Concession sales paused

Effective today, Dec. 17, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will cease indoor concession sales during high school sporting events and extracurricular activities. Additionally, no outside food or drink will be permitted during these events. This is to eliminate the need for spectators to remove face masks while inside the building.

Winter break is Dec. 23 to 31
Winter break starts Thursday, Dec. 23, for all Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students and staff, including those who work at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. Schools and offices reopen on Monday, Jan. 3.

Seeking input on strategic plan
CCPS is seeking input from students, parents and staff to develop the next systemwide strategic plan. Staff developed three stakeholder surveys: one for parents, one for staff and one for students in Grades 4-12. Click here to take the parent survey. If you are a staff member, click here to take the survey. CCPS staff members who are the parent of a CCPS student are encouraged to complete both the staff and parent surveys. Deadline for all survey feedback is 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.

Website redesign, launch
Be on the lookout for an updated in the new year. CCPS is eyeing a Jan. 4 launch of a redesigned main site and school websites. The transition will cause a brief interruption to the system’s websites — it is estimated to last about an hour but could take longer. Following the launch, CCPS will solicit feedback from community stakeholders about the new design and user experience.

McDonough team nabs first in It’s Academic

The It’s Academic team from Maurice J. McDonough High School earned the top spot in this year’s local event held Dec. 8 at North Point High School. The team of captain Samuel Chernoff, Nicholas Long and Julie Perriello scored 350 points to earn first place. This is the first time in 15 years that the It’s Academic team from McDonough has earned first place at the county level. To read more about this year’s competition, click here. To watch the contest, click here.