Cedar Grove Friday Flash

January 21, 2022

Dear Cedar Grove Families,

We hope you are doing well and surviving the cold weather!

Early next week, we will be distributing a pack of ten masks to all students. MCPS recommends that students use one mask per week. At the end of ten weeks, and if additional masks are available, we will send them home with students.

Several school-based COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held this weekend, on Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23. Clarksburg High School is the closest location to Cedar Grove, and their clinic will be held on January 22 in the cafeteria. Additionally, some schools will serve as walk-in COVID-19 testing sites. Learn more by clicking the link below. https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/Coronavirus/Vaccinations/

As a reminder, if your child tests positive for COVID-19, please report it to MCPS using this form. This is the same process used during winter break to collect information on students or staff members who tested positive. You may also call the school if you are not able to submit the information electronically.

MCPS has gathered a list of in-person, live and on-demand opportunities that are available to elementary and secondary students on days when school is not in session (after school, weekends and scheduled school closures). Some of these activities are not affiliated with MCPS. If you are interested in any of those programs offered, please contact those organizations directly. For more information and for a comprehensive list of upcoming opportunities, please click here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Derby and Mrs. German

SGA News

Thank you so much for all of the thank you letters for our first responders. It was a great way to show appreciation for all their hard work and dedication that often goes unnoticed. Here is what one student wrote to our Firefighters, and I think it says it all:

"Thank you for being there when there are fires in our buildings, when there are crashes, and risking your life for lots of people. If you aren't here working, I bet tons of others wouldn't be here on Earth anymore."

Again, thank you for all of your support!


Stephen Oedemann

SGA Sponsor

Save the Date for Read Aloud Night- January 27, 2022

It's time for our annual Read Aloud Night on Thursday, January 27 and are we going to have fun! We'll start the day with pajama day - wear your jammies to school (just keep your slippers at home until read aloud night starts!).

We will have two virtual sessions - one starting at 6:30 and the other at 7:00 PM. This will give our students an opportunity to visit two different sessions.

Click here for the session and Zoom information, which is also published on our Homepage under "News" and will also come to your email through Connect Ed.

We hope to see you Thursday night!

Tech Tips and Reminders

Please see our updated, weekly Friday Flash Tech Tips 2020 slide deck for more technology tips to help with online learning a little easier. you solve or prevent some issues that we encounter throughout the school day. You may want to bookmark this so that you always have it handy!

From Mrs. Hirschhorn, Media Specialist

We have come to the middle of January and are plenty busy and engaged in the media center! I've updated the media monthly to reflect what we're doing by grade level. You'll also find more details regarding the grade 5 book club which is getting ready to launch and the Read Aloud Night. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Art, Music, and PE Newsletter

Parents, each month our Arts team will share a newsletter that will provide you with what grade level students are doing in their classes.

Here is the January 2022 Specialists' Newsletter!

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January 24 - No School for Students - Teacher Professional Day

January 25 - Marking Period 3 Begins

January 27 - 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Read Aloud Night (Virtual Event) and Wear Pajamas to School Day!


February 1 - Professional Day for Teachers; No School for Students

February 3 - Report Cards Available in Synergy for Viewing

February 21 - Presidents' Day—Schools and Offices Closed