SY21 TCES Family Issue #13
November 9, 2020
Hello TCES Community,
While we are sad and disappointed that SMCPS is pausing in-person instruction this week, we know the data-based decision was made in the interest of safety. In case you missed it, Dr. Smith's letter is linked here: LTR_SUPT_OnlineNov8_11082020.pdf. "We will continue to work daily with the St. Mary's Health Department and follow their advice. We urge everyone to do the same. An update will be provided mid-week and we are hopeful that the trend we currently see will reverse. It is up to each one of us to make that happen."
Our kindergarten and first-grade students did an outstanding job following all of our safety expectations last week. Way to go, Terrapins! It was wonderful to have you back.
Stay healthy and hopeful,
SPECIALS SCHEDULE - Week 1/A Week
Specials are ASYNCHRONOUS/independent on Schoology this week.
MP1 Standards-Based Report Cards [SBRCs]
Marking Period 1 Standards-Based Report Cards will be available on the Home Access Center [HAC] on Thursday, November 12.
- LINK: Directions for Accessing Report Cards from Home Access Center
- LINK: Parent Guide to Elementary Standards-Based Reporting
Teachers will email narrative reports directly to parents/guardians on Thursday, November 12.
Halloween Costume Contest Results
4th Grade Butterflies won with 22 votes! Congratulations!
TCES Diversity & Equity Updates
A Message from our TCES EDEAL:
As a county, and more specifically as a school, we are striving to recognize the different cultures of the people who make up our school and community. This past month, many classes learned about "Day of the Dead." Here are some photos of what our students learned and completed in the month of October!
-Keonna Jones, TCES Education Diversity Equity Achievement Leader (EDEAL)
Kudos to our own Ms. Jones for leading us in exploring and
and learning more about cultures that are different from our own!
SMCPS Food Services
ALL MEALS ARE FREE!
Complete this form if you'd like take-home meals to be sent home with your TCES Hybrid Learner!
Lunch from Home Help
Will you open this for me?
In the interest of safety, our lunchroom monitors are unable to open food items for our students. Here's how you can help!
For items that are difficult for your student to open:
- Practice opening items with your child at home
- Repackage the item
- Start the corner so the item is still closed, but can be more easily opened
Here Comes the Bus
Have you registered to receive tracking alerts for your student's bus? Select this link for more info
- herecomesthebus.com (school code 86563)
- "Here Comes the Bus" app
Dismissal Survey: Grades 2-5 Terrapin Families: If you have not already done so, please complete this Dismissal Survey [LINK] by Thursday, 11/12!
Technology support: Phone number (301) 475-2138 Option 1or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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