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BCPS to host online Back-to-School Summit

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will host an online Back-to-School Summit (join here) to celebrate the start of the 2020 -2021 school year. The online summit will feature a discussion among BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and BCPS educators about virtual instruction and the school system’s reopening plan. The public is invited to view the summit online.

The summit moderator will be Dr. Lisa Williams, executive director of the BCPS Department of Equity and Cultural Proficiency.

Summit panelists:

  • Rochelle Archelus, Woodlawn Middle School, 2020 Middle School Principal of the Year
  • Christina Byers, community superintendent, Central Zone
  • Rebecca Feser, Middleborough Elementary School, 2020 Paraeducator of the Year
  • Dr. Racquel Jones, community superintendent, West Zone
  • Kelly O’Connell, Mars Estates Elementary School, 2020 Elementary School Principal of the Year
  • Jessica Platt, 2019 Elementary School Counselor of the Year
  • Brian Powell, Kenwood High School, 2020 High School Principal of the Year
  • Dr. George Roberts, community superintendent, East Zone
  • Robert Runk, Parkville Middle School, 2020 Teacher of the Year
  • Dr. Darryl L. Williams, superintendent

The event will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23rd.

Baltimore County Public Schools is offering virtual learning through the end of the first semester on January 29, 2021. Details can be found in the school system’s Reopening Plan below.

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Earlier this week, BCPS released a timeline for reopening school buildings for staff and students. From October 2 through 9, the school system will survey families of the students who may benefit most from in-person instruction – students with disabilities who attend separate public day schools and self-contained regional programs, as well as students in preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten. Additionally, staff are welcome to contact the Division of Human Resources at to share their feedback.

Also announced on Sept. 17 were new childcare subsidies offered by county government and new childcare options offered by county government and other providers.

Click to access Reopening-Plan.pdf

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