Talbot County Public Schools

Superintendent's Update | April 22, 2022 | #32

Upcoming Dates

April 28: 3 PM Webinar: What Parents Need to Know About Stimulants and Psychedelics with Adolescents - Click to REGISTER

May 3: Talbot County Public Budget Hearing at 7 PM at Easton Elementary

May 12: Suicide Prevention Awareness Day- Students and Staff wear Yellow Ribbon Shirts

May 18: Board of Education Meeting

Superintendent's Update 4-21-22
4-22-22 Actualización


View April 20 Board Meeting Video, Agenda & Documents

Click to view the live-stream recording, the Meeting Agenda, and all related documents.


SMMHS Presented Teacher Academy CTE Program

St. Michaels Middle High School Principal Theresa Vener with teacher Gia Ristvey and student Mars Ristvey gave the Board an overview of the Teacher Academy Program and a glimpse into student interns' classroom experience!
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View a Teacher Academy Student Intern Conducting a Spring 2022 Pre-K Lesson!

The Board Recognized 2022 Carson Scholars

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Three students from Talbot County Public Schools have been named 2022 Carson Scholars. The Carson Scholars Fund, Inc. was founded in 1994 by former Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., and his wife Candy. The fund awards $1,000 in college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Previous winners of Carson Scholarships may reapply for Carson Scholar recognition each year and the students are recognized at regional award ceremonies in the Spring.

This year’s TCPS Carson Scholars are as follows:

New Carson Scholar

Kadence McGuckin – 8th grade – Easton Middle School

Recognized Carson Scholars

Tessa Diefenderfer - 6th grade – Easton Middle School

Autumn Redman - 10th grade – Easton High School

Policies Under Review

The Board of Education is reviewing the following policies. Policies are listed in the meeting agenda and the policy discussion can be viewed in the recording of the meeting live stream. To provide feedback please use the form linked below.
Policy Feedback/Comments Form

Click to give feedback to the Board of Education.

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Easton High Inducts National Honor Society Members

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The Easton High School J. Willard Davis Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) held an induction of new members for Spring 2022. Congratulations to the following students:


Samantha Elben


Sophie Anderson, Ella Chandler, Maddison Spies, Jenna Stein

Sophomores: Emily Branic, Allison Curry, Morgan Fike, Aashreya Govindu, Bailey Harper, Katherine Hills, Jake Jacobs, Isabella Jobeck, Sydney Lanier, Anna Kate Leight, Kayla Murphy, Autumn Redman, Anna Szwaja, Van Le Tran, Lydia Walter, Isabella Westerfield, Catherine Zheng

Congratulations to our Giant Teacher of the Month ~ Ms. Jessica Kastel, 7th and 8th Grade ELA Teacher at SMMHS!

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TCPS is Looking For Substitute Teachers!

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Earn a weekly bonus on top of our new pay rates. Click to Apply: https://tcps.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=28


Non degree - $16/hr

AA degree - $18/hr

BA degree - $20/hr

Certified teacher - $25/hr


Work 3 days in one week - $100

Work 4 days in one week - $150

Work 5 days in one week - $200


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The Maryland Department of Health has provided free COVID-19 home test kits to our School Health Centers for distribution to TCPS families if needed. Parents wishing to pick up a test kit may contact their school nurse’s office to make arrangements.


  • The Health Department is still testing at their test site at 28712 Glebe Road Easton MD 21601 Monday through Friday 9 AM to 2:30 PM. Appointments are required and do fill up very fast. You can call 410-819-5632 to make an appointment.

· **When taking at-home covid tests, you can report your results here**


  • Where: Talbot County Vaccine Center, 102 Marlboro Ave Easton MD
  • When: Monday through Friday 10 AM to 6 PM

5-11-year-olds on Fridays, no appointment required

· Who: Anyone 5 years old and older

5-11-year-olds are eligible for their Pfizer vaccine which is available on Fridays, no appointment required

  • Pfizer: Anyone 12 years and older
  • Moderna: Anyone 18 years and older
  • J&J: Anyone 18 years and older


Anyone 12 years and older who is at least 5 months after their second shot


· When to go to the ER – Shore Regional Health

· Choptank Community Health COVID Info

· Choptank Community Health COVID Answers – Q&A Videos

· Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Bullying and cyberbullying, harassment and intimidation, hazing, and/or bias behaviors are unsafe behaviors that do not reflect respect for others as defined by Policy 10.16 on STUDENT CONDUCT – BULLYING, HARASSMENT OR INTIMIDATION . If a student is a target of one of these behaviors, you can report it using the Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting Form (linked below).

The form is also available at all schools, in the main office and the school’s counseling office. Students can also report issues directly to a staff member. When a situation that involves any of these behaviors is reported, staff members will respond quickly and will provide a practical, private, and safe place to report.

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