Distance Learning

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NOTE: We are aware that some students experienced problems logging in to their first day of classes via Zoom.  If your child experienced technical difficulties, please contact your child's teacher by sending an email including the reason (i.e. could not log in) for your child's absence from class. Technical difficulties will be considered an excused absence.  Students may make up all missed work. 


Our Reopening Plan is designed to provide a safe learning and working environment for prekindergarten through Grade 12 students and staff members amid the regional spread of COVID-19.

All students will receive daily distance learning opportunities in “real time” with their teachers. They will have access to instructional materials for use at home during distance learning, including materials for Early Learning, Creative and Performing Arts, Career and Technical Education, Special Education and Montessori. Each student will receive instructional materials based on grade level and course of study. If they do not have one at home, students will be provided a technology device to attend classes, access online platforms, complete assignments and communicate with teachers. Assignments will be graded and recorded in SchoolMax.

Distance learning for the start of school will follow each student’s individual schedule. All student schedules for the 2020-2021 school year will be available in the SchoolMax parent portal by August 21. Attendance will be taken daily. Teacher planning time will take place during the student independent practice times, breaks or designated planning times.

Additional supports for English Learners (ELs) and special needs students will be provided by classroom teachers and certified specialists, such as ESOL teachers and special educators. 

Questions about the Reopen Plan? Contact Dr. Kara Libby, Strategic Initiatives Officer at klibby@pgcps.org.

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Timeline
Registration and Enrollment
Resources for Parents, Guardians and Caregivers
Student Services
Athletics
Before and After Care
Field Trips, Clubs, Activities, Partnerships
Television Schedule: Distance Learning on TV

Athletics

 The first semester of athletics will be virtual and feature three sport seasons: Fall, Winter and Spring. During the first semester, athletes will have the opportunity to virtually participate in lessons for college and career readiness, academic achievement, recruitment preparation, physical activities, social, emotional and mental well-being and sport specific information.

Interscholastic athletics will start at the lowest risk level for participation. In December, a determination will be made on how PGCPS will continue delivering instruction for the second semester. Once that decision has been made, direction will be provided regarding face-to-face participation in sports.

Lowest Risk:

  • Performing low-impact skill-building drills or conditioning at home, alone or with family members.
  • Re-engagement of student-athletes and the virtual reintroduction of athletics and activities for the betterment of the social, emotional, and physical well-being.  
  • Encourage senior athletes to engage in virtual classes, webinars, meetings and online services with outside resources to prepare for academic success and college opportunities.

FIRST SEMESTER

A committee consisting of the several stakeholders including the Coordinating Supervisor of Athletics, Supervisor of Athletics and Athletic Directors met twice a week from July 1 to August 14 to discuss and implement the virtual athletics plan for the first semester.

Three seasons will occur during the first semester with each season lasting five weeks. A complete virtual schedule will be posted on the athletics website and communicated to the athletes by their ADs and coaches for each season (Fall Sports - September 9th, Winter Sports
- October 16th and Spring Sports - December 7th). The virtual athletic program will not include tryouts and will be open to all students. All athletes will be required to submit a parent/guardian permission form to participate in online activities.

Fall:      September 14, 2020 - October 16, 2020

  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Girls/Boys Soccer
  • Cheerleading,
  • Cross Country
  • Golf

Winter:  October 26, 2020 - December 14, 2020

  • Wrestling
  • Girls/Boys Basketball
  • Indoor Track
  • Swimming

Spring:  December 14, 2020 - January 22, 2021

  • outdoor track
  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Girls/Boys Lacrosse

SECOND SEMESTER

PGCPS’ Office of Interscholastic Athletics will follow the MPSSAA Roadmap Two-Semester Plan pending the reopening of schools beginning semester two. Additional guidance on the timeframe, scheduling, and second semester sport seasons will be available after continued assessment of Local School System educational plans, further consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, and review of all considerations and accommodations for the competition season.

