August 31, 2023
TCPS Weekly Update
September: Talbot Goes Purple Month! A substance abuse prevention initiative.
September 4: Labor Day Schools Closed
September 13: Early Dismissal - Teacher In-Service
September 10-16: Arts in Education Week
September 15- October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 18: Board of Ed Work Session- 5:30 at TCEC
September 20: Board of Ed Meeting - 6:30 at TCEC
September 23: Frederick Douglass Day (Talbot)
September 28: What Parents Need to Know Webinar: Current Trends of Teen Prescription Drug Misuse
September 29: Early Dismissal- Secondary Conferences- Elementary Teacher In-Service
FANTASTIC FIRST DAY!!! #TCPSfirstday PHOTOS!
School Meals and FREE Breakfast for ALL Students!
Talbot County Public Schools offer nutritious meals that meet the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. All schools offer breakfast, lunch, and a la carte items approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Students may also bring lunch from home. BREAKFAST IS FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR.
Regular Meal Prices:
- Breakfast is free for all students for the 2023-24 school year. A la Carte items available at high schools.
- Elementary Lunch: $2.65
- Middle-High Lunch: $2.90
Talbot Goes Purple
Student clubs for Talbot Goes Purple will begin this month. Members of the club will receive Talbot Goes Purple T-shirts featuring a new design that supports anti-vaping efforts. Throughout the school year, members will have the chance to educate their peers on drug awareness and prevention through projects and campaigns, as well as spreading positive messages throughout the school. TPCS is proud to be a part of the important Talbot Goes Purple Initiative!
HERE COMES THE BUS!
TCPS Opening Day Awards!
TCPS 2023 Tenured Teachers! Congratulations!
Kathryn Adams, Brittany Antesberger, Steven Bagshaw, Jessica Baker, Kelsie Bowser, James Caraker, Christa Cianchetta, Elizabeth Clemens, Alexandra Colman, Robin Coulter, Kelly Coutts, Danella Gilligan, Miranda Glanden, Patricia Hamsher, Ashlie Harding, Erin Highling, Thomas Hummel, Leslie Jefferson, Nicole Mister, April Moore, Brianne Niewinski, Melissa,, Prendergast, Samantha Redman, Debra Robinson, Joanna Robinson, Samantha Sink, Karen Spear, Amanda Starsoneck, Tierney Stocker, Crystal Tripp, Jeremey Troutman, Wade Turner, Richard White
OUR STUDENTS WERE OUTSTANDING AT OPENING DAY!
This talented group of students performed song and dance routines from their summer Crashbox Theatre experience, directed by Mr. Ricky Vitanovec, Mrs. Amber Vitanovec, and Erinne Lewis, Easton High Alum.
Santiago Mendiola-Ponce, 8th Grade, Easton Middle; Khalil Colbert, 11th Grade, Easton High
Exciting News From SafeTime
Join the 70+ teachers, administrators, and support staff that have already enrolled in the TCPS SafeTime registration drive. This all-new app is designed to both empower us all with a super easy social media integrated tool to alert the proper authorities if we see something suspicious, AND to raise student self-esteem via the creation and exposure to fun, positive messaging. Students will be encouraged to share their creativity with opportunities to win $1000 scholarships. Parents/guardians and students will be invited to register starting September 17. Thank you!
School Bus Safety
The Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS) and Maryland State Police remind motorists to stop for school buses as students return to school.
Drivers must stop at least 20 feet from a school bus with the stop arm extended and the red lights flashing. Do not pass the bus from any direction until the stop signals are off and the bus is moving again. Motorists in Maryland are not required to stop if the road is separated by a physical median – such as dirt, grass, or a barrier. However, proceed with caution.
Millions of children ride school buses and are most at risk when they get on or off the bus. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 1,009 fatal school-transportation-related crashes from 2011 to 2020. There were 218 school-age children who died in school-transportation-related crashes nationally.
MCSS encourages Marylanders and visitors to:
- Pay attention when driving, especially in school zones and during times of day when school buses are typically on routes.
- Stop when a bus stops. It is illegal to pass a school bus with its red lights flashing.
- Prepare to stop when the school bus is flashing its yellow lights and be cautious of students beginning to move toward the bus during these times.
- Students of all ages are unpredictable. Therefore, prepare for the unexpected and maintain a safe distance from school buses at all times.
Violators who are stopped by a police officer face a fine of up to $570 and three points on their driver’s licenses. Infractions carry a monetary penalty for each violation.
For additional school bus safety tips, visit the Maryland Highway Safety Office.
Safe Schools Maryland Anonymous Reporting System
Do you or someone you know NEED ASSISTANCE with a water and/or wastewater bill?
Eligible Maryland households may receive a one-time only payment of up to $2000
- Maryland households need to be in arrears in water and/or wastewater payments of $100 or more
- Income requirements apply
For assistance contact the Talbot County Department of Social Services either by phone (410-770-4848, option 4) or by walking into our office at 301 Bay Street, Unit 5, Easton, MD 21601, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
For further information on the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program you can also visit mymdthink.maryland.gov . Talbot County, call 410-770-4848.