• Back-to-school packets for students and families

    All principals and assistant principals / Deadline: September 2

    The annual back-to-school packets for students and families will be delivered to schools between Thursday, August 4, and Friday, August 26. The delivery window is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Delivery drivers will require a signature for receipt of packages. Please ensure that all staff members who receive deliveries at your school are aware that these packets will be arriving.

    The packets include the annual calendar, handbook, code of conduct, and various forms and flyers—including the districtwide student contact form, which also serves as parental consent to receive text messages. Packets should be given to students for backpacking home as early as possible during the first week of school; please do not distribute them at back-to-school nights or other events prior to August 31, since doing so may result in insufficient quantities for students in classrooms. Packets are not intended for staff, who can instead download copies of packet contents from the district website.

    Additional packets for students will be available from the district’s communications department on an as-needed basis, but requests will not be fulfilled until after September 2, in order to allow a brief period for schools to determine precise need based on actual number of students. Requests for extra packets should be emailed to communications@bcps.k12.md.us and should include school name, school number, and quantity needed in English and in Spanish. Beginning in September, limited quantities of individual packet items, including the handbook and code of conduct, will also be available on request.