Month: October 2021


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has expanded COVID-19 screening requirements to students in Grades 7-12 who participate in CCPS-sponsored extracurricular activities. The expansion is effective immediately for high school students who participate in school marching bands. Starting Monday, Oct. 25, students in Grades 7-12 who participate in specific extracurricular activities must provide proof of having been fully COVID-19 vaccinated (completion of the vaccine series, plus 14 days) or participate in the free CCPS COVID-19 weekly screening program. This is the same requirement already in place for CCPS high school student athletes. Parents will need to complete a brief one-time registration Read more…


The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The Board will meet in person at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey Building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. The meeting is open to the public. However, the Board is limiting the number of in-person attendees to the first five arrivals in order to support social distancing in the boardroom. Visitors are required to wear a face mask and must check-in with staff at the main desk. Visitors will be seated in the back of the boardroom. If more Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting vaccination clinics for students in need of required vaccinations, including those for Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) and meningitis (MCV). Three Charles County Department of Health vaccination clinics will be held later this month. The schedule is as follows: Oct. 11 — 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. — Westlake High School gymnasium, 3300 Middletown Road, Waldorf (this clinic is for Tdap and MCV vaccinations only). Oct. 20 — 8:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. — Charles County Department of Health, 4545 Crain Highway, White Plains (all school required vaccinations will be available). Oct. 29 — 9 a.m.-4:50 p.m. — health Read more…


High school students are returning to the news desk this school year to anchor NewsBreak, the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) program that highlights achievements of the school system. The anchor team includes two returning veterans — St. Charles High School senior Terrell McSears and La Plata High School senior Eric Valentine. Joining them are Michelle Ameyaw and Triniti Gray, both seniors at La Plata; and Corey Goddard Jr. and Renee Young, seniors at North Point High School. Michelle Ameyaw Ameyaw is active in many clubs and extracurricular activities at La Plata. She is a member of the Student Government Read more…

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