Terrapin Tidbits

SY21 TCES Family Issue #6

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September 21, 2020

Hello Terrapin Families,

TCES will remain in virtual learning through the end of the 1st Quarter. During last Wednesday's Town Hall and in this follow-up letter, Dr. Smith shared information and data explaining the need to "press pause" and revise our student return date. While this revision is deeply disappointing to many, please take comfort knowing that SMCPS remains committed to using objective data to make the very best decisions possible in the interest of safety.

Our students, teachers, and staff are continuing to learn and develop new skills each and every day. We welcome your questions and feedback on how to improve the virtual learning experience. We are grateful for the kind and positive feedback many of you have taken the opportunity to share with our teachers and me. We remain in this together... committed to kindness, learning, improving, and problem-solving. TCES rocks!

Kind regards,

Lindsay Brenfleck

Schoology Family Accounts

Did you receive an email from no-reply@schoology.com re: Schoology Registration? This email is an invitation to log-in to your parent account, which will give you access to view information relative to your child's Schoology account. Read more here and access the presentation here.


9/21 - 9/24 B Week: Synchronous (Live) Specials

TCES Specials are live on B Weeks!

Specialists' Google Meet Meeting Codes:

  • Music: tcesnazimek
  • Art: tcessquier
  • PE: tcessettle
  • Media: tcesstearns

Thurs, 9/24 Two-Hour Early Dismissal [1:45pm]

Action Item:

Parent/Guardian Permission Form

SMCPS Acceptable Use Policy and Online Platforms

Review the SMCPS Acceptable Usage Policy and the SMCPS Online Platform Permission information. This form [LINK] must be completed for each student in SMCPS no later than September 30, 2020.

PTA: Help Wanted!

Our TCES PTA is currently seeking PTA Board Members for the 2020-2021 school year. Please email our PTA at towncreekelementarypta@gmail.com to express your interest. We look forward to working with you!
SMCPS Update - 9/18 [LINK]

SMCPS Weekly Update for St. Mary's County Public Schools Families

SMCPS 9/18 Update

Select the blue button above to review important information about:

  • Upcoming Dates

  • Moving Forward: Fall 2020 Return to School Plan Update

    • If you have already completed the form and you are not changing your response, you do not need to complete it again.
    • If you have already completed the form and you are changing your response, please complete the form again.
    • If you have not completed the form - please do so.

  • Student Handbooks
  • Meal Services
[LINK] Technology Assistance

Technology support: Phone number (301) 475-2138 Option 1or email helpdesk@smcps.org

Directions to Receive Text Alerts [Link]

Stay up to date on events, closings, and alerts!

Communication Methods

  • School Telephone: (301) 863-4044
  • Website: https://schools.smcps.org/tces/
  • Twitter: @TCES_SMCPS
  • School Messenger: phone, email, SMS (text messages)
  • SY20 Issues of the Terrapin Tidbits [LINK]