November 25, 2013
Documentation of all service performed during the first semester must be turned in to the school’s SSL coordinator no later than Friday, Jan. 3. All students are required to use the MCPS Form 560-51: Student Service Learning Activity Verification. For more information about the Student Service Learning (SSL) program and the graduation requirement, visit the SSL webpage.
Neighbor to Neighbor
The Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) campaign is underway. You have an opportunity to participate in N2N conversations on the MCPS Operating Budget and Bell Times. Visit the Neighbor to Neighbor website for more information.
Community Forums on Bell Times
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will offer multiple opportunities over the next several months to provide feedback on proposed changes to school start and end times, also known as bell times. This will include community forums, focus groups and surveys, and “Neighbor to Neighbor,” a self-guided way for you to study the issue and offer input.
At the forums, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and share feedback on Superintendent Joshua Starr’s recommendation that high schools start 50 minutes later, middle schools 10 minutes earlier, and that the elementary school day be extended by 30 minutes. The first community forum on was held on October 28. The dates and locations for the three other community forums are:
–Monday, December 16: Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive in Rockville
–Monday, January 6: Seneca Valley High School, 19401 Crystal Rock Drive in Germantown
–Monday, February 10: Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd., East, in Silver Spring
All forums will be held from 7 p.m. –8:30 p.m. Free child care (ages 4 and older) and interpretation services will be provided.