09/27/2021 Letter from the Superintendent - Masking Update
At the beginning of this year, we shared that our decision-making for determining when masks would be worn in our school buildings would be based on the level of community transmission in St. Mary’s County. Since that time, the State Board of Education and the Maryland General Assembly have voted to enact COMAR 13A.01.06, Face Coverings in School Facilities. This regulation requires everyone to wear a face covering while in a public school facility, with certain exceptions. Those exceptions are delineated in our revised protocols.
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Welcome to St. Mary's County Public Schools (SMCPS) where over 94% of our students graduate ready to take on the challenges of college or careers. With approximately 18,000 students, our school system is large enough to offer a wide variety of academic programs and services, yet small enough to maintain an atmosphere of friendliness, helpfulness, and personalized service. Our work is driven by three planning documents. Links to each are below:
- Recovery Plan
- 2020 Annual Report
- Bridge to Excellence Master Plan
- Educational Facilities Master Plan
- Capital Improvement Plan
We understand that education must engage students and align to their interests and aspirations. To do this, we provide a tailored educational experience to our learners, offering choice of courses and academic pathways. We are particularly proud of our signature academic pathways: the STEM Academy, The Academy of Global International Studies, The National Academy of Finance and our newest addition, the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. Couple this with our James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center and the possibilities for our students reflect the needs of the 21st Century.
Great things are happening in our school system, check out the 2020 Annual Report to find out even more.