Engage PGCPS: Learning Ôľ† Home Week 3! ūüíĽ

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News This Week

U.S. News 2020 Best High Schools: We Have Five!

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Five high schools landed on the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools list! Congratulations to Charles Herbert Flowers, Oxon Hill, Eleanor Roosevelt, Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George's Community College and CMIT Academy high schools.

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Fourth Quarter Grading Policy: Pass/Incomplete

The Distance Learning plan in place during COVID-19 is designed to keep students connected to school and to offer instruction in critical content required to be successful in the next grade/course pathway. With equity in mind, grading policy for the fourth quarter is designed to incentivize student participation in learning activities while ‚Äúdoing no harm‚ÄĚ to students who are unable to fully participate. For the fourth quarter, students in grades 2-12 will receive a grade of pass (P) or incomplete (I).¬†

Q4 Grading Policy

Q3 Report Cards

Printed copies of third quarter report cards and fourth quarter progress reports will not be mailed home. Please use parent or student log-in information to access grades and monitor progress in SchoolMax. All families will receive a final report card at the end of the school year by mail.

High School Seniors: Graduation Waivers and Key Dates

In response to the impact of the COVID-19, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has determined that graduating high school seniors are exempt from fulfilling service learning hours and from the following: MCAP tests for Algebra I, English 10, and American Government; the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) and AVP project.

Waivers were also approved for Career and Technical Education (CTE)  cosmetology, nail technician and barber programs among other areas. Parents/guardians should contact school staff for more information.

In addition, don't miss important key upcoming events and dates, including virtual college and career signing days, senior spirit week, last day of school and more!

Class of 2020 Key Dates

Wednesday: CEO's Family Tele Town Hall

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On Wednesday, April 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., CEO Dr. Monica Goldson will host a telephone town hall to hear from and offer updates to parents and community. 

View CEO's Message

Tune In! TV Lessons for PreK-5 Students!

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Students in prekindergarten through fifth grades can tune in to daily instructional lessons on PGCPS-TV (Comcast channel 96, Verizon channel 38 and online)! View daily schedule.

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Watch Live

Learning at Home ‚ÄĒ Frequently Asked Questions

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Find the answers to common questions including logging in to your child's PGCPS email account, navigating Google Classroom, Chromebook use and more! Our technology team has also compiled a guide for parents.

FAQs

Student Meal Pick-Ups Now Twice Weekly

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Meal pick-up will occur twice a week between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

View Meal Sites

Drive-up WiFi at Select Schools 

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Need Internet access for your child to complete schoolwork or homework? Drive-up wifi access is available. Anyone with a PGCPS email account can log on from the school parking lot or within close proximity to the school.

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At Your Service: 24/7 Digital Library

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Did you know that the PGCPS library Research Portal offers online encyclopedias, full-text articles, primary resources, videos, eBooks and more? Many of the resources are available in Spanish and French! Students can access the list of usernames and passwords to get started!

The Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is also 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. 

#PGCPSProud News

College ūüéď Signing Day: Help Us Celebrate Class of 2020!

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Join us Friday, May 1 for a "virtual college signing day" to recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2020! Have you done something creative or special to honor your high school senior? Show and tell us about it at communications@pgcps.org to have your senior featured! Please include "Class of 2020" in the subject line.

Scholar of the Week: DuVal High School Jeremy Kiggundu

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Meet Scholar of the Week Jeremy Kiggundu, a senior at DuVal High School and published researcher!

CEO Dr. Goldson: "End the Digital Divide"

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Read CEO Dr. Monica Goldson's Washington Post op-ed, urging Congress to include funding for broadband access in the future COVID-19 relief packages.

Announcements

School Registrations for 2020-21 School Year

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Due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and continued school building closures, registration for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, transitional and lottery programs are on hold. We will provide updates as available. 

Deadline for Q3 Grade Appeals Extended

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The deadline for third quarter grade change appeals has been extended. Parents/guardians wishing to appeal a third-quarter report card grade must submit the appropriate form and supporting documents by Thursday, April 30. 

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Parks and Rec Grab-n-Go Meals for Students

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The Department of Parks and Recreation is offering free grab-and-go meals Monday through Friday from noon to 2 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for children under the age of 18. Locations: Marlow Heights Community Center, Oakcrest Community Center in Capitol Heights and Glenarden Community Center.

Free Home Internet Access Available

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Families new to Comcast Internet Essentials may be eligible for two months of free Internet service if they live in an area where the service is available, qualify for public assistance and have not subscribed to Comcast Internet within the last 90 days. Apply online or call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376). 

Learning at Home Resources

Maryland Public Television 'At-Home Learning'

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Maryland Public Television has changed its weekday programming to support students, families and teachers. The new At-Home Learning program schedule airs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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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.


Correction: In last week's newsletter, there was a typo in the Deadline for Q3 Grade Appeals item. Parents/guardians wishing to appeal a third-quarter report card grade must submit the appropriate form and documents by Thursday, April 30. 

COVID-19: Our Responsibility

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How to Talk to Kids About COVID-19

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When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary. Check out these tips from PBS Kids about hand washing and staying healthy.

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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