News & Events

Scholar’s Email Password

With our systemwide virtual orientation day and the first day of school fast approaching, please test your child’s PGCPS-issued email and password to ensure they are able to log in and are ready to begin classes on Monday, August 31, 2020.

What to do if your child is unable to access their PGCPS email account

Reset online: Visit https://idm.pgcps.org/ and follow the steps to reset the password.

If you cannot reset online: New students and those unable to change passwords online should send an email to their school’s password administrator, Shawna.Stefanak@pgcps.org with the student’s full name, grade and student ID number to receive credentials for log-in.

Immunizations Updates SY 20-21

Although PGCPS will offer distance learning for the first semester, students must meet state immunization requirements within 20 calendar days of enrollment (Sept. 21). Immunizations during the pandemic are essential in maintaining overall health, especially during flu season.

Starting next month, PGCPS will host free immunization clinics at multiple school sites to assist families with meeting immunization requirements. These services are offered in collaboration with the Prince George’sCounty Health Department and the Maryland Partnership for Prevention.

Immunizations will be offered by appointment only in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines; masks will be required. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival. We will also offer dental services and flu shots for your convenience.

Stay tuned for more details on the online registration process, specific dates, times and locations.

For more information, visit the PGCPS Immunization webpage.

Chromebook Distribution

Greetings everyone and welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

As you know, we are beginning the year online which means many scholars may be in need of a Chromebook. While we strongly encourage you to purchase a Chromebook, we will have some available for use during the time we are online learning. Please read through the Student Device Usage Agreement in the Google Form below.

https://forms.gle/heYDehdcJEtZA8iv5

This will serve as the official document stating your intentions on borrowing the equipment and providesinformation on responsibleuse as well as costs, should damage to the device take place. Ifyou were issued aChromebook in April, you will not be issuedanother device unless your device is inoperable.TheChromebooks that are being loaned, will still be used classroomdevices. As always, if you have anyquestions, please feel free toemail me at shawna.stefanak@pgcps.org. Thank you!

Love,
Ms. Stefanak

Distance Learning and Special Education: Workshop Series

Prince George’s County Public Schools sent this bulletin at 08/07/2020 04:02 PM EDT – Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince George envió este boletín/anuncio a 08/07/2020 04:02 PM EDT

Families of special education students are invited to join us for an interactive, four-part virtual workshop series Gearing up for Distance Learning – Practical Tips for Caregivers of Students with Disabilities.

Workshops will take place between August 13 and August 27 and will cover topics including tips to create an effective learning environment at home; planning, organization, and self-advocacy; distance learning information for non-public school students and more.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/PGCPS/bulletins/2994a9a

MicroSociety/Circle of Friends Virtual Camp

Daily Schedule and Program Descriptions

Daily Schedule:

12-1pm ESTGame Design/Introductory Coding in Scratch*
1-2pm ESTArts and Crafts
2-3pm ESTMusic
3-4pm ESTMath
4-5pm ESTSports/Exercise

* Program only offered to Senior Camp

All programs will run through the video communications service, Zoom.
Parents may register their child for one, all, or a combination of the camp programs by completing a quick Google Form located on the Circle of Friends website (www.circlefriends2020.org/cof-camp) or the direct link to the Google Form (https://forms.gle/gsHejpeUYHfMx3R89). Any questions may be directed to cofriends2020@gmail.com.

Program Descriptions:

*Game Design/Introductory Coding in Scratch (Senior Camp only):

Campers will learn the basics of coding through an interactive, block-based coding program. Scratch is useful for building digital games so after establishing a basic understanding of Scratch, campers will be able to design and eventually play some of their own games.

Arts and Crafts:Campers will create various artistic projects that they will be able to cherish afterwards.  All needed materials will be simple, safe, and commonly found at home, so no one should worry about not being able to participate due to a lack of artistic tools. 

Music: Campers will learn about music. They will be exposed to different genres of singing and musical instruments and will learn to listento various fun types of music. Additionally, Senior Camp will begin to take a look at digital music and the process of recording. 

Math:This program will be like no ordinary math class. Campers can review challenging math concepts from the previous year and learn some new ones but they will also participate in several interactive activities proven to excite and engage and totally change their attitude toward math.

Sports/Exercise:Campers will get to both engage in virtual sports and exercise activities led by their counselors and to discuss and watch sports with their entire group. We will go into just about every major sport you can think of, and, by the end of the program, your camper will be more excited than you ever could have imagined about sports and exercise.

Summer Virtual Learning Program Information (Edgenuity PathBlazer)

Greetings IF@Milies!

We are pleased to announce the start of summer learning! Thank you for your patience. Edgenuity PathBlazer will guide all of our scholars in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grade with targeted, data-driven, and age-appropriate instruction to help students fill learning gaps so they can catch up, keep up, or get ahead. Our summer learning program is not for credit recovery, it is for enrichment and intervention. Remember, the state of Maryland promoted every scholar to the next grade at the end of school year 2019-2020. Scholars will take a short pre-test in math and reading for placement after they sign on to place them at their appropriate level of rigor. To support and extend skills, were commend 4 math and 4 reading lessons per week. Scholars can sign on using their PGCPS Clever and Single Sign-On at:

www.thelearningodyssey.com

User Name: firstname_lastname

Password: (unique password)

If your scholar forgot or needs to reset his/her password please email, Ms. Stefanak at shawna.stefanak@pgcps.org

Mr. Hendricks will lead our Summer Learning program by monitoring student progress and supporting the personalization of scholar learning. He will be available for summer office hours from 9 am to 12 pm, Monday through Thursday, July 8 to August 14. Please see the Zoom link below.
https://pgcps-org.zoom.us/j/491840259?pwd=TFB5U29jaSsvditlSk5EOTUyK09OQT09

He may also reach out if a scholar is not participating actively toprovide additional support.

Finally, the Edgenuity was kind enough to create an Edgenuity PathBlazer Webinar:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13cTHknbHSrQ9MLGIQRKiWG39ssY3UR7z/view
to help parents understand the program better. If you have anyquestions, feel free to reach out toalex.hendricks@pgcps.org

Stay safe and happy learning!

Best,

Principal Johnson

Edgenuity Virtual Summer learning from Principal Johnson

Dear IF@Malies, 

Thank you partnering with us for another school year! This pandemic has showed the great resilience of all stakeholders at IFM. We are grateful for your flexibility and dedication to distance learning. 

We will participate in the Edgenuity virtual summer learning program for grades K-8. This will allow the scholars to stay on track with their learning over the summer; additional information and access will be shared by the end of the month. Until then scholars can access the PGCPS Summer Enrichment packets at https://www.pgcps.org/summerpackets/.

Decisions are still be made about how the school year will begin for scholars. There have been questions about the percentage of distance learning. As soon as I receive more information, I will share it with you. We thank you for your patience during this time.

Please stay safe and healthy over the summer. If you have questions or concerns, you can reach out to me via Class Dojo. Thank you for partnering with us! See you in person or virtually in August.

Best,

PJ