MPSSAA Two-Semester Plan

Second Semester - Beginning February 1, 2021 - June 19, 2021

  1. Fall, Winter and Spring Sport competition and championship seasons administered in modified formats.
  • SEASON 1 - Sport Season Winter
    • February 1 - February 21, 2021 - Sport Season Practice and Reconditioning
    • February 22 - March 27, 2021 - Sport Competition Season
    • Five weeks of interscholastic athletic competition available
  • SEASON 2 - Sport Season Fall
    • March 15 - April 4, 2021 - Sport Season Practice and Reconditioning
    • April 5 - May 8, 2021 - Sport Competition Season
    • Five weeks of interscholastic athletic competition available
  • SEASON 3 - Sport Season Spring
    • April 26 - May 16, 2021 - Sport Season Practice and Reconditioning
    • May 17 - June 19, 2021 - Sport Competition Season
    • Five weeks of interscholastic athletic competition available

A committee consisting of the several stakeholders including the Coordinating Supervisor of Athletics, Supervisor of Athletics and Athletic Directors, Administrative Staff and Athletic Trainer will provide a more outlined and detailed Return-to-Play format for all schools in PGCPS by November 5, 2020, pending the decision of reopening school for second semester. The committee will meet September 21, 2020 through November 1, 2020 to plan and implement a safe return of athletic practices and competitions. The committee will develop specifics for the following topics:

  1. Workout/Practices format and safety
  2. Games/Competition (in county vs. out of county)
  3. Schedules for all teams
  4. Officials
  5. Trainers
  6. PPE and cleaning supplies/safety protocol for COVID
  7. Facility use and sites for all practices and competitions
  8. Safety specifics for each sport
  9. Certification and requirements for all coaches
  10. Participation requirements and forms for all athletes including a COVID questionnaire and statement.

Community Schools Overview

The Community School Model is a national model where schools serve as the hub of the community providing both academic and social-emotional support for students and their families. As defined by the Coalition of Community Schools, “A Community School is a public school – the hub of its neighborhood, uniting families, educators and community partners to provide all students with top-quality academics, enrichment, health and social services, and opportunities to succeed in school and in life.” The goal of Community Schools is to help ensure students and their families are resilient, successful and ready to learn and are prepared to be involved in their community. PGCPS currently has a total of 45 Community Schools.

Equity

Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic, Prince George’s County Public Schools implemented various efforts to ensure educational equity to support each student individually. This sense of urgency was focused on providing support to our most vulnerable students, including students in poverty, English Language Learners and students with disabilities. Within the implementation of our Reopening Plan, we used an equity lens as we engaged in practices to ensure all students will receive high-quality instruction and support. Please refer to our Community Schools and Parent Centers sections for further information regarding wrap-around services to support students and families.

Meals

Effective Wednesday, September 2, free meals will be available for pickup to all children 2 to 18 years old on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM (except holidays).

Children picking up meals do not have to show any form of identification. Adults picking up meals without children should show a student ID or most recent report card to support the number of meals requested. 

 All Students

  • All schools with the exception of Fort Foote and Tayac Elementary Schools and Robert Goddard Montessori will serve as meal distribution sites.
  • Breakfast and lunch offered.
  • Meals can be picked up at the closest school in your community. Students will need to provide Name, PIN#, and the school enrolled in if they pick up a meal from a school they do not regularly attend.
  • Suppers in eligible schools.
  • Meals will be pre-packaged and distributed two days per week between 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at school locations.
  • Monday – meals for Monday and Tuesday
  • Wednesday – meals for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Meals will be distributed between 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at designated community locations for students who live at least 1.5 miles from the nearest schools. For more information, please call the Department of Transportation support telephone number at 301-952-6570.
  • Meals will be counted by eligibility status.
  • Food & Nutrition Services will use school rosters to verify and record students who receive a meal.
  • Parents picking up meals must have the Student PIN# or show student ID or most recent report card to verify enrollment.

