Terrapin Tidbits

SY20 TCES Family Issue #33

May 18, 2020

Greetings Terrapin Families!


Back in September, I encouraged you to talk with your student(s) about our Schoolwide Expectations Matrix. As we enter a new week of continuous learning opportunities, consider revisiting the expectations, and discussing the following prompts:


  • Which three expectations are the same at home as they are at school?
  • Which three expectations are different at home than they are at school?
  • What does my learning space look and sound like when I'm "Ready to Learn" at home?


Keep smiling,

Lindsay Brenfleck

Teacher Office Hours + Email Addresses [LINK]

We will be available via email to answer and respond to questions and concerns. Although staff may be available outside of these times, please be aware that responses to any communications received outside of these hours may be delayed. Thank you!

Notable Dates

  • Holiday - Monday, May 25: Memorial Day


  • School Buildings Closed: All St. Mary's County Public Schools and Offices are closed in accordance with the announcement made by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, that all Maryland public schools are closed for the 2019-2020 school year.


  • Online learning opportunities will continue through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
SMCPS Update 6 [LINK]

Throughout the extended school closure, SMCPS is providing continuous opportunities for learning. This is not our normal way of doing business, so there are many questions. SMCPS will provide ongoing updates for these questions in this format.

SMCPS Update 6:

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Imagine Learning at Home

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Are You Receiving Text Alerts? [Link]

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TCES Temporary Phone: (240) 317-9412

During our school closure, you may contact Ms. Tammy Ogle, secretary to the principal, using this phone number: (240) 317-9412

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