Talbot County Public Schools

Update/Actualización | Issue: #18 | 1-22-2021

Upcoming Dates

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

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January 20th Board Meeting Highlights

Modified Calendar

The Board of Education approved a modification to the school calendar. Transition Day, which was originally planned for February 1, 2021, will now be on January 29th. This is a teacher work day for planning and grading purposes with no school for students.Second semester will begin on February 1st so that both A-day students and B-day students will have two full days in school that week.

Final Exams Waived

The Board gave approval for final exams to be waived for this school year due to the variety of learning modalities and streamlining of standards for courses.

FY22 Budget

The Board held a Public Budget Hearing to offer citizens the opportunity to comment on the Budget. No comments were received. The FY22 Budget was moved to third reader and will be voted on at the February 17th Meeting. VIEW THE FY22 TCPS Proposed Budget

Vaccination Update

TCPS continues to coordinate with the Talbot County Health Department and Choptank Health to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to all staff. Over 250 staff members have received vaccinations and we hope to complete the first round of vaccines over the next week.

2021-22 Program of Studies

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Helga Einhorn presented the 2021-22 Program of Studies. The Program of Studies is a catalogue of high school course offerings and includes a planning guide for students and parents. Dr. Einhorn highlighted the new Career and Technical Education (CTE), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program that is being offered next Fall and the NJROTC program that is now included as a CTE Completer. Click link below to view the 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 rwerner@talbotschools.org or your school counselor.

1-20-21 Board Meeting

View January 20, 2021 Board Meeting Video, Agenda and Documents

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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

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TCPS Joins Vaccine Awareness Campaign

TCPS Staff members, Annie Mewborn and Sindy Reyes, join Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon and educators across Maryland to promote COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness.
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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.

Teacher of the Year Nomination Form

Formulario de nominación de maestro del año

Support Staff of the Year Nomination Form

Formulario de nominación del personal de apoyo del año

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Meals Update

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.

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