Students enrolled in Specialty Programs (Not Attending Their Neighborhood School)

  • Students can select a neighborhood school to pick up meals
  • Cafeteria staff will maintain a list of these students
  • Meals distribution on Monday and Wednesday
  • Food Nutrition Services will manually enter the meal counts on rosters

FARMS Application Process

  • Parents/Principals will receive communication (via robocall or on web) regarding the online application process.
  • All applications will be completed online.

PGCPS Meal Delivery

Delivery Days: Monday and Wednesday (If a delivery day is on a holiday, we will use the next scheduled workday)

Delivery Time: Between 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM all locations 

Locations (map):
  • ACCOKEEK - ASHTON EARLY LEARNING CTR.
  • ACCOKEEK - Bealle Hill Rd & Granada St
  • ACCOKEEK - Bohac Ln & Shellford Ln
  • ACCOKEEK - Brandy Ln & Medinah Ridge Rd
  • ACCOKEEK - Catzell Ct & Saint Marys View Rd
  • ACCOKEEK - Hardy Tavern Dr & Hidden Forest Dr
  • ACCOKEEK - Livingston Rd @ ACCOKEEK PARK (MNCPPC)
  • ACCOKEEK - Manning Rd E @ ADDISON PATENT LN
  • ACCOKEEK - MANOKEEK VILLAGE CTR.
  • ACCOKEEK -1627 Catherine Fran Dr - SIMMONS ACRES COMM CTR
  • ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE - BACKSIDE OF AAFB VISITORS CENTER ON ROBERT M BOND DR
  • AQUASCO -18501 Aquasco Rd - CAMP SCHMIDT
  • BADEN - BADEN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT@ 16608 Brandywine Rd
  • BOWIE - 5th St & Myrtle Ave
  • BOWIE - Atlantis Dr @ GLEN ALLEN PARK
  • BOWIE - Atwell Ave & Lake Ontario Way
  • BOWIE - Atwell Ave & River Glen Ct
  • BOWIE - Burroughs Dr & Driscoll Dr (OPEN AREA)
  • BOWIE - Chantilly Ln & Clairton Dr
  • BOWIE - Chantilly Ln & Hudee Dr
  • BOWIE - CHESTNUT Ave @ PLAYGROUND
  • BOWIE - COLLINGTON ATHLETIC FIELD
  • BOWIE - COMMODITY ROW AND COMMERCE ROW MEAL DELIVERY DJ 02
  • BOWIE - Dunwood Crossing Dr & Secretariat Dr
  • BOWIE - Eugenes Prospect Dr & Roberts Prospect Dr
  • BOWIE - Fairview Vista Dr & Greens Discovery Ct
  • BOWIE - Fairview Vista Dr & Woodlands Reach Dr
  • BOWIE - Forbes Blvd & Garson Ter
  • BOWIE - Glenn Dale Rd & Glenshire Dr
  • BOWIE - Greenspire Way & Woodview Dr @ POOL
  • BOWIE - Hatties Progress Dr & Lees Progress Dr @ PLAYGROUND
  • BOWIE - Heatherstone Dr & Pleasant View Dr
  • BOWIE - Jennings Mill Dr & Johnsberg Ln @ POOL
  • BOWIE - Lavender Ln & Vista Gardens Dr
  • BOWIE - LONGLEAF DR (ENTRANCE)
  • BOWIE - Marleigh Dr @ THE CLUB HOUSE
  • BOWIE - PATUXENT RIDING LN STOP @ ROAD TO POND
  • BOWIE - Pleasant View Dr & Tollison Dr (OPEN FIELD CORNER)
  • BOWIE - Plummers Promise Dr & Quanders Promise Dr @ PLAYGROUND
  • BOWIE - Prospect Knolls Dr (OPEN AREA IN BETWEEN HOUSES 12804 AND 12810)
  • BOWIE - Quarum Pl & Quill Point Dr-NORTH RIDGE COMM CTR
  • BOWIE - Quintette Ln @ PARK
  • BOWIE - Ripplingbrook Ct & Saville Ln
  • BOWIE - Sir Lancelot Dr @ CAMELOT COMM PARK
  • BOWIE - SOUTH BOWIE BRANCH LIBRARY
  • BOWIE - SOUTH BOWIE COMM CTR
  • BOWIE - Vista Gardens Dr & Windflower Way
  • BOWIE -10200 Bald Hill Rd-WILLOW WOOD COMM PARK
  • BOWIE -13022 8th St-HUNTINGTON COMM CTR
  • BOWIE -13311 11Th St-HUNTINGTON SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD PARK
