SY21 TCES Family Issue #12
November 2, 2020
Greetings TCES Terrapins!
SMCPS has slightly modified our return plan by pushing the start of Phase 2 to Wed, Nov 4. Please read the SMCPS October 30 Update for more information.
Last week, we welcomed our Kindergarten students into the building for the very first time. The energy and excitement could be felt throughout our entire school! We are so proud of our students and grateful for our teachers, staff, and families. Safety continues to be our top priority.
K & 1: we can't wait to welcome you back on Wed (Hybrid A) and Thurs (Hybrid B) of this week!
All the best,
1st Ever TCES Boo-Fest Drive-Thru!
- Tues, Nov 3: Election Day, No School
Hybrid Group Return Dates [Calendar Link]:
- *DATE CHANGE* Wed, Nov 4 (Hybrid Group A) & Thurs, Nov 5 (Hybrid Group B) - 1st Grade Students Return
- Mon, Nov 16 (Hybrid Group A) & Tues, 17 (Hybrid Group B) - Grades 2-5 Students Return
- Wed, Nov 11: Veterans' Day, No School
- Thurs, Nov 12: Report Card Distribution
SMCPS TEXT ALERTS
71% of our TCES Community receives text alerts. Do you?
SMCPS Food & Nutrition Services
ALL MEALS ARE FREE!
Complete this form if you'd like take-home meals to be sent home with your TCES Hybrid Learner!
Student Arrival and Dismissal
Bus Reminders & Links
Masks are required.
Bus routes and times - SMCPS Elocator
There will be no bus passes provided this year for students. Students must ride their assigned bus home.
Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up Reminders
Adults remain in vehicles and arrive on time (space is limited).
AM Arrival - staff members direct students from their vehicles beginning at 8:45am
PM Dismissal - drivers enter the vehicle lot, turn left, and drive down to the stop sign in a single-file line
- 3:30pm - K,1,2 (and their intermediate siblings) Every Day Car Rider Pick-up
- ~3:45pm - Buses Depart (after all primary students are safely in vehicles)
- 3:50pm - 3-5 Every Day Car Rider Pick-up
- Drivers show photo ID to staff members
- Students are escorted to vehicles
SMCPS 1:1 Devices
Ms. Stearns is in the process of assigning devices to those who have not yet been issued their iPad (K-1) or laptop (2-5). Your child's teacher will be in touch regarding expectations for transporting devices to and from school. Teachers may offer the option for students to store SMCPS-issued devices in the classroom if families plan for students to continue using personal devices while learning at home.
If you would like to collect your student's device prior to their return-to-school date, please contact Suzanne VerHaagh in our main office to schedule a device pick-up time.
We will teach, promote, and foster appropriate health and hygiene practices on mask-wearing, social distancing, and frequent handwashing. All of these practices align with our revised PBIS Matrix. We all work together to keep everyone safe.
Technology support: Phone number (301) 475-2138 Option 1or email email@example.com
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