Schools plan orientation events for parents, students

Schools plan orientation events for parents, students


Charles County Public Schools has released its student orientation schedule for the 2016-17 school year. Listed below are orientation dates and times, and other activities for schools. Specific questions should be directed to individual schools.

Elementary Schools

  • C. Paul Barnhart, meet and greet, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.;
  • Berry, meet and greet, Aug. 24, 2 to 4 p.m.;
  • Dr. Gustavus Brown, meet and greet, Aug. 25, 2:30 to 4 p.m.;
  • Dr. James Craik, meet and greet, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.;
  • William A. Diggs, meet and greet, Aug. 25, 9:30 to 11 a.m.;
  • Gale-Bailey, kindergarten meet and greet, Aug. 25, 9 to 11 a.m.; meet and greet all students, Aug. 25, 10 to 11 a.m.;
  • Dr. Thomas L. Higdon, meet and greet, Aug. 25, 9:30 to 11 a.m.;
  • Indian Head, meet and greet, Aug. 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; prekindergarten orientation, Sept. 2, 10 to 11 a.m.; and Three’s program orientation, Sept. 2, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, meet and greet, Aug. 25, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m.;
  • Malcolm, kindergarten orientation, Aug. 25, 10 to 10:30 a.m.; and meet and greet, grades 1-5, Aug. 25, 10 to 11 a.m.;
  • T.C. Martin, meet and greet, Aug. 25, 10 to 11 a.m.;
  • Mary H. Matula, meet and greet, Aug. 25, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.;
  • Arthur Middleton, meet and greet, Aug. 24, 2 to 4 p.m.;
  • Walter J. Mitchell, meet and greet/all grades invited, Aug. 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.;
  • Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy, kindergarten and new student orientation, Aug. 24, 1 to 1:30 p.m.; and community drop-in grades 1-5, Aug. 24, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.;
  • Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, meet and greet, Aug. 24, 2 to 4 p.m.;
  • Mary B. Neal, meet and greet, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.;
  • J.C. Parks, meet and greet, Aug. 25, 10 to 10:45 a.m.;
  • J.P. Ryon, meet and greet, Aug. 25, 10 to 11 a.m.;
  • Eva Turner, back-to-school meet and greet, Aug. 25, 3 to 5 p.m.; and
  • William B. Wade, new student orientation, Aug. 24, 1 to 2 p.m.; Greet your Seat for kindergarten, Aug. 25, 9 to 10 a.m.; and Greet your Seat for grades 1-5, Aug. 25, 10 to 11 a.m.

Middle Schools

  • Theodore G. Davis, new student orientation, Aug. 24, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.;
  • John Hanson, sixth grade welcome, Aug. 25, 3 to 5 p.m.;
  • Matthew Henson, sixth grade orientation, Aug. 24, 3 to 5 p.m.;
  • Mattawoman, new student orientation, Aug. 23, 2 to 4 p.m.;
  • Piccowaxen, incoming sixth graders/students new to Piccowaxen, Aug. 23, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.;
  • General Smallwood, new student orientation, Aug. 25, 3:30 to 5 p.m.;
  • Milton M. Somers, incoming sixth grade and new student orientation, Aug. 24, 2 to 4 p.m.; and
  • Benjamin Stoddert, sixth grade and new student orientation, Aug. 24, 3:30 to 6 p.m.

High Schools

  • Henry E. Lackey, freshmen and new student drop-in, Aug. 23, 3:30 to 5 p.m.;
  • La Plata, new students and freshmen, Aug. 24, 6 to 8 p.m.;
  • Maurice J. McDonough, orientation, Aug. 25, 6 to 8 p.m.;
  • North Point, freshmen/new student orientation, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m.;
  • St. Charles, new student orientation, Aug. 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.;
  • Thomas Stone, new student orientation, Aug. 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and
  • Westlake, new student orientation, Aug. 23, 5 to 6:30 p.m. 

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,300 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 Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, 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.

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