Update from Dr. Newman Regarding Closure - March 23 2020

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