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School Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019

Hagerstown, MD (July 26, 2018) - The offices of the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools and Maryland Department of Health have issued reminders regarding school immunizations for the 2018-2019 school year. For students in kindergarten through fourth grade, two doses of Varicella vaccine are required prior to admittance to school. All students in seventh through eleventh grade are required to receive a single dose each of Tdap vaccine and Meningococcal (MCV4) before they can begin school.

WCPS Youth Apprenticeship Student Gains Full-Time Job Through Program

Hagerstown, MD (June 14, 2018) – WCPS Youth Apprenticeship Maryland Program held a check presentation event to celebrate the successful youth apprenticeship of Beacon Grace, LLC and the generosity of the FirstEnergy Foundation. Becky Willard, owner and CEO of Beacon Grace, LLC, a supply chain technical and professional consulting service located in Hagerstown Community College's Technical Innovation Center, has offered her apprentice, Casey Kelly, a 2018 Washington County Technical High Schoo graduate, and Hancock native, a permanent position at Beacon Grace once his appren

2018 Summer Food Service Program; Meal Machine Schedule Released

HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 6, 2018) – The summer meal program schedule and sites, along with the Meal Machine schedule, have been released by the Food and Nutrition Services office of Washington County Public Schools (WCPS). WCPS is operating six vehicles in the Meal Machine program this spring and summer, providing free meals for anyone 18 years of age and younger Monday through Friday from June 19 through August 24. Meal Machine times and locations are as follows:

ParentVUE and StudentVUE Available

Hagerstown, MD (May 23, 2018)Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is pleased to announce that students and parents/guardians now have access to the ParentVUE and StudentVUE applications. Teachers and school support staff have been entering grades and information over the last week, and significant progress has been made. It is anticipated that all updates will be completed by May 31. 

The following information was entered in Synergy from the time period impacted by the outage through May 16, when staff had access to add data:

Summer Hours for Schools and Offices Begin Week of June 18

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 21, 2018) – A schedule of summer hours for schools and offices has been established by Washington County Public Schools. Beginning the week of June 18, 2018, schools and offices will be open longer hours Monday through Thursday and closed each Friday through August 24. The schedule has been adjusted each summer as an energy and cost-saving measure. Hours will vary from school to school, so parents and community members are encouraged to contact schools ahead of time if there is any question about hours.

Update on ParentVUE and StudentVUE Access

Hagerstown, MD (May 18, 2018) - This is an update from Washington County Public Schools regarding access to ParentVUE and StudentVUE. WCPS is anticipating that parents and students will have access to those applications by Wednesday, May 23. WCPS staff continues to do intensive work to input grades and other information. Since Wednesday evening, over 350,000 assignment grades have been entered. 

Synergy Student System Restored to School Employees

Hagerstown, MD (May 17, 2018) - The Synergy Student System is now available to all Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) employees, and operations have been running smoothly as the Technology Department prepares to re-launch the program to parents and students next week.

School administrators, counselors, clerical staff and other support personnel have been working to update student school information. All report card grades for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grading/marking periods have been restored.