Terrapin Tidbits

SY21 TCES Family Issue #4

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September 7, 2020

Hello Terrapins,

We did it! Our virtual launch to the 2020-2021 school-year was a success. We embraced opportunities to problem-solve together for our students. We recognize that we would not have met the success we did without your support. Thank you. We look forward to continued learning and improvement in the coming weeks.

Kind regards,

Lindsay Brenfleck

Notable Dates

  • All schools and offices are closed today, Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

  • Materials of Instruction Distribution - Friday, September 11 (see schedule/map below)

  • Monday, October 12 - Two Hour Early Release Schedule; Parent/Teacher Conference Day
TCES specialists will hold synchronous (live) Googe Meet sessions each B week. Please check your student's specials schedule here [LINK], access specials courses in Schoology (through Clever), and join our specialists through Google Meet.

Specialists' Google Meet Meeting Codes:

  • Music: tcesnazimek
  • Art: tcessquier
  • PE: tcessettle
  • Media: tcesstearns
SMCPS Update - 9/8 [LINK]

SMCPS Weekly Update for St. Mary's County Public School Families

SMCPS 9/8 Update

Select the red button above to read important information about:

Action Item: Parent/Guardian Permission Form

SMCPS Acceptable Use Policy and Online Platforms

Review the SMCPS Acceptable Usage Policy and the SMCPS Online Platform Permission information. This form [LINK] must be completed for each student in SMCPS no later than September 30, 2020.

Learning Materials Distribution - Friday, September 11

Materials of Instruction Pick-Up

Q: May someone other than me pick up my student's materials of instruction?

A: Yes! Please make arrangements prior to the distribution time. Email your child's teacher and Ms. Suzanne Verhaagh (smverhaagh@smcps.org).

Q: What if I can't make it on Friday?

A: Email your child's teacher and Ms. Suzanne Verhaagh (smverhaagh@smcps.org) to arrange another time for pickup.


During pickup, there will be no public access to our building as all SMCPS Buildings are open by appointment only. If you have a unique need, please communicate with our main office (301) 863-4044 prior to your pick up time.

Please remain in your vehicle, maintain social distancing guidelines (minimum of six feet apart), and wear a mask.

We encourage you to bring your child along for the "drive-thru" pick up as we would love to say hello!

Many thanks to the Giannuzzi Family, Kiernan Family, and our now retired Mrs. Parsons for keeping our teachers and staff energized with snacks and treats over the last two weeks. We are very grateful!
[LINK] Technology Assistance

Technology support: Phone number (301) 475-2138 Option 1or email helpdesk@smcps.org

Class Expectations TCES
Directions to Receive Text Alerts [Link]

Stay up to date on events, closings, and alerts!

Communication Methods

  • School Telephone: (301) 863-4044
  • Website: https://schools.smcps.org/tces/
  • Twitter: @TCES_SMCPS
  • School Messenger: phone, email, SMS (text messages)
  • SY20 Issues of the Terrapin Tidbits [LINK]