Excerpts below from the Montgomery County Public Schools Quick Notes article ‘MCPS Develops Health Metrics Grid for Return to In-Person Instruction; Reopening Plans to Be Presented to Board of Education Nov. 6 and Nov. 10‘ (October 28, 2020).
MCPS has developed a health metrics grid for a phased-in return to in-person instruction. The grid is aligned with CDC guidelines and was developed in consultation with Montgomery County health officials.
In July, MCPS staff and families were informed that the district would operate in a virtual-only model through the first semester and that the decision would be reassessed in November.
MCPS staff will return to the Board of Education on [Friday, November 6, 2020 and Tuesday, November 10, 2020] to discuss and recommend a reopening plan for the second semester and any potential reopening before then that is aligned with health metrics. The proposed plans will also be shared with parents, students and staff.
MCPS is committed to ensuring all students receive a high-quality education in the virtual model. The district recognizes that there are gaps in instruction and is taking a number of steps to address student achievement including: providing staff with additional professional development opportunities; modifying the curriculum to meet the needs of students; and providing before and after-school tutoring support programs. To learn more about these efforts, watch the Oct. 27  Board of Education meeting.