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BCPS closes schools due to ransomware attack

UPDATE 2: Baltimore County government officials have issued the following statement: “We are aware that Baltimore County Public Schools has been the victim of a ransomware attack. Our Office of Information Technology is working closely with them to offer technical assistance and guidance. We do not have any reason to believe that Baltimore County Government systems have been compromised, but …


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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to rise along with the overall positivity rate over the past week.  Mortality rates continued to decline during the same time period. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, November 20, 2020, there have been 177,086 cases of novel coronavirus …


Person involved in Parkville BCPS food distribution program site tests positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Thursday that a person involved in the meal distribution program at Castle Drive and Holly Lane (21212) and on Solar Circle (21234) has recently tested positive for COVID-19. Meal distribution from the two sites will continue uninterrupted. Everyone who had close contact with this individual has been identified, notified, and will remain away …

BCPS adjusts meal distribution schedule for Thanksgiving week

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Food and Nutrition Services will alter its meal distribution schedule for the week of Nov. 23 – 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. On Monday, Nov. 23, three days’ worth of free meals will be distributed to students at more than 300 locations around the county. Meals will not be distributed on …

Perry Hall, Parkville educators to receive district arts awards at statewide reception

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Six Baltimore County Public Schools teachers and one principal have been recognized with district awards from the BCPS Office of Visual Arts through the Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA). In addition, two BCPS visual arts teachers have been nominated for state recognition. Since they cannot be honored in person at this time, the Office of Visual Arts surprised the …

Golden Ring Middle School earns one of 20 national food allergy awareness grants

ROSEDALE, MD—Golden Ring Middle School is one of only 20 national recipients of a FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) inaugural Collaborator Community Impact Award. Golden Ring Middle is the only grant recipient in Maryland. “As a health science magnet, our school is committed to informing and improving the health of our students, staff, and community,” said Principal Charlyne Maul. …

BCPS launches COVID-19 data dashboard

TOWON, MD – Baltimore County Public Schools has launched an online COVID-19 data dashboard that will be updated every Friday. The dashboard provides data on COVID-19 cases in Baltimore County Public Schools and Baltimore County based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health. On the dashboard, graphs and tables show the …

Baltimore County Public Schools officials announce 2021-2022 school calendar

TOWSON, MD—At its November 10 meeting, the Board of Education of Baltimore County approved the 2021-2022 school calendar for Baltimore County Public Schools. This calendar has BCPS students beginning the school year, before Labor Day, on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, and ending between Thursday, June 9, and Thursday, June 16, 2022, depending on the number of inclement weather/emergency closure days …