Superintendent's Notes

February 25, 2022

CCPS Community:


As we shared on Tuesday afternoon, the Maryland State Board voted to return the decision-making authority on masking back to local school systems. The next step in this process was for the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review Committee out of the state legislature to vote to end the emergency regulation. They met this afternoon and voted to rescind the emergency regulation effective immediately. Therefore, Cecil County Public Schools will move to a mask-optional model in all CCPS facilities effective immediately. View this Q&A document for more information.

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending the historic signing and launching ceremony for the Elkton Colored School Museum and Cultural Center which is located at 205 Booth Street. The original structure served as the Elkton Colored School between 1903-1951 and was most recently used for the CCPS Maintenance & Operations offices and shop. It was a wonderful celebration and it was especially moving to see that a number of former students of the school attended and were recognized during the ceremony.


Dr. Jeffrey A. Lawson

Superintendent of Schools

Student Spotlight

This is the fourth Student Spotlight Q&A session and features Allen from Elkton High School!
Student Spotlight Episode 4 Allen

Summer School Update

We know that many families are planning their summer activities at this time. Last year, CCPS was provided with legislated funding for a robust summer program for all students to support learning loss from COVID-19. Those funds have not been provided to school systems this year, and therefore, our summer program will be available for identified students on a limited basis. More information is forthcoming.

Friday & Saturday Events!

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Calendar Reminders

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

March 11, 2022

March 24, 2022 (followed by Professional Day on 3/25)

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.

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