For Parents

Parent Volunteers

  • Montgomery County Public Schools requires school volunteers and partnership agencies to complete certain compliance measures in order to volunteer within our school district.
    • Online Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect Training via their myMCPS Classroom/Canvas account
    • Background check (dependent upon the type of volunteer service, per the Volunteers regulation and FAQ)
    • COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation - NEW!
    • Beginning September 20, 2021, volunteers will be required to upload their Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination to remain on the volunteer roster.
    • Please review the Volunteer/Contractor Vaccination Attestation Update for details on this process.


Damaged/Broken Chromebooks

Students and families are financially responsible for intentional or accidental damage of any Chromebook loaned to the student. 

Chromebook Chargers

There is a $25 replacement cost for lost/damanged chromebook chargers. Payment information can be found here. If you wish to make a cash payment, visit 45 W. Gude, M-TH, 9-12 in the front lobby (entrance by the traffic circle).  Show or email your payment receipt to Ms. Schoem to receive a replacement charger.

Chromebook Obligation Payments

Pay online: OSP for Families

*Cash payments will need to be made at 45 Gude Drive in the main lobby.  Hours of availability are 9am - 12pm, Monday through Thursday.  Hours and staffing is limited so online payments are highly encouraged. 

Chromebook Damage Financial Responsibility 

Charges for damage.    


 Synergy ParentVUE has replaced the Parent Portal as the primary home-to-school communication vehicle for schools to share information regarding grades, attendance, scheduling, and more. 

Information on accessing ParentVUE can be found here in a slideshow or below. 
If families did not receive an email with ParentVUE activation information, they can call 240-740-7020 or email

If parents can only see some children but not all, please complete this form and the MCPS technology office will  merge accounts:

To login into ParentVUE visit


Click here for information on how to set up MCPS Zoom accounts and join a Zoom meeting.

Haz clic aquí para información sobre cómo a crear cuentas de MCPS Zoom y unir a un reunion de Zoom.

Haga clic aquí para obtener instrucciones sobre cómo acceder a Zoom y myMCPS Canvas

June 2020 GT Indentification Update

Please visit the Accelerated and Enriched Instruction homepage for a Gifted and Talented identification update.

MD State Report Card

Attached is a letter in English and Spanish with information about the 2019 Maryland State Report Card and the performance of our school.  We scored a 73.6% on the scoring criteria and earned 4 out of 5 stars.  We also were at the 81st percentile of all schools in Maryland.  This is a wonderful accomplishment and a testament of the hard work of our staff, the partnership of our families, and the amazing students we support! 

Vaccination Requirements

Click here for MPCS vaccination requirements.

Additional Links

Volunteer Information

Per MCPS regulations, all volunteers must be trained in recognizing child abuse and neglect prior to volunteering at Barnsley or chaperoning field trips. Prior to volunteering, you must log on to, complete the training, and bring a printed copy of the confirmation you receive to the main office.  If you took this training last year, you do not need to take it this year.

Mental Health and Wellness Tips for Students

How to Talk to Children About Violence

    Talking to Children About Violence  

    Conversando con Niños Sobre la Violencia  

    Tips for Parents and Educators Infographic