Coronavirus & School Closing Updates
A new page has been posted with answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Latest communications to families
May 20, 2020 - WCPS is sharing more information about how families can pick up their student's personal belongings from school and drop off items that are school property like library books, classroom materials, calculators, etc. Each school will set designated times and dates for this to occur between June 11-22. Read more about grading, report cards, extracurricular activities eligibility, summer school, and more: End of School Year Updates | Actualizaciones de Fin de Año | La fin de l'année scolaire
distance learning at wcps
All Maryland public schools are closed through the end of the current school year. During this time, WCPS students will continue to learn through distance learning, an alternative means of education in the form of online and offline opportunites to keep students engaged in academics.
Visit the Distance Learning @ WCPS website to find tutorials, tips, and guidance to support students in an online, interactive learning environment.
Internet access and distance learning
For those currently without internet access in their home, please call your local internet provider for possible free or discounted programs.
If your child is in grades 3 -12 and did not bring home a WCPS-issued device, please contact the school principal to make arrangements to pick up a device from the school.
a special note for pre-k - 2nd grade
All families with children enrolled in pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade will be receiving learning packets in the mail with materials that will be used for ongoing lessons. Please keep these materials, as teachers will be referencing these in their lessons. There will still be opportunities for your child to connect with his/her teacher online.
a message for families
We recognize the struggles our school families are facing as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we do not yet know how this virus will directly impact our Washington County community, we know it can be overwhelming. We hope that in the midst of this adversity, you can encourage your child to continue learning. Additionally, we hope our tools and teacher support can make that initiative a little easier.
WCPS is committed to supporting our students to the fullest extent of our abilities and resources. We understand nothing compares to being in school, where students have opportunities to directly engage with educators and collaborate with peers. This will be an adjustment for everyone in our school community - teachers, students, families, and administrators. Thank you for your understanding, your patience, and your support of your child through this challenge.
KEEP LEARNING @ WCPS!
WCPS is pleased to provide students and families access to a wide variety of digital and downloadable resources to continue learning. Students have access to their textbooks, subscription content, standardized apps, interactive e-books, and other projects at Keep Learning @ WCPS.
These learning resources serve as an extension to the classroom and enhance the learning experiences of the student. Activities will not be collected or graded.
For our families without internet access and for our youngest learners who have not been assigned technology, books and other supplemental resources were provided at school on Friday, March 13 to support reading.
In addition, students may continue to work on classroom assignments provided by teachers prior to school closures.
We encourage you to take this opportunity to explore our extensive digital library and to read!
message from the Superintendent, Dr. Boyd Michael
March 25, 2020