Your Back-To-School Checklist

Baltimore County Public Schools open to students for the 2015-2016 school year on Monday, August 24. As parents, guardians, or students, there are plenty of things you need to know to get ready for school, and to help make the first day a positive and productive experience. This checklist will help you find the information you need to prepare for heading back into the classroom!

Determine which school your child will attend.
If this is your child's first year in school, if you are new to the area, or if you have recently moved, use the school locator to find which school your child will attend.

Register your children at the appropriate school.
Incoming BCPS 6th and 9th graders must verify residency – click here for additional information.

Make sure your child's immunizations are up-to-date. Be advised that an Immunization Rule Change took affect September 2006 for students in Grades 6-9. View the immunization clinic schedule and a list of other immunizations your child may need.

Mark Your School’s Back-To-School Events on Your Calendar!
BCPS schools host one or more Back-To-School events to help you and your student start the year off with all of the information and resources you need. Watch this video to learn how you can easily find this information on your student’s school web site.

Get your supplies.
School supplies lists can be obtained directly from your school either on the school web site or by contacting the main office by telephone. Use the school directory to obtain contact information.

Visit Parent Pages
With our new design comes a new philosophy - all the information you need as a parent in one central location. Here you will find

Visit Student Pages
These pages will provide you and your student with news and academic support resource throughout the year.

Visit Safety Pages
For Back to School Safety tips and messages from our Department of School Safety and Security

Bookmark the BCPS web site!
Remember to visit the BCPS web site for up-to-date information throughout the year.

Visit you school’s web site for Back-To-School Info.
Watch this!
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