November 16, 2023
TCPS Weekly Update
November 17: District Wide School Spirit Day!
November 17: Education Foundation's Mission Possible Event
November 22-24: Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools Closed
November 30: Webinar-What Parents Need to Know About Social Stigma and Substance Abuse- Click to Register
December 11: Board of Ed Public Work Session 5:30 PM
December 13: Board of Ed Meeting 6:30 PM
December 21: Early Dismissal for Students
December 22-January 1: Winter Holiday- Schools Closed
11-15-23 Board Meeting Highlights
Policies Under Review
The following policies are being updated and reviewed by the Board of Education. Policy 10.6 Admission Resident, Non-Resident and Tuition Students - Second Reader, Policy 7.4 Drug Free Workplace - Second Reader. Please leave feedback for the Board using the form linked below. All feedback will be presented at the December 13th Board Meeting.
Applebees Support Staff Award!
Let's give a round of applause to Christy Paugh, our fantastic Office Manager at Chapel District Elementary, for winning this month's Applebee's Support Staff Award! Thank you to Applebee's for their ongoing partnership and support.
American Education Week & TCPS Spirit Day!
American Education Week, a time to recognize and celebrate public education! As part of the celebration, Talbot County Public Schools will host a school spirit day on Friday, the 17th! Remember to wear your TCPS and school spirit wear!
Dr. Pepukayi's November PEP TALK Podcast!
Empowering Teachers and Celebrating Distinguished Alums : A Conversation with Debbie Gardner, Administrator of the Talbot County Education Foundation
Join Dr. Pepukayi as she sits down with Debbie Gardner, the Talbot County Public Schools Education Foundation administrator. Together, they delve into the Foundation's exciting Teacher Grant Program and highly anticipated Mission Possible Event. This event celebrates excellence in Talbot County Public Education, honors distinguished alums, and provides invaluable support to TCPS students and staff by funding teacher grant requests.
COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSION - CHAPEL DISTRICT
Dr. Pepukayi and Board President Emily Jackson held the first in a series of Community Listening Sessions at Chapel District Elementary on Tuesday November 14. Members of the CDES community engaged in a dialogue about what is going well and what can be improved upon, and had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues specific to their school. Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming dates as the Listening Session tour continues throughout the county!
Mission Possible: Education Foundation's Alumni Celebration & Fundraising Event
Webinar: What Parent s Need to Know about Social Stigma and Substance Abuse
Talbot County Town Hall Series - Community Overdose Action
Cashless Ticketing for Athletic Events
This year TCPS is going “cashless” for tickets for all of our athletic events using GoFan. You can purchase tickets ahead of time online or at the gate using a credit or debit card. GoFan accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate using Apple Pay and Google Pay. Admission to all events at the Easton High and St. Michaels High Stadiums and Gymnasiums is $6 (children 6 and under are free). Cash payment will not be accepted at the gate.
Tickets can be purchased using the following links:
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. For more information and to apply visit: https://www.fcc.gov/acp
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!