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4: Regular asynchronous day. Students will complete assigned work at home.
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 and Friday, Nov. 6: Students will participate in live virtual instruction through StudentVue and Zoom. Teachers will utilize new technology to prepare for hybrid learning.
  • Monday, Nov. 9: Phase 2 begins. Online learning schedules for virtual instruction will begin later than normal. A student’s first online meeting for Nov. 9 may be up to TWO hours later than normal. School principals and teachers will communicate this to students and parents. This change will allow schools extra time for in-person students to arrive and review safety protocols.

During Phase 2, the learning schedule for students will remain 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 CCPS Reopening Plan outlines five phases of learning for students and teachers. CCPS provides all reopening updates to a dedicated page on the CCPS website at https://www.ccboe.com/index.php/road-to-reopening. 

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.  CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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