Engage PGCPS: Get Ready for Back-to-School!

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welcome back PGCPS families to the 19-20 SY

The first day of school for all students is Tuesday, September 3 and the back-to-school countdown is on! Check out these tips on how to prepare for #PGCPS1stDay and have a strong start to the school year!

BTS Bus Info

New this year: Bus stop information will not be issued by mail. All bus route info will be available using the Bus Stop Finder on the PGCPS website and SchoolMax Parent Portal. You may also view bus info on the BB District mobile app. Download the Here Comes the Bus app to receive notifications when students arrive at school or home. 

BTS Immunizations

Does your child still need vaccinations? Kaiser Permanente is hosting a free clinic at Prince George's Medical Center in Hyattsville through August 30 at 5 p.m. There are additional resources for families. View a complete list here

BTS School Max

In the PGCPS SchoolMax family portal you can view student schedules, keep up with grades and report cards, see bus route info and more! Register for the portal here. You’ll need student ID numbers to set up.

BTS Connect with us

PGCPS provides news and updates on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn! Also, hear directly from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson on Twitter by following @drmonicaceo. We also regularly send information via email and text alerts, this weekly Engage PGCPS newsletter and on our Inside PGCPS blog. Update your preferences here.

BTS Transportation

Have transportation questions? Unable to locate a bus stop? Our team will be available Saturday and Sunday to answer calls on school bus stop information at 301-952-6570 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Additional ways to locate bus stop info:

  • Contact the school where your child is enrolled to receive bus info from the school's Transportation Coordinator.
  • Contact the PGCPS Transportation Team at 301-952-6570 or email transpor@pgcps.org.
BTS BB District

The BB District app is a great way to stay connected throughout the school year! View important school and school system announcements, grades, attendance, bus info and more — right on your mobile phone. Download from the App Store or Google Play!


Families with students who receive school meals through our Free and Reduced Meals program must reapply at the beginning of each school year. Ensure you keep benefits by renewing your application! You may apply online.

BTS Lunch

MySchoolBucks allows parents to securely pay for meals and monitor student cafeteria purchases. This is also the portal for Before and After School Extended Learning programs tuition payments. Meal and tuition payments can be made online or through the mobile app for iPhone or Android.

BTS Calendar

Prepare for the school year and plan ahead by reviewing our 2019-20 calendar! You can view, download and even sync it to your personal calendar to ensure you don’t miss a beat!

BTS First Day Signs

Don’t forget to print your "first day" signs and share them with the hashtag #PGCPS1stDay.

Download your sign.

Quick Links

2019-2020 School Calendar

School Lunch Menus

SchoolMAX Family Portal

Family Institute

Inside PGCPS Blog


PGCPS Water Quality Program

Compliance Hotline