2021-2022 BE Parent Handbook


Additional Back to School Information

Attention PM PINK BUS RIDERS:

PM ONLY- all PINK BUS RIDERS will now ride the BLUE or ORANGE bus

No stop locations will change and AM route does NOT change for 1205(AM PINK).

Route: 1124 - BETHESDA ES PM - BLUE (AM 1103)

1 3:45 P.M. NORFOLK AVE AND FAIRMONT AVE @ PLAZA
(BAINBRIDGE BETHESDA & 7770 NORFOLK AVE & CHEVAL)
2 3:51 P.M. MARYLAND AVE AND WINDSOR LN
3 3:55 P.M. LYNBROOK DR AND GLADWYNE DR
NEW from 1114 (PINK)
4 4:00 P.M. 8300 WISCONSIN AVE - THE FLATS
D/O ON BATTERY LA @ ENTRANCE TO HARRIS TEETER
5 4:02 P.M. 4861 BATTERY LA – RSO
6 4:04 P.M. 4949 BATTERY LA – RSO

Route: 1117 - BETHESDA ES - ORANGE

1 3:42 P.M. BATTERY LN AND GLENBROOK RD
2 3:47 P.M. MAPLE RIDGE RD AND GLENWOOD RD
3 3:49 P.M. ROSEWOOD DR AND ROOSEVELT ST
4 3:52 P.M. 5329 MC KINLEY ST
NEW from 1114 (PINK)
5 3:56 P.M. KEYSTONE AVE AND S BROOK LA
5 3:58 P.M. 4970 BATTERY LA - RSO (SUSSEX HOUSE)
6 4:00 P.M. 4900 BATTERY LA - RSO (GLEN MONT)

COVID Testing

COVID Screening:  Testing is anticipated to begin the week of Sept. 13.

One significant mitigation tactic Montgomery County Public Schools will use this fall is random COVID-19 screening tests for students in grades PreK through 6. MCPS, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Health, is offering COVID screening tests to students in these grades, at no cost.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends random asymptomatic COVID-19 testing because it detects and can limit the spread of the virus, even in the absence of visible symptoms. Currently, students 11 years and under are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This is a significant reason for focusing our COVID screening test for this student population.

This individual screening test requires that families “opt-in” and consent for students to be tested. A random sample of students in these grades will be identified and tested on a weekly basis with parental consent. Fully vetted and authorized contractors, not MCPS staff, will administer the tests. The Opt-In form necessary to allow your child to be a part of this testing process can be found here.

The information gathered on this form will only be shared with MCPS and the vendor, and will not be used for any other purpose. Testing is anticipated to begin the week of Sept. 13. We are asking that families complete the consent form by Sept. 8. Forms completed after Sept. 8 will be added to the screening test program as they are processed.

Thank you for partnering with MCPS to promote student safety as we return to in-person learning, five days per week.

Link to form (English)

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