Montgomery County MD School Starts August 30, 2021

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

Joy can be heard from parents all around Montgomery County Maryland as schools start tomorrow, August 30, 2021.   School this year is expected to run from August 30 to June 15 with time off for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring vacation. 

Children going to school have several ways of getting there, such as walking, having rides from their parents, biking, or school buses.   The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Safe Routes to Schools program is encouraging parents to organize a “Walking School Bus” to enable young students to safely walk to schools in their neighborhoods. Walking school buses provide a safe and fun way for children to get physical activity as they travel to and from school with adult supervision.

A walking school bus is a parent-organized effort similar to a carpool group but rather than share driving responsibilities, adults supervise a group of kids walking to and from school. Each “bus” walks along a set route, with one or more adults leading the group of children. The walking group picks up, or drops off, children at designated stops, similar to a traditional school bus. Walking school buses also provide a safe way for parents to help each other with the demands of getting children to and from school in an outdoor and socially distanced manner.

Comments (14)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Lise.

Our schools started about 2 weeks ago.  Traffic was terrible, but we got through it.

Aug 30, 2021 12:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Lise... in SC we started two weeks ago; in NC we started last week. I kind of like that your schools begin a touch later... to me schools starting in mid-August has never seemed "normal."

Aug 30, 2021 05:13 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Nina Hollander, Broker - I am sure that parents everwhere are delighted to be able to send their kids back to school - I don't think that any kids went to public school in Montgomery County  at all last year

Aug 30, 2021 06:32 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

James Dray - I saw some parents walking back from a bus drop off this morning - I am sure they were delighted! 

Aug 30, 2021 06:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lise, some parents are definitely looking forward to kids returning to school.  Some of our school districts started 2nd week of August.

Aug 30, 2021 06:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

All of us need to be alert and drive carefully.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Aug 30, 2021 07:06 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hope that all of the kids will have an enjoyable time learning all they can in school this year.

Aug 30, 2021 07:39 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Brian England - the required masks are a real annoyance for  kids - I am sure - but at least they are back in class again with their friends and they will be actively learning

Aug 30, 2021 07:57 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Roy Kelley - and we all need to remember the cameras on the school buses here in Montgomery County

Aug 30, 2021 07:57 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Joan Cox - I wonder if you have more snow days than we do - Denver at least knows how to deal with snow - unlike us Southern states! 

Aug 30, 2021 07:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Lise, Our kids when back August 16, your kids are lucky to wait for now.  But our kids are out the last week of May.

 

Aug 30, 2021 11:52 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Lise- yours is the second post in a week I've read about walking school buses!!! I think my neighbor down the street had a "They're back in school party" for her fellow moms the first day that school started. 

Aug 30, 2021 07:53 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lise was the picture of the wines from your collection?:))Endre

Aug 30, 2021 10:49 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Good luck to everybody going back to school in all aspects and all walks of life! All the very best

Sep 03, 2021 11:48 PM