March 2020 News

March 20th, 2020

3/20/2020 Updated information for new students

CMCSS has extended the school closure until May 1st which means that your deadline to submit your acceptance packet has been extended as well. In addition, the May 4th registration for Associate Pathway students will be rescheduled. As we approach May, we will have more information regarding new dates.

Once we reopen it will be very important to have the paperwork that is submitted be complete to speed up processing. Please double check that all items in your acceptance packet are complete. The checklist in your acceptance packet provides specific information about each page as well as the items that are often left off. Please email [email protected] if you have questions about items in your acceptance packet.

If there any additional changes to CMCSS schedule we will modify the due date again. Please continue to check the student email account you provided on your application and the Middle College webpage for any additional changes.

March 12th, 2020

Corona Virus Update in CMCSS

Over the past few weeks, a Communicable Disease Team (CDT) comprised of leaders from CMCSS and the Montgomery County Health Department have been meeting regularly to review the latest guidance from the CDC, monitor the health and attendance of CMCSS students and employees, and make recommendations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.

While the district has been implementing proactive measures to reduce the spread of illness, after reviewing the latest guidance, the CDT has made additional recommendations that will be communicated to parents and guardians via SchoolMessenger, video, social media, website, and local media today, Thursday, March 12.
All after school activities in CMCSS are cancelled today, March 12. Please refer to your email, the CMCSS website, and CMCSS social media
Travel – effective immediately, all school- or district-sponsored travel on for-hire transportation (charter bus, planes, etc.) for students and employees will be suspended through April 8.
The district will work with schools to make every reasonable legal effort to seek refunds for cancelled trips to the extent refunds are not extended upon the school’s cancellation. If costs are not refunded, the district will work with schools and parents to make efforts to provide reimbursements.
Trips via CMCSS transportation will continue to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for approval. Travel will not be permitted to schools, districts, or other venues where there are school closures. Further guidance will be provided should there be any school or district closures.
The CDT will continue to monitor best practices and will provide further guidance ahead of April 8.

COVID-19 information is continuing to evolve as the experts learn more about this disease. We know there is a lot of fear and anxiety around this pandemic, and we assure you the CDT is continuously monitoring this situation. While education is important, the health and well-being of our students and staff are far more significant. We will continue to update you, and we welcome your questions and feedback.