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Posted on: April 16, 2021

District7: Vaccine Updates, School Recall and More

Prince George's County Legislative Branch sent this bulletin 

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COVID Vaccinations in District 7

Look out for information about the COVID Vaccination coming to District 7 in the next few weeks.

Council Member Streeter in the Community

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Neighborhood Civic Meetings

Councilman Rodney C. Streeter was on hand last Thursday, April 8th for the Peppermill Village Civic Association Meeting. The event, like most meetings these days, took place on Zoom and was well attended.

The Council Member provided updates on development in District 7, the status of the Addison Road Metro construction, development in neighboring areas, and recent legislation. The issue of Convenience Stores selling tobacco products was also discussed during this meeting.

PGCPS Announcements

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Safety Imformation



Verizon Hotspot Recall Notice | Notificación de retiro del dispositivo de cobertura inalámbrica (hotspot) de Verizon

This is an important update regarding the Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspot devices in use for distance learning in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). 

Verizon has issued a nationwide recall of 2.5 million hotspots, including almost all PGCPS hotspots, after it was made aware that the lithium-ion battery in the hotspots can overheat, posing a possible fire and burning hazard. 

PGCPS will be working with Verizon as quickly and efficiently as possible to return all Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspot devices that were issued by PGCPS.  We will send additional communication about the process for families to return their hotspots and receive a new one. 

In addition, if you have an Ellipsis Jetpack device please follow the important safety instructions below:

  • If your device is currently turned off, please turn it on so that the Ellipsis Jetpack can receive two automatic software updates that will (a) enable the device’s identifying number to be viewed on its scrolling screen to help facilitate its exchange and (b) prevent the device from charging while the device is plugged in and powered on. 
  • You will know the software update has been applied when you see the device’s identifying number scrolling across its screen. 
  • After the software update is applied, users should leave the device powered on while it is plugged in. 
  • When not in use, the device should be turned off, unplugged from its power source, and securely stored. 
  • Do not expose the units to extreme temperatures for extended periods of time.
  • Do not expose the unit or its battery to water or other liquids.
  • Do not drop the units and do not insert foreign objects into the battery or unit.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this nationwide recall by Verizon. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 

Esta es una importante actualización en relación a los dispositivos de zona con cobertura inalámbrica móvil (hotspots) Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack que se utilizan durante el aprendizaje a distancia en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince George (PGCPS). 

Verizon ha emitido una notificación nacional del retiro de 2.5 millones de dispositivos de zona con cobertura inalámbrica (hotspots), incluida la mayoría de todos los dispositivos de zona con cobertura inalámbrica de PGCPS. Se ha informado que la batería de ión-litio puede sobrecalentarse, lo que puede conllevar a un posible riesgo de incendio y quemaduras. 

PGCPS estará trabajando con Verizon lo más rápido y eficientemente posible para devolver todos los dispositivos de zona de cobertura inalámbrica móvil (hotspots) Ellipsis Jetpack que fueron emitidos por PGCPS. Les mandaremos información adicional sobre el proceso que las familias deben seguir para devolver sus dispositivos de zona de cobertura inalámbrica (hotspots) y recibir uno nuevo. 

Además, si usted tiene un dispositivo Ellipsis Jetpack, por favor siga las siguientes instrucciones de seguridad importantes:

  • Si su dispositivo está actualmente apagado, por favor enciéndalo para que el Ellipsis Jetpack pueda recibir dos actualizaciones automáticas de la aplicación informática que: a) permitirá identificar el número del dispositivo que se puede ver en la pantalla de navegación para ayudar a facilitar su intercambio; y b) prevenir que el dispositivo se cargue mientras está conectado y encendido. 
  • Usted sabrá que la aplicación informática está actualizada cuando vea el número de identificación del dispositivo aparecer en la pantalla.  
  • Después de que se aplique la actualización de la aplicación informática, los usuarios deben dejar el dispositivo encendido mientras está conectado.
  • Cuando no esté en uso, el dispositivo debe ser apagado, desconectado de su fuente de energía y almacenado de manera segura. 

No exponga las unidades a temperaturas extremas por largos periodos de tiempo.

  • No exponga la unidad o a su batería al agua u otros líquidos.
  • No deje caer las unidades, y no introduzca objetos externos en la batería o en la unidad.

Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión durante este retiro nacional de Verizon.


The Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) Talented and Gifted (TAG) Lottery for the 2021-22 school year will open on Friday, April 16 for students in second through eighth grades who are currently TAG- identified or who are going through the identification process. The lottery closes on Friday, May 28.

Please visit for information about the program, schools and identification process. To submit an online application, the student must:

COVID Updates

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COVID Resources

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Help & Resources

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Looking for a summer adventure for your child or teen? We offer structured, full-day and half-day camps for children and teens ages 3 and a half through 17.

Camp Overview

Most day camp sessions are two weeks long and operate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Before and after care options are available. Summer Day Camps have more staff and fewer campers than the drop-in playgrounds and teen centers; campers must be signed in and out by authorized parents or guardians.

Preschool Camps

Children must be between 42 months and 5 years old by the last day of the camp session to attend these camps. Extended care is not available for preschool camps.

Children & Youth Camps

Children must be between 6 and 12 years old by the last day of the camp session to attend these camps.

Teens & Pre-Teen Camps

Children must be between 10 and 17 years old by the last day of the camp session to attend these camps (ages vary by camp).

Mixed Ages Camps

Children must be between 6 and 17 years old by the last day of the camp session to attend these camps (ages vary by camp).


For more information about the Maryland National Park and Planning Camps click here: CAMPS

Upcoming Food Distributions

River of Life Food Distribution

April 15, 2021

Council Member

The Honorable
Rodney C. Streeter
Prince George's County Council



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