Announcements

MASK REQUIREMENTS

All MCPS students, staff and visitors will be required to wear face coverings in school buildings this fall, regardless of vaccination status. This decision aligns with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as local health officials. COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the nation and in Montgomery County, and students under 12 do not have access to vaccines. MCPS must ensure the safety of all students and staff as it prepares for a return to in-person instruction five days a week. Masking requirements will be reviewed regularly and are subject to change as the district reviews guidance from federal, state and local health officials. Face coverings are not required outdoors but are strongly recommended for unvaccinated individuals.

Students will be required to wear masks on school buses. This aligns with the district’s current practice for students participating in summer school and the state’s requirements for public transportation.

PTA BOARD POSITIONS OPEN

WE NEED YOU! Interested in planning? Have experience in web design/graphics? We need a few parents to join our PTA Board. Open positions are:

VP of Volunteers/Outreach

Manage our Sign-Up Genius page, contact restaurants.


VP of Membership

Maintain membership roster


Please email info@strawberryknollpta.org if you have an interest or have questions.

GAITHERSBURG ES #8 BOUNDARY STUDY

Based on the 1st round options - there WILL be some SKES students moved to a different school in 2022-2023 (not 5th graders).

FREE MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS

All meals will be provided free of charge during the 2021-2022 school year. MCPS will continue to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner meals to all students in schools and at designated food distribution sites.

SCHEDULES

All schools will return to their pre-COVID schedules, including bell times, bus schedules, number and length of class periods per day, lunch and recess. Schools will be open at 100 percent capacity for five-day-a-week learning for all students this fall.

FALL FUNDRAISER: TBD