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School Pictures

Chopticon and Leonardtown High School students have the opportunity to take school pictures that will included in their high school's yearbook.

Pictures will be taken for Chopticon High School students, at Chopticon on Fri., Sept. 9th & Mon. Sept. 12th.

Leonardtown High School picture schedule is as follows:

Grades 9 through 11 - Sept. 29th & Sept. 30th in the LHS auditorium.

LHS Seniors - Sept. 21st & Sept. 26th

Seniors must make an appointment on the Legacy website https://seniors.legacystudios.com/leonardtown-hs-md/

Information for Great Mills High School school picture information coming soon...

Fairlead Academy - Core Values!!

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Fairlead Academy Back to School Orientation

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 1-3pm

24009 Point Lookout Road

Leonardtown, MD

We look forward to seeing parents and students. This is an opportunity to tour the Fairlead Academy facility, locate your classrooms, and meet your teachers before school starts on Wednesday, August 24th. Hope to see you here at Fairlead Academy.

School Calendar Updates

August 22nd: Fairlead Open House 1-3 p.m.

August 24th: Schools Open for Students

September 5th: Holiday - Schools & Offices Closed

September 22nd: Two Hour Early Dismissal

September 23rd: Professional Day - No School for Students

School Meal Benefits Forms

School Year Meal Benefit forms for SY 2022-2023 are now available online! Easily fill out your new meal benefit form by visiting https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application on the www.smcps.org website.

Families and students should also be advised that there are a lot of additional benefits by submitting a meal application form. These perks include waivers on college applications, dual-enrollment courses with the College of Southern Maryland, and discounted fees to participate in St. Mary’s County Parks and Rec programs.

Families can request more information by contacting SMCPS' Food and Nutrition Services Office at 301.475.4256, Option 5, or via email at foodservice@smcps.org. In an effort to aid parents who may have trouble locating or filling out the online meal benefit application, Food and Nutrition Services has recreated two screencasts. Please share these links with your school community: (i) Quick Start Guide to Meal Benefit Forms and (ii) Detailed Instructions on Filling Out Meal Benefit Forms.

SMCPS Laptops

Acceptable Use Agreement

ALL students in SMCPS must have a completed Acceptable Use Agreement on file for School Year 2022-2023.

Please choose the appropriate link below to complete this for your student(s).

These are due by September 15th.

Elementary (PreK-5th) Link: https://bit.ly/22022-2023_Elementary_AUPForm

Secondary (6th-12th) Link: https://bit.ly/2022-2023_Secondary_AUPForm

School Laptops

Students are held accountable for laptops all year, including summer.

Here are the guidelines care.

  1. Keep you laptop in a secure place. The laptop should not leave home or be taken on vacations.
  2. Please review the procedures in our Accountability Document for "Care of Laptops Offsite"
  3. If you need help with your device please submit a helpdesk ticket using these directions.
  4. All students are issued a school laptop.
  5. It is your responsibility for the care and upkeep of your device.
  6. A school laptop costs 380.00. Laptop charger replacements cost 40.00.

If you break a laptop, there is a repair cost. Please take care of your device.

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Technology Guidelines


As a reminder: Students are asked to continue to bring their Laptops with them to school everyday along with any charging devices.

It is a good practice to make sure that laptops are plugged in and charged at night in order to be ready for school the next day.