TCES Summer News Bulletin

2021-22 School Year Preview

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School Year 2021-2022

We are so excited to welcome our students back for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Please read this communication from Dr. Smith outlining our masking guidelines.

This TCES Summer News Bulletin outlines information about:

  • SY22 TCES Supply List
  • Summer Curbside Meals
  • Pre-K applications
  • Kindergarten registration
  • Summer programming opportunities
  • SMCPS Virtual Pathway Program
  • Free & Reduced Meal Benefits (SY22)
  • Student Accident Insurance (SY22)

Our Main Office is Under Construction!

Please select this link to read about the School Security Improvements taking place at TCES this summer. Building access is through our Media Center doors.

So that we may best meet your needs, please call (301) 863-4044 or email ( to schedule an appointment.

SMCPS Employment Opportunities

Apply Today!

Notable Dates

2021-22 School Year Opening - SY22 Calendar

August 23: Teachers Return

Wed, Aug 25: revised HAC opening date

August 26: SMCPS Open Houses

TCES Open House Times:

Kindergarten - 2:30-3:00

Grades 1-5 - 3:00-4:00

August 30: First Day for Students

August 30: Pre-K Orientation

SY22 TCES Supply List

Select this button to access our SY22 Supply List.

Grab & Go Meals

On Wednesdays, July 7th - August 25th, the SMCPS’ Food Service will operate a Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch pick up at G.W. Carver Elementary School and Greenview Knolls Elementary School from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Parents or guardians may visit either site to pick up seven days of nutritious breakfast and lunch for their child.

For additional information regarding grab-and-go breakfast and lunch, please contact Food and Nutrition Services at

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Pre-Kindergarten Application Process

New Next Year: We are excited to announce that Town Creek Elementary will be a host site for Pre-K! Students in our Town Creek district as well as those in the Evergreen Elementary district will attend TCES.

Eligible children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021.

  • Pre-Kindergarten is not mandatory.
  • Children from financially eligible families are placed first.
  • All families are welcome to apply.

LINK: Application Guide

Kindergarten Registration

Registration opened Monday, May 10. Eligible children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2021.

While appointments are not required, we encourage you to reach out to our office prior to visiting the school so that we can work together to make the process as smooth as possible.

Required documents include:

  • Proof of residence
  • Evidence of Birth
  • Immunization Record
  • Court papers regarding custody (if applicable)
  • Photo ID of parent/guardian

Summer Reading Resources

Visit the SMCPS Library Media Programs Site!

We have Free Summer Access to AV2 and Lightbox. Choose our school - TCES - from those links.

Student Accident Insurance

Please select this link for information about Student Accident Insurance.
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Free & Reduced Meal Benefits

Completing the form online is safe, secure, private, and fast! Follow this link to the form!

While all meals continue to be free for all students, completing this form may provide our schools with additional funding.

SMCPS Virtual Pathway

Information on the Virtual Academy can be found by visiting

If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please complete this form.

Communication Methods

  • School Telephone: (301) 863-4044
  • Website:
  • Twitter: @TCES_SMCPS
  • School Messenger: phone, email, SMS (text messages)
  • Previous Issues of the Terrapin Tidbits [LINK]
Directions to Receive Text Alerts [Link]

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