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Important Update

Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members,

Today (May 6), Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon announced that Maryland public schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. We strongly believe this is the right decision for the safety and well-being of Maryland students and their families. While this news is not unexpected, it doesn’t diminish the sadness and disappointment that many of us are feeling because we won’t be together in schools to learn and work together; participate in athletic and arts events; and attend end-of-the-year celebrations and graduations.

This weekend, we will provide an update to the community that will address many of the questions and concerns you have on various topics, including the next phase of online learning, graduation, proms, promotion ceremonies, and more. We encourage you to visit our coronavirus webpage frequently and sign up to receive important alerts through the Alert Montgomery system.

Please continue to stay safe and take care of yourselves. MCPS has developed several resources to support the health and wellness of our community. You can view the resources here. We will get through this incredibly challenging time if we work together with kindness and compassion.


Jack R. Smith, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools