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Friday, June 4, 2021, Edition 26
A Message from Dr. Terry Alban
During Brunswick High’s commencement ceremony Tuesday, William Richardson walked on stage and performed (see photo below) his rendition of “The Climb,” a song originally released by Miley Cyrus in 2009. Back then, most FCPS Class of 2021 graduates were kindergarten students just starting their educational journeys.
While Richardson performed in his garnet cap and gown, the song’s lyrics resonated:
Keep on moving. Keep climbing. Keep the faith. It's all about, it's all about the climb.
Congratulations to the FCPS Class of 2021! Graduates faced challenges from the COVID-19 health crisis and overcame them. We were thrilled to celebrate these amazing students at in-person ceremonies countywide. Graduates have successfully climbed to the top, and we can’t wait to see what they do next. We know they will make us #FCPSProud.
Meanwhile, we are continuing to successfully climb, step-by-step, out of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. In June and July, we are looking forward to offering expansive summer student learning opportunities that will help students learn new skills, develop friendships and, most importantly, have some fun. Contact your school for more details about offerings available. Here is a list of all of the available summer programs.
When students return for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 18, we will be offering in-person learning for all students with a virtual option for families who choose it. Thank you to those who have completed an intent form for the upcoming school year. A reminder that intent forms are due today.
Less than two weeks remain in the 2020-21 school year. The last day for students is Thursday, June 17. The last day for teachers is Friday June, 18. I am so appreciative to everyone in the FCPS community who has worked together to adapt and keep moving forward. Look how far we have come! Let’s keep climbing!
Photo of the week
Brunswick High's William Richardson singing at Wednesday's graduation.
In The News
In Case You Missed It:
Wednesday, June 16: 2-hour early dismissal for elementary school students
Thursday, June 17:
Friday, June 18: Last day of school for teachers
Tuesday, June 29: Middle and High school report cards issued
Wear a Face Covering:
Video: The COVID Cover Up
FCPS Face Covering Guidance in School Buildings
Video: Safe Schools: Cleaning and Disinfecting
Video: Safe Schools: Ventilation and More
Coronavirus data tracking:
FCPS debuts health metrics dashboard
Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Dashboard
- Schools Data
MD COVID Alert Service
Mental health resources
FCPS Mental Health Matters
Superintendent Alban's Off the Cuff Blog: A Message to Graduates
Tweet of the Week: The newly elected Student Member of the Board of Education, from Oakdale High, Sam Starrs!