  • BOWIE -16251 White Marsh Park Dr TURN AT 3RD ENTRANCE PARK @ HUT
  • BRANDYWINE - Becker Rd & McKay Dr
  • BRANDYWINE - Brinton Way @ CUL-DE-SAC AT FRONT OF COMMUNITY
  • BRANDYWINE - Casimir Rd & Pulaski Rd
  • BRANDYWINE - Colmar Manor Way & Owings Ave
  • BRANDYWINE - Crestwood Ave N & Crestwood Ave S & Earnshaw Dr
  • BRANDYWINE - Eve Way & General Lafayette Blvd
  • BRANDYWINE - Kennett Square Way & Pocopson Creek Way
  • BRANDYWINE - Lavender Dream Ln and Palmento Sunrise Ct
  • BRANDYWINE - NORTH KEYS COMM PARK
  • BRANDYWINE -13309 Whitaker Park Dr ( NEAR PULL LOCATION NEAR ENTRANCE AT GAT
  • BRANDYWINE -7211 Chadds Ford Dr ( REC CENTER POOL)
  • CAMP SPRINGS - AUTH WAY @ METRO PLACE SIGN
  • CAMP SPRINGS - Keppler Rd & Old Branch Ave
  • CAPITAL HEIGHTS - Possum Ct & Walker Mill Dr
  • CHELTENHAM - Cheltenham Dr and Prince William Dr
  • CHELTENHAM - ENTRANCE TO SOUTHERN MARYLAND ARCHERS @ 11000 OLD INDIAN HEAD RD
  • CHELTENHAM -10600 Bailey Dr ( COMM REC CENTER AT PARKING LOT)
  • CHEVERLY - CHEVERLEY-EUCLID NEIGHBORHOOD PARK @ 5610 EUCLID ST
  • CLINTON - Bellefonte Ln & Colonial Ln
  • CLINTON - Butlers Branch Rd & W Boniwood Turn
  • CLINTON - Canberra Dr & Royal Fern Ct
  • CLINTON - Dorian Ln & Townsend Ln
  • CLINTON - Drum Point Ln @ FOX RUN PARK
  • CLINTON - E Boniwood Turn @ ENT TO FIRST PARKING LOT
  • CLINTON - Foxcroft Ave & Foxcroft Pl
  • CLINTON - Foxhall Rd and Dangerfield Rd
  • CLINTON - Hillantrae Dr & Piscataway Rd ( AT PULL OF LOCATION ON HILLIANTR
  • CLINTON - Mary Catherine Dr & Piscataway Rd ( AT PULL LOCATION NEAR FIELD)
  • CLINTON - Milligan Ln & Surratts Manor Dr
  • CLINTON - OPEN AREA ACROSS FROM 3205 Kidder Rd
  • CLINTON - OPEN AREA NEXT TO 5903 E Boniwood Turn
  • CLINTON - Quaking Aspen Way & Sand Cherry Way
  • CLINTON - Quiet Brook Ln & Stuart Ln
  • CLINTON - Strawberry Hill Dr @ HILLANTRAE COMM PARK
  • CLINTON - Summersweet Dr - OPEN AREA BETWEEN BELLA WHITE AND HERSHEY RED
  • CLINTON -6904 Summit Creek Dr (REC CENTER POOL)
  • CLINTON -7401 Surratts Rd at Colony Inn Parking
  • CLINTON -8527 Woodyard Rd - TANGLEWOOD COMM PARK
  • COLLEGE PARK - SAINT ANDREWS PL @ NEIGHBORHOOD PARK ENTRANCE
  • CROOM - MOORES COUNTRY STORE PKG LOT @ 10104 Croom Rd
  • CROOM - NOTTINGHAM MYERS METHODIST CHURCH PKG LOT @ 15601 Brooks Church
  • FORT WASHINGTON - Blount Dr & Dania Dr
  • FORT WASHINGTON - Riverview Recreation Ctr.
  • FT WASHINGTON - ALLENTOWN SPLASH TENNIS AND FITNESS PARK PARKING LOT
  • FT WASHINGTON - Cascade Dr @ PISCATAWAY DR
  • FT WASHINGTON - Della Ln & Fran del Dr
  • FT WASHINGTON - Devon Hills Dr & Rusland Ct
  • FT WASHINGTON - OPEN AREA BESIDE 1800 Aragona Blvd
  • FT WASHINGTON - Warburton Dr @ JUST PAST CALVERT DR
  • FT WASHINGTON -1400 OLD Musket Ln
  • GLENN DALE - Backus Dr & Cory Dr (SEVERN CROSSING SWIM CLUB)
  • GLENN DALE - Center Ave & Hiland Ave
  • GLENN DALE - GLENN DALE RD @ DUTCH VILLAGE SHOPPING CTR
  • GLENN DALE - Kedleston Rd & Lake Glen Dr
  • GLENN DALE - Trillium Trl @ DAISY LANE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK
  • HYATTSVILLE -10401 EDGEFIELD DR @ EDGEFIELD DR PARK
  • KETTERING - Garden Gate Ln & Jones Bridge Rd
  • KETTERING - Open View Ln & Wood Branch Ct
  • LAKE ARBOR - Foxlake Dr & Foxmeadow Way
