Baltimore County Public School System provided the following update on November 30, 2020:

We are planning to resume virtual instruction for all students on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Schools will follow what would have been their schedule for today, Monday, November 30, 2020.

In order to prepare for Wednesday, the following will occur tomorrow, Tuesday, December 1, 2020:

  • For middle and high school instructional staff (including teachers, special education teachers, related service providers, and special area teachers): follow the “Steps to Perform a Confidence Check” on the device. If needed, assistance will be available from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at their assigned cluster high school. See the list by zone under Round 1.
  • For all instructional staff (elementary, middle, and high): go to the School-Based Staff webpage at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday for information and directions about using Schoology, the resources available, and Google Meet. This is the opportunity for instructional staff to reorient themselves to these platforms and resources.
  • For students who have an HP or Windows-based device: follow the “Steps to Perform a Confidence Check” on Tuesday. This is not necessary for Chromebooks. Students needing a new device or assistance should go to the high school closest to their home between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. BCPS IT staff will be available to assist students with getting a different device, or if needed, performing a confidence check.
  • For all other staff: follow the “Steps to Perform a Confidence Check” and let their supervisor know if their device is infected.


Additional updates were provided on social media:

More updates – cancellations and delays:

-Preschool, PreKindergarten and elementary conferences are delayed until further notice.

-The SEL Summit, which was scheduled to begin this Saturday, December 5, has been postponed.

-All BCPS-hosted professional learning is cancelled through Saturday, December 5. Staff enrolled in university courses should check with the universities for any adjustments.


I have to admit this is a quick turnaround to get school activities up and running again after the recent ransomware attack.

Good job BCPSS.

Scott E