Talbot County Public Schools

Superintendent's Update | March 25, 2022 | #29

Upcoming Dates

March 29: Special Board of Education Meeting: View Agenda

March 31: Webinar-What Parents Need to Know About Prescription Stimulant Misuse Among Youth and Young Adults

April 7: 2022-23 New Student Registration

April 11-15: Spring Break

April 20: Board of Education Meeting

Superintendent's Update 3-25-22
3-25-22 Actualización

TCPS SUPERINTENDENT APPLICATION CLOSES MARCH 29

The Talbot County Board of Education is accepting applications for the Superintendent of Schools. The Board conducted a Stakeholder Input Survey for staff, students, families, and the general public to provide input to develop candidate characteristics. The information received from the survey was used to develop advertising, candidate characteristics, and interview questions.


Application information may be found on the MABE website at http://www.mabe.org/services/current-maryland-vacancies/


The Board has also developed the following timeline:

February 21, 2022 – Application materials will be made available
March 29, 2022 – Application deadline for first consideration
April – May 2022 – Interviews will be conducted
Spring 2022 – The Board will approve the Superintendent contract at a regularly
scheduled board meeting
• July 1, 2022 – The Superintendent begins


Any questions regarding the application or search process should be directed to William Middleton, search consultant at MABE at 410-841-5414, or at wmiddleton@mabe.org.

CONGRATULATIONS TO NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES!

NHS is a national organization established in 1921, which serves to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Eligibility is open to juniors and seniors with a 3.2 GPA and 75 service learning hours completed. Those students receive an application to submit, which goes before a Staff Review Committee comprised of teachers, club advisors, and coaches to review and select students. Selection is based on the 4 NHS Principles: Character, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship.
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St. Michaels Middle High

The 2022 St. Michaels High School NHS inductees:


Rabia Aqil, Bailey Blades, Makenna Culver, Matthew Fisher, Mackenzie Fox, Nick Grassini, Sean Gunshenan, Hannah Hock, Abbie Kemp, Tucker Kerr, JT Lizewski, Yarivel Mazariegos-Bartolon, Kyle Miller, Kelvin Montoya-Guzman, Ethan Morrison, Riley Papineau, Maxine Poe-Jensen, Ethan Rash, Nathan Sadler, Janya Seth, Randy Soto-Mendez, Caroline Trice, Jessi Watts, Lukas Wittman, Alyssa Wojcik

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Easton High

EHS held an induction of new members who applied in the Fall of 2021 with their first “in-person” ceremony since 2019. Another induction will take place in late April for Spring 2022 applicants.


Fall of 2021 Inductees:

Darlene Boleyley, Jack Jennings, Chiara Kalinski, Jenna Maki, Destiny Miller, Kairav Parker, Madeline Principe, McKenna Pritchett, Madison Spies

Easton Middle School Band Earns Superior Rating!

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The Easton Middle School Band, under the direction of Donna Ewing, earned an overall SUPERIOR RATING at the Eastern Shore Band Directors Association Band Festival!


There were 14 middle school bands participating and EMS was 1 of 3 bands to earn a Superior Rating!! Great job EMS 7th & 8th grade Band Members!

TCPS ART SUBMITTED FOR THE FIRST LADY'S GALLERY

Congratulations to our TCPS artists whose work was selected to be submitted for the First Lady's Virtual Spring Art Gallery. "Dragonfly" by Jesse Watts and "Frog" by Ollie West are both included in the 3-D Virtual Gallery! #TCPSproud


Click to View the 2022 First Lady's 3-D Virtual Spring Gallery

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What Parents Need to Know about Prescription Stimulant Misuse Among Youth and Young Adults

Please join us in attending a webinar on prescription stimulant misuse among youth and young adults. Registration is required. Q&A will be at the end.


Topics covered:
~ stimulants vs prescription stimulants
~ diversions
~ health effects
~target populations & risk factors
~overamping
~ tips and action steps for parents


WEBINAR REGISTRATION

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TCPS is Looking For Substitute Teachers!

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Earn a weekly bonus on top of our new pay rates. Click to Apply: https://tcps.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=28


NEW SUBSTITUTE PAY RATES

Non degree - $16/hr

AA degree - $18/hr

BA degree - $20/hr

Certified teacher - $25/hr


ADDITIONAL BONUS PAY:

Work 3 days in one week - $100

Work 4 days in one week - $150

Work 5 days in one week - $200

UPCOMING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING - FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS

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Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an eight-hour public education program that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health programs in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The program uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.


We will be hosting the following upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid training:

  • 4/1/2022 from 8:00-4:00 VIRTUAL


Below is an informational flier on YMHFA. All interested participants should send their name, email address, and preferred date/location from the above list to alexandra.ketterman@talbotschools.org at least 72 hours before the designated training. Thanks so much!

TCPS COVID UPDATES

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LATEST TALBOT COUNTY COVID INFORMATION

TESTING INFORMATION


  • COVID testing site at UM Shore Medical Pavilion, 500 Cadmus Lane Easton MD 21601. Drive Through. Open Monday-Sunday 9 AM to 3 PM. PCR tests with results in 24-48 hours.
  • The Health Department is still testing at their test site at 28712 Glebe Road Easton MD 21601 Monday through Friday 9 AM to 2:30 PM. Appointments are required and do fill up very fast. You can call 410-819-5632 to make an appointment.


· **When taking at-home covid tests, you can report your results here**


VACCINE


  • Where: Talbot County Vaccine Center, 102 Marlboro Ave Easton MD
  • When: Monday through Friday 10 AM to 6 PM


5-11-year-olds on Fridays, no appointment required

· Who: Anyone 5 years old and older


5-11-year-olds are eligible for their Pfizer vaccine which is available on Fridays, no appointment required


  • Pfizer: Anyone 12 years and older
  • Moderna: Anyone 18 years and older
  • J&J: Anyone 18 years and older



BOOSTER

Anyone 12 years and older who is at least 5 months after their second shot


OTHER RESOURCES

· When to go to the ER – Shore Regional Health

· Choptank Community Health COVID Info

· Choptank Community Health COVID Answers – Q&A Videos

· Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Bullying and cyberbullying, harassment and intimidation, hazing, and/or bias behaviors are unsafe behaviors that do not reflect respect for others as defined by Policy 10.16 on STUDENT CONDUCT – BULLYING, HARASSMENT OR INTIMIDATION . If a student is a target of one of these behaviors, you can report it using the Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting Form (linked below).

The form is also available at all schools, in the main office and the school’s counseling office. Students can also report issues directly to a staff member. When a situation that involves any of these behaviors is reported, staff members will respond quickly and will provide a practical, private, and safe place to report.

FOOD PANTRIES

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