Apr 06
Weekly Announcements
Apr 01
Senior Important Dates
Mar 26
Virtual Environmental Service Opportunity

poster of virtual environmental service learning activity with link to google form.

Mar 26
Mental Health Awareness Youth Art Display

Mental Health Awareness Youth Art Display sponsored by Maryland's First Lady to raise awareness about the importance of mental health through artistic expression. Create art expressing something that makes you feel happy, healthy, or hopeful.

Deadline: April 9, 2021


Mar 02
Spring Semester AP Exam Registration

Students interested in taking the exam should register and send payment by March 6th, 2021.  

You must do ALL 3 steps.

1. Join the class with the join code provided by your teacher.

2. Register for the exam(s) using this link:  Spring Semester AP Exam Registration Link

3. Send payment to South Carroll.
Exams are $95 each.  Checks can be made payable to South Carroll High School. You can drop off in lobby or mail to SCHS at 
 1300 W. Old Liberty Rd
 Sykesville, MD 21784
 Attn: Mrs. Cook 
 Please include your name in the memo portion. Contact Mrs. Cook if you have a financial hardship.

Questions?  Ask Mrs. Cook at jecook2@carrollk12.org

Feb 23
Fall Semester Algebra I MCAP Postponed- Update 2/23/21

At today’s MSDE Board Meeting, the board discussed additional decisions about state assessments. Because of the uncertainty of possible additional changes, we will be postponingthe Algebra I MCAP for fall students tomorrow

Again, fall Algebra I students should NOT come to South Carroll High School tomorrow for the state assessment.


Jan 28
AP Exam Registration Reminder

Reminder:  Semester 1 AP Students

The deadline for registering and paying for AP exams is the end of February.

All students in current classes should have already 'joined' the class.  If they did not previously join, it is still possible to take the exam, but they will pay a late fee of $40.  Any questions can be sent to Jodi Cook, AP Coordinator jecook2@carrollk12.org.

Spring Semester AP Exam Registration Link

Jan 21
Semester 2 Hybrid Intention Survey

Dear SCHS Parents,

As we approach the beginning of Semester 2, we need to collect information to prepare to welcome back additional students from   virtual learning.  If your student is 100% virtual and wishes to participate in Hybrid in-person learning starting on February 2, 2021 for Semester 2, please complete the survey below.  The survey MUST be completed by 1/22/21 for your student to start on the first day of Semester 2.  Requests to change status received after this date will have a delayed start time by 1 week.

If your student is already participating in the Hybrid in-person learning model, you DO NOT need to complete the survey.  Your intentions have already been noted. 

If your student plans to stay 100% virtual at this point, you DO NOT need to complete the survey.  If your student wishes to change at a later point in the semester, you may email Ms. Washington at rbwashi@carrollk12.org. Please email her with your request 1 week before your student wishes to return. 


Thank you for your assistance.  We appreciate our SCHS community and all of the support we have received during this time.  We truly have the best students and parents in all of Carroll County!

Jan 19
Semester 2 Book Pick-Up-Date Changed to Feb. 10th



** 2/10/21**

Please sign up for a time to pick up your second semester books below.  You will need to wear a mask covering your nose and mouth.  You should bring a copy of your schedule and your book bag.  Book distribution will take place in the Auditorium lobby.  You will enter near the Art classrooms and exit closest to the main lobby.  Inside, you will shop for your books using your schedule.  Staff will be available to assist. 

Sign up for your time frame here:


If your student participates in Hybrid in-person learning, you will return textbooks to teachers and receive 2nd semester books in class. 


*Please arrive during the time that you selected on the Sign Up Genius. 

*Students should check with their teachers to confirm that they are assigning textbooks to prevent attending this event unnecessarily.  This will also help you identify which books you need to pick up.

*One person should attend to pick up books (student OR parent). 

*Please wear a mask, bring a copy of your schedule, and a bag to carry your materials.

During this event, you may also:

*return/pick up a laptop (if you have not received your school issued device)

*Pick up school pictures 

*return text books from semester 1

*Pick up senior shirts

We will monitor the weather and communicate if we need to delay or cancel the event for safety.  If we are delaying/postponing the event, a message will be sent no later than 7:30 am. 

Thank you for your patience as we navigate these obstacles!

Be well!


Jan 04
January State Testing Information

To parents/guardians of students who are enrolled in Biology I or US Government this semester:

It is a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) graduation requirement that any student in a Biology I course must participate in the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment, and any student in the Government course must participate and pass the Government High School Assessment. Since that assessment must be given IN PERSON  at South Carroll High School, CCPS has been working diligently to plan a way to assess students during this time. 

Maryland Government High School Assessment: Wednesday January 20, 2021 from 7:30am-1:00pm.

·       CCPS busses will be stopping at ALL high school bus stops on January 20th for students taking the Government High School Assessment. Please report to your bus stop 10-15 minutes prior to the listed time on the CCPS bus route document: https://www.carrollk12.org/about/Documents/BusRoutes2020-21.pdf Students riding the bus will be transported home at 1pm.


If you elect to do parent drop off and pick up, please follow the guidelines below:

  1. ARRIVAL: Students should arrive to school no later than 7:30am and report directly to their testing location with their CCPS laptop.

*Parent Drop off: Enter at the staff parking lot go to the right.  Turn at the parking lot break and loop around to the side of the H wing.  Students should be dropped off along the sidewalk and should proceed to the front doors.  Please make sure students have all belonging ready and can exit the car quickly so as to not impede the drop off line.  Students are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

  1. DISMISSAL: Parents may pick up students at the conclusion of testing, approximately 11:30am. If technical difficulty arise and testing must extends more than 15 minutes, we will send a school messenger alert stating the new dismissal time.  However, as the schedule states, students are welcome to stay and complete school work until bus dismissal at 1pm.

*Parent Pick up: Students will exit to the rear of the building via the G wing or breezeway doors.  They will proceed up around the building to the stadium.  Parents should park in the stadium parking lot in a spot.  Please do not park along the curb. Students should meet parents in their car. 

CCPS Guidelines for MCAP Assessments: 

·         All MCAP assessments must be completed in person. 

·         All IEP and 504 state testing accommodations will be provided.

·         Both the Government and MISA are computer-based assessments and must be completed on a CCPS-assigned device. 

***It is imperative that all students pick up the CCPS-issued device on January 6th and bring it to school on assessment day.

·         If  your child is participating 100% virtually, we are still asking that you come to school to complete the exam on the identified day.

·         We will continue to follow all guidelines identified from the CDC for COVID-19 in order to keep all students safe during this time. 

Other Relevant Details:

·         Students who come to school to test must follow all COVID protocols and should only report if they are healthy and symptom free.

·         Students MUST wear a mask while in the building and during testing and shall practice social distancing. 

·         As with any school day, there will be a nurse on staff.

·         Students will be divided amongst numerous classrooms to maintain appropriate social distancing guidelines. 

·         Room assignments will be sent to teachers to communicate with students the Monday before each assessment.

·         Students are encouraged to bring only their computer and a water bottle on test day. Phones are permitted but must be turned off, in their laptop bag, and not accessible during testing.

·         All students will receive a grab-and-go breakfast before testing and a bagged lunch upon completion of the assessment. 

If you are not comfortable having your child report to the building during the testing days that have been identified, a second testing window will be provided in the spring. Please know that by choosing to assess at a later date means that your child will have a significant time gap between learning the assessed content and assessing.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Shannon Maas at  samaas@carrollk12.org 




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