Superintendent's Notes

April 8, 2022

CCPS Community:

This week we kicked off our Cecil's Principal for a Day program in partnership with the Business & Education Partnership Advisory Council (BEPAC) which will go through next week. This program allows community leaders, business partners, and elected officials to spend time with a principal at one of our schools to see and experience our schools firsthand! We have 32 participants this year and we have received very positive feedback about their experiences so far. Follow CCPS on social media for photos from each visit. Thank you to our school principals for serving as such gracious hosts!

Last week, Hannah Baker, from Rising Sun High School, was honored in Annapolis by Governor Hogan for placing second in the 2022 Governor's Healthcare Heroes Poster Competition (high school level). The theme this year was "Celebrating Maryland's Healthcare Heroes." Congratulations to Hannah on the creation of such a beautiful piece of artwork honoring our healthcare heroes. You can see her artwork and pictures of her visit to Annapolis below.

We have officially reached the fourth marking period and are in the final stretch of the school year. Our community, now more than ever, has been a critical support for our students, families, and staff, and I couldn't be more grateful for that. Cecil County is truly a special place.


Dr. Jeffrey A. Lawson

Superintendent of Schools

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Blended Virtual Program

Enrollment is now open for the Blended Virtual Program for the 2022- 2023 school year and will run through 5/15/2022. Families of students in grades 3-12 who are interested in enrolling their student(s) can complete the application for enrollment HERE.

A voluntary information night will be held on April 25th at the George Washington Carver Education Leadership Center, located at 201 Booth Street, Elkton, MD 21921. The session will be held in the Board Room at 6:30 PM. If parents are unable to attend the session in person, it will be live-streamed and recorded. The recording will be posted on our webpage.

Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services were mailed the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services in late March. Parents are asked to complete the survey and return it in the postage-paid envelope by May 27, 2022. The Survey may also be completed online. Please look for details in your survey packet. Your feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system. Your voice can make a real difference for your child and many other children across the state of Maryland. To learn more, please see click on the links below and/or visit

School Events

RSMS Tiger Trot 5K

10th Annual Tiger Trot 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Start Time: 9AM

Benefits the PAWSitive students at RSMS


CCST Spring Plant Sale

Come out and support the Landscaping & Horticulture Production Program!

Sales Start April 25 *Cash or Check Only*

Monday-Friday 10AM-2PM

Open Saturday, May 7th to coincide with the 1st Annual CCST SPRING SHOWCASE!

10:00am - 2:00pm

Greenhouse Sales, Truck/Car Show, CCST Program tables, Food, Petting Zoo.

PHS Presents: Shrek the Musical

April 28, 29 & 30, 2022

7:00 PM

April 30 also @ 2:00 PM

PHS Auditorium

Reserve Tickets: 410-996-6002

NEMS Community 5K

North East Middle School Community 5k

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022

Time: 9am


Cecilton Elementary Color Run

May 1 @ 9AM

Cecilton Elementary School will host its annual 5K Color Run/Walk. They will have a DJ and each participant who registers before April 12th will receive a t-shirt. All participants will be able to enjoy a healthy snack at the end of the run/walk. The event will be held rain or shine.

Register Here

Calendar Reminders

Spring Break

Friday, April 15- Monday, April 18

Schools & offices closed for students and staff.

Inclement Weather Makeup Days

The following inclement weather makeup days will now be used as instructional days for students to account for days missed for closures:

April 14, 2022

April 19, 2022

May 27, 2022

June 10, 2022

Scheduled Early Dismissal Days

May 6, 2022

Middle and high schools will dismiss at 12:00, with the exception of Elkton High School which will dismiss at 11:30. Elementary schools will dismiss at 1:30. There will be no preschool on these days.

Last Day of School for Students: June 10, 2022

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