• Thursday, March, 22, 2018 - Code Blue - Due to unsafe conditions on roads and walking routes, schools are closed. Offices will open with two hour delay. All 12-month personnel are expected to report. A Liberal Leave policy will be in effect for non-emergency personnel. 

    Jueves, 22 de marzo, 2018 - Código Azul –  Dadas las condiciones peligrosas en las carreteras y las ceras, las escuelas estarán cerradas hoy. Oficinas abrirán con dos horas de demora. Todos los empleados de 12 meses deben reportarse al trabajo. Estará vigente la política de licencia liberal para el personal que no es de emergencia.

  • ESOL Department

    English Language Learner Parent Guide

    Laurel High School

    Our Contact Information

    Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20707; Tel: 301-497-2050

    Web Address: www.pgcps.org/laurelhs

    Family Portal: https://family.sis.pgcps.org. (Get password at LHS Office.) Parent Training – Sept. 21 at 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Room 116

    Your Contact Information: We always need YOUR current telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and street address. Please keep in touch with us about your child.

    ELL Staff at LHS:

         (Español- 301-497-2050)

    International Student Counseling Office (ISCO) (Placement Test; Transcript Evaluation)

    Judith Hoyer Building, 8908 Riggs Road, Adelphi, MD 20783; Telephone: 301-445-8460

    School Calendar (See website for details: www.pgcps.org/calendar)

    August 23, 2016- All PG County students return to school; Last Day, June 9, 2017

    Daily LHS School Schedule: Monday- Friday, 7:45 am-2:25 pm

    Days with no school for students: Sept. 5, 30; Oct. 12, 21, 31; Nov. 8, 11, 23-25; Dec. 23-31;   Jan. 2, 16, 20; Feb. 10, 20; March 27; April 14, 17, 18-21; May 29.

    Dates of Student Progress Reports (PR), Quarter Ends (QE) and Report Cards (RC):

    Quarter 1- October 5 (PR), October 28 (QE), & November 15 (RC);

    Quarter 2- December 21 (PR), January 19 (QE), & February 3 (RC);

    Quarter 3- March 7 (PR), March 24 (QE), & April 10 (RC);

    Quarter 4- May 23 (PR), June 9 (QE), & June 22 (RC).

    Other Important Dates

    Back-to-School Night - September 7, 2016,   

    6-9 p.m.

    Parent-Teacher Conferences - November 11, 2016,   7:45 a.m.-2:25p.m.

    HSA’s & PARCC’s Nov28 - Jan17 PARCC- ENG/ALG; Jan 9-20 HSA - BIO/GOV; April 10- May 30 PARCC - ENG/ALG/GEO; May 22 - Jun 9 HSA – BIO/GOV.

    WIDA test of ELLs- January 9 - March 3.

    Adult ESL Registration – PGCC Laurel College Center, Sept  15, 2016 6:30 pm. Classes run Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Feb.2, 2017 @ PGCC, Laurel College Center. (Contact 301-546-0891 between 9am and 4 pm; e-mail: AdultEducation@pgcc.edu).

    Important Forms

    See website & ask students for: School lunch form; Uniform, I.D. & Electronic Use policies; Plagiarism policy. Please help your child honor our policies.

    Which Offices for Various School Services and Supports?  

    ISCO- Evaluates transcripts brought from overseas. First step to register into county schools.

    School Registrar- Processes enrollment and withdrawal of students from LHS.

    School Nurse- Monitor immunizations & makes referrals for student health concerns.

    Security- Deals with school safety and police issues, including cyber-bullying.

    Counselors- Provide annual class schedules, college information, referrals to various community services, and schedule parent- teacher conferences.