Daily attendance is expected, and will be recorded by the teacher in PowerSchool. Procedures have been adjusted to take into account the circumstances of a virtual environment.
On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, attendance is based on students being present for their online learning. This can be shown by:
- Logging into Zoom
- Doing the work assigned during the class period
If a student has a technology-related issue that is keeping them from joining class, please call tech support (see Contact Information below) to try and resolve the issue. If the issue is not quickly resolved, email the teacher or call the school.
On Wednesdays, students do not have online learning. All students should have one or more assignments to complete, given to them by their teacher.
- Evidence of trying to do an assignment will be used to track their attendance for the day.
- The actual work on the assignment will be used for grading purposes.
Because assignments have to be turned in and recorded, student attendance may not show correctly until the following Monday.
If you are not receiving email or phone calls from your school and the district, please contact the school office to provide or update your contact information. Having the correct information in PowerSchool is critical to receiving calls and emails from the school via School Messenger.
CCPS has developed a COVID-19 Case Response Plan to address a suspected or positive case of COVID-19 in any of our schools.
This plan follows the guidance provided by the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland State Department of Education as published in, “Response to a Laboratory Confirmed Case of COVID-19 and Persons with COVID-19-like Illness in Schools, Child Care Programs, and Youth Camps”, which also includes the “Decision Aid: Exclusion and Return for COVID-19 Symptoms in School, Child Care Programs, and Youth Camps."
If a person in the school has COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, he or she will be sent home to isolate. In addition, appropriate staff will perform internal contact tracing which may result in other students also being sent home to quarantine. More detailed information in the FAQs section.
Enrollment - NEW STUDENT PREK-12
CCPS has introduced PowerSchool Online Enrollment (Spanish) for all new pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students to begin the enrollment process. Families can use this method to submit an online application, which is the first step in the process.
PowerSchool Online Enrollment is a secure platform that allows parents/guardians to securely enter their child’s information into an online database. New users begin by using their email address to create an account and then proceed through the process.
Schools will use the information provided through PowerSchool to call families and schedule an appointment. The in-person visit is needed to complete the enrollment process.
For more information about the enrollment process, please visit the Enrollment-Attendance page.
FAQs about phasing in students
Health & Wellness
Caroline is committed to supporting families and meeting students’ academic and social emotional needs. This includes:
- Professional Development opportunities for staff on social emotional learning and mental health supports for students
- Access to professional school counselors and other support staff in all phases of the recovery plan
- Continued implementation of Student Support teams with regard to attendance, behavior, and academic performance
- Community Partnerships:
- Caroline County Health Department, Choptank Community Health, For All Seasons, Inc., and Corsica River in preparation for returning students and staff
- Caroline County Recreation and Parks is exploring out-of-school time opportunities to support student learning and social emotional well-being
School Based Health Centers
Choptank Health School Based Health Centers are open! Care may be provided through office, video and telephone visits. Common medical concerns and illnesses can be addressed during visits and/or with a follow-up visit in a Choptank office only when necessary.
Reasons for a visit could include:
- well child checks
- medication refills
- COVID-19 symptoms/testing
- cold and allergy symptoms
- asthma and breathing problems
- rashes and other skin complaints
- minor injuries
- other common complaints
To schedule an appointment, please call:
Denton Elementary: 667-248-8030
Federalsburg Elementary: 410-754-5857
Greensboro Elementary: 410-482-9148
Preston Elementary: 667-238-8050
Ridgely Elementary: 410-634-9153
Colonel Richardson Middle: 410-754-9580
Lockerman Middle: 410-479-3075
Colonel Richardson High: 410-754-0750
North Caroline High: 410-479-4653
CCPS provides access to student information for parents through PowerSchool Parent Single Sign On. Students' attendance, grades, and schedules can be viewed through Power School. Power School also has a Mobile App.
To set up a new Parent PowerSchool account:
- Go to the sign in screen, click on the button "Create Account" and fill in the information as a PARENT.
- After creating a parent account, add a student to the parent list by entering::
- Student's Name
- Student's Access ID - If Access ID and Password are not known, please email the school counselor who can provide that information. Emails can be found on the school's website.
- Student's Access Password
- Relationship to Student
- District Code: HJQD
Parents may enter information for up to seven (7) students on their account.
Once the account is created, enter the User Name and Password created during sign-up to log in and view information for all students added to the parent account.
Student PowerSchool Login Information
Students can create a PowerSchool account to view their schedule and check their grades. They may also download the PowerSchool Mobile App.
- Students may get their login name and password from their counselor or from CCPS support at [email protected].
- District code for the Mobile App is: HJQD.
Login information should never be shared as the account has confidential information about the student. Parents may also have their own login name and password to see confidential information.
CCPS Food Services will continue providing free breakfast and lunch to Caroline County children ages 2–18 through the end of September, with the possibility of another extension through the end of 2020.
- Families needing to either start service for children or discontinue their current service should call CCPS Food Services at 410-479-3261.
- Home delivery will continue to families who have been receiving summer meal service.
- There are no income requirements.
Delivery Schedule for Distance Learning Students
- Home deliveries begin on Tuesday, September 8.
- Home deliveries will be made prior to 1:00 pm, every weekday that schools are open.
- There will be no deliveries on days that schools are closed.
- Any changes to the schedule will be communicated to families.
Meal Service for Students in the School Buildings – Students who are in the school buildings will receive free meals under the USDA program.
While meals for all children are currently free, families who normally fill out Free and Reduced Meal Benefit applications should still complete and turn in the application. Meal benefit applications affect school programs such as Title 1, Maryland Meals for Achievement and other initiatives that benefit children.
- Students needing devices (laptops, iPads) for distance learning should contact the school directly.
- Students identified as lacking home internet access will be provided a space in the school building to enable participation in distance learning. Families should contact the school directly for this accommodation.
- Families and caregivers supporting students with distance learning will have access to technical support contacts (as shown below).
- How-To Videos (above, under How-To) on a variety of topics are available, and additional videos will be shared as needed.
Technical Support Contact:
Transportation is provided in Phases 2-6. Reducing the risk of exposure to Covid-19 by implementing protocols that support the health and safety of students and staff is an important part of reopening schools.
- Bus routes may be changed to accommodate health and safety considerations.
- Families will be asked to pre-screen students for symptoms of illness prior to going to the bus stop.
- Face coverings are required for students and staff on the bus.
- Students are limited to one person per seat, with the exception of siblings.
- Bus cleaning protocols have been developed that include morning and afternoon sanitizing, and more frequent cleaning of high-touch areas.
- Social distancing will be encouraged at pick-up and drop-off points.