District Announcements

  • Message from the Superintendent- 7/1/2020

    I understand that students and families are eager to know how the new school year will look. School districts across the nation are all tasked with figuring out a plan to bring students back to school. I am sure you have seen various news stories about the vast range of opinions everyone has regarding how to safely reopen states and especially how to do so for schools. Our locality is not any different. I realize that there is not one perfect scenario that will meet each family's needs or desires in our school community, but please know that as a division, our goal is to prioritize student and staff safety.  Read more

    Mensaje de la Superintendente- 7/1/2020

    Entiendo que los estudiantes y las familias están ansiosos por saber cómo se verá. Los distritos escolares a través el país tienen la tarea de desarrollar un plan para traer a los estudiantes de vuelta a la escuela. Estoy seguro que han visto varias noticias sobre la variedad de opiniones que cada uno tiene en cuanto cómo reabrir los estados de forma segura y, especialmente, cómo hacerlo para las escuelas. Nuestra localidad no es diferente. Realizo que no hay un escenario perfecto que, satisfacer las necesidades o deseos de cada familia en nuestra comunidad escolar, pero por favor sepa que, como una división, nuestro objetivo es priorizar la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal. Más Información.


     

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  • Reopening of Schools Survey - 6/25/20

    Our 2020-2021 Reopening of Schools Survey is now open! Share feedback on division and school communication, technology resources, virtual learning, and community resources. Check your email for your invitation and survey link or visit https://survey.k12insight.com/r/MCPS-20-21-BackToSchoolSurvey.

    Encuesta de reapertura de escuelas - 6/25/20

    ¡Nuestra Encuesta de Reapertura de Escuelas de 2020-2021 ya está abierta! Comparta comentarios sobre la división y la comunicación escolar, recursos tecnológicos, aprendizaje virtual y recursos comunitarios. Revise su correo electrónico para su invitación y enlace a la encuesta o visite https://survey.k12insight.com/r/MCPS-20-21-BackToSchoolSurvey.

     

    MCPS 2020-21 Student Distance Learning Survey - 6/24/20

    There is still time to let us know about internet access in your home for next school year.  If you have not already completed the survey please do so by 6/30/20 at https://survey.k12insight.com/r/TJomU6. This survey only has one question. Please provide information for only one of your children to represent your household.

    Encuesta de aprendizaje a distancia para estudiantes de MCPS 2020-21 - 6/24/20

    Todavía hay tiempo para contarnos sobre el acceso al Internet en su hogar para el próximo año escolar. Si aún no ha completado la encuesta, hágalo antes del 06/30/20 en https://survey.k12insight.com/r/TJomU6. Esta encuesta solo tiene una pregunta. Proporcione información para que solo uno de sus hijos represente a su hogar.


     

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  • Important Notice for MCPS Parents/Guardians- 6/23/20
     
    Parent feedback is a critical need as the school division continues work on the return to instruction for the 2020-2021 school year.  To collect this feedback, brief surveys will be sent by the various Task Force teams. Notification of the surveys will be sent through email, phone/text messages, and posted on MCPS websites. Your willingness to complete the surveys will provide valuable information to assist in planning. Thank you.
     
    Los comentarios de los padres es una necesidad crítica ya que la división escolar continúa trabajando en el regreso a la instrucción para el año escolar 2020-2021. Para obtener esta información, los diversos equipos de Grupo de Trabajos enviarán breves encuestas. Notificación de las encuestas se enviará por correo electrónico, mensajes de teléfono/texto y se publicará en los sitios web de MCPS. En completar las encuestas proporcionará información valiosa para ayudar en la planificación. Gracias.

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  • ANNOUNCEMENT:
    Effective Friday, June 12th at 5:00 p.m, the Parent and Student Powerschool portal will be closed through the summer. We will announce when access is available for the 2020-2021 school year.
     
    ANUNCIO:
    A partir del viernes 12 de junio a las 5:00 p.m., el portal de Powerschool para padres y estudiantes estará cerrado durante el verano. Anunciaremos cuándo el acceso estará disponible para el año escolar 2020-2021. ¡Tengan un verano agradable y sano!
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  • Message from the Superintendent - 6/9/20

    MCPS Families: This afternoon, the Governor announced his plan for reopening schools. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) also released a document to all Superintendents outlining the work of their reopening Task Force.

    During the extended school closure, Manassas City Public Schools also developed a Task Force to prepare for the reopening of school.  My staff will present an overview of the scope of that plan for the School Board tonight. The virtual meeting can be viewed on YouTube at 6 pm at https://youtu.be/U4hnk2lOqR4.

    As the Task Force continues to plan, we will share additional updates with you regarding the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. - Kevin D. Newman, Superintendent

    Mensaje de la Superintendente - 6/9/20

    Familias de MCPS: Esta tarde, el Gobernador anunció su plan para reabrir escuelas. El Departamento de Educación de Virginia (VDOE) también publicó un documento a todos los Superintendentes que describe el trabajo de su Equipo de Fuerzo de Trabajo de Reabrir.

    Durante el cierre prolongado de la escuela, las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Manassas también desarrollaron un Equipo de Fuerzo de Trabajo de Reabrir para prepararse para el regreso a la escuela. Mi personal escolar presentará una visión general a la Junta Escolar esta noche. La reunión virtual se puede ver en YouTube a las 6 pm https://youtu.be/U4hnk2lOqR4.

