Schools Chief Monica Goldson recently announced PGCPS’ plans to resume in-person teaching and learning this spring.

“In April, we will implement a hybrid learning schedule, where students can split their time between in-person and remote learning, and that families may opt into,” Goldson said in a press release. “We believe this plan prioritizes health, safety, equity and excellence.”

Families will have until Sunday, Feb. 28 to complete a survey regarding a hybrid learning model that will include staggered scheduling with students divided into two groups for in-person instruction on back-to-back days with appropriate social distancing in classrooms and throughout the school building.

The remaining three days will be spent in distance learning sessions each week.

On Thursday, April 8, Phase 1 instruction will begin with a two-day hybrid learning schedule for all special education students in kindergarten through 12th grade and for students in prekindergarten through sixth grade and 12th grade.

On Thursday, April 15, Phase 2 instruction will begin for all remaining seventh- through 11th-graders.

PGCPS Sports

It’s time 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 tune in on Mondays at 7 p.m. for 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, and PGCPS-TV 96 (Comcast) and 38 (Verizon).

Bowie High Teacher Honored

Bowie High School teacher Ronald Smith has been named one of the best new technology education instructors in the state of Maryland.

The “New Teacher Award of Excellence” comes from the Technology and Engineering Educators Association of Maryland.

TEEAM gives this recognition to educators who have less than three years of experience and demonstrate a well-rounded teaching style.

Other PGCPS teachers recently recognized for their efforts include:

Kenyatta Lewis-White
Career and Technical Education coordinator for PGCPS

High School Teacher Excellence Award
Tanya Riggins
Tech-ed teacher at Frederick Douglass High School

Best Practices in Virtual Teaching
Guy Dixon
Consumer Services teacher at Crossland High School

Meal Distribution Sites

All schools, except for Fort Foote and Tayac Elementary Schools and Robert Goddard Montessori, will serve as meal distribution sites.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered, and meals can be picked up at the closest community school. Students will need to provide name, pin#, and the school enrolled in if they pick up a meal from a school they do not regularly attend.

For suppers in eligible schools, meals will be pre-packaged and distributed two days per week between 10 a.m. – 1 school locations.

Monday – meals for Monday and Tuesday

Wednesday – meals for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

For more information, please call the Department of Transportation support telephone number at 301-952-6570.

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