At the Maryland State Department of Education, we are focused on the opening of Maryland Schools for full-time, in-person instruction this fall. Our work at MSDE will continue to support local school systems as they bring students back to the classroom for a safe and successful school year. We value our students, teachers and staff and look forward to working together to make this the best school year yet!
For more information on a local school system's scheduled return date and their policies, please visit our school system directory page.
The Maryland State Department of Education and multiple State agencies are collaborating on and are committed to the health and safety of students and staff in the school setting.
Maryland Together: Maryland's Recovery Plan for Education sets the framework to safely return schools to in-person instruction, along with guidance from the Maryland Department of Health and other partners. Schools across the State have been opening safely and effectively; all local school systems have been directed to open for in-person instruction by March 1, 2021.
Maryland School and Child Care COVID-19 Guidance (Revised October 27, 2021)
Response to a Confirmed case of COVID-19 and Persons with COVID-19 Symptoms in Schools (Revised July 23, 2021)
School Health Services Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Maryland Department of Health School Resources
2021 Early Fall Assessments
Maryland State Department of Education Takes Active Measures to Prevent Illegal and Discriminatory Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Announces Second Round of Child Care Stabilization Grant Applications
MSDE Conducts Search for Education Professionals to Launch School Expert Review Team- A Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Initiative
MSDE Releases Statement Addressing Local School Closures
Maryland Partners with USDA’s Direct Certification With Medicaid Pilot Project
Maryland Early Fall Assessment Data and Kindergarten Readiness Results Reflect National Trends on Learning Loss
UPDATED: Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, December 7
Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Review School Mask Regulation in Special Virtual Meeting Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education Review School Masking Requirement in Special Virtual Meeting Tuesday, November 16
Maryland State Board of Education Hosts Meeting Tuesday, October 26
Maryland State Department of Education, Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs Awarded 2021 Team Nutrition Training Grant
Maryland Recognizes National School Bus Safety Week October 18-22, 2021
Maryland State Department of Education’s Plan for ARP Funds to Support K-12 Schools and Students Approved
Baltimore County Middle School Teacher Brianna Ross Named 2021-2022 Maryland Teacher Of The Year
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