A Message From MCPS Superintendent Smith on Grading and Assessment

Dear Parents and Guardians: As you may have read or heard, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) grading and assessment policies have been a subject of discussion in the media over the last several weeks. While we regularly discuss grading and reporting, including a robust discussion at the December 4, 2018, Board of Education meeting, I am reaching out to you

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Parents Invited to Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting on 12/20

The MCPS Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will be meeting December 20, 2018, at the Carver Educational Services Center (850 Hungerford Drive) in Rockville. The meeting will take place in the center’s auditorium from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Superintendent Jack R. Smith will speak to the audience and then take questions from parents. Click here to download the meeting

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Save the Date! Fiscal Year 2020 MCPS Operating Budget Virtual Presentation

Please join Superintendent Jack R. Smith as he presents his recommended Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget. Following the superintendent’s presentation, there will be a live virtual community conversation during which the superintendent and MCPS staff will answer questions about the budget. Questions may be submitted online and via text message to 724-990-8433 (standard data and text rates apply).. Superintendent Jack

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Schools Open on National Day of Mourning

As you may know, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, has been designated as a National Day of Mourning honoring George H.W. Bush, the 41st president. While many federal and state agencies will be closed, Montgomery County Public Schools will be open on time. Students interested in learning more about the legacy of President George H.W. Bush are encouraged to visit https://www.bush41.org.

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Curriculum Review Update

Over the past several weeks, a team of reviewers has considered proposals for English Language Arts and Mathematics Curricular and Instructional Materials for Elementary and Middle School. Based on their recommendations, three elementary and two middle school English Language Arts curricular products, as well as two elementary and three middle school Mathematics curricular products, are being considered for implementation in

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