back to school 2021

September 13, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Aclara las Inquietudes de la Guía Sanitaria Respecto a la Cuarentena

El regreso a clases ha generado muchas preguntas e inquietudes en lo que respecta a las políticas de cuarentena de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS). En respuesta, MCPS lanzó un nuevo mensaje comunitario esta semana para ayudar al distrito escolar a minimizar la cantidad de estudiantes que necesitan ser puestos en cuarentena. […]

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September 9, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Quarantine Health Guidance Concerns Clarified

Back to school has generated many questions and concerns when it comes to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) quarantine policies. In response, MCPS released a new community message this week to help the school district minimize the number of students who need to quarantine. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr.Travis Gayles clarified many of the issues […]

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September 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Forced Quarantining by MCPS was Major Topic of Public Comments

The majority of the 20 members of the public speaking at Thursday’s Montgomery County Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting spoke out strongly against the current COVID-19 quarantine guidelines and urged schools to use rapid testing. Following Department Health and Human Services’ guidance, MCPS quarantines students who show one sign of the virus, including sneezing […]

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September 7, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

About 1,000 MCPS Students and Staff Quarantined After First Week Back to School

According to officials, at least 1,000 students and staff are quarantined since Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) started the school year last week. “It’s across the district. We have 209 schools, and in the last five days or so, I’d say we posted letters of about 44 positive cases,” said MCPS Communications Supervisor Gboyinde Onijala. […]

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September 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

By Day 3, MCPS Has Sent at Least 14 Positive COVID-19 Test Letters Home

By Wednesday, the third day of school for Montgomery County Public School students, at least 14 letters already have gone out to families stating there was at least one positive case of COVID-19 at their school. The community notification letters detail when the person was on school property, when that person received a positive test […]

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August 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

First Day of School Plagued by Late and Overcrowded Buses

Montgomery County Public School parents and guardians snapped a lot of photos of their children stepping onto the school bus to begin a new school year Monday. Some of them also expressed frustration with school buses that didn’t arrive on time, were overcrowded or dropped their children off much later in the afternoon than expected. […]

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August 31, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Comenzó Nuevo Año Escolar en Montgomery sin Oficiales de Policía en las Escuelas

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) comenzaron su nuevo año escolar 2021-2022 sin Oficiales de Recursos Escolares (SRO), por primera vez en 19 años. El vicepresidente del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery Gabe Albornoz dio su opinión al respecto: En la reunión de la Junta de Educación, la semana pasada, se anunció que […]

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August 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

New School Year Begins with First LGBTQ+ Studies Class

A social studies course on LGBTQ issues debuted Monday with the start of the new school year at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). 10 high schools, including Richard Montgomery, Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein, are offering this one semester course that is for a half credit. It is described in MCPS’ course curriculum as an […]

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August 30, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Focused on Mental Health Needs as Students Return to School

Monday was the first day of school for nearly 160,000 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students. MCPS is beginning the new academic year with in-person instruction five-days-a-week after 18 months of virtual and phased in-person learning due to COVID-19. While students live through a pandemic, leaders want to make sure they are supporting their mental […]

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August 30, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Kicks Off School Year; Nearly 160,000 Students Return to In-Person Learning

Monday marked the first day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Nearly 160,000 students returned to classrooms, while about 3,000 remained on the virtual learning platform. MCPS officials say there are several precautions to ensure the safety of all students and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, […]

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