Applications for high school specialty programs, Creative & Performing Arts, and Career and Technical Education for the 2022-23 school year are now available. (Courtesy of PGCPS)
Applications for high school specialty programs, Creative & Performing Arts, and Career and Technical Education for the 2022-23 school year are now available. (Courtesy of PGCPS)

Applications for high school specialty programs, Creative & Performing Arts (grades 6-8) and Career and Technical Education for the 2022-23 school year are currently available.

PGCPS’ specialty programs for students grades pre-K-12 will be on display at an upcoming virtual showcase.

Register for the Pre-K-8 Virtual Showcase at https://bit.ly/K8Specialty22

Register for the High School Virtual Showcase at https://bit.ly/HSSpecialty22

Virtual Bus Driver Fair

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday – Oct.13

Looking for a work schedule that matches our child’s academic schedule? No nights, weekends or holidays required? Spring and winter breaks? If so, be part of an ambitious new chapter of #PGCPSPride by becoming a school bus driver, Prince George’s County Public Schools says.

Starting pay is $19.35 – $25.39/hour and no experience is necessary. Paid commercial drivers’ license (CDL) training is provided to all new hires.

Upcoming Virtual Recruitment Events:

Oct. 13
Oct. 27
Nov. 10
Nov. 17
Dec. 1
Dec. 15

PG13 Sports

It’s time again for Thursday night basketball or Monday night football — Prince George’s County-style — with “PG 13,” a series about PGCPS high school sports.

This season, watch Mondays at 7 p.m. for an on and off the field and court with teams, coaches, players, fans and families.

All 13 episodes will be broadcast on PGCPS social media channels, pgcps.org and PGCPS-TV 96 (Comcast) and 38 (Verizon).

Quarantine, Testing Rules

To provide the safest possible environment for in-person learning, PGCPS recently shared updated guidance from the Prince George’s County Health Department on quarantine and testing rules for schools.

“Each day, we are making the best decisions possible with the best information available to help keep our students, staff and families safe,” said schools CEO Monica Goldson. “We continue to urge all eligible individuals to get vaccinated as the best protection against COVID-19.”

As of Sept. 30, schools started random pool testing of students regardless of symptoms and vaccination status. Parents and guardians are required to provide consent prior to testing. Additionally, proof of vaccination for all student-athletes over age 12 will be required for participation in all sports. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to undergo weekly testing starting the week of Oct. 18.

If an entire class is quarantined, students would move to virtual learning taught by their regular instructor or a substitute educator. If the teacher is sick and another educator is not available, the class will have access to asynchronous (self-paced) instruction, such as videos, assignments, presentations and online texts, and other grade and content-specific online learning platforms.

BookNook Partnership

PGCPS has partnered with BookNook to offer free math tutoring for eligible county families.

Signups are underway for math tutoring from a professional tutor for sessions starting in November and ending in April. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

Features of the program:

– Students will participate in our personalized, high-dosage math tutoring program for 18 weeks. Tutoring will occur in 30-minute sessions twice a week on days to be determined.
– Students practice math skills and level up to more engaging material as they master each concept.
– Students will maintain a personal learning journal discussing new concepts, strategies and tricks with their tutor.

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