Several Charles County public elementary schools are hosting events in April and May to welcome new students and families joining them for the 2019-20 school year as a result of redistricting. With the implementation of the systemwide elementary school redistricting in September, some elementary schools are losing students while others are gaining new members of their school communities.
The following is a list of events by school for new students and their families. The events are for students and families affected by redistricting. Schools will hold student orientation and open house events in August for all students prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year.
- C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School – Wednesday, May 29, 6 to 7 p.m., meet and greet for new students
- Berry Elementary School – Thursday, May 2, 6 to 7 p.m., new to Berry open house
- Billingsley Elementary School – Saturday, May 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m., meet and greet for new students
- Dr. James Craik Elementary School – Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., open house for students new to Craik
- William A. Diggs Elementary School – Wednesday, May 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m., meet and greet for new students
- Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School – Thursday, May 23, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m., Barnhart students new to Jenifer open house
- Mary H. Matula Elementary School – Friday, April 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Dolphin Dance, Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School families new to Matula invited to attend
- Arthur Middleton Elementary School – Wednesday, May 22, 6 to 7 p.m., New to Middleton open house
- Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School – Monday, May 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Title I Transition Night, students new to school, all grade levels invited
- Mary B. Neal Elementary School – Tuesday, May 21, 6 to 6:30 p.m. Open House for transferring students, parents invited to attend the 6:30 p.m. Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting following the open house
- Eva Turner Elementary School – Tuesday, May 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Families new to Turner will tour the Transition School located at 3155 John Hanson Drive in Waldorf. Turner students will attend classes at the Transition School for two years while the current building undergoes an extensive renovation.
Questions should be directed to the particular school hosting the event.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,108 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 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.