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Class of 2020 Spirit Week

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Class of 2020 Spirit Week begins today! Join us this week to send off our seniors with spirit! Show off your PGCPS pride on Wednesday, transform yourself into your dream self on Thursday and decorate your front door on Friday (prizes for top entries). Post photos on social media or send to communications@pgcps.org. 

Saturday: Class of 2020 eGraduation Celebration!

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This weekend, we will host a systemwide virtual graduation celebration in honor of the Class of 2020 with a commencement address by Oxon Hill High School alum Taraji P. Henson! 

Who will be there: Other alums on board for the celebration include actor/comedian Martin Lawrence, R&B singer Kenny Lattimore; radio host/comedian Joe Clair; NFL cornerback Joe Haden and local news anchor Taylor Thomas. More surprises are in store! 

What to expect: The names of every grad will be displayed during the pre-recorded broadcast. Other highlights include senior shoutouts, photo flashbacks, musical tributes, valedictorians spotlight and messages from principals.

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How to watch: The celebration will air Saturday, May 30 on WJLA 24/7 News (Comcast 808, FiOS 508, DirecTV/Dish 8) and Charge (Over-the-Air Channel 7.2) at 7 p.m. A replay is scheduled for the following day, Sunday, May 31, at noon on ABC7. The event will also be streamed live on the PGCPS website and Facebook page. Simultaneous Spanish audio of the celebration will be available during the airing on May 30. Listen in at that time by calling 508-924-5155. The celebration will be archived on the PGCPS YouTube channel and will air on PGCPS-TV (Comcast 96, Verizon 38) at a later date.

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Family and friends of the Class of 2020 can get involved in this weekend's eGraduation Celebration by tweeting congratulations to their favorite senior during the broadcast. Please use the hashtag #PGCPS2020Grads.

Distance Learning Updates

This Week on PGCPS-TV

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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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Learning at Home ‚ÄĒ Frequently Asked Questions

Our Distance Learning plan is designed to keep students connected to school and continuing to learn content required to be successful in the next grade or course pathway. 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.

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Digital Library Resources

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In the PGCPS Research Portal, students can find online encyclopedias, full-text articles, primary resources, videos, and more. Access the entire ebooks collection of PGCPS through Sora! Connect the app to Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) for one point of access. Students can access the list of usernames and passwords, contact their librarian and/or the Office of Library Media.  

#PGCPSProud News

Crossland HS Valedictorian Third in Family to Earn Honor!

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Crossland High School valedictorian Kamille Canlas comes from a long line of high achievers and is the third in her family to earn the honor of Crossland valedictorian!

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CEO Discusses COVID-19 Response on ABC News

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CEO Dr. Monica Goldson joined ABC News to discuss the digital divide! The "Pandemic: What You Need to Know" segment is part of the network's special coverage examining socioeconomic disparities in education stemming from COVID-19.

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University of Maryland to Salute PGCPS Grads

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From May 29 thru May 31, the University of Maryland will illuminate their iconic Memorial Chapel "blue" in congratulations and support of PGCPS Class of 2020 graduates!

New! Mental Health Awareness Resources

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Visit our new mental health web portal for news, events and resources! 

Announcements

On Hold: 2020-21 School Year Registrations

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Online registration for prekindergarten, kindergarten, transitional and lottery programs will begin in early June. Updates on the way! 

Grab-n-Go Play for Youth!

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Each Friday from noon to 2 p.m., the Department of Parks and Recreation is offering free recreation materials including jump ropes, chalk, art kits, games and more! Participating locations include the Marlow Heights, Oakcrest and Glenarden community centers.

Virtual Summer Reading Program

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The Washington Nationals and Prince George's County Memorial Library System have teamed up for an online-only summer reading and engagement program! The virtual ‚ÄúSummer @ Your Library‚ÄĚ program will be hosted in English and Spanish for all ages and runs through Aug. 21.¬†

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Register for a Special Education Virtual Workshop

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Now through mid-June, parents of students with special needs can register to participate in virtual workshops geared toward helping support children at home!

COVID-19: Our Responsibility

County Stay-At-Home Order Extended to June 1

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COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions for Prince George’s County have been extended through June 1. Residents should continue to stay home except for essential activities, such as going to the grocery store, picking up prescriptions, and going to medical appointments. 

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Virtual Webinars

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Each Thursday, Prince George’s County will host mini-webinars on mental health, including tips for self-care and managing stress.

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