As noted on the Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS) website:
Four-Day Per Week In-Person Learning
Earlier this week, you received a SchoolMessenger notification from your child’s school regarding the Board of Education’s desire to bring students back to school in person for more than two days a week no later than March 22. As we plan for a four-day per week return, we would like to remind you to please refer back to the email and respond to your school office if a response is required for your child’s situation if you have not already done so.
We have been notified by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) that our revised plan does not need to be submitted for approval and that revision and implementation of the plan is a local Board of Education decision. Therefore, we are moving forward to prepare schools for four-day per week in-person learning.
Elementary school students will return to school in person, four days a week, on March 15th. Middle and high school students will return to school in person, four days a week, on March 22nd. Full virtual learning will remain an option for those who choose to do so.
The Board of Education has approved two asynchronous learning days at both the elementary and secondary level to further support staff in preparing our schools and classrooms. Elementary school students will receive asynchronous learning assignments on March 11th and 12th. (This includes all levels at Carroll Springs School.) Middle school and high school students will receive asynchronous learning assignments on March 18th and 19th. (This does not include Gateway/Crossroads.)
The weekly data dashboard of COVID-19 cases and COVID-like illnesses will continue to be updated weekly. In addition, we encourage you to review the Self-Screening Symptom Reminders sent to you each week.
We appreciate your continued patience and support throughout this process. If you have any questions, please contact your school office.
Here is a recent tweet that was retweeted by CCPS: