Talbot County Public Schools

Superintendent's Update | November 5, 2021 | #11

Upcoming Dates

November 7: Daylight Savings Ends - Turn clocks back 1 hour!

November 10: Early Dismissal

November 10 & 11: Mental Health First Aid Training Available @ WMES and EES

November 11 & 12: No School for Students (Waterfowl Festival)

November 15-19: American Education Week

November 17: Board of Education Meeting

November 19: Education Foundation's Mission Possible Virtual Event

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Holiday

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Maryland First Lady's (virtual) Art Gallery

Congratulations to Margaret Ristvey (Whoa Skull) and Trysten Lee (Floating Island Animal Morph) from SMMHS. Their work was selected to represent TCPS in the MD First Lady's (virtual) Art Gallery!
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Margaret Ristvey- Whoa Skull

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Trysten Lee - Floating Island Animal Morph

Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest Winners!

Thank you to all of our student artists that submitted entries for the Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Poster Contest, and congratulations to our winners!
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Jack Taylor EHS Overall Winner

Jack Taylor and TCPS Addiction Prevention Specialist Madison Elliott

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Chapel District Elementary's Collaborative Art Project LOOKS FANTASTIC in the Board Office Entryway!

Thank you to CDES students and art teacher Tara Leeson for sharing their collaborative art. The mural project is based on Peter Reynold's book "The Dot"- Make a Mark and See Where it Takes You!

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.

COVID Vaccine Clinics for Ages 5-11

The Talbot County Health Department is offering COVID Vaccine Clinics for children ages 5-11. For more information and to make an appointment for an upcoming clinic visit:


The Health Department has received a limited supply of vaccines for the 5-11 age group. There are doses for 150 children to be vaccinated in this first "wave". There are approximately 2600 children in this age group in Talbot County.


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The Talbot County Health Department will be offering a free Flu vaccine at your child’s school.

The clinic is open to all Talbot County Public School students. If you have multiple children in different schools you can register them for the same flu clinic, it does not have to be the one designated to their school. Please make sure when you are registering that you pick the correct link below.

The Middle School and High School clinics will be held during the school day. If you select one of those clinics then your child will receive their vaccination during school hours.

The Elementary School clinics will be held after school and a parent/guardian must be present for the vaccination.

You must register your child for one of the flu clinics in order for them to receive the vaccination. If you have any questions about the flu vaccine or clinics please contact the Health Department at 410-819-5600.

11/09/2021- Chapel District Elementary School, 4pm-6pm


11/16/2021-White Marsh Elementary, 4pm-6pm


11/18/2021- Tilghman Elementary, 4-6pm

There has been some difficulty with the software program in creating a link for this clinic. When it is created a separate email will go out to all parents/guardians of students at this school.

11/19/2021 – Easton Elementary School, 4-6pm


TCPS Education Foundation's Mission Possible Event is November 19th!


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TCPS will be hosting Youth Mental Health First Aid training for Talbot County parents and care givers.

  • 11/10/2021 from12:00-4:00 and 11/11/2021 from 12:00-4:00 (one training across two sessions) at Easton Elementary.
  • 11/11/2021 from 9:00-3:00, Virtual.
  • 11/10/2021 from 12:30-4:30 and 11/11/2021 from 9:30-1:30 (one training across two sessions) at White Marsh Elementary School.

Below is an informational flier on YMHFA. All interested participants should send their name, email address, and preferred date/time from the above list to alexandra.ketterman@talbotschools.org by the end of the day Wednesday, November 3rd.

Do you need help with Internet Access for your student(s)?

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Families who live in the Easton Utilities service area AND qualify for Free and Reduced Meals may apply for a special FREE program sponsored by Easton Utilities, TCPS and the TCPS Education Foundation. Apply by filling out this: form:


The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

For more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit and to find out if you qualify check the website: https://getemergencybroadband.org/do-i-qualify/.


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are every Wednesday from 10 AM to 6 PM

102 S Marlboro Ave

Easton, MD 21601

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson available! 1st, 2nd, 3rd and booster doses given every day!


Please call 410-819-5641 for assistance

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COVID-19 Testing: Monday -Friday from 9 AM to 2:30 PM

Talbot Business Center

900 Glebe Rd

Easton, MD 21601

Appointments Required

Call: 410-819-5632 to Schedule

Bring your card if you have Health Insurance

Drive-up and stay in your car.

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MD Families: You may be eligible for Child Tax Credit & stimulus payments!
#DYK millions of families are eligible, but won’t receive payments bc they haven’t recently filed taxes, or updated their info on file?

Learn more & claim your CTC at http://GetCTC.org


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