Get ready for the new school year by making sure you finish the list of tasks below. Be present on the first day of school and maintain good attendance throughout the school year. Good attendance means better grades and more achievement.
Visit our attendance webpage to get informed about the rules for attending school in-person, and in a virtual environment.
Check your schedule. Most schools start on August 28th, but a few start on different dates. Visit the calendar page and scroll to the bottom to see if your school has an alternative date listed for the first day of school.
Pro tip: The calendar at the top of this page also lists districtwide events and important dates throughout the school year - like the end of each quarter and scheduled days off. Click on the "Subscribe to..." link underneath the calendar to merge the school schedule with your own calendar, so you'll never miss an event or update.
Shots and Vaccinations
Get vaccination records from your doctor. All students are required to have certain immunizations (also known as vaccinations or shots) to attend school. Visit the immunization page to download the Immunization Record Form and to find out more information about requirements.
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Some schools have different bell schedules depending on the grade of the student, so be sure to double-check the time of your opening and closing bell.
Check the bell schedule and be there when it rings. Bell schedules are displayed at the top of each individual school profile page.
Please contact your school to confirm the school year 2023-2024 address of students who receive curb-to-curb transportation service from Baltimore City Public Schools. Please visit https://www.mta.maryland.gov/transit or Google Maps in mid-August to plan commutes to and from school on MTA services. The fall MTA schedules are expected to be released in mid-August.
Families are encouraged to make childcare plans early for school-aged children who need care outside of the school day. Consult with your student's school to inquire about childcare options at or near the school. Some funding may be available from the MSDE Child Care Scholarship Program for eligible families to assist with paying for childcare. For application assistance families may contact the Maryland Family Network at 877.261.0060 or visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org.
For Google Classroom, students will need to log in. You will need your student ID number and a password. If you need to reset your password, please contact your teacher.
School Supply Lists
City Schools do not have general supply lists, as schools may have unique requirements. Schools will inform students of any necessary supplies at the start of the school year.
Most school practices start on August 10. Please check with your local school for information on how to participate in any of the sports they offer this year. Be sure your child's sports physical is completed. Parents and guardians will need to upload all their student-athlete's information and paperwork to Dragonfly. Click here to learn how to sign-up.
Internet Access Options
All City Schools families are automatically qualified for a $30 monthly discount for home or mobile internet services, through the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Learn more here
School Dentist Visits
City Schools partners with Smile Maryland to offer in-school dental care for students. Go to www.myschooldentist.com to sign up your child today. Dental care includes a complete dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants when necessary, and in most cases, restorative care such as fillings. Dental care is usually at no cost to you. All insurance is accepted including Medicaid and Maryland Healthy Smiles. A low-cost self-pay option is available for those without insurance.