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    Tall Oaks High School
    2112 Church Road
    Bowie, MD 20721-3060
    Phone 301-390-0230
    Fax 301-390- 0228
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    • 2021 Tall Oaks HS Graduation


      Parents, guardians and students:

      You may view our 2021 Tall Oaks HS Graduation using the YouTube link below:

      2021 Tall Oaks HS Graduation - June 1, 2021

      Please link and subscribe to our channel!

      Thank you and congratulations to our 2021 Graduating Senior Class.

    • 2021 Graduation Procedures and Parent letter

      Parents , Guardians and students:

      Below is (1) Link to Graduation Procedures Video

                     (2)  Graduation Parent Letter



      Graduation Procedure video link (click here) --->

      To:  Parents/ Guardians of Senior Class 2021 Students

      From:  Dr. Larry McRae, Principal

      Shaunte Jones, Senior Advisor

      Re:  Important Graduation Notice

      Date:  May 12, 2021

      Attention Class of 2021 and Parents

      Graduation Season is HERE! In order to properly prepare for this joyous occasion we have provided some very important information for our 2021 graduates and families.  Tall Oaks High School Commencement Ceremony will be held outdoors and will follow the CDC guidelines related to CoVid 19 virus.  All guests and staff must practice 6ft social distancing and wear your mask at all times. This event will take place rain or shine, there will be NO RAIN DATE.  Please read the information listed below so you are properly prepared for the graduation on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Charles Herbert Flowers High School Stadium @ 5:30 pm sharp:   

      Graduation Materials

      All graduating seniors will be given only 2 graduation tickets.  No extra tickets will be available.  Tickets, Caps and Gowns and other senior package items will be issued May 20, 2021 between the hours of 10:00 am -2:00 pm.  At this time please bring any obligations and or equipment owed to the school.  All obligations must be handled first in order to receive graduation materials.  The distribution of these materials will be done in the same fashion as the distribution of electronics done at the beginning of this school year.   All materials will be given to you while remaining in your vehicle. The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen graduation caps, gowns or tickets.

      Graduation Parent Student Information Meeting

      Tall Oaks will host a Virtual Graduation Information Zoom meeting on Wednesday, May 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm in which important graduation information, dates and deadlines will be shared. This is another opportunity for you and your family to ask questions related to graduation. Please plan to attend using the link below:

      All seniors must complete the following prior to graduation:

      * Senior checklist (approved by Ms. Morrow in the guidance dept.) 

      * Senior survey which is included in the senior checklist

      * Pass all classes

      * Complete and submit required Community Service hours - waived due to pandemic

      * Satisfy all State and County testing requirements - waived due to pandemic

      * Be sure that your child has submitted a signed copy of the Public Release Form with a parent signature included.

      Graduation Attire

      Ladies must wear:  

      • green graduation cap and gown 

      • Green or black mask

      • black dress or black slacks (White blouse if black skirt or slacks are worn)

      • black shoes (No boots, sneakers, crocs or flip-flops) Graduation will take place on a football/ track field therefore high heels are not suggested.

      Gentlemen must wear: 

      • green graduation cap and gown

      • Green or black mask 

      • white dress shirt

      • black dress slacks

      • black tie

      • black shoes (No boots, sneakers, crocs, or flip-flops) Graduation will take place on a football/ track field therefore high heels are not suggested.

      Note:  There should be no decorations or other items affixed to your child’s caps before or during the ceremony.  Students not adhering to the county mandated dress code will not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony.

      Commencement Ceremony 2021

      Commencement Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Charles Herbert Flowers High School Stadium @ 5:30 pm sharp. Seniors are required to report to the venue promptly at 4:30 pm.  All GRADUATES will meet at the track entry gate.The ceremony will begin on time with or without your presence.  Graduates who arrive late run the risk of not participating in the graduation ceremony.  ARRIVE ON TIME. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there should be no gathering in groups. Please proceed to your vehicles immediately after the recessional.

      Safety Protocols - Steps Everyone Can Take to Make Large Gatherings Safer

      No students, staff, or guests over 2 years old will be permitted to enter the venue without a mask due to CDC restrictions. All attendees must remain 6-ft. apart to ensure social/physical distancing. Seats for guests at the respective sites will be blocked off to promote social distancing. The more steps you can take, the safer you will be at the gathering. No one measure is enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

      • Wear a mask with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19 to protect yourself and others.

      • Wear your mask over your nose and mouth, secure it under your chin, and make sure it fits snugly against the sides of your face 

      • Keep a spare mask in case your mask becomes wet from moisture in your breath or from rain.

      • Stay at least 6 feet away from people who do not live with you

      • You are less likely to get or spread COVID-19 during outdoor activities. Look for seating options that are outside or have proper ventilation with outdoor air, such as tents that have open doors or rolled up sides.

      • Wash your hands; wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing and before eating.

      • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Bring extra hand sanitizer with you.

      • Avoid touching your mask, eyes, nose, and mouth.

    • Demonstration of course Mastery Assessment - Parents please read

      Attention Parents / Guardians:

      Please click on the following link to learn about course mastery assessment for students.

      Demonstration of Course Mastery Assessment

    • PTO 2021
      Tall Oaks High School PTO meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm.  Zoom Links can be found in the PTO menu.  Contact Ms. Polley at or call the school for additional details.
    • School Re Opening Plan

      Parents please click the link to read about the Tall Oaks Re-Opening Plan


      Re-Opening Plan

    • 2021 School Re-Opening Survey

      Parents and Guardians:

      Please click the link below to access the PGCPS School Re-Opening Survey.

      School Re-Opening Survey


    • First Quarter Principal's Message 11-15-20

      Hello Students and Parents:

      This is Dr. McRae, Principal of Tall Oaks High School.                     

      I know it’s been a while since my last communication. We recently converted to a new communication service called School Messenger” after a long wait. So you will be receiving communication from me and the school staff through this service going forward. Please accept our communication.

      There are several updates and concerns I need to share with you:

      With the challenges of Distance Learning it is important that every student has access to instruction through a PGCPS Chromebook.  Using non-PGCPS devices may not provide access to all required activities and programs.

      Students are expected to attend every class, every day and on time.

      While in class, students should have their camera on and participate in the instruction. Only students whose parent or guardian submitted the “Opt Out Form” at the beginning of the quarter are exempted from turning on their camera.

      Wednesdays have been designated as “Intervention Wednesday”. This is the day the school system has set up for students to receive additional support from their teachers, and opportunities for students to participate in other enrichment activities.

      Wednesdays are not days off for students or staff. We should still be present and engaged.

      Technology problems must be communicated by the parent or guardian on the day that they occur.

      The technology team will respond to all technology problems and correct those within their control. Please email technology concerns to : . You may send a copy to as a back up.

      Finally, it’s Report Card Time! Grades are currently available in Schoolmax.  

      Students can download their report card from schoolmax and parents can see them in the Parent Portal.

      If you believe you need to Appeal a grade, you only have five days to submit the Grade Appeal  form. Please make sure you have submitted any grade appeal by Friday, November 20, 2020.

      Please stay safe.