Marking period end date changed, two-hour early dismissals for students added to calendar

Marking period end date changed, two-hour early dismissals for students added to calendar


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. 28, will be a two-hour early dismissal for students. Teachers will use the afternoon of Jan. 28 for contracted grading time. Additionally, Wednesday, Feb. 16, and Wednesday, March 23, have also been changed to two-hour early dismissal days for students.

The prekindergarten attendance schedule for these days is as follows.

  • Friday, Jan. 28: morning prekindergarten students attend.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16: afternoon prekindergarten students attend.
  • Wednesday, March 23: morning prekindergarten students attend.

Please make a note of the early dismissal changes to the Parent Handbook/Calendar.

The additional early dismissal days were put in place by Superintendent of Schools Maria Navarro in recognition of the continuous impact of COVID-19 on staff workload and teacher requests for additional time to grade, plan and collaborate with other teachers.

The Parent Handbook/Calendar posted to the school system website has been updated to reflect the changes. Click here to view the calendar.

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 and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

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) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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