Talbot County Public Schools

Superintendent's Update | May 20, 2022 | #36

Upcoming Dates

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

Superintendent's Update 5-19-22
5-20-22 Actualización

May 18, 2022 Board of Education Meeting Highlights

View May 18 Board Meeting Video, Agenda & Documents

Click to view the live-stream recording, the Meeting Agenda, and all related documents.

TCPS FY23 Budget Presentation

FY23 Budget Presentation 5-18-22

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.

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Class of 2022 Service Learning Stars

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Easton High School

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St. Michaels Middle High School

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2022 Dual Enrollment Graduate: Macy Motovidlak

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The Board recognized Pupil Personnel Workers and presented a State Proclamation

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Thank you to Natalie Brooks (top), Jen Vogel(bottom left), and Melanie Rodriguez(bottom right) for their work with TCPS students and families!

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

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NIAA Certified Athletic Administrator- Kurisha Hoffman

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2021-22 School Calendar CHANGE

TCPS revised the 2021-22 Calendar by adding two early dismissal days for students on Wednesday, June 8th, and Thursday, June 9th.



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 10.23 Appeal of Student Extended Suspension or Expulsion

Policy 10.20 Student Discipline

Policy 5.6 Energy Management Conservation

Policy 10.27 Student and Staff Wellness

Policy 10.27 AR Student and Staff Wellness

Policy10.2 Student Attendance

Policy 1.3 Educational Philosophy

Policy Feedback/Comments Form

Click to give feedback to the Board of Education.

Congratulations Colleen Szymanski - 5th grade teacher at CDES - Our Giant Teacher of the Month!

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EHS Science Symposium

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Easton High School Biomedical, AP Biology, and AP Environmental Science students displayed their Capstone Projects on Wednesday, May 18. It was a fantastic showcase where students explained their work and were able to answer questions about their process and research.

New Student Registration

We need to hear from all families planning to enroll a new student! Click the registration button below and complete the short form. Your child's school will contact you to schedule an appointment to complete the process.


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Earn a weekly bonus on top of our new pay rates. Click to Apply: https://tcps.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=28


Non degree - $16/hr

AA degree - $18/hr

BA degree - $20/hr

Certified teacher - $25/hr


Work 3 days in one week - $100

Work 4 days in one week - $150

Work 5 days in one week - $200

Chesapeake Childrens' Book Festival 2022


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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.

Testing Information:

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**

Vaccine Information:

  • 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

Treatment Information:

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.

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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.

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