1. Fentanyl Awareness: Family Forum Set for Jan. 28: In partnership with MCPS, Montgomery Goes Purple invites families to come out Saturday, Jan. 28 for an event and discussion on this deadly drug. Panelists will share important information on the dangers and prevalence of fentanyl, prevention tools and protective factors for students, and resources for treatment when needed. The event will be from 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in the Clarksburg High School cafeteria, 22500 Wims Road in Clarksburg. The event will also be livestreamed on the MCPS homepage.
Thursday News Conference with School and County Leaders and Advocates
December Fentanyl Community Message
2. Free SAT Prep for High School Students Available Now
MCPS is pleased to partner with FEV Tutor to provide students high-quality virtual tutoring sessions personalized to each student’s needs. High school students can sign up for a free six-week course between now and March. Email FEV Tutor or call 855-763-2607 with questions.
Sessions are available: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturdays, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
3. Kids Day Out Set for Jan. 27
Looking for something for your child to do when school is out on Friday, Jan. 27? How about a day of fun and supervised activities by Montgomery County Recreation. All MCPS students can receive a free scholarship by using the code MCPSkid2022 during registration. Activities run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit ActiveMontgomery.org or call 240-777-6840 for more information and locations.
4. Community Conversations on the MCPS Antiracist System Audit
The Latino Student Achievement Action Group (LSAAG), in partnership with PODER Educators and the MCPS Office of Strategic Initiatives, will hold virtual meetings on Jan. 23 to share information and listen to feedback from Hispanic/Latino students and families about the MCPS Antiracist System Audit Report. Students will meet from 5:30-6:45 p.m. A parent meeting will be held in Spanish from 7-8:15 pm. Students and parents can register here.
5. Students and Staff Spotlight This Week
Led by music teacher Amy Vanek, the Clarksburg High School chorus performed at the historic inauguration for Maryland Governor Wes Moore in Annapolis on Wednesday, Jan. 18.