Charles County Public Schools

PROCEDURES FOR VOLUNTEERS/CHAPERONES

Parents and community members interested in volunteering to work in CCPS schools as well as those who attend special events, such as field trips, must complete registration procedures in order to volunteer. All volunteers are required to complete a background screening and participate in training requirements. Volunteer approval is for one year, meaning any approved volunteer from last year must complete the process again for the 2019-20 school year. The application window for the new school year opens Aug. 1. CCPS staff is no longer required to complete the screening, as CCPS launched additional background screenings for staff this school year.  Click here to visit the volunteer page for additional information.


MEAL PRICES INCREASE BY FIVE-CENTS THIS YEAR  

Breakfast and lunch prices increased by 5 cents this year for students. Breakfast is $1.35 for elementary school students and $1.45 for middle and high school students. Lunch prices are $2.70 for elementary school students and $2.95 for middle and high school students. Click here for the meal selections posted online.

CCPS uses an online cafeteria prepayment system called MyPayments Plus. Parents can add money and monitor their child’s meal accounts. Click here to sign up or access your account. Some students may be eligible for reduced price or free meals. Parents can apply online for free and reduced-price meals. The application for the 2019-20 school year will be available Aug. 16.


NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM

Over the summer, CCPS launched a new online registration system for parents. The system is available on the school system website by selecting Register Your Child for School in either the Parents or Quick Links menus, or by clicking on the Online Registration icon on the top right corner, or by selecting the Registration tab.
The page features details about the registration process, what is required for parents enrolling a student new to CCPS and an easy-to-follow video tutorial. The registration website also includes step-by-step directions for users. Parents with students already enrolled in CCPS can register another child using an active ParentVue account. A registration tab is located in the upper right-hand corner of all active ParentVue accounts. Click the tab to begin registration.

Parents new to CCPS must first create a ParentVue account to register online using a valid email address. New users must select create a new account from the more options menu area (located underneath the word Login).

The online registration process requires users to upload document copies and/or images of required documents. A school staff member will review all online registrations and screen submissions to ensure all required information is submitted. Parents can also complete the registration process in person using a computer or kiosk at their child’s zoned school. Parents should contact the school to see if they need to set up an appointment. Click here to visit Online Registration and to read more about student registration and what information is required by parents.

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