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News Release, Charles County Public Schools

In order to make picking up instructional packets easier at distribution sites, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is asking parents to follow a few protocols.

Parents must stay in their vehicle throughout the entire process.

If possible, parents should wear a mask and gloves.

Parents must physically pick packets up from the table; staff will not hand them off. Process might change if it is windy.

Help prevent delays by avoiding long discussions with staff; use the AskCCPS tab at ccboe.com for specific questions.

Bonnie Goldsmith, a printing specialist with Charles County Public Schools, transports paper packets after printing over the weekend.

Those on foot (walkers) without vehicles should look for a “walker” table; there will be a separate table preventing parents from walking up to staff.

High school parents need to know what specific classes their child is taking for faster service. This includes the specific courses in the core areas (English, math, social studies and science). Bring a report card, have your child in your vehicle, or have ParentVue on your screen to quickly identify which packets are needed.

Middle school parents must know their child’s specific math class and high school parents must know all four of their child’s specific classes; bringing a report card would help.

There are 11 distribution sites. The 11 distribution sites operate 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following schools:

  • Henry E. Lackey High School;
  • Maurice J. McDonough High School;
  • St. Charles High School;
  • Westlake High School;
  • Milton M. Somers Middle School;
  • Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School;
  • Indian Head Elementary School;
  • Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School;
  • Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School;
  • J.C. Parks Elementary School; and
  • J.P. Ryon Elementary School.

In order to streamline service, each site has specific entry and exit directions for meal and packet distribution.

Brian Richard, warehouse foreman with Charles County Public Schools, prepares the delivery of paper learning packets to meal distribution sites. CCPS recently updated the pick up protocols at the distribution sites to allow for a safe, quick and smooth process.

All schools

Parents are asked to follow the traffic patterns and directions of staff on duty.

Parents are respectfully asked to have patience and understanding.

Henry E. Lackey High School

Follow the coned-off traffic pattern.

Maurice J. McDonough High School

For packet pick-up only: parents must enter the bus parking lot from the gym/tennis court side of the building (pick-up will occur along the curb).

For meal distribution: parents must enter on the access road (pick-up will occur outside the front office entrance).

Milton M. Somers Middle School

All parents must enter via Willow Lane only; cars will not be permitted to come via Oak Avenue.

J.P. Ryon Elementary School

Staff will distribute instructional packets from the staff lot using a line-up process.

No left turns will be permitted in the lot.

The packet distribution and meal distribution lines will be separate.

Latrese Carter, printing specialist with Charles County Public Schools, left, and Amanda Kline, executive assistant to the assistant superintendent of supporting services, worked over the weekend to print and assemble paper learning packets for CCPS students.

St. Charles High School

For packet pick-up only: parents must enter St. Linus Drive and travel to the tennis court/bus parking lot (pick-up will occur along the curb).

For meal distribution: parents must enter St. Linus Drive and travel around to the gym parking lot (pick-up will occur along the curb in front of the gym).

Westlake High School

For packet pick-up only: parents must enter through the Smallwood Drive entrance.

For meal distribution: parents must enter the bus parking lot (pick-up will occur along the curb).

No specific traffic instructions – please follow directions from staff

Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School

Indian Head Elementary School

Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School

J.C. Parks Elementary School


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