BCPS to Reopen Online This Wednesday

Baltimore County Public Schools announced it was restarting its online virtual program on Wednesday, Dec. 2 after closing last Wednesday, Nov. 25 and Monday and Tuesday this week after a ransomware attack.

BCPS released the statement about reopening online.

We are planning to resume virtual instruction for all students on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Schools will follow what would have been their schedule for today, Monday, November 30, 2020.

In order to prepare for Wednesday, the following will occur tomorrow, Tuesday, December 1, 2020:

For middle and high school instructional staff (including teachers, special education teachers, related service providers, and special area teachers): follow the “Steps to Perform a Confidence Check” on the device. If needed, assistance will be available from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at their assigned cluster high school. See the list by zone under Round 1.

For all instructional staff (elementary, middle, and high): go to the School-Based Staff webpage at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday for information and directions about using Schoology, the resources available, and Google Meet. This is the opportunity for instructional staff to reorient themselves to these platforms and resources.

For students who have an HP or Windows-based device: follow the “Steps to Perform a Confidence Check” on Tuesday. This is not necessary for Chromebooks. Students needing a new device or assistance should go to the high school closest to their home between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. BCPS IT staff will be available to assist students with getting a different device, or if needed, performing a confidence check.

For all other staff: follow the “Steps to Perform a Confidence Check” and let their supervisor know if their device is infected.”