Superintendent's Update

May 15, 2020

Dear Families:

As we finish out another week of online learning, I would like to provide you with a few updates from the school system. While the Governor's announcement to transition into Phase I of reopening has little effect on school systems, we are busy planning graduations and working on our own reopening plans so that we can have a framework in place for when the time comes for us to reopen offices and then eventually schools.

This week our high schools all communicated with families regarding their plans for conducting graduation. While this format is certainly not what any of us envisioned when we began this school year, our schools have developed plans to celebrate our graduates while keeping health and safety at the forefront. I would like to thank Chief Richard Brooks (Cecil County Department of Emergency Services), Sheriff Scott Adams, and Health Officer Lauren Levy (Cecil County Health Department) for their assistance in developing these plans.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have or send them to Have a good weekend.


Jeffrey A. Lawson, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Dates to Note

May 22, 2020 will be used as an instructional day. This was originally designated as an inclement weather make-up day.

Meal Distribution for the Week of Memorial Day:

CCPS will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. Meal distribution will occur that week on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 26 & 27).

Maryland Seal of Biliteracy Recipients

Thirty-six seniors from Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) are being awarded the 2020 Maryland Seal of Biliteracy. This distinguished award recognizes a student’s high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English and in one or more other languages. Please take a moment to view the video below and be sure to check out the full press release here.

Board of Education Recognitions

National Police Week

May 10-16, 2020

We would like to give a special thanks to all members of the law enforcement community during National Police Week! We are so fortunate in Cecil County to have solid partnerships with state, local, and municipal law enforcement agencies. We are especially thankful for our team of School Resource Officers who are an integral part of the CCPS family. Thank you for your service!

May: Better Hearing & Speech Month

The month of May is nationally recognized as Better Hearing & Speech Month to raise awareness and to ensure that people with speech, language, and hearing disorders have access to quality services to help them communicate effectively. We also take time during the month of May to recognize our hardworking, dedicated team of Speech Language Pathologists. On behalf of our schools, staff, and families, thank you for all that you do!

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