FES Falcon Parent Update


Federalsburg Elementary School

Principal: Todd Nichols

Assistant Principal: Briana Walker

FES is a Title I School

The FES Family will promote our S.O.A.R. core values by engaging in a supportive and collaborative learning community that nurtures and builds a foundation for lifelong success.

To SOAR means to Stay safe and ready, Own our responsibilities, Achieve our goals, and Respect self and others.

Phone: 410-479-2761

Upcoming Dates

April 5-9 is Assistant Principal Appreciation Week

April 6: 4th and 5th grade start 4 day return to school

Specials rotations start in their area

April 7: Picture day for virtual students by appointment

April 8: full day for students; End of quarter 3

April 14- 1/2 day asynchronous for grades

April 14- grades stored at 4 pm

April 20- report cards go out

School Calendar Changes

Posted on March 24, 2021

Thursday, April 8 has been changed to a full day of school for students.

When the calendar was initially created, April 8 was scheduled as a half day. Since that time, in order to transport students while adhering to CDC guidelines, CCPS increased bus runs to three daily and adjusted the student schedule accordingly. However, given those circumstances, a half day of school cannot be accommodated and a full day is now scheduled.

Based on this change, reports cards will now be distributed to students on Tuesday, April 20. In-person learners will receive report cards at school; reports cards for virtual learners will be mailed to the home.

CCPS Grades 4/5 Return to 4 days a week of in-person learning

Four Days a Week for In-Person Students Begins April 6

March 25, 2021 - In-person students in 4th through 12th grades will begin a four-day a week in school schedule beginning Tuesday, April 6.

  • No changes will be made to bus schedules.

  • Wednesday will continue to be an asynchronous day for all students, with teachers and staff involved in planning and professional development.

  • Families will continue to have the ability to choose either virtual or in-person learning for their students, and changes may be made by contacting the school.

See complete new release here: Four Days a Week for In-Person Students Begins April 6

Picture Day for Virtual Student by appointment only

Virtual Student Picture Day and Make ups

We will have a picture day for our virtual students on April 7th. Any student that was absent on the 16th and the 19th can also get their picture taken on April 7th. I sent out a Sign up Genius link for parents to sign up online and pick a time that works for them. Here is the link to schedule your appointment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4BAEAE2FA3FE3-112949

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Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services will be mailed the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services during the week of February 8, 2021. Parents are asked to complete the survey and return it in the postage paid envelope by May 21, 2021. The Survey may also be completed online. Please look for details in your survey packet. Your feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system. Your voice can make a real difference for your child and many other children across the state of Maryland. To learn more, please visit https://www.mdparentsurvey.com.

Special Education Staff Appreciation...

We are planning our 4th Annual Staff Appreciation for May 5, 2021, Wednesday sponsored by Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC). As part of the celebration, we ask for parents or guardians to nominate one Caroline County employee that has made a positive impact on your student with special needs. Please complete the form using the link below to submit your appreciation for CCPS employee, due March 31, 2021. Any questions, please email carlisle.mluisa@ccpsstaff.org or call 410-479-3609, leave a message.



Possible Summer Opportunities for Students

We are looking to offer summer school opportunities to many of our students. As we develop our summer school plan, we are looking to see what students may be interested in this opportunity. Your response to this survey is simply to gauge interest and at this time is not a commitment.

* Dates- June 21 - July 29, 2021
* 4 days per week
* Elementary School- 9am - 3 pm
* Middle/High School- 9am - 12 pm
* Additional support for Special Education and EL students

Transportation and lunch will be provided.
Please complete one form for each child.

We realize this year has been challenging and look forward to the opportunity for additional in-person learning time. Please complete the form below if you are interested in your child attending CCPS summer school.
Summer School Opportunities for Students Survey

Child Abuse Awareness Month Campaign

We are teaming up with CASA of Caroline on their April 2021 Child Abuse Awareness campaign.

CASA is asking that as many students (and adults) as possible print and color the included coloring sheet, and return to the CASA office or email as indicated. They are hoping to receive enough colored pinwheels to fill several windows in offices in the area (240+, so let's do it!).

Printable pinwheels and other information can be found on the CASA of Caroline website at: https://carolinecasa.org/news-and-events/

Last Day of School Information

Last Day of School for All Students is June 11

April 6, 2021 - The last day of school has been set for June 11 for all students. Monday, June 14 is the last day for teachers.

School calendars are approved by the Board of Education before the start of the school year. However, state law dictates that at least three (3) inclement weather days be built into the calendar which factors into determining the last day of school. The last day is normally announced once the potential for inclement weather has reasonably passed.

This school year, students were able to learn virtually when they could not be safety transported for in-person learning. As a result, no inclement weather days were used and the school year is ending earlier than indicated the approved calendar.

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FES Spirit Wear Still Available

We still have the following items for sale...

Order your FES Spirit Wear on myschoolbucks.com

Parents can also contact carels.kelly@ccpsstaff.org for pick-up options.

Youth short sleeve $12.00

2 small

2 medium

2 large

Youth long sleeve $16.00 each

2 medium

2 large

Adult hoodies $26.00 each

3 medium

1 large

Adult short sleeve $15.00 each

6 medium

4 large

1 XL

Mid Shore Sharing Our Strength Online Support Group

Join other parents and caregivers of children with behavioral health challenges for support and conversation.

We will spend time chatting and supporting each other, share information on local resources, and have a short program on a featured topic. Discussion topics include:

· Self-care

· Mindfulness activities

· Anxiety coping skills

· Benefits of journaling

· Planful organization

For more information, contact

Jen Neithercott at JNeithercott@mdcoalition.org or 443-472-9833

Maryland Coalition of Families

410-730-8267 | www.mdcoalition.org

Covid-19 Information

In these difficult times, it’s easy for misinformation to spread. The goal of CCPS is to ensure communication protocols are thorough and transparent, while protecting employee and student privacy. Please remember that we do have a process for advising those identified as close contacts of a person testing positive. These notifications are followed by an email that tells staff and families of a positive COVID-19 case in our building.

This communication process can be found on the CCPS website page Positive Case Reports. This page also includes a weekly report, by building, of any positive cases reported among staff or students. Feel free to share this page with anyone needing accurate, verified information.

Together We Soar