August 12, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

No School for MCPS Students the Day After Labor Day

Students and staff will be off on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The MCPS 2021-2022 school year calendar, adopted by the Board of Education on March 23, lists the day after Labor Day as a non-instructional day. It falls on Rosh Hashanah. Classes will begin before Labor Day for the second year in a row, starting on Monday, […]

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March 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Recommends Outdoor Graduations at Home High School Stadiums

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is recommending that senior graduation ceremonies be held outdoors at students’ home high school stadiums, officials said during a school board meeting Tuesday. MCPS considered three plans for high school graduation ceremonies in 2021, explained James Koutsos, Area Associate Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Schools. Plan A is a traditional, […]

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March 3, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

MCPS Proposes Calendar Options for 2021-22 School Year

Montgomery County Public Schools’ Policy Management Committee has proposed three calendar options for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The first two scenarios would require students to return to school before Labor Day and the third would begin the school year after the holiday weekend. If either of the first two options are approved, classes will […]

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November 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

School Board Approves 2018-19 School Calendar

After what some members of the Montgomery County School Board called “a very challenging process,” the board voted Tuesday morning to adopt a new calendar for the 2018-2019 School Year. Sept. 4, 2018, will be the first day of classes for students and the last day is June 13, 2019. The new calendar resembles the […]

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February 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

More Snow Days Mean Longer School Year for MCPS Students

It’s too early to know if the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) district will be impacted by tomorrow’s wintry forecast. “We will make a decision by 5 a.m. tomorrow,” said Derek Turner, MCPS spokesperson, when asked Monday morning if any decisions have been made to date. According to Turner, the decision to delay or close […]

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June 12, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, June 12th, in Montgomery County

The mini heat wave continues today! The National Weather Service says we could reach the low 90s. Here are five things to know today, June 12th, in Montgomery County: 1. School Year Countdown: Today is the last full day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students. 2. Weekend Happenings: There’s lots going on this weekend. Here’s a […]

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May 27, 2015 | Krista Brick

School Board Approves Calendar Change for Next Year

UPDATED, May 27, 10:45 a.m.- The Montgomery County School Board voted in favor of a change to next year’s school calendar that could adjust some students’ spring break plans. Students will now have school on Mon., 4/4/16 and Tues., 4/5/16; Will be off Thurs. 3/24/16 and Tues. 4/26/16: — MCPS (@MCPS) May 26, 2015 […]

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March 24, 2015 | Krista Brick

MCPS Snow Waiver Sits with State Superintendent

It’s up to the State Superintendent whether Montgomery County Public Schools students will have to add days to their school calendar in June. The Maryland State Board of Education today voted to allow local school systems to apply for waivers of up to three days from the 180-instructional day requirement, and authorized the State Superintendent Dr. […]

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February 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

MCPS Snow Day Meltdown

That will do it! This was the last free snow day for the year before students will have to dip into summer. We have 4 snow days built in. We have had 4 snow days. 4 – 4 = 0. So….yeah. — Dana Tofig (@MCPSPIO) February 26, 2015 According to the Montgomery County Public […]

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November 13, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Congressman John Delaney on BOE’s Calendar Decision

U.S. Rep. John Delaney released the following statement on the Montgomery County Board of Education’s decision to strip religious labels from holidays on next year’s school calendar. “I’d like to see Montgomery County Public Schools continue to recognize religious holidays on the calendar, including those important to the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities. Eid […]

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