Parents are now able to access school bus stop and route information for the 2015-2016 school year from eLink. Additional information can be obtained from schools and the Transportation Department (301.766.2902).
HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 15, 2015) – Washington County Public Schools issues another reminder to parents of students entering kindergarten and 7th grade in the 2015-2016 school year, that state vaccination requirements have changed. Kindergarten students must have two doses of Varicella for chickenpox and 7th grade students must have a single dose each of the Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis and the meningococcal vaccine for MCV.
Smithsburg High School junior Quinn Wandalowski’s one-year term as student member of the Maryland State Board of Education began on July 1. Quinn was one of two finalists voted by her peers at the State Student Association annual meeting and was selected for the position by Governor Larry Hogan.
Here are some helpful hints on how to navigate the new and improved Washington County Public Schools website.
Here are some useful tips on how to navigate Washington County Public School's new and improved website.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (June 12, 2015) – Washington County Public Schools will implement its summer schedule for schools and offices on Monday, June 15, 2015. A four-day work week will be in effect through August 7. Schools and offices will be open extended hours Monday through Thursday and closed each Friday during that time. The Center for Education Services, 10435 Downsville Pike, will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Hours at individual schools will vary.
Hagerstown, MD (June 9, 2015) - Washington County Public Schools is offering meals to children without charge as part of the 2015 Summer Food Service Program. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of meal service. Meals will be provided at the following sites and times:
A partnership between Washington County Government and Washington County Public Schools has resulted in an interactive online tool that can be used to connect residential addresses with the school district in which the residences are located. The map can be found at http://washcogis2.washco-md.net/js/SchoolLocator/. Visitors can enter an address and determine the elementary, middle and high school district for that address.
A 15 person commitee has met a number of times since November 2014 to produce a final list of names for the "West City" elementary school opening in 2016-17
The health and safety of students in Washington County Public Schools is always top priority. WCPS continues to work with Meritus School Health Program and the Washington County Health Department in an ongoing effort to keep parents, students and the community informed. WCPS also takes very seriously the cleanliness and safety of its school buildings. To that end, staff is vigilant in disinfecting classrooms, bathrooms and common areas. Even without health issues arising in schools, WCPS remains committed to daily monitoring of any health and safety risks.