Important Information

Pertinent information, calendars and forms:

AACPS Calendar for 2019-2020 SY

MGA Important Dates 19-20


Online Payments for Field Trips, Class Shirts, Etc.


2019-2020 School Supplies


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th grade

5th grade

MS Supply List




Below you will find the Transportation Form for SY 2019-2020, as well as the routes and times for the bus routes that serve
Monarch Global Academy Laurel.


2019-2020 MGA Transportation Form – Copy                  Updated Monarch Global Routes 2019-20


Bus transportation to Monarch Global Academy Laurel is available to students depending on where they live. Students outside a two-mile radius around Monarch Global Academy Laurel will be picked up at “cluster sites.” Students within a two-mile radius must be provided with their own transportation. If a transportation hardship exists, Monarch Global Academy Laurel will work with families to find a solution to the problem.


Pick-up and Drop-off Policy

Please see below for the MGA Drop off and Pick up Procedure.


MGAL Morning Arrival

Map of Drop Off / Pick up Procedures

Pick-up/Drop-off locations have been assigned with every attempt to provide accessible, safe and efficient transportation to our families. Additional sites will be assigned when deemed necessary by Monarch Global Academy Laurel, in accordance with AACPS policy.

Pick-up/Drop-off times are close estimates. We ask families to honor the 20-minute scheduling window (10 minutes before/10 minutes after the scheduled time) that school buses are afforded by AACPS Policy. This will reduce the chances of missing the bus and the wait time of other families.

A bus driver may leave a stop before the scheduled time ONLY IF they have accounted for all riders from that stop. Families MUST BE PRESENT for their child to be released from the bus, unless other arrangements have been agreed to in advance. Please speak with your bus driver the first week of school to make those arrangements.

From the AACPS Handbook — Meeting the Bus & Supervision

“There is no general provision to keep children on the school bus when parents fail or choose not to meet the school bus at the bus stop at the time of the afternoon discharge. This provision for discharge includes pre-kindergarten and kinder­garten students. If for some reason you are not able to be at the bus stop to greet your child, and you do not wish for your child to be discharged without adult supervision, contact a responsible adult and arrange for this alternative person to be at the bus stop, or call the local school and ask that your youngster not be placed on the bus. If you request that your child stay at the school, you must immediately provide for your child’s pick-up at the school”.

Students in Grades 2nd-8th will be discharged their stop, in accordance with AACPS policy.


Immunization Information

2020-2021 Immuni. Packet 1

2020-2021 Immuni. Packet 2

2020-2021 Immuni. Packet 3

2020-2021 Immuni. Packet 4



Highly Able Policy

Monarch Global Academy Laurel Highly Able Policy 2017-18


Unexpected Behavior- Flow Chart

Response to Unexpected Behavior – Flow Chart


Student Insurance through AACPS

Please see the link below regarding Student Insurance

2016 Insurance Letter


Snack Policy

Families are asked to pack non-messy healthy snacks (ex.: apples, crackers and cheese, granola bars and pretzels) along with a water container your child can easily access in the classroom. Due to many food allergies, children will not be allowed to share snacks.

Prohibited items include:

  • Candy or chocolate
  • High-sugar snacks
  • Snacks containing nuts

Birthday Celebrations

If you wish to celebrate your child’s birthday at school, consider sharing a favorite story, dance, song or game with the class; bringing in non-food treats like festive pencils, folders, or school supply type items; or purchasing a book dedicated to your child and donate it to the school or class library. All birthdays will be celebrated on the last school day of the month or discussed otherwise with your child’s teacher.

Monarch campuses are currently closed and with distance learning students participating in summer school/ESY programming. For a listing of free meals sites for children ages 2 to 18, go to View our resource Talking to Children about COVID-19 and Managing their Social and Emotional Needs.