Welcome! This page was created to keep families & community informed about the CCPS COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan and details related to in-person and virtual learning.
Please check back for information, or email [email protected] with questions or suggestions for content.
Frequently Asked Questions
School or District Closure
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.
The CCPS COVID-19 Case Response Plan details protocols for a suspected or positive case of COVID-19 in any of our buildings.
We also have a Positive Case Report page which details the communication protocols and shares current positive case numbers.
The COVID-19 Response Plan follows the guidance provided by the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland State Department of Education in Response to a Laboratory Confirmed Case of COVID-19 and Persons with COVID-19-like Illness in Schools (updated 11/13/20) and MSDE's COVID-19 Guidance for Maryland Schools (updated 11/13/20).
Social Emotional Wellness
Caroline is committed to supporting families and meeting students’ mental health 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
November Recovery Plan Update as presented at the November Board of Education Work Session
October Recovery Plan Update as reviewed at the Board of Education Work Session
September Recovery Plan Update as reviewed at the Board of Education Work Session
Final Recovery Plan as of August 14, 2020 when submitted to the Maryland State Department of Education
CCPS Food Services provides free breakfast and lunch to Caroline County children ages 1–18 through a USDA grant. Families needing to either start service for children or discontinue their current service should call CCPS Food Services at 410-479-3261.
Delivery Schedule for Distance Learning Students
- Mondays: Enough meals for two (2) days will be delivered
- Wednesdays: Enough meals for three (3) days will be delivered
- There will be no deliveries on days that schools are closed.
- Any changes to the current schedule will be communicated to families.
- Also included in the delivery: Dinner meals and fun activities for children
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.