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Click to watch channel 96 live stream Click to watch the most recent and past graduation ceremonies online. Click to view the official SMCPS Facebook page Click to view the official SMCPS Twitter feed Click to view the offical SMCPS YouTube channel Click to view the official SMCPS LinkedIn page Click to access the Home Access Center login page Click for freqently asked questions and general website information

Both school-based and central office-based staff members work closely with families to transition students into St. Mary's County Public Schools. The following suggestions will assist parents with the process of enrolling their child in school and planning for the implementation of the IEP.

  • Upon registration in St. Mary's County Public Schools, an IEP meeting will be scheduled within a timely manner to review the IEP.

  • School-based staff will work to promptly obtain the educational records, including the IEP and supporting documents, from the previous school system. NOTE: Full and complete school records can only be requested from another Maryland Public School after a parent completes the registration process in St. Mary's County Public Schools.

  • St. Mary's County Public Schools will review the IEP in consultation with the parents and will provide a FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education).

  • Comparable services will be provided in order to provide FAPE.

  • St. Mary's County Public Schools will develop and implement a new IEP that meets the requirements of FAPE in the least restrictive environment.

  • New assessments may be recommended by the IEP after review of the student record.

For Students Moving from outside the State of Maryland:

  • Upon registration in St. Mary's County Public Schools, an IEP meeting will be scheduled in within a timely manner to review the IEP.

  • School-based staff will work to promptly obtain the educational records, including the IEP and supporting documents, from the previous school system after obtaining parental consent for the release of records.

  • Comparable services will be provided in order to provide FAPE.

  • St. Mary's County Public Schools will review, consider and discuss the IEP in consultation with the parents and will provide a FAPE.

  • St. Mary's County Public Schools will conduct an evaluation in order to develop and implement a new IEP that meets the requirements of FAPE in the least restrictive environment.

Tips for Families Prior to Moving into St. Mary's County

  • Contact the anticipated school's IEP Chairperson to discuss your possible transition to St. Mary's County.

  • Be prepared to mail copies of the most current IEP, assessments and report cards to the designated St. Mary's County school prior to your relocation. This will allow the staff to review a student's program and to work collaboratively with families and sending school systems to facilitate the transition to St. Mary's County Public Schools.

  • If your child is currently in a specialized/intensive program and you would like additional information about St. Mary's County Public Schools, contact the Department of Special Education and ask to speak to a Supervisor. He/she will assist you with any questions you may have.

  • Review the Student Registration Information for details on needed documentation.

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