Terrapin Tidbits

SY20 TCES Family Issue #36

June 8, 2020

Hello Terrapins!

We are in the process of planning for families to retrieve students' personal belongings. There will be scheduled day(s) and times designated by grade level, likely during the last week of school for students. Students' personal items will have already been collected, bagged, and labeled. Staff will be stationed outdoors in the front of the school ready to distribute students' belongings. We will have "contact-free" collection areas for media books and SMCPS instruments outside of the building.

Safety guidelines (face coverings, frequent handwashing, and social distancing) will be followed and we will have a process for managing traffic. Expect more information to be shared as our plans are finalized.

Finally, the need for efficiency will prevent the opportunity for long conversations, but we would love for you to bring your child along for the "drive-thru" so we have the opportunity to see their faces, wave, and wish them our very best.


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

  • June 18 - Last day for students

  • June 18 @ 9:30 am - Virtual Promotion Video will be sent to 5th-grade families

  • 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. The Imagine Learning platform will be available for student use through August 15.

Race and Equity Resources

As race and equity issues continue to be at the forefront of the news, it's important to provide support in talking with students about race issues and anti-racism. SMCPS has compiled a list of resources to help. Access them here: Race and Equity Resources [LINK].
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SMCPS Update 9 [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 9:

Select the button above for updates on:

  • Calendar Updates
  • Online Learning Updates
  • Meal Services
  • How to Get Help for a Mental Health Crisis
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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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