Talbot County Public Schools
Update/Actualización | Issue: #25 | 3-12-21
March 14: Daylight Savings
March 17: Board of Education Meeting
March 19: Crazy Sock Day to celebrate World Downs Syndrome Awareness Day
April 1: End of Quarter and Early Dismissal
April 1: Teacher and Support Staff of the Year Announcement
April 2-9: Spring Break
April 12: School re-opens
March 8-12 is National School Social Workers Week!
Thank You TCPS Social Workers for all you do for our entire community: students, families, and staff!
School Social Workers/Superheroes
A tribute by Tyler Redman, EHS Senior
Graphic by Mia Terry, SMMHS Senior
The title of Social worker is given to those who work in their community and help improve the lives of others. These superheroes masquerading under the moniker of “social workers” are groups of people who concern themselves with the lives and well-being of families, individuals, and communities. When you hear the word social worker, your mind is drawn to those offering care to the sick, those inspiring and empowering the students in your schools, and lifting up those who are in need. Social workers aren’t limited in the problems they can solve, and I guarantee you any social conflict or problem one faces in a community is addressed by and advised by some type of social worker. Your local therapist, pharmacist, nutritionist, nurse, are all categorized as social workers, and these professions plus countless more serve as a backbone to our communities. Without social workers, society would have no way of healing itself, there would be no one there to solve its many problems, to treat people’s sicknesses, to provide aid to them financially, and help people through dark times. In essence, social workers are the light in the dark, the outstretched hand, they will always be there to lend their support, and their care to those struggling whether it be struggling mentally, financially, or physically. So, take this time to recognize and thank your local social workers, because without them, where would we be?
MARCH COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE MONTH
Giant Food's Teacher of the Month!
Daylight Savings is March 14th!
What Parents Need to Know about Youth Substance-Use Prevention
You are invited to attend a zoom webinar on teen substance-use prevention. Q&A at the end. Pre-registration is required. After registering, a zoom link will be sent to your email.
Please join us for the opportunity to learn about:
- Young children and teen substance use
- Recognizing signs
- Primary prevention tips/strategies
- What to do if you suspect or know
- Local resources
Guest Speakers from the Health Department:
Beth Williams - Prevention Consultant
Logan Harris - Community Health Educator
If you any questions, please contact:
Talbot County Public Schools
Special Education Parent Involvement Survey
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! YOUR OPINION MATTERS!
Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services were mailed the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services during the week of February 8, 2021. Parents are asked to complete the survey and return it in the postage-paid envelope by May 21, 2021. The survey may also be completed online. Parent feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system. Your voice can make a real difference for your child and many other children across the state of Maryland. To learn more, please visit https://www.mdparentsurvey.com
CHOPTANK HEALTH'S SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS ARE OPEN!
TCPS meal distribution continues this week. Meal pick up is offered at all locations except Easton High School on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. for all children ages 2-18.