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  • On Wednesday, March 25, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will remain closed through Friday, April 24.
    Picking up meals, digital devices and instructional materials for distance learning is permitted under Gov. Hogan's stay-at-home order (Sect IIb(iv)).

    El miércoles, 25 de marzo, la superintendente de educación del estado, la Dra. Karen Salmon, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas en el estado de Maryland estarán cerradas hasta el viernes, 24 de abril.
    Recoger las comidas, los dispositivos digitales y los materiales de instrucción a distancia están permitidos bajo la orden de quedarse en casa que decretó el gobernador Hogan (Sect IIb(iv)).
  • Excused Absence

    Excused Absence Note < Click the link to the left to download the file.

    Following a student's absence from school, please send a handwritten note to the school with your child. Parents/guardians can use this template to submit a note. You can also email a note or document from a doctor to our registrar, Catalina Quinteros, at Doctor's notes can be faxed to the school at 301-985-1499.


    PGCPS has requirements for legal (excused) absences. They include:


    • Death in the immediate family (parent or guardian, brother, sister, or grandparent.) 
    • Illness of the student (or doctor's appointment)
    • Court summons
    • Observance of a religious holiday 
    • School suspension
    • Health exclusion  


    There are selected other explanations that qualify as legal excuses. The full PGCPS Administrative Procedure is located at this link.
    • Students who are considered lawfully absent from school or a class will have the opportunity to make up missed assignments for credit.
    • Students who are considered unlawfully absent from a school or a class will not have the opportunity to make up missed assignments and will receive zeros for missed work.