Please Read - Important Beginning of the Year Documents 2021-2022 

 

FAMILY ORIENTATION SESSIONS AND MASKING AND GUIDELINE INFO (emailed to families July 30, 2021)

Masking Guidance from Dr. Smith

Last night, the following letter was sent to SMCPS summer recovery families with respect to masking protocol for the next two weeks. The CPCS start date of August 11 means that we are included in this mandate, and CPCS students K-8 will mask indoors.  At this time, the following letter is applicable for our first three days 8/11-8/13. Following that, the Superintendent will provide guidance for CPCS specifically until the rest of the school system begins. A final decision has not been made yet for the school system for the 2021-2022 school year, but as the situation unfolds further and closer to the system start date, more guidance is expected based on local COVID data. - Ms. Funya

This week, the CDC issued recommendations for reinstating masking protocols in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission of COVID 19. The St. Mary’s County Health Department followed by issuing a Public Health Advisory and provided a letter with “strong recommendations” to the school system to consider reissuing masking protocols in order to reduce the spread of COVID. 

In light of this guidance, effective Monday, August 2, 2021, the following protocols will be implemented for the remaining two weeks of SMCPS summer school programming:

  • All students in grades PreK-8 attending in-person will be required to wear masks while inside a school building.

  • All students will continue to be required to wear masks while on school buses

Consistent with state and local guidance, adults and high school students who have been fully vaccinated will not be required to wear face coverings indoors. 

All SMCPS employees and eligible students who have not been vaccinated are expected to wear masks when indoors and are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated by the beginning of school.

 

CPCS Family Orientation Sessions Offered

CPCS and the CCS Alliance would like to tell you more about our school family and help you navigate the many unique things that make CPCS a joyful place.  If you are new to our community or just need a refresher, we strongly encourage you to attend one of our in-person or virtual information sessions!  We are asking you to RSVP in the link below so that we can be best prepared for you!  The virtual orientation session will be offered in the evening and recorded for upload to our website.  Families who RSVP "yes" to this option will be sent the zoom link via email on the day of the event.  We look forward to meeting you!

Family Orientation Sessions - RSVP required