Talbot County Public Schools
Superintendent's Update | May 20, 2022 | #36
May 26: EMS Spring Choral Concert 6:30 PM at EMS
May 27: Early Dismissal for Students and Staff
May 30: Memorial Day Schools Closed
May 31: SMMHS Graduation
June 2: EHS Graduation
June 7: Last Day for Pre-K
June 8: Early Dismissal for Students
June 9: Early Dismissal for Students
June 10: Early Dismissal and Last Day for K-12 Students
June 15: Board of Education Meeting
May 18, 2022 Board of Education Meeting Highlights
Click to view the live-stream recording, the Meeting Agenda, and all related documents.
TCPS FY23 Budget Presentation
Easton Middle School Board Work Session Presentation
To celebrate the return of after school clubs, the Easton Middle Destination Imagination Team, the EMS DI Squids, presented their Fine Arts Challenge skit. They won first place at the State competition, and will travel to Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri.
Class of 2022 Service Learning Stars
Easton High School
St. Michaels Middle High School
2022 Dual Enrollment Graduate: Macy Motovidlak
The Board recognized Pupil Personnel Workers and presented a State Proclamation
What is a Pupil Personnel Worker?
Pupil personnel workers are specialists trained to assess student needs, serve as student advocates, and act as a motivating force to remove student achievement barriers.
The Pupil Personnel Worker serves primarily as an advocate for all students and as a consultant to school staff and parents/guardians on various issues such as attendance, discipline, counseling, residency, homelessness, and crisis support for schools. To forge home, school, and community partnerships, the Pupil Personnel Worker serves as a liaison between various departments within local school systems and a referral source to outside agencies and community resources. Pupil Personnel Workers are responsible for:
- Counseling/conferencing with individuals and groups
- Conducting home visits to promote family involvement
- Responding to emergency welfare situations for students and families
- Collaborating with the classroom teacher to facilitate the adjustment of students
- Providing crisis support for schools
- Interpreting school policies, local school system Board of Education policies and procedures for students and families
- Coordinating home and hospital teaching
- Monitoring/supervising homeschooling cases
- Investigating out-of-county and out-of-district residency requests
- Petitioning cases to the court for violations of the Maryland Compulsory Attendance Law
- Arranging and facilitating intake conferences for students returning from DJS facilities
- Providing case management for suspended and expelled students
- Providing homeless liaison services to students, parents, and all schools
Student Board Members: Macy Motovidlak and Joel Duah
NIAA Certified Athletic Administrator- Kurisha Hoffman
Policies Under Review
The Board of Education is reviewing the following policies. Policies are listed in the meeting agenda and the policy discussion can be viewed in the recording of the meeting live stream. To provide feedback please use the form linked below.
Policy 10.20 Student DisciplinePolicy10.2 Student Attendance
Congratulations Colleen Szymanski - 5th grade teacher at CDES - Our Giant Teacher of the Month!
EHS Science Symposium
New Student Registration
TCPS IS HIRING!
Earn a weekly bonus on top of our new pay rates. Click to Apply: https://tcps.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=28
NEW SUBSTITUTE PAY RATES
Non degree - $16/hr
AA degree - $18/hr
BA degree - $20/hr
Certified teacher - $25/hr
ADDITIONAL BONUS PAY:
Work 3 days in one week - $100
Work 4 days in one week - $150
Work 5 days in one week - $200
TCPS COVID UPDATES
LATEST TALBOT COUNTY COVID INFORMATION
The Maryland Department of Health has provided free COVID-19 home test kits to our School Health Centers for distribution to TCPS families if needed. Parents wishing to pick up a test kit may contact their school nurse’s office to make arrangements.
The Health Department is changing COVID testing locations to 102 Marlboro Ave. Easton MD Monday through Friday starting May 2nd . You can call 410-819-5632 or visit https://portal.ciandx.com/portal to make an appointment. More information coming regarding new location and change in hours.
- The health department’s rapid at-home covid tests are available through the Talbot County Free Library.
- COVID testing site at UM Shore Medical Pavilion, 500 Cadmus Lane Easton MD 21601 is CLOSED
- Local pharmacies are testing for COVID and have at-home covid tests in stock.
- **When taking at-home covid tests, you can report your results here**
- What: Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J COVID-19 Vaccine
- Where: Talbot County Vaccine Center, 102 Marlboro Ave Easton MD - Call 410-819-5641 for questions or make an appointment at https://bit.ly/3BdZ40G
- When: Monday through Friday, walk-ins welcome, no appointment required
- Who: Anyone 5 years and older
- Second boosters are now available for those over 50 years old and those who are immunocompromised and 12 years and older.
- Who is considered immunocompromised to be eligible for their second COVID booster? Find out here
This link has a list of types of treatment of available for those who do test positive for COVID
Food Pantry Information:
https://talbotcovid19.org/food-resources/ has compiled information regarding food resources across Talbot County.
Bullying and cyberbullying, harassment and intimidation, hazing, and/or bias behaviors are unsafe behaviors that do not reflect respect for others as defined by Policy 10.16 on STUDENT CONDUCT – BULLYING, HARASSMENT OR INTIMIDATION . If a student is a target of one of these behaviors, you can report it using the Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Reporting Form (linked below).
The form is also available at all schools, in the main office and the school’s counseling office. Students can also report issues directly to a staff member. When a situation that involves any of these behaviors is reported, staff members will respond quickly and will provide a practical, private, and safe place to report.