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Canvas by Instructure

Starting in the 2024-2025 school year, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will launch Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) across all grade levels.

The web-based LMS will revolutionize the way staff engage with course materials, assessments and collaborations.

Canvas trainings will be offered throughout the current school year via CCPS Professional Learning starting on Sept. 15 and Nov. 10.

CCPS technology staff created a dedicated support network for staff including:

  • The email for CCPS specific questions regarding Canvas including log in issues.
  • A dedicated phone and chat are available within the Help Menu inside of the Canvas instance.
  • Training materials and news posts will be available through the CCPS Canvas LMS SharePoint Site.

Staff members who would like to share ideas or take part in a volunteer pilot group this year, can complete an interest form before Sept. 30. To access the Microsoft form, click here.

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CCPS Classroom Teachers Can Apply for Mini Grants

Classroom teachers can apply for one of six mini grants offered by the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association (MRSPA). The mini grants — awarding up to $300 per teacher — may be used on special projects or activities that are not funded through the school system, PTA or PTSO.  

J.C. Parks Elementary School science teacher Emily Leedy was awarded a mini grant from MRSPA in 2021 when she was a classroom teacher at Malcolm Elementary School. She used the funds to start a pen pal program between Malcolm students and their peers in another Maryland school system. The award helped pay for postage and stationery.  

Mini grant applications are due by Nov. 1 with winners notified in January. The funds will be sent directly to the teacher at their school for use during this school year. To learn more about the program, visit To obtain an application, click here. Completed applications can be emailed to by Nov. 1.  

If you have any questions, please contact Maryland Retired School Personnel Association at 410-551-1517 or email at

CCPS telework program

For more information about the CCPS Telework Program, please visit the webpage below where you will find a link to the telework application at the bottom of the page.

CCPS Telework program 

Retirement Planning Webinars & Free Virtual Sessions

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ComPsych Guidance Resources Worldwide

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, ComPsych GuidanceResources.

ComPsych is a national employee assistance and work/life company dedicated to helping Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees improve their health and well-being through quality services.

The EAP benefit is no cost to employees and their dependents, and it is also confidential. ComPsych representatives have considerable expertise and clinical knowledge. They are well versed in helping clients of all ages, from young children to the elderly.

The EAP can assist with many issues, including stress, depression, anxiety, workplace difficulties, substance abuse, marital problems, family or parenting conflicts, grief, violence and unhealthy lifestyles. 

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Sept. 15, 2023

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