• 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.
  • Prekindergarten


    General Guidelines

    The following are the Maryland State Department of Education age requirements for enrollment into prekindergarten:

    Children admitted to the prekindergarten program in the public school shall be at least four (4) years old on or before September 1 of the school year in which they apply for entrance.


    Prekindergarten registration will begin on April 9, 2018 for children that reside within the boundary of a prekindergarten program location, verified by school finder. Beginning June 1st, families may register at any elementary school with a half-dayprekindergarten program that still has available seats . Transportation will only be provided to boundary schools.  You may call the Early Childhood Office at 240-724-1924 for further clarification. 

    *Site locations and program structure (half-day/full-day) are subject to change based on additional funding.*

    Application Criteria  

    Families may apply for prekindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year if your child is four years old by September 1, 2018 and meets any of the following criteria: 

    • meets the income eligibility guidelines
      • No above income families will be enrolled or placed on a waiting list for Prekindergarten 
    • registered with the Mckinney Vento Program 
    • demonstrates developmental delays or is at risk for developmental delays as identified by an IEP placement

    Early Entrance

    A parent/guardian may make a request for early entrance into prekindergarten if the child turns four (4) years of age between September 2 and October 15, of the school year for which they are requesting early entrance.    

    A parent/guardian must apply for early entrance into prekindergarten at their boundary prekindergarten site.

    **Families must qualify for the prekindergarten program before applying for early entrance.**

    No applications for early entrance will be accepted after June 1st.