ACPS Reopening Plan
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.