Talbot County Public Schools

Update/Actualización | Summer 2021 Issue | 7-22-2021


August 3: EMS Sports Physicals and Vaccine Clinics 8:30- 3:00

August 4: SMMHS Sports Physicals and Vaccine Clinics 8:30-3:00

August 4: EHS Sports Orientation 6:00 PM

August 9: SMMHS Sports Orientation 6:00 PM

August 11: Board of Education Meeting

August 11: Fall Sports Begin

August 20: Opening Day for Staff

August 30: First Day of 2021-22 School Year!

September 6: Labor Day Schools Closed

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July 21, 2021 Board Meeting

Click to view full meeting video and related documents. Meeting highlights are below!

Special Education Staffing Plan

Special Education Director Kristen Mentges presented her recommended 2021-22 Special Education Staffing Plan. The Board voted and approved her recommendations.
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Gifted and Talented Update

Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Dr. Helga Einhorn updated the Board on the TCPS Gifted and Talented Program and the plan for the 2021-22 school year.
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Strive for 25 Strategic Plan Update

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Fall 2021 Return to School

TCPS is planning to start the 2021-22 school year in person with enhanced cleaning and hand washing. Stay tuned regarding mask-wearing. We plan to follow recommended safety guidelines.
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Summer Learning Update

Dr. Helga Einhorn, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, updated the Board on Summer Learning. TCPS has 884 students attending school for Summer Learning. Students are taking advantage of the wide variety of programs we are offering. Including, art, music, math, writing workshops in addition to traditional summer credit recovery.
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Superintendent's Update

TCPS Leadership Retreat

The TCPS Leadership Team met on July 19 and 20 to prepare for the full return of students and the 2021-22 school year! Dr. Griffith reported that it was a fantastic meeting, and our staff is energized and excited to welcome our students and families back to school on August 30th!
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MSDE Comprehensive List of Waivers and ESSER III Funds

TCPS and Pickering Creek Receive Award from the MD Department of Natural Resources

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Outdoor Environmental Education Grants Awarded for Watershed Studies

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced $160,000 in awards for student and youth outdoor science and watershed education in the state. The following schools and nonprofit organizations will receive funding during Fiscal Year 2022.

• Pickering Creek Audubon Center and Talbot County Public Schools will provide a 7th grade Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) focused on ecosystem biodiversity and community-based action projects.

• The Alice Ferguson Foundation and Charles County Public Schools will expand the third grade MWEE to facilitate outdoor watershed investigations focused on waste and litter with 2,000 third graders in 22 schools as part of Charles County’s environmental literacy plan.

• Prince George’s County Public Schools will continue the successful Wild Rice and the Changing Landscape of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed ongoing seventh grade MWEE for students focused on growth, maintenance, data collection, and restoration plantings of wild rice in the Patuxent River watershed.

Outdoor education funding is made possible from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant.

To streamline the grant application and management process, the department has created the Grants Gateway to provide a single entry point for grantees, and assures access to funding for innovative, local projects. In addition to ease of use for applicants, the gateway provides the department an integrated grant-management system to monitor sources, manage data, and ensure grants are consistent with the department’s strategic priorities.

Through the improved connections across similar grant programs, the department seeks to support more comprehensive and integrated projects that achieve at least one of the following outcomes: fostering healthy ecosystems, building resiliency, or providing outdoor learning experiences. By adding increased efficiency to the process, the department hopes to encourage more entities to develop comprehensive and integrated projects across Maryland. All FY22 Grants Gateway Awards are listed on the department’s website.

TCPS Meals Update

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TCPS Summer Meal Distribution:

Children attending summer school receive breakfast and lunch at school Monday through Thursday. On Thursday they may take home one day meal bags with breakfast and lunch for Fridays.

Thursday evening meal distribution will continue at Easton Elementary, White Marsh Elementary, and Chapel District Elementary ONLY. These meal bags contain breakfast and lunch for 5 days.

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Register Your Child for the 2021-22 School Year


Attention Talbot County Public Schools Students

Do you need a Sports Physical?

Do you need a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Choptank Community Health is offering FREE Sports physicals and Pfizer vaccines for students age 12 and up.

Tuesday, August 3rd - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Easton Middle

Wednesday, August 4th - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. Michaels Middle High

To schedule, please call 410-479-5772

Walk-in vaccines available any time between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at both locations.