July 22, 2020 - At their July 21 work session, the Caroline County Board of Education voted to begin the 2020-2021 school year with distance learning for all students, which was presented in June in the Preliminary Recovery Plan (English | Spanish | Haitian Creole) as Plan A. The decision included a Phased-In approach (English | Spanish | Haitian Creole) that safely brings in specific populations and grades of students as CCPS is able to move through Plans B, C, and D of the recovery plan.
Superintendent Patty Saelens made the recommendation based on the work of the CCPS Recovery Plan Stakeholder Group and in consultation with Roger Harrell, Health Officer for Caroline County. The decision was also informed by the recent family and employee surveys and regular communication with superintendents throughout Maryland.
Dr. Saelens stressed that virtual learning will be vastly different than the Continuity of Learning conducted by all Maryland schools this past spring, and will include direct instruction and grading of student work.
Key areas and details of the reopening plan continue to be fully developed and will be shared as they are finalized. The complete plan will be presented at the August 4th board of education meeting, and submitted as required to the Maryland State Department of Education by August 14.