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Back 2 School Updates, 8.25.21

September 3rd Orientation Day Updates & Notes

Friday, Sept 3 will be an orientation day (AM-only) for the following students:

  • all 9th grade students (PGCPS transportation provided, see below)
  • all 10th grade students (PGCPS transportation provided, see below)
  • any additional students who are new to Bowie HS (PGCPS transportation not provided)

*Students are not required to participate in orientation day

Date: Fri, Sept 3rd

Time: 7:45am - 10:45am


Students will meet all of their A-day teachers (periods 1-4), get a chance to tour the facilities, meet their administrators and other staff members, and be served a grab-n-go lunch. Facemasks are required at all times, except when students are eating or drinking.

For additional questions, please email your student's grade-level administrator (see below).

Bus Transportation & Bus Stop Info

Parents and schools may locate designated bus stops using the site below and entering the home address.

Use this link to access Infofinder and Bus Stop Info. https://bit.ly/PGCPSinfoFinderi

Postcards - The postcards with students’ bus information for the 2021-2022 school year were mailed out on Monday, August 23, 2021. They were sent to the latest address you have provided for the school registrar in SchoolMax.

For additional transportation questions related specifically to Bowie HS, email: Darrin.Lee@pgcps.org, Bowie HS Administrative Liaison to Transportation

Important Dates

  • August 11th: Fall Athletics Season Officially Begins
  • September 1st: PTSO Virtual Townhall with School Administration (6-7pm)
  • September 3rd: 9th Grade Orientation (see additional info below under 9th grade updates)
  • September 8th: First Day of School for all students!
  • September 22nd, Back 2 School Night Open House

PTSO Virtual Townhall w/ Principal and Administration-- Wed, Sept 1st

The Bowie HS PTSO is organizing a Virtual Town Hall Back 2 School Event with Principal Kautzer and the Bowie HS Administrative team. This will be an opportunity to discuss all items related to the return of in-person learning for all students.

Date: Wednesday, Sept 1st

Time: 6-7pm

location: Zoom link forthcoming

The item will be recorded on zoom and livestreamed via Youtube. Zoom details will be provided in the coming days.

Student Schedules

Student schedules are live on SchoolMax

If, after reviewing the student schedule, you notice there is an error or a qualifying-reason for correction, please submit a Schedule Change Request using this form.

Please see the qualifying reasons for schedule changes below:

I. Course prerequisites not met (Example: In Spanish 2, Never took Spanish 1)
II. Seniors needing specific courses to meet Maryland graduation requirements;
III. To correct an obvious error (ie, already passed a course on the schedule)
IV. Failing or non-qualifying grades in summer school courses
V. Authentic, documented health reasons; and
VI. Certain circumstances requiring administrative approval

Counselors will address these requests in the order they are received, and after all newly-enrolled students are scheduled. We ask for patience from students and families in the opening days of school as our team responds ASAP to a large volume of individual requests.

For more information, please visit the Counseling Dept Website:

Student Dress Code and School Supplies

Bowie HS does not have a school uniform policy, however, we do enforce the PGCPS dress code linked here. Wearing a facemask will also be required at all times except when students are eating/drinking.

For a basic list of recommended school supplies, see the high school recommendations here:



  • students will bring their chromebook devices daily (along with chargers)
  • bring multiple facemasks each day

Fall Sports!

Fall sports are fully underway!

Coaches Contact Info:

Football Coach Parrish: augustus.parrish@pgcps.org
Boys Soccer Coach Deetjen: frantz.deetjen@pgcps.org
Girls Soccer Coach Stewart: vincent.stewart@pgcps.org
XC Coach A: rich.andrulonis@pgcps.org
Volleyball Coach Smith: luanne.smith@pgcps.org

Golf Coach Hammond: casey.hammond@pgcps.org

For more info, contact Athletic Director Jessica Brandt: jessica.brandt@pgcps.org

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Senior Class Updates-- Class of 2022!

New Class of 2022 Administrator: Ms. Maureen Delaney, Asst. Principal

email: maureen.delaney@pgcps.org

{Congratulations to outgoing class administrator, Ms. Priester, who was recently selected to be the new acting Principal of Fairmont Heights HS!}

Class Sponsors:

John Morris: john2.morris@pgcps.org

Leala Smith: leala2.smith@pgcps.org

Join 12th grade BAND site -- class of 2022

**Senior Pictures/Portraits**

Some families have reported they did not receive postcards in the mail from Prestige about scheduling their senior portraits. If you did not schedule your time for taking pictures, you can book appointments NOW on https://prestigeportraits.com.

Utilize the the "Search by City & State" feature to locate the school and appointment times. The only required pose is the cap and gown picture and it will be included in the yearbook. If all times are reserved, please know that additional days/times will be made available by Prestige in August and in October.

Please her at laila.jonesmiller@pgcps.org if have any additional questions.

11th Grade Notes & Updates

11th Grade Administrator: Ms. Rashieda Addison, Asst. Principal

email: rashieda.addison@pgcps.org

For any questions and concerns regarding 11th grade students, please contact Asst. Principal, Ms. Addison:

10th Grade Notes & Updates

All 10th grade students invited to participate in the student orientation on Friday, September 3rd! See details above.

  • Start time: 7:45am
  • Dismissal time: 10:45am
  • additional details in post above

Asst. Principal, Mr. Andre Esters: andre.esters@pgcps.org

9th Grade Notes & Updates

All 9th grade students attend class at the 9th grade campus, located at:

Bowie High School Annex, 3021 Belair Dr, Bowie, MD 20715

9th Grade Orientation:

  • Friday, September 3rd -- in person @ the 9th grade campus!
  • Start time: 7:45am
  • Dismissal time: 10:45am
  • additional details above


  • Asst. Principal, Joshua Jackson, supports students w/ last name A-K
  • Asst. Principal, Aisha Mahoney, supports students w/ last names L-Z