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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.

Pleasant Valley Elementary and Sharpsburg Elementary Reopened Today; Some Bus Routes and Pickup Locations Altered

Hagerstown, MD (May 17, 2018) - Pleasant Valley and Sharpsburg elementary schools resumed regular schedules today after being forced to close Wednesday because of flooding issues in the area. A number of affected students at Boonsboro Middle and High schools, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, Washington County Technical High School and Antietam Academy were also expected back in class today.

Details Around Synergy Restoration Timeline Updated

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 11, 2018) - Washington County Public Schools’ (WCPS) Technology Department staff has made considerable progress towards the restoration of the Synergy Student System. Staff will be working through the weekend and next week to methodically verify, vet and finalize each section of Synergy to ensure all program functions and student information are sufficient to get the platform back online.

34th Annual CTE Awards on May 14 at North Hagerstown High

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 11, 2018) – The 34th Annual Awards of Excellence in Career Technology Education, a partnership between Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) and Purdue University Global, will be presented on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. at North Hagerstown High School. WCPS Career Technology Education (CTE) teachers have nominated 63 students to be recognized as outstanding students in specific CTE programs.

Further Information on Synergy Student Systems Restoration

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 9, 2018) - Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) wants to keep our school community up to date regarding the ongoing Synergy Student System outage. The full restoration of Synergy, including ParentVUE and StudentVUE, is still anticipated to occur next week. WCPS would like to share more about the circumstances behind the outage and the process moving forward.


Technology Progress Report: Synergy/ParentVUE/StudentVUE

Hagerstown, MD (May 7, 2018) - Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) provided this update to parents of WCPS students today:

The Technology Department at Washington County Public Schools continues to make progress with bringing StudentVUE and ParentVUE back online within the Synergy Student System. In addition to the damage caused by the fire at the Center for Education Services, adequate backups of the system’s information were not properly maintained through a third-party vendor. As a result, we anticipate the system will not be available until next week.