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PG County Extends School Closures Due To Coronavirus

Patch logo Patch 6 days ago Michael O'Connell
a close up of a blackboard: Prince George's County Public Schools is working with families facing four more weeks of school closures. © Shutterstock Prince George's County Public Schools is working with families facing four more weeks of school closures.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD — Prince George's County Public Schools is following Gov. Larry Hogan's directive to extend school closures due to the new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, by an additional four weeks.

Hogan and State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced Wednesday that all schools in Maryland would remain closed through April 24.

"I know how much we have missed each other, but our schoolhouse doors will remain closed for a while longer," said Chief Executive Officer Monica Goldson in a letter to the PGCPS community.

In preparation for distance learning, PGCPS is currently conducting a survey of elementary students and secondary students about their access to technology. Goldson asked families to complete the survey by Friday, March 27, adding that PGCPS would begin calling families who did not respond to the survey starting on Monday, March 30.

"Additionally, we are working to address other areas that impact you, including the needs of graduating high school seniors," she said. "We will do our best to answer every question and offer additional guidance in the coming days and weeks."

PGCPS is continuing its grab-and-go meal service program. It's also distributing enrichment packets using its website, social media channels, alerts, text messages and PGCPS-TV (Verizon 38/Xfinity 96).

Also Read: PG County Coronavirus Updates: Here's What You Need To Know

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