Talbot County Public Schools

Superintendent's Update

Special Back to School Edition!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year! Our amazing TCPS Team has been preparing to welcome our students back into the classrooms. We are excited to see our schools come alive again with our students’ beautiful smiles, and their energy, enthusiasm and eagerness to learn .

Our theme for the new school year is #BELIEVE. As we begin our teaching and learning journey for 2019-2020, we recommit to our mission that every child will learn, grow and succeed and graduate college/career ready. A core set of principles drive our team, as we #BELIEVE in:


  • The unlimited potential of every student
  • The passion and commitment of our dedicated team of educators
  • The power of the collective force of our Community to create opportunities for our children
  • The importance of consistent and high standards for teaching and learning
  • The gift of a diverse student population, whose many special gifts provide us with unending opportunities for personal and professional growth
Dr. Kelly Griffith Welcome Message
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TCPS and Sodexo Introduce SO HAPPY

The app that tells you what’s on the menu today in your school’s cafeteria. Check out the menu items—including calories, nutritional information and allergens.

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TCPS Opening Day Celebration

We held our annual Opening Day Celebration on August 28th! What an exhilarating start to the 2019-2020 School Year!
Because of You!

Opening Day Awards

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TCPS Renews Support for Talbot Goes Purple!

Talbot County Public Schools is proud to renew our support of Talbot Goes Purple. We realize that is essential for our community to work collaboratively to build upon the impact that began with the first lighting of the Talbot County Courthouse in September 2017.


TCPS will continue the conversation about the dangers of substance abuse and opioid addiction and its impact on our families. We have expanded our wellness curriculum to include more awareness and prevention, and will continue to promote our “Purple Clubs” for students. The clubs encourage students to stand together against the risks and dangers associated with drug and alcohol use, understand the signs and symptoms of use/abuse, and develop the skills to resist drugs and alcohol. Our schools will again hold a series of “Purple Games” as we utilize the platform of our athletic fields to further educate our community.


As a District, we will celebrate “purple days” during which staff show their support by wearing their Talbot Goes Purple gear. We will also continue our work with Community Partners to bring guest speakers highlighting the importance of child wellness and substance use and abuse prevention. We are very proud of the expansion of the Purple project into our neighboring counties, and grateful to The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office and the Tidewater Rotary for their passionate commitment to this important campaign.

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