Schools Closed for 2019-2020
May 6, 2020
School Buildings Closed, Distance Learning Continues
In this afternoon’s press conference with Governor Hogan, the state superintendent of schools, Dr. Karen Salmon, announced all Maryland public schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
WCPS understands there will be many mixed emotions and questions following this announcement. Our staff misses students, students miss their friends and their teachers, and the list goes on. There is a shared desire among our learning community to simply get “back to normal.” It is unfortunate our school communities will not be able to gather again for the remainder of the academic year.
WCPS students will continue to engage in distance learning through the last day of school, which is Wednesday, June 10, 2020 for students. We will be sharing information about finishing out the school year in communications to families over the coming weeks.
Students may have personal belongings at their school they would like to pick up. This process will be arranged in compliance with the executive orders from the state during the month of June. More information will be sent closer to the time that this can occur.
Support for Students and Families
WCPS appreciates the hard work of students, families, and our staff in the effort to help children continue to learn during the school closure.
During this time, it is a priority of WCPS to support student needs through services that are typically provided during the school day.
Click the buttons below to access helpful information while school buildings remain closed.
WCPS is providing free WiFi connectivity on school campuses, and local internet providers are also opening their community hotspots during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meals are being provided to children 18 and under at 19 different locations across Washington County while schools are closed. Sites are operating on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Children must be present to pick up the food.
School counselors and social workers are available to support students. It is best to reach staff by email during the school closure.
Principals are working in their schools through the closure. It is best to reach principals by email.
Find answers to your frequently asked questions related to the COVID-19 school closure.
Parents and guardians should submit this form if you are having technical difficulties with your child's WCPS-issued device. Be sure to complete all fields in order to receive a timely response from WCPS staff.
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WCPS is committed to celebrating the Class of 2020 in the best way possible under the current circumstances. The type of graduation is dependent upon orders regarding gathering sizes, social distancing guidelines, and other health precautions.