Talbot County Public Schools
Superintendent's Update | October 15, 2021 | #8
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.)
Unity Day is October 20th!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021
WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE
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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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!
WEBINAR OCTOBER 21st: What Parents Need To Know About Teen Addiction and the Addiction Cycle
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.
~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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Talbot County Public Schools
October 21, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
National Principals Month
2021-22 FREE & REDUCED MEALS & GROCERY STORE GIFT CARD DRAWING!
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!
Choptank Community Health Will Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Easton Middle, Easton High and St. Michaels Middle High
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
GIFT CARD DETAILS:
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)?
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/.
TALBOT COUNTY COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS
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!
WALK INS ARE WELCOME
Please call 410-819-5641 for assistance
COVID-19 Testing: Monday -Friday from 9 AM to 2:30 PM
Talbot Business Center
900 Glebe Rd
Easton, MD 21601
Call: 410-819-5632 to Schedule
Bring your card if you have Health Insurance
Drive-up and stay in your car.