Author: Charles County Public Schools Press Releases


Due to the inclement weather forecast, all Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) buildings will be closed for activities on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. 


The Board of Education of Charles County met Jan. 11, 2022, for its regular meeting. A meeting agenda is posted on Board Docs here. Board meetings are streamed live at www.ccboe.com and archived on the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/ccpsmd/videos. The following are important meeting updates. The Board of Education held its annual election for chairperson and vice chairperson. Board Member Michael Lukas was elected as chairperson and Board Member Latina Wilson was elected vice chairperson. The terms are effective for one year. The Board votes on its chairperson and vice chairperson annually in January. Click Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has made updates to the current school year calendar, including a marking period date change and the addition of early dismissal days to support staff. The end of the second marking period for students moves from Wednesday, Jan. 19, to Wednesday, Jan. 26. Students missed four days of school dedicated to the second marking period: Nov. 12 (changed to school closure day and added at the end of the school year); and Jan. 3, 4 and 7 due to inclement weather. The start of the third marking period moves to Thursday, Jan. 27. Friday, Jan. Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students will return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 10. CCPS will operate on a normal schedule of in-person learning and continues to work closely with the Charles County Department of Health to monitor COVID-19 data, positive cases and discuss necessary quarantine measures. The following are important CCPS updates as students return back to school next week. CCPS quarantine processes remain the same Any time a decision is made to quarantine a classroom, grade-level or school, CCPS will communicate directly with the affected parents and staff of the school community. Systemwide decisions that affect all Read more…


Due to the inclement weather forecast, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will operate on a code red for Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Schools and offices are closed tomorrow and there will be no virtual instruction for students. During a code red, only essential CCPS staff report to work. Visit the CCPS website at www.ccboe.com for the most up-to-date information.  The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) Read more…


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is operating on a one-hour delay for staff today, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The one-hour delay applies to all CCPS staff (except for essential staff). Virtual instruction for students will begin today but will start three hours late. Meal sites at Henry E. Lackey High School, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School and J.C. Parks Elementary School are closed today. The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Read more…


The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11. 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…


Due to today’s inclement weather forecast, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is operating on a Code Red status for today, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. There will be no virtual instruction for students and schools and offices are closed today. Only essential CCPS staff report to work. All CCPS meal sites are closed today. Visit the CCPS website at www.ccboe.com for the most up-to-date information. The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Read more…


The Board of Education of Charles County will meet Monday, Jan. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. The Board expects that the meeting will be closed to the public as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Sections 3-305 and 3-103 of the General Provisions Article.  About CCPS Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership Read more…


Winter break is Dec. 23 through Dec. 31, 2021, for all Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students and staff. CCPS asks that both parents and staff continue to report positive COVID-19 results to the school system during winter break. Parents and staff can use an electronic confidential reporting form linked here to inform school officials about positive test results. The CCPS Office of School Safety and Security will continue contact tracing during winter break. After completing the reporting form, parents or staff will receive additional information about when to report back to school/work. CCPS strongly encourages staff, parents and families Read more…

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