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2021-2022 Staff and Community Messages

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November 23, 2021 Community Update: Board of Education Approves 3 Early Release Days for Schools and Offices

Dear Parents and Guardians: 

This evening, the Board of Education approved a plan to close all BCPS schools and offices three hours early on December 23, 2021, March 18, 2022, and May 20, 2022. BCPS is making this adjustment to the calendar as part of its ongoing commitment to provide staff with opportunities to take care of their social, emotional and mental health and wellness. The ongoing pandemic and national worker shortage have taken a tremendous toll on BCPS employees and school system staff across the nation. Staff continue to work tirelessly in support of BCPS students and families and it is our hope that these early release days will provide strategic opportunities to recharge and refocus. 

November 23, 2021 Community Update: Board of Ed. Approves 3 Early Release Days for Schools and Offices Full Message

November 23, 2021 Community Update: The Gift of Thanksgiving

As the holidays approach, many members of the BCPS community will have the opportunity to connect with family and friends. We know that the holiday season can be stressful and we want to encourage you to use this time to embrace social and emotional wellness practices.

November 23, 2021 Community Update: The Gift of Thanksgiving Full Message

November 13, 2021 Community Update: BCPS Bus Service

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We have learned that some Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) bus drivers and bus attendants may organize a “call out” that will impact school bus service next week. We want to make you aware of the possibility of disruption to transportation services for BCPS students so you are prepared to provide a different form of transportation for your child if there are any interruptions or delays. BCPS is working to hire additional drivers who will help fill in the gaps and cover several routes.  

November 13, 2021 Community Update Full Message

Community Update: November 12, 2021


Dear BCPS Community:

BCPS staff have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure the safety of students and provide high-quality instruction, meals and support. In recognition of their tremendous efforts, and with support of the Board of Education, we will close all schools and offices on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Schools and offices will now be closed from Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26. Schools and offices will reopen Monday, November 29.


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