Talbot County Public Schools
Back to School Update - Issue: #3 | 9-11-2020
Superintendent's Message | Mensaje del Superintendente
From Dr. Griffith
As we wrap up the first week of our new school year, I am extremely proud of the TCPS Team for their tenacity and creativity in getting to this point. I am also grateful to our students and their families for their support. We are working through a few technical challenges, but overall the week went extremely well, and we will remain RESILIENT!”
At the same time, I am reflecting on the tragic events that occured on this day 19 years ago. In some ways there are parallels between what we have experienced over the last six months as a community and a school district as a result of COVID-19, and what we experienced as a nation on 9/11/01 and thereafter. In both cases, our lives have been forever impacted by something we could not anticipate or control, and there have been catastrophic losses. And yet, we move forward together as a team, as a family and as a community, determined to do what we can to make a difference in the lives of all who rely on us.
On Monday we begin the next phase of our recovery plan, when approximately 5% of our student population will return to school buildings for learning in small groups. Approximately 200 students will be attending in total across all grade levels. Decisions about future transitions will be made pending my daily review of our county health metrics with Dr. Fredia Wadley
Thank you again, and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
TCPS ONLINE LEARNING!
PARENT TUTORIALS FOR ONLINE LEARNING!
We have added several new videos in the last week.
Learn how to:
- Access FROG (our Learning Management System)
- Use Zoom links (to access real time remote learning with teachers)
- View work assigned by the teacher and submitted by their child.
All tutorials and instructions are posted in both English and Spanish
TCPS will be hosting evening clinics for parents to attend to ask questions and troubleshoot issues with our technology team. Stay tuned for more information!
UPDATED MEAL DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE - NEW TIMES BEGINNING TUESDAY 9/15/2020!
TCPS MEAL DISTRIBUTION WILL CONTINUE ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS for all children ages 2-18. Please see the distribution schedule below.
Chapel District - 4:00 - 5:30 (Front Entrance)
Easton Elementary - 4:00 - 5:30 (Front Entrance)
Easton High - 4:00 - 5:30 (Cafeteria Entrance)
Easton Middle - 4:00 - 5:30 (Bus Entrance)
St. Michaels Elementary - 4:00 - 5:30 (SMHS Main Entrance)
St. Michaels Middle High - 4:00 - 5:30 (Man Entrance)
Tilghman - 4:00 - 5:30 (Main Entrance)
White Marsh - 4:00 - 5:30 (Main Entrance)
Students who will attend school in person will have the option to take home an additional breakfast and lunch on Tuesdays for Wednesday. This is for both car riders and bus riders. Car riders may also take additional meals for other children in their home. If families of bus riders need additional meals, they may get them at evening pickup.
TCPS Technology Helpdesk
To schedule an appointment email our Campus-based Helpdesks:
- Easton High: EHShelpdesk@talbotschools.org
- Easton Middle: EMShelpdesk@talbotschools.org
- Easton Elementary: EEShelpdesk@talbotschools.org
- Chapel District Elementary: CDEShelpdesk@talbotschools.org
- White Marsh Elementary: WMEShelpdesk@talbotschools.org
- Tilghman Elementary: TEShelpdesk@talbotschools.org
- St Michaels Campus: SMShelpdesk@talbotschools.org
Hours of Helpdesk Operations:
Technicians will be available during normal school hours