Maryland Governor Hogan and Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Salmon granted permission for schools to provide support to small groups of students. At this time, HCPSS cannot safely and equitably bring back all students for in-person instruction.
At this time, HCPSS is requesting staff to volunteer for instruction and to support these programs. HCPSS is in the process of reaching out to identified staff members to request volunteers. If the number of volunteers is insufficient to meet students’ needs for a particular program, the program will not be offered in that school.
At this time, HCPSS cannot safely and equitably bring back all students for in-person support or instruction. HCPSS has developed criteria to identify groups of students who will most benefit from small-group support, and are reaching out to those families directly.
More information can be found online.
HCPSS has developed criteria to help schools identify students who will most benefit from small-group support.
- Identifying factors for student participation include but are not limited to:
- Financial needs
- Poor attendance or poor student achievement in the spring
- Students failing courses
- No access to internet at home
The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant learning challenges for many students, especially those who typically find themselves not meeting grade-level or course standards at the same rate as their peers. An HCPSS cross-functional workgroup has been considering how the school system might provide in-person support to small groups of students. HCPSS has implemented face-to-face educational assessments of students and has a detailed plan for expanding services to every school by the end of the first marking period.
Yes, each school is working out a plan for contactless pick up and drop off of school library materials. Secondary schools will begin the beginning of October and elementary schools will be starting later in the fall. Communication will come directly from the school about the process.
HCPSS does not allow video recordings of live instruction in order to:
Yes, the HCPSS reopening plan includes the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) as one of the mechanisms for assessing where elementary and middle school students are instructionally and help identify the gaps in learning.
NWEA has provided an at-home testing option that HCPSS will facilitate. The at-home administration will occur in the early fall during Wednesday asynchronous instruction time to reduce the impact on synchronous instruction. Schools/teachers will communicate with families directly on testing dates/times and directions.