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A Note on Student Attendance, Absence and Truancy

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When it comes to attendance: every day counts! Did you know just two days out of school a month (about 18 days a year) can add up to 10 percent of the school year missed? Parent and guardians should take note of changes to PGCPS attendance policies and tips on ways to keep absences at minimum.

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2019-20 School Year Calendar Changes

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The Prince George’s County Board of Education approved the following updates to the 2019-2020 school calendar. 

  • Schools will be closed for students Friday, Sept. 27 for professional development (previously early dismissal)
  • Schools + offices closed election day, April 28, 2020
  • Last day for students: June 17, 2020 (Dates are subject to change due to emergency closings.)

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School Bus Driver Nears Fifty Years of Service

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Meet Ms. Anne, Prince George's County Public Schools' beloved and longest-serving bus driver! 

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Celebrating National Arts in Education Week!

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Arts education is an essential component of a complete and balanced education. For National Arts in Education Week we celebrate the role of the arts in developing engaged, successful college- and career-ready students!

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Don't Miss Back-to-School Night!

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The first few weeks of school can be fast-paced, but don’t miss back-to-school night! It’s an opportunity to meet and greet school leaders and teachers while learning about expectations and resources. It also sends a message to your child that you will have a present and active role in their education.

Find Your Back-to-School Night

CEO Coffee Chat Comes to Brandywine

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Our ‘Mornings with Monica’ community visits are back! Meet CEO Dr. Monica Goldson on Monday, September 23 at Starbucks, Brandywine Crossing. Also, join the conversation: follow Dr. Goldson on Twitter!

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Inaugural Hall of Fame Gala

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On Friday, October 18, the Excellence in Education Foundation for PGCPS, Inc. will host a Hall of Fame Gala to highlight notable Prince George’s County Public Schools alumni and raise funds to expand scholarships and programming for students.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage!

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Hispanic Heritage Month begins Sunday! Here are a few upcoming events highlighting the diversity of art and culture that people of Hispanic and Latin descent have added to our communities:

Sept. 14: MNCPPC Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Reception @ Prince George's Ballroom More Info
Sept. 19: Ceylon Mitchell's Afro-Latino Chamber Music @ Bowie Center for the Performing Arts Tickets
Sept. 21: 8th Annual Grito de Danza Mexican Folkloric Dance @Bowie Center for the Performing Arts Tickets

Announcements

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High School Dual Enrollment Info Session - North

High school students and families are invited to learn about the dual enrollment application process, eligibility requirements and college options! Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Eleanor Roosevelt High High School, 7 p.m. Register


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Apply for Free and Reduced Meals

Families with students who receive school meals through our Free and Reduced Meals program must reapply at the beginning of each school year to remain eligible. Ensure you keep benefits by applying online or completing the form from your school.

Apply Online


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PG13 High School Football Series to Return

It's Monday night football, Prince George’s County style! PG 13, a series taking you on and off the field with teams, coaches, players, fans and families, will soon return for season three! Episodes will be broadcast on PGCPS social media channels, our website and PGCPS-TV 96 (Comcast) and 38 (Verizon). Spread the word about #PG13!


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The 2020 Census is Coming: Make It Count!

Did you know that in just six months your family will need to complete the 2020 U.S. Census? Occurring just once every decade, the Census impacts our community and schools in many ways. Make Prince George’s County proud by taking the pledge to make our community count. 

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#ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Focus on Mental Health: Suicide Prevention Week

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By being aware of risk factors and warning signs, we all can play a role to help prevent suicide in our community. Check out these mental health resources for youth, educators and families.

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Central HS Awarded Top French Immersion Accreditation

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The Central High School French immersion program was awarded the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs' prestigious Label FrancEducation, making it the first high school in Maryland to receive this seal of excellence recognizing high quality French bilingual teaching. Certification for the Maya Angelou and Dora Kennedy French Immersion programs was renewed for three years. 

A Focus on Building New Schools

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“Goldson, who is entering her first year as permanent CEO, is focusing on implementing programs such as universal pre-kindergarten in 17 schools and digital immersion programs under the initiative, but she said there’s also a focus on new construction.”

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Deck the Halls! #TeamPGCPS Show Off 'Best Boards'

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For the new school year, we challenged teachers and staff across the school system to show us their most innovative back-to-school bulletin boards! Winners included teachers from Frances Fuchs Early Childhood Center, Allenwood Elementary, Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary and Montpelier Elementary. View all entries from our talented educators here.

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Maryland Superintendent Joins PGCPS on First Day of Classes

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The visit to the Prince George’s County school on the first day of classes in the county kicks off Salmon’s plans to tour all 24 school districts across the state.

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