– Adelphi Judy P. Hoyer Center Extended Year
– Early Childhood: Jump Start to School Readiness
– Transition to – Kindergarten School Readiness
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS
– Credit Recovery Middle School
– STEM Middle School Project Summer Program
The Prince George’s County Board of Education unanimously approved Thursday fully restoring Spring Break and closing schools next week. Students and teachers will return to school April 9.
Legislation put forward by State Sen. Nancy J. King would allow school systems to extend the school year five days beyond June 15, the current last day for students, without receiving a waiver from the State Board of Education. Once signed by the governor, the law will allow Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) more options to meet state requirements for the number of hours and days for students.
Five inclement weather makeup days were built into the approved 2017-2018 School Calendar, including two at the end of fourth quarter (June 14 and 15); one on the February 9 professional development day; and two during Spring Break (April 5 and 6). Dr. Maxwell withdrew his proposal to add an additional inclement weather makeup day on April 4, to make up the lost day of instruction due to inclement weather on March 22.
PGCPS plans to extend the school year to June 20, contingent on the governor signing the legislation into law, rather than open schools next week. All Maryland school districts are required to start school after Labor Day with June 15 as the last day of instruction due to an Executive Order by Gov. Larry Hogan. This week’s state bill does not change the post-Labor Day start for schools.
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) lost a fourth day of instruction on Friday, March 2 due to hazardous wind-related school closures. PGCPS will request a waiver from the Maryland State Board of Education for the March 2 closure, but students, staff and families should expect school to be in session on Friday, April 6 – originally scheduled as the last day of Spring Break.
Schools were previously closed due to unsafe weather conditions on Thursday, January 4; Friday, January, 5; and Wednesday, January 17. The 2017-18 school calendar includes two inclement weather makeup days built in. A third makeup day was used Friday, February 9. Any additional closures will require attendance on Thursday, April 5 as well.
The PGCPS calendar meets Governor Hogan’s mandate for a post-Labor Day start date with June 15 as the final day of school.
School delays or closures greatly impact students, families and staff. The decision to delay or close schools is based on safety and a variety of other factors, including National Weather Service reports, recommendations from PGCPS transportation supervisors and building maintenance directors, who survey conditions throughout the county as early as 3 a.m. Facility staff report on power outages, HVAC/heat issues and any plumbing issues that could impact schools and offices. PGCPS executive staff members communicate with County government agencies. The school system’s top consideration is safety for buses, motorists and students who walk to school.
For the latest updates on inclement weather occurs, visit:
PGCPS website (www.pgcps.org)
Social media sites (facebook.com/pgcps, Twitter and Instagram: @PGCPS)
PGCPS-TV (Channel 96/38)
Local media outlets
PGCPS Weather Line 301-952-6000 (option “1”)
View Emergency Weather Codes and Plans.
We had a very open and informative discussion at the December PTO meeting. We heard from Dr. McMichael with the Imagine Board, Ms. Smith, Mrs. Stone, and Mr Chiza represented IFM administration and the IFM parents and families were able to express their concerns honestly. We compiled all of the concern from the December meeting and shared them with Principal Johnson. She will be speaking to ALL of our concerns and she will be presenting the restorative practices that have been implemented. Everyone that attended the December meeting is encouraged to come for the follow up discussions. Again everyone is invited to come and let your voice be heard.
PLEASE ATTEND – PTO MEETING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH 6PM
The Diversity office is happy to announce the dates for this year’s middle school summer program. The Science, Service, Mentoring, and Medicine (S2M2) Jr. program is for students interested in (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine). The program is opened to all students that are rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders in 2018-2019 school year. I have attached the flyer and the link to the webpage with more information and the application. Please feel free to share this information and please contact me if you have any questions.
S2M2 Link: https://www.usuhs.edu/medschool/diversity/s2m2
Please click here for Lottery Application information. Lottery Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2017- January 26, 2018.
Middle School Parent Meeting
5pm- 7th Grade 6pm- 6th Grade 7pm- 8th Grade
Topics of discussions:
- Bullying Awareness
- Restructuring of sections 61 &63
- Behavior Concerns
Men Make A difference Day
K5: We are calling dads, uncles, grandfather, God-father to join us during success time.
Please see Mrs. McClellon to sign up.
6-8: We are asking Men to join us during our block meeting as we speak about self-discipline.
We welcome all the “Grand” people (grandparents, great aunts, great uncles , awesome elders) in our scholars’ lives! Come share your culture during our classroom community circles!
September 28th, 2017
Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/grandheritage or with Mrs. McClellon (email@example.com or 301-817-0544) by September 22
Grand Heritage Flyer