News & Events

Schools Closed 3/22/18

Thursday, March, 22, 2018 – Code Blue – Due to unsafe conditions on roads and walking routes, schools are closed. Central Offices will open with two hour delay. All 12-month personnel are expected to report. A Liberal Leave policy will be in effect for non-emergency personnel.

Schools Closed 3/21/18

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – Code Yellow – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) – Schools and offices are closed. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL only must report to work.

Today’s Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Technology at DuVal High School Open House Information Session is rescheduled for Monday, March 26, 2018, at 6:00 PM. Please email if you have any additional questions.



Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) lost a fourth day of instruction on Friday, March 2 due to hazardous wind-related school closures. PGCPS will request a waiver from the Maryland State Board of Education for the March 2 closure, but students, staff and families should expect school to be in session on Friday, April 6 – originally scheduled as the last day of Spring Break.

Schools were previously closed due to unsafe weather conditions on Thursday, January 4; Friday, January, 5; and Wednesday, January 17. The 2017-18 school calendar includes two inclement weather makeup days built in. A third makeup day was used Friday, February 9. Any additional closures will require attendance on Thursday, April 5 as well.

The PGCPS calendar meets Governor Hogan’s mandate for a post-Labor Day start date with June 15 as the final day of school.

School delays or closures greatly impact students, families and staff. The decision to delay or close schools is based on safety and a variety of other factors, including National Weather Service reports, recommendations from PGCPS transportation supervisors and building maintenance directors, who survey conditions throughout the county as early as 3 a.m. Facility staff report on power outages, HVAC/heat issues and any plumbing issues that could impact schools and offices. PGCPS executive staff members communicate with County government agencies. The school system’s top consideration is safety for buses, motorists and students who walk to school.

For the latest updates on inclement weather occurs, visit:

View Emergency Weather Codes and Plans.


Schools Closed 3/2/18

Friday, March 2, 2018 – Code Red – Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is closed for students and all personnel.

The 2018-2019 Imagine Schools Military Lottery is now open

The 2018-2019 Imagine Schools Military Lottery will be open from February 15, 2018 at 12:01 am – May 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm. 

***Note: This lottery is for the following:

  •  Students that are dependents of Military Personnel with Active Assigned Orders to Joint Base Andrews and live in Prince George’s County 
  • Those who have active military orders and reside on Joint Base Andrews.

You can apply here for the Imagine Schools Military Lottery starting on February 15, 2018 at 12:01 am.

You must obtain a Prince George’s County Public School student number for your child (this number is required to complete the charter school lottery application):

  • To obtain a student number contact the boundary school assigned for your home address to make arrangements to receive a student number.
  • Please contact Tina Chavis at 301.316.1802 ext. 22 if you are currently residing outside of Prince Georges County, Maryland for additional information for obtaining a student number.

(Attention: If you applied with Prince George’s County Public Schools during their open enrollment for Specialty Schools and you meet the requirements of a military family, please participate in this lottery.)  

Important: 2 Hour Early Dismissal on January 8, 2018

Important: January 18, 2018: Schools and central offices will close 2 hours early due to inclement weather:

Dismissal Times

K-4 – 12:40 p.m.
5-8 –  1:10 p.m.

Important Updates

January 12, 2018: Martin Luther King Jr. March @ 9:00 a.m. (7th & 8th grade scholars) The march will begin at 1558 Alabama Ave JBA , MD. The ending point will be the AFB theater. 
January 15, 2018: Schools Closed in Recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
January 19, 2018: Coffee with the Principal @ 9:00 a.m. in the Media Center 
January 24, 2018: Qtr. 2 Report Card Window Opens
January 25, 2018: End of Second Quarter (44 Days)
January 26, 2018: Professional Development – 2 Hour Dismissal for Students 
February 8, 2018: Qtr. 2 Report Cards Released to Students
February 8-22: Winter STAR Administration
February 9, 2018: Make up Day for Students
February 14, 2018:Scholars may wear red or pink tops in observance of Valentine’s Day. (uniform bottoms & all black shoes are required)
February 16, 2018: Quarter 2 Awards Ceremony
February 19, 2018: Schools closed in observance of President’s Day
February 21, 2018: Suicide Prevention Informational Session with Ms. Joseph  at 5:00p.m. in the Media Center.
March 5-March 23: MISA testing window is open (Grades 5/8)
March 8, 2018: Quarter 3 Progress Reports Released
March 28, 2018: End of Quarter 3
March 29, 2018:Professional Development – 2 Hour Dismissal for Students
March 30, 2018:  Spring Break Begins