Información en español

As the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) grows in our area, SMCPS and the St. Mary’s County Health Department are working closely with local, state, and federal agencies to monitor the situation. SMCPS remains committed to providing all families, staff, and students with updated, accurate information regarding the impact on our school operations.  

UPDATE: March 27, 2020

Drive-Up Meal Service Available for Students Through the Summer Meals Program

March 27, 2020 Letter

UPDATE: March 25, 2020 

  • Governor Hogan and State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland Public Schools will remain closed through April 24, 2020.   Teachers and support staff will be reporting remotely and teleworking beginning on Monday, March 30. Directions will be shared with staff over the next two days detailing their telework schedule and professional development that will be provided to assist them in moving our students learning online.  
  • March 25, 2020 Letter

UPDATE: March 19, 2020:

New Information below in system-wide communications.

UPDATE: March 13, 2020:

St. Mary’s County Health Department 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info

The St. Mary’s County government has been opened a community information line for St. Mary’s County residents needing more information about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Community members can call the center Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to speak with staff, obtain information about the disease or get their questions answered at: 301-475-4911

System-wide Communications


Access Online Instructional Resources
Online Instructional Resources

links to online mental health resources
Mental Health Resources

Social Distancing

What does it mean?

Social distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases.  Social distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings and canceling events.

The St. Mary's County Health Department has provided this flyer with additional information.


Social Distancing Do's and Don't

   Avoid:Use Caution when:Safe to:
Group gatherings Visiting a local Restaurant  Take a walk
Sleepovers Visiting a grocery store Go for a hike
Playdates Getting Take out Complete yard work
Concerts Picking up Medications Play in your yard
Theater Outings Playing Tennis in a park Clean out a Closet
Athletic Events Visiting the library Read a good book
Crowded Retail Stores Church Services Listen to Music
Malls Traveling Cook a meal
Workouts in Gyms   Play family game night
Visitors in your house   Go for a drive
Non-essential workers in your house   Group video chat
Mass Transit Systems   Stream a favorite show
    Call to check on a friend/family member