• On Wednesday, May 6, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. A letter from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson is forthcoming with more information.

    El miércoles, 6 de mayo, la Dra. Karen Salmon, superintendente de educación del estado, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas de Maryland permanecerán cerradas por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. Próximamente se enviará una carta de la Dra. Monica Goldson, directora ejecutiva, con más información.

    Le mercredi 6 mai, la Surintendante de l'éducation de l’État, Dr Karen Salmon, a annoncé que toutes les écoles publiques du Maryland resteront fermées pour le reste de l’année scolaire 2019-2020. Une lettre de la Directrice exécutive, Dr Monica Goldson, suivra avec plus d'informations.

  • News Release: PGCPS Gears Up to Serve More Meals During Statewide Closures

    News Release: PGCPS Gears Up to Serve More Meals During Statewide Closures

    March 30, 2020
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is gearing up to serve meals to more students during the statewide school closures.

    Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be available at 43 sites on weekdays, starting Monday, March 30.

    Under relaxed federal guidelines, parents may now pick up the “grab and go” meals. Parents must bring a student ID or report card with them if the student is unable to come to the site.

    “We are committed to supporting students and families during this time with the resources they need during this time,” said Dr. Monica Goldson, Chief Executive Officer. “By establishing more meal sites at neighborhood schools, we hope to serve even more students and families.”

    There will be 10 new elementary school sites: Bradbury Heights, Brandywine, Carrollton, Glassmanor, Hollywood, James McHenry, Ridgecrest, Riverdale, Robert Frost and Woodridge. Three sites have been closed due to low participation: J. Frank Dent and Longfields elementary schools and Benjamin Stoddert Middle School.

    As of Friday, March 27, the school system has served more than 34,000 meals since the sites opened Monday, March 16.

    Week 1 — March 16-20: 15,239
    Week 2 — March 23-27: 18,953
    Total meals served: 34,192

    Meals are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students may pick up the meals and snack in one visit. Parents and guardians are not required to accompany students nor are students required to show ID.
    The meals program launched with nine sites for lunch and it was later expanded to include breakfast and a snack at 36 sites.

    The full list of sites is available below and at www.pgcps.org/coronavirus.

    Andrew Jackson Academy, 3500 Regency Parkway, Forestville
    Benjamin Tasker Middle School, 4901 Collington Road, Bowie
    Bradbury Heights Elementary, 1401 Glacier Avenue, Capitol Heights
    Brandywine Elementary, 14101 Brandywine Road, Brandywine
    Buck Lodge Middle School, 2611 Buck Lodge Road, Adelphi
    Calverton Elementary, 3400 Beltsville Road, Beltsville
    Carmody Hills Elementary, 401 Jadeleaf Ave., Capitol Heights
    Carrollton Elementary, 8300 Quintana Street, New Carrollton
    Clinton Grove Elementary, 9420 Temple Hill Road, Clinton
    District Heights Elementary, 2200 County Road, District Heights
    Drew-Freeman Middle School, 2600 Brooks Drive, Suitland
    Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, 13725 Briarwood Drive, Laurel
    Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary, 3324 64th Ave., Cheverly
    Glassmanor Elementary, 1011 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill
    Hillcrest Heights Elementary, 4305 22nd Place, Temple Hills
    Hollywood Elementary, 9811 49th Ave., College Park
    James McHenry Elementary, 8909 McHenry Lane, Lanham
    John Bayne Elementary, 7010 Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights
    Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary, 3000 Church St., Glenarden
    Kenmoor Middle School, 2500 Kenmoor Drive, Landover
    Kettering Middle School, 65 Herrington Drive, Upper Marlboro
    Langley Park-McCormick Elementary, 8201 15th Ave., Hyattsville
    Laurel Elementary, 516 Montgomery St., Laurel
    Lewisdale Elementary, 2400 Banning Place, Hyattsville
    Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 4545 Ammendale Road, Beltsville
    Nicholas Orem Middle School, 6100 Editors Park Drive, Hyattsville
    Oxon Hill Middle School, 9570 Fort Foote Road, Fort Washington
    Port Towns Elementary, 4351 58th Ave., Bladensburg
    Ridgecrest Elementary, 6120 Riggs Road, Hyattsville
    Riverdale Elementary, 5006 Riverdale Road, Riverdale
    Robert Frost Elementary, 6419 85th Ave., New Carrollton
    Samuel Chase Elementary, 5700 Fisher Road, Temple Hills
    Springhill Lake Elementary, 6060 Springhill Drive, Greenbelt
    Stephen Decatur Middle School, 8200 Pinewood Drive, Clinton
    Suitland Elementary, 4650 Towne Park Road, Suitland
    Templeton Elementary, 6001 Carters Lane, Riverdale
    Thomas S. Stone Elementary, 4500 34th Street, Mount Rainier
    Thurgood Marshall Middle School, 4909 Brinkley Road, Temple Hills
    Waldon Woods Elementary, 10301 Thrift Road, Clinton
    Walker Mill Middle School, 800 Karen Blvd., Capitol Heights
    William Paca Elementary, 7801 Sheriff Road, Landover
    William Wirt Middle School, 6200 Tuckerman St., Riverdale Park
    Woodridge Elementary, 5001 Flintridge Drive, Hyattsville

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    About PGCPS:  Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), the nation's 20th largest school district, has 206 schools and centers, more than 136,500 students and 22,000 employees. Under the leadership of Dr. Monica Goldson, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for college and career-readiness programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including dual enrollment and language immersion.