Talbot County Public Schools
Superintendent's Update | April 29, 2022 | #33
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
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK IS MAY 2-6
HONOR A TCPS TEACHER with a donation to the Education Foundation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for honoring our teachers and supporting enrichment in Talbot County Public Schools!
CONGRATULATIONS TO EASTON MIDDLE NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES!
CONGRATULATIONS TO EASTON HIGH SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES!
Lucas Ponce Mendez
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
Congratulations to our Applebees Support Starff of the Month ~ Melissa Frobenius, Tilghman Elementary
TCPS IS HIRING!
Earn a weekly bonus on top of our new pay rates. Click to Apply: https://tcps.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=28
NEW SUBSTITUTE PAY RATES
Non degree - $16/hr
AA degree - $18/hr
BA degree - $20/hr
Certified teacher - $25/hr
ADDITIONAL BONUS PAY:
Work 3 days in one week - $100
Work 4 days in one week - $150
Work 5 days in one week - $200
TCPS COVID UPDATES
LATEST TALBOT COUNTY COVID INFORMATION
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.
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**
- 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
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.
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.