Talbot County Public Schools
Update/Actualización | Issue: #18 | 1-22-2021
January 25-29: TCPS continues remote learning for most students- small groups return to buildings
January 27: TCPS announces learning model for the week of Feb.1st
January 29: End of Quarter/Semester
January 29: Transition Day- no school for students
February 1: Start of Second Semester
January 20th Board Meeting Highlights
2021-22 Program of Studies
TCPS Announces Certified Nursing Assistant Career and Technical Education "Completer"
Students will have the opportunity to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) through a new Career and Technical Education Completer program offered by Talbot County Public Schools (TCPS) beginning in the 2021/2022 school year.
Students who complete the program and pass exam requirements will become certified nursing assistants. TCPS has been able to implement this program through funding from the Maryland Career and Technology Education Innovation grant awarded last year. This grant funds the purchase of medical grade equipment and resources to provide students a real-world nursing experience at Easton High School. Students from St. Michaels Middle High School will also be able to complete the program through cross campus transportation.
The four course Program uses project and problem-based learning, clinical and internship experiences, and classroom and lab instruction to teach students about the field of healthcare. Students are introduced to healthcare knowledge and skills through two foundation courses with content developed by Stevenson University: Foundations of Medicine and Health Science and Structure and Functions of the Human Body. The CNA program provides students with opportunities to apply what they are learning to real-life healthcare situations. The final required course is a clinical internship arranged with a local healthcare facility. Students who pass the end-of-course exams as well as successfully complete the program of study will be eligible for transcripted credit through Stevenson University.
“We are very excited to offer our students this new opportunity to pursue future careers in health care,” said Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent. “Many high school students already know this is their chosen path, so this program will enable them to gain clinical experience even before graduation and potentially continue on to another level through collegiate studies or enter the workforce.”
For additional information or have any questions, please email Robin Werner, CTE Curriculum Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or your school counselor.
TCPS SPECIAL PROGRAM!
Talbot County Public Schools invites you to a webinar entitled “What Parents Should Know About Prescription Drugs and Vaping” on Wednesday January 27, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Once registration is complete, a zoom link will be sent.
The program includes:
Signs and symptoms of vaping and drug use
How vaping and prescription drugs can lead to using other drugs and addiction
Why vaping is not less harmful than cigarettes, and the risks and health effects
Commonly used and abused prescription drugs
Local resources to get help
Tips on talking with your child about the subject
Guest Speakers from the Talbot County Health Department:
Logan Harris - Community Health Educator
Julie Jones - Tobacco Program Coordinator
Beth Williams - Prevention Consultant
TCPS Joins Vaccine Awareness Campaign
It's Time to Nominate the 2021 Teacher and Support Staff of the Year!
Talbot County Public Schools is excited to announce that the process to select the 2021 Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year has begun! Is there a teacher or member of the TCPS support staff who is truly outstanding, has made a significant impact on your family, and/or goes above and beyond in their commitment as a professional? The Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year programs are a fantastic way to recognize educators who exemplify excellence.
Any individual within the school system or any member of the community may nominate a candidate to apply to be Talbot’s Teacher of the Year or Support Staff of the Year. The nomination forms are linked below. Nominations for both Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year are due by Friday, February 5, 2021.
Please note: nominations from family members will not be considered.
TCPS meal distribution resumed this week. Meal pick up is offered at all locations except Easton High School on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. for all children ages 2-18.