MCPS Community Update on 2021-2022 School Year
MCPS sent the following message to the community this morning regarding for information on fall 2021 reopening plans, efforts to address learning disruption, mask requirements, vaccinations, and the virtual academy:
“Dear MCPS Community:
Here are five things you need to know about the June 10 Board of Education meeting and what the 2021-2022 school year will look like for students and staff:
- All MCPS schools will be open at 100 percent capacity for five-day-a-week learning for all students this fall. Schools will return to their pre-COVID schedules, including bell times, bus schedules, number and length of class periods per day, lunch and recess.
- MCPS will address learning disruption and develop support plans to ensure all students are performing on level. The district has developed multi-year plans to ensure all students can access and receive support for any missed content (e.g. math recovery). Guidance, support and professional learning will allow teachers to build a solid foundation focused on missed or condensed instruction. As teachers are planning lessons throughout the summer and fall, they will focus on addressing core standards and student needs.
- Masks will be required in school buildings this summer. We anticipate receiving updated guidance over the summer from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and county officials regarding the use of masks when students return this fall.
- The deadline to apply for the Virtual Academy is July 2. We encourage all families who feel the program would be a good fit for their child to apply and to provide any available supporting materials. All applications will be reviewed and responses will be provided on a rolling basis. MCPS is hosting several parent information sessions to provide you with an opportunity to have questions answered about the Virtual Academy and the application process.
- You can help keep our schools and communities safe by getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Schedule an appointment for you and your child (ages 12 and older) to get the COVID-19 vaccine at any vaccination clinic in the county. MCPS will continue to partner with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics at several MCPS schools.”
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