Reopen PGCPS: What You Need to Know for Back-to-School

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Fall 2020 Reopening Plan

PGCPS will begin the 2020-21 school year on Monday, August 31 with distance learning for all grades. Distance learning will continue through the first and second quarters with a goal to return to school buildings in February to begin the third quarter. 

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Watch: CEO Dr. Monica Goldson's 'Reopen PGCPS' Announcement

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View the announcement by CEO Dr. Monica Goldson.

Q&A From 'Reopen PGCPS' Parent Town Hall

On July 15, we held a telephone town hall to answer questions from parents and community members about plans for the upcoming school year. A recording of the call is also available. 

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Resources for Parents

Answers to common questions, distance learning feature

We're listening! Answers to your commonly asked questions on how distance learning will work for the 2020-2021 SY.

Q. What if my student misses a live "real time" lesson? Can we later access a recorded version?

A. We are highly encouraging teachers to record lessons. All students will have access to instructional materials for use at home during distance learning.

Q. Should my family still plan to purchase school supplies?

A. Yes. Supply lists are being finalized and will be shared with parents and guardians from their child's school in the coming weeks.

Q. Will I be able to pick up meals from my child's school?

A. Yes. All schools will offer multi-day, pre-packaged breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Thursdays. Students who are not eligible for free and reduced-priced meals will have to pay for breakfast and lunch, preferably through their student account. Families can apply online for free and reduced-price meals.

Online School Registration 

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School registration is underway. Parents and guardians may register children and submit all supporting documentation online. 

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Special Student Transfer Window

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Parents and legal guardians of currently enrolled students who meet special circumstances may submit a special student transfer request from Wednesday, Aug. 5 through Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Transfer requests for currently enrolled students should be submitted online through the SchoolMax Family Portal. Families of new students can receive login credentials and assistance through their boundary school. 

Click here to view a list of schools eligible to receive transfer students.

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Middle School Summer Learning Program Extended

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The middle school MyPath reading and math summer program has been extended to Friday, August 14! Students may access the program with the username pgms and their Student ID number (password: Student ID number). For more information, contact

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Library at Your Fingertips!

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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 PGCPS ebooks collection through SoraConnect the app to the Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) for one point of access.  Students can access the list of usernames and passwords and/or contact their librarian or the Office of Library Media to explore the portal.

In the News

CEO Discusses Reopening Plans on MSNBC

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CEO Dr. Monica Goldson joined MSNBC's Craig Melvin to discuss reopening PGCPS safely and responsibly this school year.


Goldson: "Choosing whether to reopen schools is a matter of life or death"

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In a column published in The Hill, CEO Dr. Monica Goldson wrote: "We did not come to our reopening decision lightly. We weighed every option from returning fulltime to implementing a hybrid schedule; we surveyed the community and found more than 45 percent of families — and more than 50 percent of educators and administrators — preferred to continue the distance learning model. In the end, we made the clear choice." 

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