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Lend A Hand and Help Us Plan.

Take our Family Survey!

City Schools is working diligently to develop a plan to reopen schools and will present a draft reopening plan to the Board of School Commissioners at the meeting on July 28. This plan, called "Closing The Distance," will include how to safely reopen buildings, how students will be taught, how often students will attend school on-site, necessary safety precautions, and much more.

We need your help to develop a plan that supports students, families, staff in the best way possible. 

Below are a variety of ways for you to get involved through surveys, focus groups, and listening sessions. We will also provide regular updates and answers to your questions in social media town halls.

For more information about the reopening process and updates, read this flyer, email us reopening@bcps.k12.md.us or call 410-545-1870.

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Family Survey

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Student Survey

Surveys
We want to hear from you!

Please take a survey to help us plan for the upcoming school year. Family surveys need to be completed by July 13, and student surveys need to be completed by July 10. Be sure to share the surveys with other families and students. If you have any questions or need additional information, call us at 410-545-1870 or email reopening@bcps.k12.md.us.

Focus groups
Share your ideas and thoughts

Focus groups will run from July 13 to July 30. Spaces for the virtual sessions are limited. Parents will be randomly selected to participate. 

Sign up for a family focus group. If selected, you will be contacted in advance with the date, time, and details for participation.

Virtual town halls
Ask questions and get updates live

Join us on social media to share your ideas with district leadership and hear updates on the planning process.

Families can join us live on Thursdays at 1 p.m., beginning July 9.
Facebook and YouTube

Staff can join us on Teams on Tuesdays at 2 p.m., beginning July 7. A link will be sent via email.

Virtual family listening tours
Participate in one-to-one virtual interviews

Families can participate in one-to-one virtual interviews to share their thoughts and experiences about distance learning. Email engagement@bcps.k12.md.us or call 410-545-1870 to schedule your interview. 

District Staff Workgroups

Topic-Based Options for staff to contribute