Talbot County Public Schools are closed for Summer Vacation.

TCPS meals for children ages 2-18 will be distributed Tuesdays and Thursdays through the Summer at all school sites and B.A.A.M.

Letter from Dr. Griffith 7-30-2020

Dear TCPS Families,

I hope you and your family are well.  I want to share with you our plan for returning to instruction this fall and some calendar changes.

This week, the Talbot County Board of Education voted to start the 2020-2021 school year in Phase 1 with virtual learning for all students the first week of school, with the goal to transition into Phase 2 by the second week of school. They also voted to move the school calendar to a September 8th start date for students.  Students will attend school with a phase-in model and all transitions of these phases will be pending the daily evaluation of health statistics with our local Talbot County Health Officer, Dr. Fredia Wadley.

Phase 1All students will participate in virtual instruction four days per week. TCPS will provide a schedule for each level, lessons will be synchronous, and traditional grading and attendance practices will be in place. Teachers will provide asynchronous instruction one day per week. This is the RED MODEL and will start the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL on SEPTEMBER 8TH.

Phase 2Priority special population groups will be offered face-to-face instruction some days per week with virtual instruction on the other days. This is the ORANGE MODEL and will start the SECOND WEEK OF SCHOOL on SEPTEMBER 14TH if surveys indicate sufficient participation.

Phase 3Prekindergarten, kindergarten, Grade 6 and Grade 9 students will be offered face-to-face instruction two days per week on the AA/BB plan.  Virtual learning will take place on off-site school days. This is a transition of the HYBRID YELLOW MODEL which provides time for various groups new to a school setting to get acclimated to the learning environment.  This will start the FIFTH WEEK OF SCHOOL on OCTOBER 5th.

Phase 4All students in prekindergarten through Grade 12 will be offered face-to-face instruction two days per week on the AA/BB plan. This is also part of the HYBRID YELLOW MODEL.  Virtual learning will take place on off-site school days. This will start the NINTH WEEK OF SCHOOL on NOVEMBER 9TH, WHICH IS THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND QUARTER.

Phase 5All students in prekindergarten through Grade 12 return to face-to-face instruction five days per week.  This is the GREEN MODEL and this transition will only occur when authorized by the Governor and the Maryland State Department of Education.              
 
So much changed in our world this past March. What did not change was the way TCPS staff handled adversity while still doing what is right for children, and the unwavering commitment of the community to assist us in coming back this fall stronger.  I commend everyone for working with us in planning for recovery, connecting households, and feeding our children throughout the summer. This fall will definitely be different for both students and staff.  I would like to thank all families for your support and vote of confidence in working the plan!
   
The 2020-21 school year may look and feel different, but I am confident that TCPS staff will continue to be the difference for the children we serve.  We must!

Sincerely,
Kelly L. Griffith, Ed.D.
Superintendent

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August 12

Board of Education Meeting

Closed session begins at 5:00 PM and the regular meeting is at 6:00 PM. CLICK TO VIEW AGENDA AND LIVESTREAM

 

August 24

All teachers report.

September 8

First Day of School for Students

School Closure Resources

Meal Distribution

Please be advised that TCPS meal distribution will be on TUESDAY AND THURSDAY beginning this Thursday 6/25/2020. Meals will no longer be distributed on Fridays. CarePacks will also be distributed on THURSDAY. Meal distributions will be PICK UP only at all school sites.

The Easton Elementary School distribution site has moved to the B.A.A.M. building at 31 Jowite St.

  • Chapel District Elementary
  • Easton Middle
  • Easton Elementary: B.A.A.M. Building : 31 Jowhite St.
  • St. Michaels Middle High
  • Tilghman Elementary
  • White Marsh Elementary

At Home Cooking Instructions for Meals


Talbot County Food Pantries and Resources

Talbot County Food Pantries

Food Resource Flier

Grocery Store Delivery & Senior Hours

Talbot COVID-19 Website

www.talbotcovid19.org — is a central location for community information during the COVID-19 health emergency.

The website was developed by Talbot County Emergency Services and links to federal, state, and local information about the coronavirus and Talbot County’s response. The Talbot County Health Department is the primary source for local health advisories, along with the Maryland Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Distance Learning Information

Beginning Monday, April 6, TCPS will move to a distance learning model in which teachers will be engaging with their students virtually. We appreciate your support and patience during this unprecedented situation.

TCPS Continuity of Learning Plan Revised

Continuity of Learning Implemation - Information for Parents
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TCPS Continuity of Learning Plan

VIEW the TCPS FROG Learning Resource Page

Virtual Help Desk Procedures

Procedimientos Para Obtener Ayuda de Manera Virtual

MSDE Remote Learning Resources

Junior Achievement Distance Learning Resources

Junior Achievement Distance Learning Resources (PDF)

Wi Fi Resources

Easton Utilities Free Drive-Up Hot Spots

Easton Velocity has established several FREE Drive-Up Hotspots for anyone in need of WiFi access at this time.

WiFi Name: EU-Public


No Password Required

    • Talbottown Shopping Center main parking lot (closest to the intersection of Washington and Harrison Streets). Available 24/7.
    • Idlewild Park parking lot (closest to basketball courts). Open dawn to dusk.
    • Moton Park parking lot (closest to park entrance). Open dawn to dusk.
    • Library parking lot (closest to Federal Street). Available 24/7.

Easton Utilities Puntos de acceso gratuito

    Atlantic Broadband Offers Free Internet to Families in Need

    Atlantic Broadband is offering free internet during the Coronavirus Crisis for families in need. Click for Details

Social & Emotional Learning Resources

TCPS School Counselor and Student Services Office Hours

We are here to help! Virtual office hours during which parents/guardians/students can reach out to staff and expect a real time response.

View Office Hours


Mental Health Resources (Click to View)


Mindfulness Videos

Beginner Yoga 4-14-2020

Beginner Yoga 4-5-2020

Beginner Yoga 4-2-2020


Other Resources

Online Safety Resources for Parents

Supporting Families with PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) at Home

Social Story for Children (Coronavirus Explanation for Children from the CDC)


Report an anonymous tip to Safe Schools Maryland.

YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE. The Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line is an anonymous reporting system used to report threats to the safety and/or well-being of students.Students, parents, faculty, staff, and members of communities throughout Maryland may use this anonymous, app- and web-based reporting system to share their concerns, such as:

  • Mental health crises
  • Bullying
  • School and community violence
  • Drug activity
  • Abuse
  • Harassment
  • Other issues affecting our Maryland students

The Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line is a tool for proactively addressing harmful situations and helping students who need it. By using a variety of communication modes to support the reporting and routing of tips, The Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line empowers the citizens of Maryland to create a culture of preparedness, prevention, and school safety for our students.