Potomac Middle School - Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions specific to Potomac Middle School (PTMS). Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) FAQ can be found on by clicking on the link below: 

If your question, specific to PTMS is NOT listed, please email us at: [email protected] and we will return your email promptly. 

When is the first day of school? The first day of school for ALL students is Monday, August 22, 2022. All students will attend classes 5 days a week.

Will the school year be virtual, in-person, or a combination of both? This year approximately 97% of students will be returning to learn IN PERSON this year with a very small percentage staying virtual. 

Will masks be required for this school year? YES. Masks will be required during the school day except while eating/drinking with few exceptions. The PWCS Mask Mandate can be found here.

What will the schedule look like for Potomac Middle School during this year? We will have a traditional 7-period bell schedule with each class being 51 minutes.

What online platforms or learning management system will PTMS be using? PTMS and PWCS will be using Canvas as we have been for the past 2 years. It is important that students check Canvas DAILY and check it especially if they are absent. Parents/Guardians should also sign up as an observer so they can see what is going on in each of their student's classes.

When will my student receive their schedule for the 2022-23 school year? Schedules will be released in StudentVUE the week before school starts.

Should I buy school supplies for my student? Yes. The best way to decide what supplies to purchase is to either check your student's teacher websites on the Potomac Middle School webpage (if they are listed), contact your student's teachers when you receive their schedule, or wait until the first week of school when supplies are discussed in class. 

Will I receive a laptop? All students will have a PWCS laptop issued from the school.