  • LANHAM - Havelock Rd & Keewatin Rd
  • LAUREL - Alloway Ln & Cedarhurst Dr
  • LAUREL - Basswood Dr OPEN AREA BETWEEN BASSWOOD & BALSAMWOOD
  • LAUREL - Bay Hill Dr & River Creek Ter
  • LAUREL - Bentley Park Dr & Newlyn Pl
  • LAUREL - Briarley Pl & Hawley Ln
  • LAUREL - CAPITAL TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION COLLEGE ENTRANCE
  • LAUREL - Cedarhurst Dr & Lockman Ln
  • LAUREL - Contee Manor Rd & Waterford Mill Rd
  • LAUREL - Contee Rd & Ironbridge Ln
  • LAUREL - Knights Bridge Ct & Strausberg St
  • LAUREL - Laurelwalk Dr & S Laurel Dr
  • LAUREL - Lawrence Pond Ct & Snowden Pond Rd
  • LAUREL - Mayfair Dr & Mayfair Ter @ PLAYGROUND
  • LAUREL - Pheasant Run Dr & Snowden Rd
  • LAUREL - S Laurel Dr @ EVERGREEN  APTS ENT
  • LAUREL - S Laurel Dr BETWEEN EVERGREEN APTS & TABERNACLE
  • LAUREL - Vansville Rec Center Parking Lot
  • LAUREL - W Side Blvd & WESTSide RIDGE DR
  • OXON HILL - 200 Talbert Street (GLASSMANOR ELEMENTARY)
  • OXON HILL - WATERFRONT ST PARKING LOT ACROSS FROM GAYLORD HOTEL
  • POTOMAC HEIGHTS -1335 Potomac Heights Dr @ THE POOL
  • ROSARYVILLE - Bainbridge Ct & Fletcher Ave
  • SUITLAND - Branch Ave & Oxford Dr
  • SUITLAND - SILVER PARK DR @ BLUE MAILBOX
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Bishop Carroll Dr & Bishops Bequest Rd
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Bridle Ridge Rd & Dappled Grey Way
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Brown Rd & Valerian Ln (ENT TO WINSHIRE ESTATES COMMUNITY)
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Burnished Wood Ct & Willow Switch Ln
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Cameron Grove Blvd @ ENTRANCE TO COMMUNITY
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Castlewood Dr & New Orchard Dr
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Central Park Dr and Presidential Pkwy at ( Entrance to Imperial
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Cheryl Dr & Shirley Dr
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Chester Grove Rd & Chester Grove Ter
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Colonel Fenwick Pl & Colonels Choice
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Country Ridge Dr - OPEN SPACE BETWEEN 10402 AND 10412
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Cranford Dr & Roblee Dr
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Crathie Ln & Governors Park Ln
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Denny Ct & Hancock Dr
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Derby Manor Ln & Newcastle Farm Way
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Easingwold Ln & Galeshead Dr
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Eton Dr & Largo Rd
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Fairhaven Ave @ MARLTON NEIGHBORHOOD PARK
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Garnet Dr & King Richard Pl & Rhodenda Pl
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Geaton Dr & Marcando Ln
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Governors Grv & MacFarlane Green Ct (PARKIING LOT)
  • UPPER MARLBORO - King Council Way & King Frederick Way
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Lake Forest Dr - BEECH TREE WEST PARK
