16 MCPS schools scheduled to transition to virtual learning this Thursday


Jan. 18, 2022, 10:17 p.m. | By Maya Britto | 10 months, 1 week ago

Due to mounting COVID-19 concerns, the county has decided to allow certain schools to shift to remote learning.


This evening, MCPS released a list of 16 schools that will move to virtual learning for 10 school days beginning Thursday, Jan. 20. On Wednesday, teachers will prepare for remote learning while students participate in remote asynchronous learning. 

The 16 schools are: 

  • Beall Elementary School
  • Briggs Chaney Middle School
  • Brookhaven Elementary School
  • Clopper Mill Elementary School
  • Captain James E. Daly Elementary School
  • Gaithersburg Elementary School
  • Glenallan Elementary School
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
  • Lakelands Park Middle School
  • Neelsville Middle School
  • Paint Branch High School
  • RICA – John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents
  • Sargent Shriver Elementary School
  • Twinbrook Elementary School
  • Watkins Mill Elementary School
  • Whetstone Elementary School

This decision was made after the county evaluated key factors including student and staff attendance rate, bus route availability, unfilled substitute requests, COVID-19 case numbers, and community feedback for each school.

The schools are scheduled to return to in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 31. 

Last updated: Jan. 21, 2022, 1:13 p.m.


Tags: MCPS MCPS policy COVID-19 virtual learning

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