FES Parent News


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FES Updates

Happy Sunday! Thank you to all of our parents that came out for our STEAM Night on Friday night. It was a great time for all!

The Shorebirds Hit the Books Date for FES is May 21st. Game time is 7:05 PM. If your student turned in the Shorebirds bookmark the tickets will be sent home soon.


At FES, we will actively engage in a supportive, collaborative, and rigorous learning community that nurtures and builds a foundation for lifelong success.

Attention 5th grade families.

Please be sure that you have provided our office with proof of residency. When transitioning to a new school, you are required to submit a current, valid proof of your residency in Caroline County. This is in support of Caroline County Public School enrollment procedures and Maryland Law. No student will receive a schedule not begin the school year at the new school until proof of residency is received and approved. THANK YOU TO ALL FAMILIES THAT PROVIDED PROOF OF RESIDENCY!


Kindergarten students will soon be receiving a Raising A Reader bag each week filled with great books to take home and share with their families. Families should spend the week enjoying the books and reading with their kindergartener. Your child’s teacher will designate a day for the bag to be returned to class. On that day, the bag will be filled with a new supply of books for your child to once again bring home and share.

The Raising a Reader Program has been a big hit with Pre-K students, and we are happy to be able to offer it to our kindergarteners too. Enjoy taking time to relax and read good books together!

Attendance Reminder

When a student (ages 5-18) is absent from school, a written explanation of each absence is required from the parent/guardian within 10 school days of the student's return. Notes received after this deadline may be considered by the principal.

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 School Year Now Open

PowerSchool Online Enrollment (English) (Spanish) is now open for all new pre-kindergarten

through 12th grade students for the 2022-2023 school year.

For complete details, please visit the CCPS website news post page and, as needed, the PreK

and Kindergarten information page.

Caroline County Recreation and Parks Summer Camp Registration

Caroline County Recreation and Parks camp information and links : https://www.carolineschools.org/ccps-blog/caroline-county-summer-camp-registration/. One point of clarification for folks is that they're only accepting students from the Pre-K 4 age group.

FES Parent Guide to PBIS

Click here to see the FES Parent Guide to PBIS.

Picking up a student

If you are sending someone to pick up your child, please be sure that they are listed as an emergency contact in power school and that they have a picture id with them. This includes anyone coming through the car rider line as well. Your child's safety is of utmost importance! Please do not be offended if a staff member asks to see your ID.

Lost and Found items

If your child is missing a jacket or coat, hats, or gloves, please have your child check with the lost and found. We have a lot of items that need to find their owner.
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Choptank Health's School Based Centers

Every child needs healthcare to thrive and SBHCs can help them get there. Did you know that Caroline County, is the only public school system in the entire state to offer school based health center services in each of their schools?

Choptank Health’s School Based Health Centers Are OPEN and IN THE OFFICE!

Appointments can be made through the school nurse’s office by sending a note to school with your child or by calling the school based health center directly.

Common medical concerns and illnesses can be addressed during visits. Visit reasons could include:

· Well Child Checks and Sports Participation Physicals

· Medication refills

· COVID-19 symptoms/testing

· Cold and allergy symptoms

· Asthma and breathing problems

· Stomachaches

· Headaches

· Rashes and other skin complaints

· UTIs

· Minor injuries

· Other common complaints

Community School Coordinator's Corner

School based medical and dental services provided at FES through Choptank Community Health. Enrolled students at FES can receive services during school hours for certain medical concerns. Please see the attached form for more information and enrollment. Click here for more information.

EL News

As we prepare for summer please make sure your child has returned all their library books back to school. Check in with teachers to ensure all assignments are graded and have students do any work that has not be completed. If you need any help you may contact the English Learner Teachers for assistance. Do you need an interpreter? Mrs. Loulou is also available to answer any of your questions. Please email us at Wurtz.Michelle@ccpsstaff.org , Harris.Elizabeth@ccpsstaff.org , or gelardmerilus24@gmail.com. You may also call us at 410-479-2761. We will be glad to help you!

Upcoming Dates of Importance

May 16: MCAP make up testing

May 17: MCAP make up testing

Interims go home with students

Board Work Session- 6PM

May 19: MCAP make up testing

May 20: FES Career Day

Future Dates:

May 23: CRMS to visit 5th grade @ FES

May 25: 2nd grade field trip to Adkins Arboretum

May 27: Early Dismissal @ 1:00 PM

May 31: CRMS 5th grade night @ 6 PM

June 2: Pre-K field trip to Adkins Arboretum

June 3: Field Day

June 7: Board Meeting-FES Safety Patrol leads the pledge.

June 15: 5th grade celebration (more to come)

CCPS Calendar Changes

The 2021-2022 school year calendar has been amended as detailed below. Changes impacting student days are bolded

  • May 27, 2022, has been changed to half-day for students, with May 27, 2022, early dismissal for all staff.

For complete details of these changes, please see the news release (Board Amends 2021-22 School Year Calendar) on the CCPS website.
All school calendars can for the 2021-2022 school year be found here, at the CCPS website in English and Spanish.

FES School Improvement Plan and Family Engagement Home/School

Please take a look at our School Improvement Plan and the Family Engagement Home/School Compact. Please feel free to provide feedback by emailing alfaro.lisa@ccpsstaff.org.

Promoting a healthy and safe environment for ALL students and staff

CCPS is committed to providing a safe, respectful, nurturing educational environment where the worth and dignity of individuals are valued and their safety and rights are protected. Behaviors that compromise this environment, interfere with school operations or are otherwise contrary to the basic mission of our public schools will not be tolerated. Bullying, hazing, harassment or other discrimination affecting a student or a staff member should be reported by a victim, parent/guardian, witness, staff member or other person having knowledge.

Staff members with knowledge of such conduct are required to promptly report it to the building principal.

Non Discrimination Statement

Caroline County Public Schools prohibits discrimination in its educational programs, and in employment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or disability.

FES is a Title I School

The FES Family will promote our S.O.A.R. core values by engaging in a supportive and collaborative learning community that nurtures and builds a foundation for lifelong success. To SOAR means to Stay safe and ready, Own our responsibilities, Achieve our goals, and Respect self and others.

Federalsburg Elementary School

Principal: Lisa Alfaro

Assistant Principal: Briana Walker