    A medidas que el Equipo de Fuerzo de Trabajo continúan planeando, compartiremos actualizaciones adicionales con usted con respecto al reabrir de las escuelas para el año escolar 2020-2021. - Kevin D. Newman, Superintendente

     


     

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  • Message to the MCPS Community from Chairman Williams and Superintendent Newman - June 3, 2020

    The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy, paraphrasing Dr. King.  In this moment of challenge and controversy, we stand with you.  We are angry and grieved over the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and we are committed to stand with you as we all fight the racism, inequality and systemic oppression that continues to plague our society.  And as African-American men who care deeply about our country and our City, we are especially affected by these events. READ MORE

     

    Mensaje a la Comunidad MCPS del Presidente Williams y el Superintendente Newman - 3 de junio de 2020 

    La medida final de una persona no es donde se encuentran en momentos de comodidad y conveniencia, sino donde están en momentos de desafío y controversia, parafraseando al Dr. King. En este momento de desafío y controversia, estamos con ustedes. Estamos enojados y apenados por las muertes de George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery y Breonna Taylor y estamos comprometidos a estar con ustedes mientras luchamos contra el racismo, la desigualdad y la opresión sistémica que continúa afectando nuestra sociedad. Y como hombres Afroamericanos quiénes se preocupan profundamente por nuestro país y nuestra ciudad, estamos especialmente afectados por estos eventos. READ MORE


     

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  • Continuation of Meal Service

    Manassas City Public Schools is pleased to announce that meal distribution will continue Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) and every Monday for the foreseeable future. Families may pick up meals at Osbourn High School and Round Elementary School on Memorial Day.  Weems Elementary will reopen for distribution on June 1. Meals will continue to be served from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM and are provided for all students 18 and under.

    Continuación del servicio de comidas

    Las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Manassas se complace en anunciar que la distribución de comidas continuará el lunes, 25 de mayo (Día de Los Caídos) y todos los lunes en el futuro. Las familias pueden recoger comidas en La Escuela Secundaria Osbourn y Escuela Primaria Round el Día de Los Caídos (Memorial Day). La Escuela Primaria Weems se volverá a abrir para su distribución el 1 de junio. Las comidas se seguirán sirviendo de 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM y se proporcionarán a todos los estudiantes menores de 18 años.

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  • Suspension of Meal Service at Weems

    May 17, 2020: It has come to our attention that a food services employee at Weems Elementary School was recently exposed to Covid-19.  The employee has not shown symptoms of the virus at this time, however, as a precaution, the meal distribution service at Weems will be closed until June 1st.  This will allow staff members to self-monitor per health department guidelines.  The facility will undergo extensive cleaning in accordance with CDC guidelines before reopening. 

    Until distribution resumes at Weems, residents in need of meal service are encouraged to go to Osbourn High School (1977 Eagle Way) or Round Elementary School (10100 Hastings Drive) on Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

     

    Suspensión de servicios de comida en Weems

    17 de mayo de 2020: Ha llegado a nuestra atención que un empleado de servicios de alimentos en la Escuela Primaria Weems fue expuesto recientemente a Covid-19. El empleado no ha mostrado síntomas del virus en este momento, sin embargo, como precaución, el servicio de distribución de comidas en Weems estará cerrado hasta el 1 de junio. Esto permitirá a los miembros del personal autosupervisarse según las directrices del departamento de salud. El edificio se someterá a una limpieza extensa de acuerdo con las pautas del CDC antes de reabrir.

    Mientras servicios de comida está suspendida en Weems, se anima a los residentes que necesiten servicio de comida de ir a la Escuela Secundaria Osbourn (1977 Eagle Way) o a la Escuela Primaria Round (10100 Hastings Drive) los lunes de 11:30 am a 12:30 pm.


     

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  • Update on Grading

    April 8, 2020 - Dr. Newman has provided an update regarding grading during the closure.  Read More

    8 de abril - Dr. Newman ha proporcionado una actualización acerca calificaciónes. Mas


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  • Update on Distance Learning

    April 2, 2020 - Dr. Newman has provided an update on the phases of distance learning.  Read More

    2 de abril - El Dr. Newman ha proporcionado una actualización sobre las fases del aprendizaje a distancia. Mas


     

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  • 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 KínderSolicitudes de Transferencia de Estudiantes para el año escolar 2020-2021 aquí. 


     

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  • 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. 


     

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  • 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. More

    24 de marzo de 2020

    Personal 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

     

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  • 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


     

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  • 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.


     

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  • 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

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    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


     

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  • 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.

    Read More on the COVID-19 page/Más información en la página COVID-19


     

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  • 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)


     

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  • 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.


     

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  • Proposed 2021-2022 Calendar Survey Request

    Manassas City Public Schools is seeking your input on the Proposed 2021-2022 School CalendarYour 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.


     

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  • 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)

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Read more information on Inclement Weather procedures


     

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  • Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021 School Year

    Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming school year will run from April 20-23, 2020. Read more


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  • Download the MCPS Mobile App for free today!

    Parents, make sure to download the MCPS mobile app for menu and meal payment information, directories, access to the parent portal, bus routes, before and after care and so much more!


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