Talbot County Public Schools
Superintendent's Update | September 24, 2021 | #5
September: Suicide Prevention Month
September 15- October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 25: Frederick Douglass Day
September 30: Webinar "What Parents Need To Know About Teen Addiction and the Addiction Cycle
October 1: Early Dismissal - Parent-Teacher conferences
October 5: First Dose Vaccine Clinics EMS & EHS (see below for details)
October 6: First Dose Vaccine Clinic SMMHS (see below for details)
October 13: FARMS Applications Due for Gift Card Drawing
October 15: FARMS Gift Card Winners Announced
October 20: Board of Education Meeting
October 26: Second Dose Vaccine Clinics EMS & EHS (see below for details)
October 27: Second Dose Vaccine Clinic SMMHS (see below for details)
MCAP EARLY FALL TESTING
2021-22 FREE & REDUCED MEALS & GROCERY STORE GIFT CARD DRAWING!
Please click the links below to fill out the online application and be entered in a drawing to win a $75 or $150 grocery store gift card!
Gift Cards will be awarded at all TCPS schools. All applications are eligible to win regardless of Free/Reduced/Paid status. If you have already submitted a 2021 FARMS Application, you have been entered for the drawing.
Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th- October 15th
Activities related to and honoring Hispanic Heritage Month are taking place in classrooms across Talbot County.
We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. Discover documents, exhibits, films, blog posts, and more from the National Archives and Presidential Libraries that highlight Hispanic culture.
Sodexo's Monthly Food Feature
FRESH FALL APPLE SALSA RECIPE
Salsa is fantastic with corn chips or served with grilled chicken or pork.
- 2 cups diced peeled tart apple
- ½ cup diced red or yellow bell pepper
- ⅓ cup fresh lime juice
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
SPECIAL PROGRAM: What Parents Need to Know About Teen Addiction and the Addiction Cycle
Do you need help with Internet Access for your student(s)?
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/.
Choptank Community Health will hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Easton Middle, Easton High and St. Michaels Middle High
Choptank Community Health will hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Easton Middle, Easton High and St. Michaels Middle High during the week of October 4th. The Pfizer vaccine will be available for TCPS students age 12 and older.
First dose clinics:
Easton Middle - Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Easton High - Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. Michaels Middle High - Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Second dose clinics:
Easton Middle - Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Easton High - Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. Michaels Middle High - Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
To schedule an appointment for a vaccine, please call the TCPS Human Resources Office at (410) 822-0330.
Families must complete the registration and vaccine consent forms, which are attached to this email, and will be available in the school nurse’s office. Students may turn the forms into the school nurse’s office or bring them to the clinic at their appointment time.
More information about the Pfizer vaccine can be found here.
https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download Pfizer Vaccine Info English
https://www.fda.gov/media/144625/download Pfizer Vaccine Info Spanish
GIFT CARD DETAILS:
Talbot County philanthropists have partnered with Talbot County Economic Development and Mid-Shore Community Foundation to offer a $50 gift card to any Talbot County Public School student aged 12 - 18 who is fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
The gift cards may be used at participating local businesses and will be available for pick up at the second dose clinics on October 28 and 29th for students receiving second doses at that time.
Students who are already fully vaccinated may bring proof of vaccination and pick up their cards during the second dose clinics on October 26th and 27th.
TALBOT COUNTY COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are every Wednesday from 12 PM to 6 PM
At the Talbot County Health Department
100 S Hanson St.
Easton, MD 21601
Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson available at every clinic
WALK INS ARE WELCOME
Please call 410-819-5641 for assistance
COVID-19 Testing: Monday -Friday from 9 AM to 2:30 PM
Talbot Business Center
900 Glebe Rd
Easton, MD 21601
Call: 410-819-5632 to Schedule
Bring your card if you have Health Insurance
Drive-up and stay in your car.