Talbot County Public Schools

Superintendent's Update | October 15, 2021 | #8

Upcoming Dates

October: National Principals Month

October 18-22: School Bus Safety Week

October 20: Board of Education Meeting

October 20: Unity Day

October 21: WEBINAR : What Parents Need to Know about Teen Addiction & the Addiction Cycle

October 26: Second Dose Vaccine Clinics EMS & EHS (See below for details.)

October 27: Second Dose Vaccine Clinic SMMHS (First doses will also be available. See below for details.)

Superintendent's Update 10-15-21
Actualización del superintendente 10-15-21

Unity Day is October 20th!

Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month, has been recognized in the United States since 2011. To participate in Unity Day, individuals, schools, communities, and businesses wear or share orange to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to prevent students being bullied.



to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying.

Wear an ORANGE T-SHIRT, ORANGE shoelaces, ORANGE socks, or ORANGE sunglasses.

Tag social media posts #UnityDay2021

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Unity Day

Maryland College Application Campaign

TCPS recognized the Maryland College Application Campaign this week! A shout out to TCPS seniors and school counselors for starting the class of 2022 college application process!
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Bus Safety Week is October 18-22!

Our Transportation Team, along with the other 24 Maryland School Districts, recently received a Proclamation from Governor Larry Hogan proclaiming the week of October 18 - 22 as National School Bus Safety Week in Maryland.

Getting students safely to and from school on board TCPS buses each day is more than just a job for the devoted transportation staff. Recognizing the dedication of our school transportation team, we celebrate National School Bus Safety Week and thank all of our Bus Drivers for their commitment to their work!
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WEBINAR OCTOBER 21st: What Parents Need To Know About Teen Addiction and the Addiction Cycle

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Talbot County Public Schools invites you to a webinar entitled: “What Parents Need To Know About Teen Addiction and the Addiction Cycle” on Thursday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Use this link to register: Webinar Registration. Once registration is complete, a zoom link will be sent to your email. Q&A will be at the end.

Topics covered:
~The Good Samaritan Law
~Why teens use & Why they won’t ask for help
~What can you do as a parent
~Stages leading up to addiction

Guest speaker: Beth Williams – Prevention Consultant from the Health Dept.
Other speaker: Madison Elliott – Substance-Use Specialist/Coordinator at TCPS

If you have any questions please contact:
Madison Elliott – madison.elliott@talbotschools.org
Substance-Use Specialist/Coordinator
Talbot County Public Schools

October 21, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

National Principals Month

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Congratulations to the lucky winners of the FARMS grocery store gift card incentive. We are happy to award 22 gift cards from grocery stores in our local community for a total of $2,475.00!!!

Thank you to everyone who participated and completed the FARMS application.

Special thanks to Acme Markets, Giant Foods, Harris Teeter, Weis Markets, and Graul's Market for their generous donations.

We need all TCPS families to complete an application, so If your family has not yet completed a FARMS application, there is still time to do so. Applications are linked below!

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Choptank Community Health Will Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Easton Middle, Easton High and St. Michaels Middle High

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Choptank Community Health will hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Easton Middle, Easton High and St. Michaels Middle High during the week of October 4th. The Pfizer vaccine will be available for TCPS students age 12 and older.

To schedule an appointment for a vaccine, please call the TCPS Human Resources Office at (410) 822-0330.

Second dose clinics (first doses will also be available):

Easton Middle - Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Easton High - Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

St. Michaels Middle High - Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Families must complete the registration and vaccine consent forms, which are attached to this email, and will be available in the school nurse’s office. Students may turn the forms into the school nurse’s office or bring them to the clinic at their appointment time.

More information about the Pfizer vaccine can be found here.

https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download Pfizer Vaccine Info English

https://www.fda.gov/media/144625/download Pfizer Vaccine Info Spanish


Talbot County philanthropists have partnered with Talbot County Economic Development and Mid-Shore Community Foundation to offer a $50 gift card to any Talbot County Public School student aged 12 - 18 who is fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

The gift cards may be used at participating local businesses and will be available for pick up at the second dose clinics on October 26th and 27th for students receiving second doses at that time.

Students who are already fully vaccinated may bring proof of vaccination and pick up their cards during the second dose clinics on October 26th and 27th.

Do you need help with Internet Access for your student(s)?

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Families who live in the Easton Utilities service area AND qualify for Free and Reduced Meals may apply for a special FREE program sponsored by Easton Utilities, TCPS and the TCPS Education Foundation. Apply by filling out this: form:


The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

For more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit and to find out if you qualify check the website: https://getemergencybroadband.org/do-i-qualify/.


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are every Wednesday from 10 AM to 6 PM

102 S Marlboro Ave

Easton, MD 21601

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson available! 1st, 2nd, 3rd and booster doses given every day!


Please call 410-819-5641 for assistance

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COVID-19 Testing: Monday -Friday from 9 AM to 2:30 PM

Talbot Business Center

900 Glebe Rd

Easton, MD 21601

Appointments Required

Call: 410-819-5632 to Schedule

Bring your card if you have Health Insurance

Drive-up and stay in your car.

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Are you experiencing any challenges as we get back in the routine of school? TCPS can help!


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MD Families: You may be eligible for Child Tax Credit & stimulus payments!
#DYK millions of families are eligible, but won’t receive payments bc they haven’t recently filed taxes, or updated their info on file?

Learn more & claim your CTC at http://GetCTC.org
We can help with providing resources for the following: food insecurity, registration, obtaining school records, proof of residency, referral to free legal advice, mental health services, and more. CLICK FOR DETAILS
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