Baltimore metropolitan area public school reopening plans

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The following list was compiled by the Greater Baltimore Committee.

According to state guidelines, each school system has until August 14 to post its plans.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Baltimore City Public Schools

  • The system will begin the school year virtually, and delay the start of in-person teaching until later in the fall. The district will provide an update on the plans for school no later than October 16.
  • District staff is asking the school board to push back the first day of school to the Tuesday after Labor Day weekend to allow more time for training.
  • See the up-to-date plans here.

Baltimore County Public Schools

  • Baltimore County Public Schools announced on July 21 that students will begin school remotely on Tuesday, September 8, continuing through the end of the first semester on January 29.
  • There will be no high school sports during virtual learning, or until the school system determines it’s safe for organized sports teams to gather, per Baltimore County Public Schools’ draft reopening plan.

Carroll County Public Schools

  • The county’s Board of Education has decided that Carroll County Public Schools will open for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 8, using the Enhanced Virtual Learning Mode for instruction.
  • The school system will continuously work to reach a hybrid model as conditions allow. Unless the state reverts to Stage I, a full review and revisit of this decision will take place no later than the Oct. 14 Board meeting.
  • See the up-to-date plans here.

Howard County Public Schools

  • School will start two weeks later, on September 8, instead of August 25.
  • All public school students will take all of their classes online through at least through the end of January.
  • See the up-to-date plans here.

Harford County Public Schools

  • Harford County Public Schools’ students will be taught virtually for the first two quarters of the 2020-2021 school year.
  • The school system will also offer “Learning Support Centers” at schools where a limited number of students will have internet access and supervision by an HCPS employee.
  • Bus transportation and meals will be available through the learning centers, where students will be taught by an instructor who is working remotely.
  • The school system will provide Chromebook computers to kindergartners through eighth-graders and Windows laptops to ninth through 12th graders who are learning from home.
  • Windows laptops also will be provided to teachers.
  • See the up-to-date plans here.

To see the complete list compiled by the GBC, which also includes public school reopening plans for Prince Georges and Montgomery counties and Baltimore colleges and universities, click here.



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