Engage PGCPS: Distance Learning Begins April 14

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Gearing Up for Distance Learning

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To continue our school year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, PGCPS is embarking on a new phase of teaching and learning through technology. This shift to online learning is one of necessity and a journey that we will take together. We thank you in advance for your partnership in making your child's continued education from home possible. Together, we can do this!

Key Dates: April 2020

April 3: Final day for students to electronically submit outstanding assignments. Students unable to submit assignments electronically will not be penalized. Work identified by teachers as enrichment during the closure will not be graded. 

April 6 - 13: No online instruction for students

April 9 - 13: Spring Break

April 14: Fourth quarter and online instruction begin

For complete information and timeline for distance learning, please visit our Continuity of Learning portal and see Frequently Asked Questions.

We realize there are still many questions about the remainder of this school year and next school year. Please be assured we will provide answers throughout the closure, as soon as available, on our website, by email, text message and on social media. 

Continuity of Learning

Student Meal Pick-Ups Now Twice Weekly

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Student Meal Sites Starting Monday, April 6, a week’s worth of “grab and go” meals can be picked up in fewer visits. Meal pick-up will occur twice a week between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.and students can get meals for two days on Mondays and three days on Wednesdays. There will be no meal service on Monday, April 13 due to spring break. Service will resume Tuesday, April 14 with one meal; three meals will be available on Wednesday, April 15. Parents may pick up meals for students who are unable to come to the site by showing a student ID or report card. Parents and guardians are not required to accompany students nor are students required to show ID.

View Meal Sites

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The Board of Education has approved changes to the school calendar brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes include adjustments to fourth quarter, spring break/Easter holidays, primary election day and last days for students and teachers. The updated calendar is now online.

#PGCPSProud News

Teachers Team Up to Send Encouragement!

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More than 50 teachers and staff at Montpelier Elementary School shared video greetings with students and families for a personal and collective "we miss you!"  Check out their amazing and kind gesture and see more ways teachers and students are remaining connected during the closure.

Students Sew Masks for Health Workers in Need

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Vansville Elementary students Zara and Musa Ahmed are making hand-sewn masks and delivering to healthcare facilities in need as part of the DMV Muslim Mask Project! 

Student Film Festival: Vote for People's Choice!

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The PGCPS Film Festival is now accepting votes for People's Choice Awards in all categories. Check out this year’s films and vote for your favorites!

Watch & Vote

Plug In to Your 24/7 Digital Library

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The Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is available 24/7 online with PGCMLS Digital Suite, Creative Suite, and more than 85 online resources including eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV, and educational resources. Students have access to PGCMLS resources using their 9-digit student ID number. 

Help Close the Gap — Complete Your Census!

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As of April 3, 41 percent of Prince George's County residents have responded to the 2020 Census compared to a 44 percent state average. In the time it takes to drink your morning coffee, you can complete your Census questionnaire online at My2020Census.gov. An ID number is not needed; you only need your home address. 

Announcements

Maryland Public Television to Offer 'At-Home Learning'

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During the COVID-19 emergency, Maryland Public Television is changing its weekday programming to support students, families and teachers. The new At-Home Learning program schedule debuts Monday, April 6, airing from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Learn More

Deadline Extended: Excellence in Education Foundation Scholarships

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High school seniors can apply to receive a college scholarship from the Excellence in Education Foundation for PGCPS, which will award $150,000 in scholarships in several categories this year. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, April 6.

Apply for Student Member of the Board of Education

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The application deadline for Student Member of the Board of Education has been extended to Friday, April 10! Current high school sophomores and juniors may apply. Due to school closures, application packets without all required signatures and recommendations may be submitted at a later date. More Info

Register for Summer Programs

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PGCPS Summer Programs offer opportunities for acceleration, enrichment, credit recovery or original credit. 

Learn More

Career Exploration Summer Camp

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Rising high school freshmen and sophomores may apply to attend a free four-week Career and Technical Education summer camp at Suitland High School. Deadline: Friday, May 29. More Info

Get Social With Your School!

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There's no better time than now to connect with your school online! To help, we've compiled a list of school social media accounts to help your family plug in and receive information during distance learning.

COVID-19: Our Responsibility

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Mental Health First: Coping with Stress During COVID-19

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Coping with the stress of an infectious disease outbreak like COVID-19 can be stressful even if your family is prepared. 

Coping with COVID-19

COVID-19: Protect Health, Prevent Spread

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Did you know that you can unknowingly have and spread COVID-19? Staying at home prevents those who may have been exposed to the virus from spreading it to others and protects our community from spread.

COVID-19: Fresh Air Allowed, With Caution!

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When going outside for exercise, keep six feet of distance between yourself and others, do not play team or contact sports and do not touch playground equipment. Please note: all PGCPS playgrounds are closed.

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