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Lake Forest Dr & Presidential Golf Dr
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Landis Way & Walter Herrera Way
  • UPPER MARLBORO - LOUIS WILSON SR FACILITIES ADMIN BLDG LOWER PARKING LOT
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Maned Goose Ln & Whistling Duck Dr
  • UPPER MARLBORO - McConnel Dr W & Village Dr W
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Melwood Park Ave & Thomas Sim Lee Ter
  • UPPER MARLBORO - OPEN AREA ACROSS FROM 7005 Brentwood Dr
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Pookey Way & Walsham Dr
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Presidential Golf Dr ( OPEN AREA BETWEEN RAVENGLASS & PENTLAND H
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Presidential Pkwy & Woodyard Rd
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Robert Lewis Ave @ BASKETBALL COURT
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Rutherford Rd & Town Farm Rd
  • UPPER MARLBORO - SHANNOCK LN BETWEEN SANGERVILLE CIR AND CRANSTON LN
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Tewkesbury Pl & Lake Forest Dr (OPEN AREA ON TEWKESBURY)
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Tippitt Rd and  Sir Woodburn Way
  • UPPER MARLBORO - Tours Dr BETWEEN LOANDA DR AND AQUINAS AVE
  • UPPER MARLBORO -13900 Trumpeter Swan Ct ( AT POOL REC CENTER)
  • UPPER MARLBORO -14505 Mary Bowie Pkwy @ Rec Center Pool
  • UPPER MARLBORO -15511 Beech Tree Pkwy at Comm Center Pool
  • UPPER MARLBORO -3806 Bridle Ridge Rd
  • UPPER MARLBORO -5400 Marlboro Race Track Rd UPPER MARLBORO COMM CTR
  • UPPER MARLBORO -606 New Orchard Pl-NEW ORCHARD COMM PARK
  • UPPER MARLBORO -6707 Groveton Dr ( PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY GOVERMENT BUILDING PARKI
  • UPPER MARLBORO -8900 Westphalia Rd-WESTPHALIA PARK
  • UPPER MARLBORO -9010 Frank Tippett Rd

 

    Timeline

    Aug. 31– First Day of School

    Distance learning will begin for all grade levels through the end of second quarter in January.

    Dec. 1-18

    If it is safe to do so, PGCPS will offer families the option to continue distance learning or begin hybrid instruction for the remainder of the school year.

    February to June – Second Semester

    Depending on conditions, PGCPS will implement a hybrid staggered schedule with two days of in-person learning and three days of distance learning. Full-time distance learning will continue for those students who opted in.

    Before and After Care

    The before and after care program is closed while using distance learning. Upon the reopening of school, even in the hybrid model, class size will be reduced by 50 percent to maintain social distancing mandates for day care providers.

    Field Trips, Clubs, Activities, Partnerships

    School clubs and organizations are a vital part of the total school experience and enhance the educational and social experiences of students. Clubs and organizations are an integral component of the school community. Schools are encouraged to use virtual meeting spaces such as Zoom or Google Meet for tutoring, parent conferences, teacher office hours, student activities, organizations and extracurricular activities.