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SY20 TCES Family Issue #37

June 15, 2020

Greetings Town Creek Families!

We are entering the final week of the 2019-2020 school year. This is surely a year none of us will forget! Our teachers and staff continue to be grateful for all you have done to support our students throughout these past nine weeks. We could not have done it without you. Encourage your student to finish strong through our last day!

I hope you had an opportunity to review our Student Item Return/Retrieval Process [LINK]. Please email your child's classroom teacher if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Lindsay Brenfleck

[LINK]: Student Item Retrieval/Return

To help us assist you as efficiently as possible, please do not arrive prior to your assigned time.

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Report Card Distribution

Marking Period 4 Report Cards (Grade 05) and Standards-Based Report Cards (K-4) will be available on the Home Access Center beginning Thursday, June 18. Please expect to receive electronic narrative reports from your child's teacher on that date.

LINK: Directions for Accessing Report Cards from Home Access Center

Teacher Office Hours + Email Addresses [LINK]

We will be available via email to answer and respond to questions and concerns. Although staff may be available outside of these times, please be aware that responses to any communications received outside of these hours may be delayed. Thank you!

Notable Dates

  • June 18 - Last day for students

  • June 18 @ 9:30 am - Virtual Promotion Video will be sent to 5th-grade families

  • School Buildings Closed: All St. Mary's County Public Schools and Offices are closed in accordance with the announcement made by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, that all Maryland public schools are closed for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Online learning opportunities will continue through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The Imagine Learning platform will be available for student use through August 15.
TCES Unified Arts Newsletter

Art, Music, Media, and Physical Education Updates from our TCES Specialists

Race and Equity Resources

As race and equity issues continue to be at the forefront of the news, it's important to provide support in talking with students about race issues and anti-racism. SMCPS has compiled a list of resources to help. Access them here: Race and Equity Resources [LINK].
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SMCPS Update 10 [LINK]

Throughout the extended school closure, SMCPS is providing continuous opportunities for learning. This is not our normal way of doing business, so there are many questions. SMCPS will provide ongoing updates for these questions in this format.

SMCPS Update 10:

Select the button above for updates on:

  • Final Day of the 2019-2020 School Year: June 18
  • Online Learning Updates - access IL through Aug 15
  • Materials Pickup and Return - TCES Process
  • Meal Services
  • Maryland P-EBT [Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer]
  • How to Get Help for a Mental Health Crisis
Countywide Pre-K/Head Start Online Application

SMCPS is pleased to announce that beginning June 15 an online application process for Pre-K/Head Start will be open to determine eligibility for SY21.

SMCPS School Wellness Policy

Triennial Assessment Report:

Schools must minimally conduct a comprehensive assessment of their school wellness policy once every three years as described in 7 CFR 210.31(e); referred to as the Triennial Assessment. The information, specific reports, policies, and regulations are available through our School Health Council Google Site. Please contact Michael A. Watson, Director of Facility Coordination, Health and Physical Education, and Athletics at mawatson@smcps.org if you have questions or wish to request additional information.
Are You Receiving Text Alerts? [Link]

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

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