MCPS: Updates on Athletics, COVID-19 Vaccinations, Free/Reduced-Priced Meals, and More

Montgomery County Public Schools Community Message:
Here are four things to know for Thursday, Aug. 11. They include information from the MCPS Athletics department, Free and Reduced-price Meals information, free immunizations and vaccinations at the Back-to-School Fair, and other important events.

  1. MCPS Athletics R.A.I.S.E. Update Newsletter

    See the latest newsletter from the MCPS Athletics department. It includes information about high school and middle school sports registration and how MCPS is addressing a shortage of certified athletic trainers. A Spanish version is available here.

  2. Free Immunizations and COVID-19 Vaccinations Available at the Back-to-School Fair, Saturday, Aug. 27

    MCPS students and their families are invited to kick off the new school year at the Back-to-School Fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Westfield Wheaton mall. Learn more about the event. Visit the Back-to-School Fair website to make an appointment for vaccinations or immunizations.

  3. lunchApply Online Now for Free and Reduced Price Meals Benefits

    Families of students who may qualify for Free or Reduced-price Meals can now apply for assistance for school meals. Eligibility is based on family size and gross income. Students in Maryland who qualify for reduced-price meals will receive free breakfast and lunch meals. Apply here. Learn more about the program.

  4. Return-to-School Events in Rockville, Germantown and Silver Spring

    On Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northwest High School will host a clusterwide event featuring activities, games, and MCPS and PTA resources. Learn more here.

    On Aug. 21, from noon to 4 p.m., Rockville High School will host Rockville Day, a back-to-school bash also with activities and community partner support. Learn more here.

    On Aug. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Springbrook High School is hosting a Well-Being Fair. This event will be filled with parent sessions on social-emotional support; information for parents of students receiving ESOL services, and awareness of student social media responsibility. Vendors will include school athletics, booster clubs, the PTSA, Montgomery County Recreation and Fidos for Freedom.

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