• Friday, January 18, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.


    Viernes, el 18 de enero — PGCPS— Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal.

    El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt)..
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno
Department of Family and Community Engagement

What is Family & Community Engagement

PGCPS Parent, Family and Community Engagement Defined

July 2015 Version

In Prince George's County Public Schools, parent, family and community engagement is defined as shared responsibility and effective collaboration between the school system and its parents, families and communities towards developing outstanding academic achievement for all of our diverse student populations. 

As a foundational pillar of the CEO’s PGCPS Strategy Map, the school system’s concept of “parent, family and community engagement” seeks to engage and empower parents as our partners in promoting all children’s academic growth and development across all settings where children can learn – at school, at home and in the community. 

With this definition, the district pledges to demonstrate commitment to creating and sustaining relationships to strategically implement meaningful and measurable research-based engagement initiatives embrace parents, family and community as:

Partners in the teaching and the child/adolescent growth and development process in support of their children's learning and development

Decision Makers on school and community teams focused on choosing educational options for their children, the school, and community

Supporters/Advocates in the broader community for improved learning opportunities for their children and at their schools

Learners of effective strategies to continuously build parent, family and community efficacy for supporting the success of all children  

Encouragers of an achievement identity, a positive self image, and a "can do" spirit in their children

Monitors of their children's time, behavior, boundaries, and resource

Models of lifelong learning and enthusiasm for education

Advocates/Activists and Collaborators with school staff and members of the community on issues of school improvement and reform


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