Back to School 2020

The 2020 - 2021 school year begins for students on Monday, August 31st. We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning with our Candlewood students! We want our families and students to have all the information they need to prepare for a successful year. This web page is intended to serve as your Information Headquarters for the new school year. The information here will help you get ready for school.

Principal's Welcome

We hope that you are enjoying your summer with your family and friends, and we look forward to providing an exciting and successful school year for your children. Also see below for additional information and important forms to begin the school year.

Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting Form

Annual Notice for Directory Information and Student Privacy


School Supply Lists

Students are encouraged to have the materials on our school supply list available to help with organization, note-taking, and other important academic tasks.  The complete list includes recommended supplies for each grade level. 


Distance Learning Schedules

Learning experiences for elementary students will include time in small groups, independent work and teacher-led activities. Students will have live, teacher-led instruction and a full-day of learning activities and supports. Students will also engage in non-screen related instructional activities (i.e. reading assignments and workbook problems).  See below for distance learning schedules by grade level.

Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
Grade 4 Grade 5 Extensions  

2020 - 2021 Calendar

For school holidays and other important dates for the 2020-2021 school year, access the MCPS  School Calendar

Technology Webinar Series for Parents

A series of technology webinars for parents have been scheduled to help parents learn about the new parent portal (ParentVUE) and other digital tools their children will be using this fall (myMCPS Classroom, Kami, Zoom). Webinars will be recorded and posted on the MCPS website. Materials are in the process of being translated into multiple languages and will be posted on the website as well. Additional webinars, dates and times will be added. To view the list of webinars and register to attend, visit the Parent Technology Webinar Series page.