Talbot County Public Schools

Superintendent's Update | April 29, 2022 | #33

Upcoming Dates

May 1-7: Children's Mental Health Matters Awareness Week

May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week! #thankatcpsteacher

May 3: Talbot County Public Budget Hearing at 2 PM at the County Chamber and 7 PM at Easton Elementary

May 3: SMMHS Band Spring Concert 6:30 PM

May 11: EHS Band Spring Concert 6:30 PM

May 12: EMS Band Spring Concert 6:30 PM at EHS Auditorium

May 12: Suicide Prevention Awareness Day- Students and Staff wear Yellow Ribbon Shirts

May 18: Board of Education Meeting

May 27: Early Dismissal for Students and Staff

May 30: Memorial Day Schools Closed

May 31: SMMHS Graduation

June 2: EHS Graduation

June 10: Last Day for Students

Superintendent's Update 4-29-22
4-29-22 Actualización


A huge shout out and thank you to all TCPS teachers and staff that support and work tirelessly for our students! Please tag photos and appreciation messages on social media #thankatcpsteacher
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HONOR A TCPS TEACHER with a donation to the Education Foundation

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Teachers give us so much: a boost of confidence when we really need one; extra help when we’re having trouble; or a welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control. Although we know we can never thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Appreciation Week to honor the special educators in our lives.

The TCPS Education Foundation Honor A Teacher program is a way to say “Thank You” to teachers and/or other TCPS staff who have a positive impact on student's education and school experience. Your gift will help support the Education Foundation's Grants for Teachers program. When you make a gift through this program, your honoree will receive a special certificate explaining why he or she is being recognized and we will celebrate it through TCPS social media.

It’s easy, just click this link for instructions: https://tcpsforms.org/view.php?id=36574.

You will be redirected to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation website to make your donation online.

If you have any questions please contact Debbie Gardner at dgardner@talbotschools.org. Thank you for honoring our teachers and supporting enrichment in Talbot County Public Schools!
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2022 Inductees:

Daniela Fuentes-Diaz

Yuliana Jimenez-Colchado

Jimmy Monroy-Pantoja

Sofia Morales-Cortez

Lucas Ponce Mendez

Sophia Principe

Jair Ramirez-Martinez

Sheyla Ramirez-Ramirez

Colin Smith

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Children's Mental Health Matters Awareness Week

May 1st-7th is Children's Mental Health Matters Awareness Week, and we have created a calendar for the entire month with daily reminders and encouragement for students who may be struggling with mental health challenges.

Take a look at our Children's Mental Health Matters Challenge Calendar for daily activities for the month of May!

What Parents Need to Know about Stimulants (Part 2) and Psychedelics with Adolescents

WEBINAR: "What Parents Need to Know about Stimulants (Part 2) and Psychedelics with Adolescents"

Congratulations to our Applebees Support Starff of the Month ~ Melissa Frobenius, Tilghman Elementary

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Earn a weekly bonus on top of our new pay rates. Click to Apply: https://tcps.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=28


Non degree - $16/hr

AA degree - $18/hr

BA degree - $20/hr

Certified teacher - $25/hr


Work 3 days in one week - $100

Work 4 days in one week - $150

Work 5 days in one week - $200

Chesapeake Childrens' Book Festival 2022


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The Maryland Department of Health has provided free COVID-19 home test kits to our School Health Centers for distribution to TCPS families if needed. Parents wishing to pick up a test kit may contact their school nurse’s office to make arrangements.

Testing Information:

The Health Department is changing COVID testing locations to 102 Marlboro Ave. Easton MD Monday through Friday starting May 2nd . You can call 410-819-5632 or visit https://portal.ciandx.com/portal to make an appointment. More information coming regarding new location and change in hours.

  • The health department’s rapid at-home covid tests are available through the Talbot County Free Library.
  • COVID testing site at UM Shore Medical Pavilion, 500 Cadmus Lane Easton MD 21601 is CLOSED
  • Local pharmacies are testing for COVID and have at-home covid tests in stock.
  • **When taking at-home covid tests, you can report your results here**

Vaccine Information:

  • What: Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Where: Talbot County Vaccine Center, 102 Marlboro Ave Easton MD - Call 410-819-5641 for questions or make an appointment at https://bit.ly/3BdZ40G
  • When: Monday through Friday, walk-ins welcome, no appointment required
  • Who: Anyone 5 years and older
  • Second boosters are now available for those over 50 years old and those who are immunocompromised and 12 years and older.
  • Who is considered immunocompromised to be eligible for their second COVID booster? Find out here

Treatment Information:

This link has a list of types of treatment of available for those who do test positive for COVID


Food Pantry Information:

https://talbotcovid19.org/food-resources/ has compiled information regarding food resources across Talbot County.

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Bullying and cyberbullying, harassment and intimidation, hazing, and/or bias behaviors are unsafe behaviors that do not reflect respect for others as defined by Policy 10.16 on STUDENT CONDUCT – BULLYING, HARASSMENT OR INTIMIDATION . If a student is a target of one of these behaviors, you can report it using the Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting Form (linked below).

The form is also available at all schools, in the main office and the school’s counseling office. Students can also report issues directly to a staff member. When a situation that involves any of these behaviors is reported, staff members will respond quickly and will provide a practical, private, and safe place to report.

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