FES Parent News

6.12.22

Together We SOAR

FES Updates


Parents please look for any library books that may be at the home! We are missing an average of 15 books per grade level and need to have them found!

Don't forget last day for Pre-K is Wednesday, June 15th.

Last day for grades K-5 is June 16th- with dismissal at 1 pm.

FES VISION

At FES, we will actively engage in a supportive, collaborative, and rigorous learning community that nurtures and builds a foundation for lifelong success.

Updates from the Nurse

* The end of the school year is quickly approaching! Please remember to pick up your child’s medication in the health office prior to the end of the school year unless your child is attending the summer program. The school is not able to allow your child to bring the medication home. Medication not picked up will be disposed of.

* If your child has medication prescribed to them to be administered at school, daily or as needed, a new medication form is required for next school year.

*Have a happy and healthy summer!

Attention 5th grade families.

WE STILL HAVE NUMEROUS Fifth grade FAMILIES THAT HAVE NOT PROVIDED PROOF OF RESIDENCY.


When transitioning to a new school, you are required to submit a current, valid proof of your residency in Caroline County. This is in support of Caroline County Public School enrollment procedures and Maryland Law. No student will receive a schedule not begin the school year at the new school until proof of residency is received and approved. THANK YOU TO ALL FAMILIES THAT PROVIDED PROOF OF RESIDENCY!

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Attendance Reminder

When a student (ages 5-18) is absent from school, a written explanation of each absence is required from the parent/guardian within 10 school days of the student's return. Notes received after this deadline may be considered by the principal.

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 School Year Now Open

PowerSchool Online Enrollment (English) (Spanish) is now open for all new pre-kindergarten

through 12th grade students for the 2022-2023 school year.

For complete details, please visit the CCPS website news post page and, as needed, the PreK

and Kindergarten information page.

Caroline County Recreation and Parks Summer Camp Registration

Caroline County Recreation and Parks camp information and links : https://www.carolineschools.org/ccps-blog/caroline-county-summer-camp-registration/. One point of clarification for folks is that they're only accepting students from the Pre-K 4 age group.

FES Parent Guide to PBIS

Click here to see the FES Parent Guide to PBIS.

Picking up a student

If you are sending someone to pick up your child, please be sure that they are listed as an emergency contact in power school and that they have a picture id with them. This includes anyone coming through the car rider line as well. Your child's safety is of utmost importance! Please do not be offended if a staff member asks to see your ID.

Lost and Found items

If your child is missing a jacket or coat, hats, or gloves, please have your child check with the lost and found. We have a lot of items that need to find their owner.

Choptank Health's School Based Centers

Every child needs healthcare to thrive and SBHCs can help them get there. Did you know that Caroline County, is the only public school system in the entire state to offer school based health center services in each of their schools?


Choptank Health’s School Based Health Centers Are OPEN and IN THE OFFICE!


Appointments can be made through the school nurse’s office by sending a note to school with your child or by calling the school based health center directly.


Common medical concerns and illnesses can be addressed during visits. Visit reasons could include:

· Well Child Checks and Sports Participation Physicals

· Medication refills

· COVID-19 symptoms/testing

· Cold and allergy symptoms

· Asthma and breathing problems

· Stomachaches

· Headaches

· Rashes and other skin complaints

· UTIs

· Minor injuries

· Other common complaints

EL News

Does your child need any books to read over the summer? If so, their English Language teacher has books to give away. Please let us know if you are interesting in Free book for the summer. We can send them home with your child during the last week of school. Do you need an interpreter? Mrs. Loulou is also available to answer any of your questions. Please email us at Wurtz.Michelle@ccpsstaff.org , Harris.Elizabeth@ccpsstaff.org , or gelardmerilus24@gmail.com. You may also call us at 410-479-2761. We will be glad to help you!

Upcoming Dates of Importance

June 15: 5th grade awards ceremony 1:45-2:45,

Last day of Pre-K


June 16: Last day for k-12 students; Early dismissal at 1:00 PM

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Reporting Incidents of Bullying

CCPS is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and respectful educational environment where the worth and dignity of individuals are valued and their safety and rights are protected. In an effort to reinforce the processes we have in place through CCPS policy and regulation, we are reminding students and families of the procedures for reporting incidents of bullying.

We strongly believe that we all must work together – students, staff, families, and the community – to act as ‘upstanders’ rather than bystanders, and be the person who intervenes on behalf of a person being bullied. The school and district cannot act on incidents of bullying if we are unaware or not fully informed of the facts from everyone involved.


Students who believe that they have been subject to bullying, harassment, or intimidation or who have knowledge of employees or students who may be engaging in these acts should immediately report the problem to a teacher, counselor, or school administrator.

We also encourage all cases of bullying and harassment be reported by using the forms below. However, if a student or family member is unable to complete the form for any reason, help is available through the school office or the district Student Services office (410-479-3253). After the form is submitted, the school administration and Student Services division is notified so the investigation may be completed. All investigations must be conducted by school administration in a timely manner.


Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation ONLINE Reporting

Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Report Form – English
Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Report Form – Spanish

FES School Improvement Plan and Family Engagement Home/School

Please take a look at our School Improvement Plan and the Family Engagement Home/School Compact. Please feel free to provide feedback by emailing alfaro.lisa@ccpsstaff.org.

Promoting a healthy and safe environment for ALL students and staff

CCPS is committed to providing a safe, respectful, nurturing educational environment where the worth and dignity of individuals are valued and their safety and rights are protected. Behaviors that compromise this environment, interfere with school operations or are otherwise contrary to the basic mission of our public schools will not be tolerated. Bullying, hazing, harassment or other discrimination affecting a student or a staff member should be reported by a victim, parent/guardian, witness, staff member or other person having knowledge.


Staff members with knowledge of such conduct are required to promptly report it to the building principal.

Non Discrimination Statement

Caroline County Public Schools prohibits discrimination in its educational programs, and in employment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or disability.

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.

Federalsburg Elementary School

Principal: Lisa Alfaro

Assistant Principal: Briana Walker