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2024 Summer Break Checklist!

Jun 17, 2024

Stay healthy, active and engaged over summer break with these tips!

1. Avoid the Summer Learning Slide

Tap into summer learning by exploring the many opportunities for acceleration, enrichment, intervention, credit recovery or original credit through PGCPS Summer Programs. Programs are offered at no cost, either in-person, virtually or hybrid.

Don't miss new the Summer Learning Adventure for students in prekindergarten throught fifth grade, featuring an interactive digital book series. Be sure to access books weekly for activities, puzzles, and challenges to keep young learners entertained while sharpening their minds.

2. Keep Wellness First

Over summer break, students can receive free virtual doctor visits and counseling sessions through Hazel Health — and services are available in multiple languages! PGCPS is also partnering with the Prosper Self-Care App, which students, families, and staff can use to track their mood, engage in therapeutic activities, establish wellness habits and receive self-care updates and reminders. Prosper is available for free in the App store through both Google Play and Apple.

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PGCPS school-based mental health professionals continue to be available for consultation regarding community resources (email for assistance). In urgent situations, the 24/7 hotline support at 988 is available for immediate help free of charge.

The Prince George’s County Local Behavioral Health Authority also offers support services, and iMind Behavioral Health provides mobile crisis support to all residents of Prince George’s County (their crisis response team can be reached at 301-429-2185).

3. Get a Head Start on Immunizations

Make appointments this summer for required immunizations to avoid the rush at the start of the school year! Remember: Maryland state law requires students enrolled in prekindergarten through grade 12 to receive age-appropriate immunizations before attending school.

Download 2024-2025 Maryland vaccine requirements. 

Parents with children entering kindergarten or seventh grade should pay particularly close attention: enrolling kindergarteners need two doses of Varicella (chickenpox vaccine), and students entering seventh grade need two vaccines — Tdap and Meningitis.

4. Find Free Summer Meals

Free summer meals will be provided for students from June 24 to August 9.

View summer meals for a complete list of school sites. Meals must be eaten on-site, and dates and times may change. Additional locations offering free meals can be found on the Maryland Summer Meals website at

5. Stay Active!

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Department of Parks and Recreation offers recreational activities and summer camps for youth of all ages!

Don’t forget to show us your #PGCPSSummer! Share photos or videos of your summer adventures, travel, camp, work, learning or other moments to be featured in our community gallery!