FES Falcon Parent Update

11.22.20

Federalsburg Elementary School

Principal: Todd Nichols

Assistant Principal: Briana Walker

FES is a Title I School

The FES Family will promote our S.O.A.R. core values by engaging in a supportive and collaborative learning community that nurtures and builds a foundation for lifelong success.

To SOAR means to Stay safe and ready, Own our responsibilities, Achieve our goals, and Respect self and others.

New phone number at FES: 410-479-2761.

FES Family,

It is with great sadness that CCPS announced a return to virtual learning beginning November 23, 2020 (see the press release link below). Please know that CCPS did not make this decision without a great deal of thought, agonizing, and input from from a wide range of stakeholders and medical professionals locally.


I speak for the FES staff when I say that we are heartbroken because having children in our building is the most uplifting part of our profession. We are hopeful that the Covid-19 metrics in Caroline County will decline and remain at a level that our falcons can return to the building soon. This decision was made in the best interest of the health of our students and families.


At the school level, the schedule will remain the same. Students are expected to log in Monday and Tuesday next week, and following the break. Once the county numbers are lowered, I will reach out to you again to share the plan for students to return. Please contact the school with any questions you have.


If you want to learn something new, please join us on November 23 for the Family Coding Night. I have attached a flyer and the login information below. Our dolphins have learned some code already so this is your chance to learn with them!


Sending you safe and healthy blessings this Thanksgiving Holiday!


CCPS News Post


Upcoming Dates:

-November 16-29: Scholastic Virtual Book Fair: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/federalsburgelemschool1

-November 23: Computer Science is Elementary! program at 7:00 PM (see below) https://bit.ly/nationalfamilycodenight

-November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break

-Dec. 1: CCPS BOE meeting

Meal Delivery Form

The CCPS Food Services team is working hard to make sure students continue to get healthy meals. CCPS has created a google form to make it easier to request meals delivered to your door.


Click on the link to fill out the form: Caroline County Public Schools Meal Delivery Request Form

National Family Code Night

Our Livestream Family Code Night will be November 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern / 4:00 PM Pacific. You will join the Livestream at that time at this link: https://bit.ly/nationalfamilycodenight


Federalsburg Elementary is pleased to invite every one of our families to participate in National Family Code Nights, a free live-stream family learning event for any K-5 school. Regardless of physical location, our school’s community can share this wonderful learning experience in which each child pairs up with a parent or other older partner to do their very first hour of coding together! No experience needed! It’s great fun, proven in thousands of schools nationwide, and now provided via a live-stream.


Family members, teachers and educators can join the live-stream from home or school to enjoy an important, delightful experience. A live prize drawing for a Home Robotics Bundle from Wonder Workshop will be featured at each National Family Code Night. So save the date and get ready for a community learning experience the whole family will love and value.


I hope you and your family will join us! For more information, go to CSisElementary.

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Virtual Scholastic Book Fair: November 16-29!

Dear Families,

Our school is hosting a Virtual Scholastic Book Fair from November 16-29!
The Virtual Fair is a fantastic way to get books in the hands of your students now to keep them reading at home.

· All purchases benefit our school and earn rewards

· Shop Book Fair exclusives, best-sellers, skill-builders and more

· Orders ship direct to home

· Book-only orders over $25* receive FREE shipping

· Over 6,000 items to choose from through the Scholastic Store Online

Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/federalsburgelemschool1

Happy reading!
Brittainy Simmons

FES Media Specialist

*Free Standard Shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free Standard Shipping (books) must be selected during Checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.

Listed below are some helpful tips for keeping your iPad protected and working properly. Please remember that these are school issued and owned. Treat them with care.


  • Keep your iPad in its school issued protective case at all times. If you need to take it out to take a photograph, please do so carefully. Do not walk around with it and put the case back on as soon as you are finished with it.

  • Carry your iPad with two hands.

  • Keep your iPad away from liquids or foods.

  • Handle your iPad only when your hands are clean.

  • When placing your iPad on a table or desk, make sure that the iPad is positioned so that it is completely on the table.

  • Exercise care when inserting and removing cords and cables from your iPad. DO NOT YANK THE CHARGERS OUT!

  • Place your iPad carefully in your backpack. Make sure there are no liquids or heavy objects in the backpack.

  • Never sit on or throw a backpack that contains an iPad.

  • Avoid putting pressure on the iPad screen.

  • Avoid leaving your iPad in a vehicle.

  • Keep your iPad away from extreme temperatures, direct sunlight or ultraviolet light for extended periods of time.

  • Shutdown your iPad at least once a week. (Every night would be preferable.)

  • Close out Chrome/Safari tabs after use.

  • Close out apps after use.



Listed below are some helpful tips for keeping your laptop protected and working properly. Please remember that these are school issued and owned. Treat them with care.


  • Put your laptop away, in the school-issued carrying case, when you’re not using it

  • Don’t eat or drink near your laptop

  • Don’t pile things on top of your laptop

  • Don’t carry your laptop by the screen

  • Carry with two hands on the base of your laptop

  • Be gentle with the ports. (DO NOT YANK CORDS OUT OF THE PORTS!)

  • Be aware of overheating (Try not to cover the vents on the bottom)

  • Do not leave your laptop in a car

  • Keep your laptop away from extreme temperatures, moisture, direct sunlight or ultraviolet light, or any moisture for extended periods of time.

Covid-19 Information

In these difficult times, it’s easy for misinformation to spread. The goal of CCPS is to ensure communication protocols are thorough and transparent, while protecting employee and student privacy. Please remember that we do have a process for advising those identified as close contacts of a person testing positive. These notifications are followed by an email that tells staff and families of a positive COVID-19 case in our building.


This communication process can be found on the CCPS website page Positive Case Reports. This page also includes a weekly report, by building, of any positive cases reported among staff or students. Feel free to share this page with anyone needing accurate, verified information.