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Back to School 2023-2024

The first day of school for K-12 students is Thursday, August 17. We're looking forward to seeing our returning students and families and are excited about welcoming new students to Montgomery County Schools!  The intent of this site is to provide students and their parents/guardians with the information they need to prepare to return to school. We hope the information will help you and your child prepare for the school year ahead and be ready to learn on the first day of school!

Start Times

7:40 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Camargo Elementary
Mapleton Elementary
Mount Sterling Elementary
Northview Elementary

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
McNabb Middle School
Montgomery County High School
The Sterling School

Riding the BusOn an average school day, 1,300 MCS will ride the bus to and from school. To find the bus your child will ride, please use the Transportation Road Guide.

Back-to-School Event

All schools are having Back-to-School or orientation events in the days leading up to the first day of school. Find your school's events along with the date and time.

School Nutrition

All MCS schools operate under Community Eligibility (CE) Provision. As a result, all MCS students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. A Household Income Form should be completed for each household.

The MCS Nutrition Program understands the various nutritional needs of all students. Please read the Special Diets / Food Allergies to learn about how to request accommodation for your student(s) meals. 

Every student is assigned a meal account with a number that
they provide to the cashier to identify their account. Cafeteria managers will be at Open House events to remind students of their number. Students may put money into their account to purchase “extra” items such as ala cart, extra milk, additional entrees, etc.
Money may be added with cash, check, or by creating an account at Account balances and purchase history may also be viewed with a My School Bucks account.

School CommunicationWe encourage MCS families to update your contact information. Let your child's school know the easiest ways to contact you in case of an emergency OR if a teacher or school administrator needs to reach you. MCS also uses BrightArrow to notify families via text and phone when there is important information from the school district of your child's school. When a BrightArrow notification is sent, the number caller id being used is 1 (855) 994-4242.

Student HandbookEvery MCS student will receive a copy of the Student Code of Conduct. Parents or guardians must sign the last sheet and send it back to their student's school. 

Supply ListMCS will continue to provide school supplies (except backpacks) for students using the federal relief funds relating to the pandemic.

Class begin for MCS students on August 17thThe first day of school for K-12 students is Thursday, August 17. The first day of classes for all preschool students is Monday, August 21.

Download the K-12 Calendar

Download the Preschool Calendar