Free meals are available for all students through the end of the year, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

The meals can be picked up from a neighborhood school or one close to home: just look for a school bus at one of the meal delivery sites.

While children picking up meals do not need identification, parents or guardians should bring a student ID or other verification of enrollment to support the number of meals requested.

Wi-Fi Assistance

PGCPS is covering the cost of the Comcast Internet Essentials program, which provides affordable high-speed internet at home for families eligible for free and reduced-price meals (FARMS).

Non-FARMS families may obtain a Verizon hotspot for home internet access.

Please make a request through your school or by calling our Distance Learning Hotline at 240-696-6229, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Gifted Educators Honored

PGCPS educators Marites Melad, Benjamin Tasker Middle School; Debra Perhach, Talented and Gifted (TAG) Coordinator; and Wendy Walton, Capitol Heights Elementary, are recent recipients of the “Maryland Educators of Gifted Students 2020 MEGGY Awards” recognizing exemplary commitment and contribution to gifted and talented education.

Training Team Recommendations

The PGCPS Technology Training Team has compiled a set of best practices to help parents and guardians become good partners during distance learning.

Please keep in mind that the online classroom is actually a classroom and not the appropriate time to engage or add comments during the teachers’ instructional time with the class.
Remember that school is a safe space for students to demonstrate their understanding so teachers are able to identify areas of weakness in order to differentiate instruction to strengthen students’ skillset.
For better lines of communication, schedule an appointment to discuss your child’s progress with his/her teacher.
Do not interrupt, engage or interact with the teacher during live instruction. Remember to schedule an appointment to talk to the teacher.

Recording instructional sessions without permission is prohibited.
Assist your child with their work as needed, but do not complete or supply answers.

Compliance Hotline

The Hotline toll-free phone number to make a telephone report is 1-866- 646- 2512.

The Board of Education and the PGCPS Chief Executive Officer encourage any concerned individual to report financial fraud, waste, or abuse.

Fraud includes all acts for personal gain, without limitation, that result in damages or losses to PGCPS.

Waste includes neglect, destruction, damage, or loss of property by someone entrusted with use.

This also includes spending unnecessarily as a result of inefficient or ineffective practices.

Abuse is improper use of resources or authority for financial gain.

To make an online report go to the PGCPS website (https://pgcps.alertline.com/gcs/welcome).

For other concerns, contact:

Child Abuse/Neglect: 301-909-2000
Harassment/Discrimination: 240-573-7049
Employee Labor Relations: 301-952-6385
Constituent Services: 301-808-8315
Building Services: 301-952-6500

Show More

Dorothy Rowley – Washington Informer Staff Writer

I knew I had to become a writer when at age nine I scribbled a note to my younger brother’s teacher saying I thought she was being too hard on him in class. Well, the teacher immediately contacted my mother, and with tears in her eyes, profusely apologized. Of course, my embarrassed mother dealt with me – but that didn’t stop me from pursuing my passion for words and writing. Nowadays, as a “semi-retiree,” I continue to work for the Washington Informer as a staff writer. Aside from that, I keep busy creating quirky videos for YouTube, participating in an actor’s guild and being part of my church’s praise dance team and adult choir. I’m a regular fixture at the gym, and I like to take long road trips that have included fun-filled treks to Miami, Florida and Jackson, Mississippi. I’m poised to take to the road again in early 2017, headed for New Orleans, Louisiana. This proud grandmother of two – who absolutely adores interior decorating – did her undergraduate studies at Virginia Union University and graduate work at Virginia State University.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker