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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Guidance

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    UPDATE REGARDING THE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS IN THE FALL 2020: 

     

    The Allegany County Public School System will follow the Reopening Maryland Schools K-12 Decision Matrix. 

     

    During step one of this matrix, the Governor’s Office, in coordination with members of the coronavirus recovery team and experts at the Maryland Department of Health, are monitoring key health metrics and identifying the appropriate stage within Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery. The State Superintendent of Schools, in consultation with the State Board of Education, subsequently determines the operational status of the schools during each stage.

     

    ACPS is currently reviewing our recovery options for each stage in preparation for the opening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year, which is scheduled for August 26, 2020, for students. Staff will develop plans with input from multiple stakeholders, and these plans will be shared during the August 11, 2020, meeting of the Board of Education.  School system's plans must be submitted to the Maryland State Department of Education by August 14, 2020, for review and final approval. 

     

    Published 7/2/20

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  • ACPS COMMUNITY HOTSPOTS: Allegany County Public Schools is providing community hotspots in community partner locations such as fire departments and churches.  Use the network called “ACPS-Hotspot” to connect.  The password is the ACPS Community Helpdesk number 3018769819.  A captive portal requests your compliance with the Telecommunications Acceptable Use Policy and then provides you access to the Internet. As a community hotspot is ready with WiFi access, it will appear in the list to the right with a map showing exact access points. 

     

    These community hotspots enable you to access the Internet easily.  This WiFi is intended for use by ACPS staff, students, and parents for instructional purposes.  All ACPS WiFi traffic is logged and filtered for CIPA compliance.  

     

    The public should remain in their vehicles at all times adhering to  social distancing mandates as set forth by Governor Hogan. 

     

    Published 5/21/20

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  • ACPS WIFI ACCESS IN PARKING LOTS: Allegany County Public Schools is providing an Internet connection that is accessible from your vehicle in parking lots at our schools.  Starting Friday, May 8, 2020, ACPS will provide external WiFi access in several locations. Please monitor the ACPS crisis management website periodically for these school locations.

     

    Please use the network called “ACPS-ENT” to connect.  USER ID is “hotspot” and the PASSWORD is “acps”.

     

    The parking lot WiFi capability enables you to access the Internet easily.  This WiFi is intended for use by ACPS staff, students, and parents for instructional purposes.  All ACPS WiFi traffic is logged and filtered for CIPA compliance.  Additionally, all exterior areas of the school campus are subject to video recording.

     

    The public should remain in their vehicles at all times adhering to social distancing mandates as set forth by Governor Hogan.

     

    Published 5/8/20

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  • ATTENTION PARENTS AND GUARDIANS:

     

    ACPS encourages and highly recommends that parents wear masks/cloth face coverings during meal and/or packet pickups to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus.  In a recommendation released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity, and they would recommend wearing a mask or cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. 

     

    The recommendation is less about preventing the wearer from contracting the coronavirus themselves than it is about limiting asymptomatic people from unknowingly spreading the disease. Wearing cloth masks, the CDC said, could “help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.”

     

    Published 4/17/20

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  • ACPS IT Community Help Desk: 301-876-9819


    ACPS has established an Instructional Technology Help Desk number to offer assistance for computer problems and accessing online instructional resources. The helpdesk is live from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you need assistance outside of these hours, please email ITHelpdesk@acpsmd.org. If you are on a broadband connected Windows 10 computer, we may ask for remote access to your computer via Microsoft Quick Access.  

     

    Published 4/1/20

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