School system launches new website

School system launches new website

Charles County Public Schools recently launched a new website. The new site is still located at, but features an updated look with better menu options and an easy-to-use navigation bar located at the top of the home page. The new site also features popular web links under the Quick Links section located on the right-hand side of the home page, and a rotating slideshow of pictures featuring Charles County Public Schools students, staff and events.

Also featured on the home page are three items of interest for parents, students, staff and the community that include Charles County Public Schools press releases, the latest original programming available on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12, and the latest school system news. Website visitors can also sign up to receive Charles County Public Schools press releases by e-mail, which feature student and staff accomplishments, general information items and school closings and delays.

To sign up for Charles County Public Schools press releases, click on the About section in the top menu, then choose Press Releases located under the Public Info/Media section. The subscribe feature is located on the right-hand side of the home page. Subscribers who signed up to receive press releases from the old website will have to follow these steps to register on the new website.

The website will still be used as a primary notification tool when any changes in the school schedule occur. Located at the top of the home page is a scrolling message bar, along with a search function users can select when looking for information on the site. New to the website is a language function in which users can select from the drop down menu to view the site in a language other than English. The tool uses Google translation services.

Additionally, the site features an area for school system employees in which information relevant to staff only is placed in a separate area. Board of Education meetings will still be streamed live on the school system website, but will be featured on the CCPS TV page, which can be accessed at the bottom of the home page.

The site also has a feedback form for users to send comments to communications department staff about the website. The feedback form is located at both the top and bottom of the homepage. The Charles County Public Schools website was last updated in 2006.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,700 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 caring community 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.

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