• Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.
    We will re-evaluate at 6:30 a.m.


    Martes, el 22 de enero — PGCPS— Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal.

    El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt)..
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno
    Revaluaremos a las 6:30 de la mañana.
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Inside PGCPS

Giving Season: Community Helps Students Bundle Up!

Giving Season: Community Helps Students Bundle Up!

  • Inside PGCPS |
  • In the News |
  • October 31, 2018

With cold weather on the way, community partners this week made sure that students would have warm attire.

Nearly 500 Beacon Heights Elementary students received new winter coats thanks to a community partnership with Operation Warm and FedEx. Dozens of volunteers gathered at the school to present students with new coats, help find the perfect fit and offer high-fives and smiles!


Beacon Heights is one of 10 schools nationwide to benefit from the “More Than A Coat” program this year.


“I am so excited for my kids and my families,” said Principal Lila Walker. “This is one less thing they have to worry about purchasing.”


National nonprofit Soles4Souls hosted a similar event at District Heights Elementary, providing 400 new boots courtesy of Timberland and Dansko. Volunteers from the National Shoe Retailers Association joined Interim CEO Dr. Monica Goldson at the school to help students lace up their new boots.


“Giving back to our communities is part of our core values,” said William Rowley, Sales Director for Timberland. “We believe you can do business and also do good.”


Want to do your part? PGCPS is gearing up for a Giving Tuesday campaign to support our Excellence in Education Foundation! Amazon.com shoppers can get involved early: just click this AMAZON Smile link before checking out and 0.5% on certain purchases will automatically be sent to the Foundation.