Month: July 2021


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering on-site registration assistance for families this month. From now until July 30, families who need help registering a child for elementary school can visit one of four schools for in-person registration help. Parents can call the following school sites between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, to request help by phone or make an appointment to visit the school in person. Parents should contact the registration site listed for the school their child will attend in the fall. Spanish-speaking families in need of registration help can call the International Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees with careers that span a period of 40, 35, 30 and 25 years were recognized for their years of service to the school system and commitment to education. Jill Jowdy-Morrow, the physical education teacher at Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School, has worked for CCPS for 41 years. She started as a long-term substitute at La Plata High School teaching physical education and coaching a varsity field hockey team — “Which I didn’t quite know how to coach,” she said. “It was a good group of girls, and I just followed their lead.” In Read more…


The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) released updated guidance that takes effect today, July 1, regarding the use of face masks. The guidance includes information about the federal order in place that requires anyone using public transportation, including school buses, to continue wearing a face mask. Any Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) bus driver, attendant, staff member or student using school system transportation is required to wear a cloth face mask. CCPS will follow the order requiring face masks on public transportation until further notified by federal, state and local partner agencies. Bus drivers who are alone on a CCPS Read more…

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