Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will be open for a regular day of school for students on Presidents Day, which is Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, to make up for lost time due to inclement weather. In the Charles County Public Schools 2013-14 Parent Handbook/Calendar, schools and offices were originally scheduled to be closed Presidents Day.
The school system has used five inclement weather days this school year, of which only four are built into the calendar. Maryland law requires schools to operate 180 days for students each school year. The Board of Education adopts the school calendar two years in advance, and approved using Presidents Day as the first inclement weather make-up date for the 2013-14 school year, if needed.
Administrative offices will also be open for a regular day of business on Feb. 17. Schools were closed due to snow and ice storms on Dec. 10, Jan. 10, Jan. 21, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29. If additional inclement weather days are used this school year, make-up dates will be added to spring break in the following order: April 14, 15, 16 and 17. Delayed openings or early closings do not affect the use of inclement weather days.
Information regarding inclement weather make-up dates is published on the Charles County Public Schools website, www.ccboe.com, and on page 10 of the 2013-14 Parent Handbook/Calendar. Please make a note of the change on your copy of the calendar. An updated copy is available on the CCPS website at http://www.ccboe.com/aboutus/calendar/ParentHandbookCalendar1314.pdf.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 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, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Connie W. Armstead, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, central office building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 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.