As you may be aware, this afternoon the Governor and the State Superintendent announced that schools in Maryland will remain closed through the end of the school year. This decision leaves all of us with many questions and concerns.
We understand that this is not an ideal situation for our students, parents, families, and staff. Like you, we are saddened by the fact that our students – especially our seniors – will miss many opportunities such as the spring sports season, music and drama programs, proms, and traditional graduation ceremonies. Please be assured that we will be communicating with you in the days and weeks ahead regarding your questions and concerns and the implications of this decision for our school system.
In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to check the Coronavirus (COVID-19) section of our website at www.carrollk12.org. Here you will find answers to many of your questions, as well as our Continuity of Learning Plan. We are aware of Dr. Salmon’s plan for reopening schools next year. We are examining that plan and determining its implications for Carroll County. More information will be provided as we move forward.
As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we would like to thank not only our teachers and employees, but all of the parents and family members who have been co-teaching over the past several weeks. Your willingness to partner with us has made it possible to provide meaningful instruction and educational opportunities for our students during this challenging time.
We are tremendously grateful for the ongoing work of CCPS teachers, staff, students, and parents in making the best of a very difficult situation. We hope you and your family members remain healthy and safe.