Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is changing the start and end times of J.C. Parks Elementary School for the 2020-21 school year. The 10-minute time change was made to allow more time for bus routes. The hours have been changed to 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The previous hours were 9:05 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
The Board of Education of Charles County voted on July 14 to start the new school year virtually for students on Aug. 31 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Students and staff will likely start returning to school buildings and traditional in-person instruction in phases when public health officials determine it is safe to do so.
Parks staff is in the process of notifying staff, students and parents of the time change.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 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 M. 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).