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Maryland Public Schools to Remain Closed Through April 24

Maryland Public Schools to Remain Closed Through April 24

  • By CEO Dr. Monica Goldson |
  • March 25, 2020

Dear Prince George’s County Public Schools Community,

On Wednesday, March 25, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will remain closed through Friday, April 24. State officials will continue to assess the circumstances during that time. I know how much we have missed each other, but our schoolhouse doors will remain closed for a little while longer.

I assure you that in collaboration with the Prince George’s County Board of Education and the Maryland State Department of Education, our Administration is working to fully and thoughtfully address our plan forward in these unprecedented circumstances. We are working to ensure that PGCPS provides every resource possible to support you during this time. These unprecedented circumstances continue to evolve and we will continue to prioritize the wellbeing of children, families, employees and our entire community.

I know that you have many questions about the continuity of teaching and learning. We are currently surveying students and families about technology access in preparation for distance learning. Please complete the survey by Friday, March 27. We will begin calling families that did not respond to the survey on Monday, March 30. My goal is to announce our plan for PGCPS continuity of learning next week. 

Additionally, we are working to address other areas that impact you, including the needs of graduating high school seniors. We will do our best to answer every question and offer additional guidance in the coming days and weeks. In the meantime, we will continue meal service and share enrichment packets and other resources using our website, social media channels, e-blasts, text messages and PGCPS-TV (Verizon 38/Xfinity 96).

The PGCPS community is at our best when we come together as a village. Let’s come together now to continue supporting our 136,500 students and 22,000 educators, administrators and staff. 

Thank you for your understanding. Please keep the victims of COVID-19 in your thoughts and take care of yourselves and each other. 


Monica Goldson, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer