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Five Things for the First Day of School

All the back-to-school information you need for Prince George's County Public Schools' students.

The first day for the county's public school students is Monday, Aug. 20.

Don't panic.

Whether you're new to Prince George's County or sending your child to grade school for the first time, the Prince George's County Public Schools' website offers information you need to know for the first day.

School Registration: Parents who still need to register their child for school can find out which school their child should attend by searching by their home address.

Bus Stop Location and Schedules: Call the PGCPS Transportation phone bank daily 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 301-952-6570. If your child was not registered for school by Aug. 10, they will not receive their schedule for transportation until Aug. 27, according to the site.

Class schedules: Parents can log onto the county's SchoolMax Family Portal site to see their child's schedule starting Aug. 14. If your child was not registered for school by Aug. 10, they will not receive their class schedule for until Aug. 24, according to the site.

School Supplies: If you are anxious to buy those school supplies during the sales, the site lists general school supplies for students based on grade level.

School Lunch: Need to put lunch money into your child's account? Or maybe you want to know what's on the menu for the first day? From prices to applications for free or reduced lunches, the information is available on the site.

Finally, get ready for the first day of school by attending the on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at in Upper Marlboro

Check out our full back to school guide.

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