Updates and Communications from MCPS

Check the MCPS Corona Virus Webpage for the latest updates and announcements from MCPS:  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/

MCPS Continuity of Learning webpage:  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/continuity-of-learning/

May 31, 2020 Update on the MCPS recovery plan, summer school, the Districtwide Boundary Analysis:             https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200531.html

May 23, 2020 Important Updates oVirtual Commencements, Grading and Reporting, Summer School:  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200523.html

May 20, 2020 In this week's All In blog post, Dr. Smith has a discussion with five special education teachers who shared insights about their work and the innovative efforts they are making to meet the needs of students.  Watch the discussion here:   https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/all-in/All-In-2020-05-20.html

May 17, 2020 Community Update at the start of Phase III of distance learning:  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200517.html

May 12, 2020 Update reporting the MCPS School Board's decision regarding grading policy for marking period 4 and the second semester:  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/grading-mp4-20200512.html

May 10, 2020 Community Update from Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith previewing Phase III of Online Learning and the Maryland Recovery Plan for Education, among other topics: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200510.html

May 6, 2020 Update, Governor Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon announced that Maryland public schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year:   https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200506.html

May 5, 2020 Announcement from MCPS  of the plan for grading in the fourth marking period, which will be proposed to the Board of Education on May 12:    https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/grading-mp4-v2-20200505.html

May 3, 2020 Community Update from MCPS includes information on the grading criteria for the 4th Marking Period and the district’s plan for monitoring student engagement during this time of remote learning.  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200503.html

April 27, 2020 Reminder from MCPS that tomorrow, April 28, in an instructional day for students.https://tinyurl.com/y86qfeny

April 26, 2020 Update from MCPS includes important information on grading and reporting, 3rd Marking Period report cards, online registration for new MCPS students, and more. https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200426.html

April 19, 2020 Update from MCPS for week 4 of online learning features an overview of phase II of online learning in MCPS as as well as information on the grading and reporting framework for the 4th marking period. https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200418.html

April 9, 2020 Update from MCPS for week 3 of online learning as well as additional wellness resources.  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200409.html

April 7, 2020 Message from Transition Services Unit:  Transition Services Letter.docx

April 1, 2020 Message from MCPS outlining plans for the second week (April 6-10) of online learning (also in Spanish):  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200401.html

March 28, 2020 Virtual conversation on phase one of the "continuity of learning plan."  If you missed it you can watch the video here in English:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbTrMkVxaf0&feature=youtu.be&t=187 and here in Spanishhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmOrdVZWkLU&feature=youtu.be&t=261

March 27, 2020 letter, updated and corrected on March 28 from MCPS with guidance for families whose student has an IEP or 504 plan.  This includes the corrected phone number for the AskMCPS phone line. https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-community-20200327.html

March 25, 2020 letter from MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith announcing changes to the school calendar and providing information about phase one of the district’s continuity of learning plan, which begins on March 30:   https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200325-2.html 

March 25, 2020 letter from MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith announcing that MCPS will continue to be closed until April 24, and providing information about the distribution of Chromebooks starting on March 26, for students who do not have a computer at home. https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/coronavirus-update-20200325.html

March 22, 2020 letter from MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith.  Please note the online resources at the bottom of the letter.  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2019-2020/allin-this-together-20200322.html

MCPS's "Instructional Activities Center."   Scroll down for ALO activities. Unfortunately, parents may have challenges getting access if they don’t know their child’s student ID# and password from school.  xMinds is inquiring about resolving these issues.  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/contingency/index.aspx

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