Frequently Asked Questions about the CYSS school liaison

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    How do I contact the Fort Meade school liaison?

    The School Support Services Office is located at CYS Services, 1900 Reece Road, Fort Meade, MD 20755. The office's telephone number is 301-677-1227. The liaison can be reached through email. The office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


    Are the schools on Fort Meade Department of Defense schools?

    No, the schools located on Fort Meade are operated and governed by Anne Arundel County Public Schools (2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 - 410-222-5000). The superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools is Dr. Kevin Maxwell.


    What is the Meade Feeder System?

    The Meade Feeder System is the term used to designate the elementary and middle schools that "feed" into Meade High School. This system includes the following elementary schools: Manor View, Pershing Hill, Meade Heights, Seven Oaks, Jessup, Van Bokkelen, Brock Bridge, Maryland City, Hebron-Harmon and West Meade Early Education Center. The middle schools are MacArthur Middle and Meade Middle.


    Where does my child attend school?

    Your child will attend a neighborhood school designated by your address. If you live in Anne Arundel County, your child will attend Anne Arundel County Public Schools. If you live in Howard County, your child will attend a Howard County Public School. If you live in Prince Georges County, your child will attend a Prince Georges County Public School.


    How do you enroll in a charter school?

    Anne Arundel County Public Schools has two charter schools in the Meade area. The Monarch Academy in Glen Burnie serves grades Kindergarten through eight grade. The school's telephone number is 410-760-2072. The Chesapeake Science Point Charter School in Hanover serves sixth through eight grades. The school's telephone number is 443-757-5277. Parents need to contact each individual school for openings.


    How old does my child need to be to start kindergarten?

    If your child reaches age 5 on or before September 1st of the desired school year, your child is eligible to enroll. If your child turns 5 after September 1, they are not eligible to enroll.


    Can I enroll my child in kindergarten if they turn 5 after the September 1st deadline?

    A 4-year-old child, who will be 5 by October 15, upon request by the parent or guardian, may register in kindergarten if the child meets the mandated criteria on the required assessments: 125 or better on a standardized cognitive ability assessment and 8th stanine or better on a standardized achievement assessment. For more information, please visit the Anne Arundel County Public Schools website.


    Where can I learn more about home schooling?

    The Fort Meade Home Schooling Group can be contacted through email. During the school year, the group meets every Friday at the CYS Services School Age Care Center, 1900 Reece Road.


    What do I need to enroll my child at school?

    Once you have determined your neighborhood school, please call for an appointment to register. You will need to bring your child's birth certificate, shot record, current physical, two proofs of residency (one being your lease or mortgage and the second a piece of mail such as an utility or cable bill that has your name and new address), report card from previous school and IEP if child has any special needs.


    What is the best school?

    This is a common question from parents to ask the school liaison. Since educational success differs for each student and family, we cannot recommend the "best" school for your child. We can provide guidance on how to select a school. These decisions are based on the needs of the child, academic and extra-curricular interests, and housing and/or commuting decisions. All area schools have successful students. We can help families choose a school that can best fit their children.


    What if my child needs a tutor or extra help?

    CYS Services SACC, Youth Center and the Teen Center all have homework computer labs with on-site staff who provides group tutoring. To register, please contact CYS Services Central Parent Services at 301-677-1149.

    The SKIES program provides individual tutoring for a nominal fee. Please call 301-677-1177 for more information.

    Bus transportation to and from our CYS Services SACC and Youth Center is provided from the following area schools: Manor View, Pershing Hill, Seven Oaks, Meade Heights, West Meade Early Education Center, MacArthur Middle and Meade Middle. The Teen Center is a short walking distance to Meade High School.

    Military families can get help from a professional tutor anytime time they need it through the website

    Tutors are online 24/7. This service also is available for adults who are returning to school.

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