Caroline County Public Schools Welcomes Students on August 23
Students walked through the doors of Caroline County’s five elementary and four secondary schools and the career and technology center on the first day of school, August 23.
“Today I visited each of our ten schools as we welcomed our students back to school in Caroline County, “ said Superintendent John D. Ewald. “Buses ran smoothly, healthy and nutritious breakfasts and lunches were prepared and served, classrooms were ready and welcoming, computers and technology were connected up, and running, and thanks to the commitment and professionalism of our high quality staff, instruction began on day one!”
Ewald said the school day ran smoothly, as if the students never left. “Let’s make it an exciting year in CCPS.”
Greeting the students were 34 new teachers and about 50 new support staff. There are several new positions including a Career Technology Education (CTE) Business Liaison, three new English Language Learner (ELL) teachers, a new Highly Able program teacher, two new elementary science teachers, a new adapted physical education teacher, and a new Administrator for Alternate Programs.
Today’s First Day Facts include:
- 5,400 Students
- 300 Pre-Kindergarten Students (Their first day is in September 8, 2016.)
- 55 Buses Transported Students
- 527 Certificated Staff, Including 47 Administrators and Supervisors
- 400 Support Staff
- 20 Advanced Placement Courses Offered
- 9 Career & Technology Education (CTE) Courses of Study Offered
Students, staff, parents and community of Preston Elementary School are celebrating the completion of the addition renovation project at their school. The project included a renovation of over 46,000 square feet and a 15,583 square foot addition for a cafeteria, gymnasium, and office space. A rededication ceremony of the $17.4 million project was held August 22.
Elementary students will have five scheduled delayed openings this year. The scheduled two-hour delays will be on Wednesday, September 21; Wednesday, October 19; Wednesday, February 15 and Wednesday, May 17. A two-hour delayed opening for elementary and middle school students will take place on Tuesday, January 17. The delays were built into the school calendar to give elementary teachers more planning time.