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It’s time to shop for new backpacks. Students across Maryland will head to class in the next few! Check out the start dates below.

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Monday, Aug. 27, 2018:

  • Garrett County

Wednesday, Aug. 29 2018:

  • Allegany

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018:

  • Anne Arundel County**
  • Baltimore City**
  • Baltimore County
  • Calvert County
  • Caroline County
  • Carroll County
  • Cecil County
  • Charles County
  • Dorchester County**
  • Frederick County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Kent County**
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George’s County**
  • Queen Anne’s County**
  • St. Mary’s County**
  • Somerset County
  • Talbot County
  • Washington County
  • Wicomico County**
  • Worcester County


**Anne Arundel: Sept 4th grades 1-5, 6 and 9; Sept 5th grades 1-12; Brock Bridge, Cockran Middle, George Cromwell, High Point and Richard Henry Lee

**Baltimore City: Post Labor Day waivers granted to the following schools: Aug. 6th Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson; Aug. 8th Furman Templeton Preparatory Academy; Aug. 17th Harford Heights, James McHenry, Mary Rodman, Academy for College and Career Exploration, and Commodore John Rodgers; Aug. 20th KIPP Harmony Academy; Aug. 27th Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys; Aug. 28th City Springs; Sept. 7th New Song Academy

**Dorchester: Sept 4th grades 1-5, 6 and 9; Sept 5th grades 1-12; Sept 6th grades preK and K

**Kent: Sept 4th grades K-6 and 9; Sept 5th grades K-12; Sept 6th preK

**Prince George’s: Aug. 30th systemic orientation preK and K; Aug. 31st new grades 6, 7, and 9

**Queen Anne’s: Sept 4th grades 1-6, 9 and 5 at Sudlersville; Sept 5th grades 7-8, 10-12 and 6-8 at Sudlersville; Sept 6th preK and K

**St. Mary’s: Post Labor Day waiver: Aug. 15th Chesapeake Public Charter School

**Wicomico: Sept 4th grades 1-6 and 9; all grades at Pittsville; grade 6 only at Mardella; Sept 5th grades 1-12


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