Information Regarding 2020-2021 Student Registration
April 1, 2020
Parents can review information about PreK Registration, Kindergarten Registration and student transfer requests for the 2020-2021 school year here.
Información del Año escolar 2020-2021 Inscripción de Estudiantes
1 de abril de 2020
Pueden leer sobre la información para la Inscripción de PreK, Inscripción de Kínder y Solicitudes de Transferencia de Estudiantes para el año escolar 2020-2021 aquí.
Support Employee and Teacher of the Year Awards Cancelled
March 29, 2020
In light of school closures (in response to coronavirus), the Support Employee Excellence Award and the Virginia Department of Education Teacher of the Year Awards have been cancelled this year.
Dr. Newman's Update on Graduation and PreK-11 Instruction
March 24, 2020
MCPS Staff, Parents and Guardians: As I shared with you yesterday, the decision to close schools for the remainder of the school year will certainly impact how we deliver instruction going forward. I will take this time to share information we received from the State, as well as information regarding MCPS operations of immediate concern. More24 de marzo de 2020Personal de MCPS, Padres y Guardianes: Como compartí con ustedes ayer, la decisión de cerrar las escuelas para el resto del año escolar sin duda tendrá un impacto en la forma en que proporcionaremos instrucción en el futuro. Tomaré este tiempo para compartir la información que recibimos del Estado, así como información sobre las operaciones inmediato de MCPS... Mas
Dr. Newman's Update Regarding Closure for Remainder of Year
March 23, 2020
MCPS Family, As you are now aware, Governor Ralph Northam has announced that Virginia schools will be closed for the remainder of this school year due to the impact of the coronavirus. We know the tremendous challenge this causes for our families and the impact it may have on our students. As your superintendent, my heart goes out to our entire school community, however, I understand that state officials felt this is necessary to decrease the spread of the virus.
This announcement leads to a lot of questions, many of which we are not ready to answer at this time. Within 24 hours, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will be providing school divisions guidance on expectations for continued teaching and learning, graduation requirements for the class of 2020, and the issuing of standard and verified credits. We will share that information with you tomorrow. Read More
Governor Closes Schools for the Remainder of the School Year
March 23, 2020
Governor Ralph Northam has announced that all Virginia K-12 schools are to remain closed for the rest of this school year. The state has indicated they will provide guidance regarding graduation, grades, and continuity of learning over the next 24 hours. As we receive the directives, we will share more detailed information with you through email, phone messages, division web sites, and social media.
MCPS Update - No 2020 SOLs and Change to "Grab & Go" Pickup – 3/20/20
Message from Dr. Newman: MCPS Family, It seems hard to believe that just one week ago today, we were directed to close schools due to the rising concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus. We miss our students and are thinking of each of them as we know this has been a tremendous adjustment for them. I want to share some updated information with you regarding instructional and operational items. Read More
Mensaje del Dr. Newman: Familia de MCPS, Parece difícil creer que hace sólo una semana, nos dirigieron a cerrar las escuelas debido a las crecientes preocupaciones con respecto a la propagación del coronavirus. Extrañamos a nuestros estudiantes y estamos pensando en cada uno de ellos, ya que sabemos que esto ha sido un tremendo ajuste para ellos. Quiero compartir información actualizada con usted sobre los elementos de instrucción y operativos. Más Información
MCPS Update Regarding Student Support & Medication – 3/17/20
We know this is a very stressful time for our school community. MCPS School Counselors are available to respond to any student who needs assistance.
Sabemos que estos momentos son muy estresantes para nuestra comunidad estudiantil. Los consejeros escolares de MCPS están disponibles para responder a cualquier estudiante que necesita asistencia.
MCPS Closing Reminder and Update From Dr. Newman – 3/15/20
All Manassas City Public Schools are closed to students until April 14th, due to the growing health concern caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). This closure may be extended depending on the situation.
The past few days have seen unprecedented actions worldwide to deal with the spread of coronavirus, including here in our own community. I want to thank you for understanding, patience and willingness to adapt as we navigate this challenging period. We will get through this together, working to keep Manassas City Public Schools and our community as healthy as possible, and keep our students engaged and learning. (READ COMPLETE DETAILS ABOUT OUR OPERATIONS HERE)
MCPS To Provide Grab & Go Breakfast/Lunch During Closure – 3/15/20
Free "Grab and Go" breakfasts and lunches will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability and there will be no discrimination during the meal service. Meals will be served beginning Wednesday, March 18th through April 3rd from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at the following locations:
- Osbourn High School - 1977 Eagle Way, Manassas
- Round Elementary School - 10100 Hastings Drive, Manassas
- Weems Elementary School - 8750 Weems Road, Manassas
The distribution will be outside at each location and children must be present to receive the meals.
Proposed 2021-2022 Calendar Survey Request
Manassas City Public Schools is seeking your input on the Proposed 2021-2022 School Calendar. Your opinion and ideas are an essential part of the School Board's decision-making process. The brief survey will be open for responses from March 11th through March 25th. Take the survey here.
Superintendent's Letter Regarding Coronavirus
"I want you to know that MCPS has a division leadership team that is working together to ensure we are doing everything possible to 'prepare, educate, and respond' should our area become directly affected. We will continue to provide information to our staff and families as additional guidance is shared by public health authorities." (Posted Feb. 28, 2020)
Important Health Information
Respiratory illness, in particular the Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a topic currently making news headlines. Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) wants parents and staff to know that we are mindful of the reports. Please be assured that MCPS monitors reports of illnesses within our schools as a standard practice.
Change to 2019-2020 School Year Calendar
During its January 14 meeting, the School Board approved a revision to the 2019-2020 School Calendar. The revision moves the teacher workday from June 1 to April 13. This change will provide students with one additional day for Spring Break and revises the last day for teachers from June 1 to May 29.
Inclement Weather Procedures
The decision to close schools early, for an entire day or to delay school opening will be made as early as possible prior to scheduled starting times. Except in unusual circumstances demanding emergency measures, the decision will be made prior to 5:30 a.m. on the morning of a closing or delay in opening, so that the information can be broadcast on various communication outlets prior to 6 a.m.