Last night, the Manassas Park City School Board unanimously approved a tentative, conditions-based rollout to a hybrid model of teaching and learning. In a 4-0 vote (with one absence), the Board approved return dates that will collectively delay should conditions warrant a revised start date for any school or grade.
Manassas Park City Schools is open to the public by appointment only. Phones will be answered in all buildings between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm.
For appointments at the Central Office, call 703-335-8850;
at Cougar Elementary School (grades PreK-2), call 703-392-1317;
at Manassas Park Elementary School (grades 3-5), call 703-368-2032;
at Manassas Park Middle School (grades 6-8), call 703-361-1510;
and at Manassas Park High School (grades 9-12), call 703-361-9131.
Effective immediately, Manassas Park City Schools will be serving meals at no charge to children 18 and under. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers for local school divisions and other federal meal program sponsors to implement the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children in the community free of charge through December 31, 2020. The waivers support access to nutritious meals while minimizing exposure to COVID-19.
Last night, the Manassas Park City Schools School Board unanimously approved by a 5-0 vote a full distance-learning opening for the 2020-2021 school year. The MPCS School Board additionally opted to move the school year start date to September 8, 2020.
Manassas Park City Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Tia Halstead as Director of Human Resources. Halstead brings more than 15 years of human resources management and development to MPCS.
The largest community event in Manassas Park will go on as scheduled thanks to resourceful race directors at Manassas Park City Schools.
Lockheed Martin donated $10,000 to BELL, the Education Foundation of Manassas Park, to directly support MPCS student learning during school closures.
The Manassas Park School Board announced that it will take the next step in the process of hiring a new superintendent by seeking public input on qualifications.
The school board has created a survey related to superintendent criteria, which is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ManassasPark and on the division web site and its social media channels.
The Manassas Park City School Board last night accepted the retirement of Dr. C. Bruce McDade as Superintendent of Schools. Dr. McDade has been with MPCS for nearly 20 years serving 10 of those years as Superintendent. His current contract expires on June 30, 2020.
Manassas Park High School seniors Fahad A. Mohammed and Duc-Lo Nguyen have been named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Ryan Elam of Manassas Park High School has been named a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
English classes will again be available at the Manassas Park Community Center. Since 2016 Manassas Park City Schools and BEACON for Adult Literacy have partnered together to bring these classes to the community.
This convenient online payment service provides a quick and easy way to pay for school-related purchases. You can now pay for items such as meal payments, technology fee, field trips, PE uniforms, and more using your credit/debit card or electronic check.
This spring, Manassas Park City Schools hosted it's first Substance Use Prevention Use Night at the MP Community Center in conjunction with many local agencies. The presentation was captured on video and is now available for viewing.
Krista Kelly, MPCS Executive Director of Financial Services, has received the 2019 Virginia Cardinal Award from the Virginia Association of School Business Officials (VASBO).
Announced at today's Spring VASBO conference in Norfolk, the Virginia Cardinal Award is VASBO's premier recognition given to one of its members each year for exemplifying professionalism, leadership, and innovation in the field of school business management.
Manassas Park City Schools was one of 31 divisions meeting last week to share ideas on how to accelerate innovation and promote deeper learning in Virginia's public schools. Part of the first cohort of the Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network, MPCS was among the leaders in education innovation.
Manassas Park City Schools has named this year's Teacher and Principal of the Year. Mr. George Valletti III, a teacher at Manassas Park Elementary School, was named Teacher of the Year, and Principal Pamela Kalso of Manassas Park High School was named Principal of the Year.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) released results of Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments taken by students during the 2017-2018 school year, and Manassas Park City Schools exceeded state averages in most individual categories.
Dr. Bruce McDade, Superintendent of Manassas Park City Schools, said, "I am pleased to see that of the 35 reporting categories published today, MPCS met or exceeded the state pass rate in 21 of them. I am equally pleased that when final state accreditation ratings are released next month, all Manassas Park City Schools will be once again fully accredited."
The PowerSchool Parent Portal allows parents to view their child's schedule, grades and attendance. Parents are able to view assignment and attendance details, manage email notifications about their child's progress as well as communicate with their child's teachers.