ESSER survey closes tonight

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is seeking community feedback about the use of COVID relief funding. Three rounds of COVID relief funding have been authorized by U.S. Congress and released since the start of the pandemic. The funding is called the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, also known as ESSER. Community members can review the request and complete a survey about ESSER funding here. The survey expires at 11:59 p.m., tonight, Nov. 18.

BusPatrol rolls out

External cameras on school buses are being installed to deter drivers from illegally passing stopped school buses. CCPS is partnering with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and BusPatrol, a safety technology company, for the project that supports safety on and around school buses. To read more about the bus safety program, click here.

COVID-19 dashboard launches

The school system has debuted a COVID-19 dashboard to provide systemwide and individual school data about positive COVID-19 cases among CCPS staff and students. Visitors to the site can also fill out a feedback form. To view the dashboard and feedback form, click here.

Students in the spotlight this weekend

It's a busy weekend for students in Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) theater departments. Four high schools are hosting plays spanning from Nov. 18 to 21. North Point High School is performing “Romeo and Juliet” from Nov. 18 to 21; Westlake High School is staging “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” Nov. 18 to 21; St. Charles High School is performing “As She Likes It” Nov. 19 to 21; and Thomas Stone High School is staging “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot” on Nov. 20. Westlake and Stone are planning to hold their shows outside. For show times and ticket information, click here. To view behind-the-scenes features of each play, click here.