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EASTON, MD 21601

410-822-0330

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April 1 Update

We will be distributing IPads to elementary students at their schools on Thursday, April 2 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Friday, April 3 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. TCPS recognizes that not all of our families have access to reliable internet connectivity, so we are also planning for how we can best meet the needs of all students.
Teachers have reached out to families to determine whether or not they have internet access. Learning activity packets will be mailed to students who currently do not have internet access, and therefore would not be able to utilize an IPad or laptop for distance learning.
TCPS Technology has established Helpdesk hours for any student requiring assistance or repair for a laptop or IPad.
1. Helpdesk locations: SMES and EHS in the front lobby.
2. Helpdesk Days/Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 9AM- 3PM (Empezando el martes, 7 de abril)
3. Drop off/Pickup: Plastic bags will be provided for devices being dropped off. Parents and students will remain in their cars.
5. Email Access: Send emails to helpdesk@talbotschools.org to ask questions online, appointments will be encouraged.
6. Disinfecting: Techs will wipe down devices upon receipt and prior to return.
Food Distribution
The next TCPS meal distribution for children ages 2-18 will be PICK UP ONLY on Friday, April 3 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
 Chapel District Elementary
 Easton Middle
 Easton Elementary-Dobson
 St. Michaels Middle High
 Tilghman Elementary
 White Marsh Elementary
The Friday package will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for Friday and Monday along with the CarePacks weekend food bag. “I continue to marvel at the number of committed staff and volunteers who make this all happen amid this pandemic!” said Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent.

 

 

March 31 Update

Distance Learning
Beginning Monday, April 6, TCPS will move to a distance learning model in which teachers will be engaging with their students virtually. In order to facilitate this, we have designated the week of March 30-April 3 as a transition week to prepare our teachers for this new model. We are providing our teachers with professional development for using technology for virtual learning, and providing them with time to develop learning activities that can be supported through our technology. We will be distributing IPads to elementary students at their schools on Thursday, April 2 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Friday, April 3 from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. TCPS recognizes that not all of our families have access to reliable internet connectivity, so we are also planning for how we can best meet the needs of all students.
Food Distribution for Students
Based on the Governor’s Stay at Home Directive issued by Executive Order on March 30, 2020, TCPS meal distribution for children ages 2-18 will move to PICK-UP ONLY.
Beginning Tuesday March 31, meal pick-up will CONTINUE AT THE FOLLOWING SITES ONLY on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9-11 a.m.:
 Chapel District Elementary
 Easton Middle
 Easton Elementary-Dobson
 St. Michaels Middle High
 Tilghman Elementary
 White Marsh Elementary
The package that is distributed on Tuesday will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Friday package will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for Friday and Monday along with the CarePacks weekend food bag.

 

 

March 27 Update

Beginning Monday March 30, meal pick-up will CONTINUE AT THE FOLLOWING SITES ONLY:
Easton Middle School
Easton Elementary-Dobson
St. Michaels Middle High School
On Monday March 30, we will begin delivery based on requests received by 4:00 Wednesday 3/25/2020. Requests received after that time will be added when possible. In order to maintain social distancing, volunteers will leave meals at mailboxes, front steps, etc. They will not knock on doors. Deliveries will occur during the approximate time frame of 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

 

March 26 Update

The TCPS Transportation Department is working to build routes for additional meal deliveries by TCPS school buses and vans.
If you are able to pick up meals at one of the 11 sites listed below, please continue to do so THROUGH Friday March 27.
FREE meals will be distributed for children ages 2 through 18 at all of the following drive-by/pick-up locations from 9-11 a.m. through Friday March 27:
 Easton Middle, Easton Elementary-Dobson, the corner of Dover and Aurora Streets in Easton, the Neighborhood Service Center, Pippin Farm, St. Michaels Middle High, St. Michaels Police Dept., Chapel District Elementary, White Marsh Elementary, Tilghman Elementary, and Unionville Church. This will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.
Beginning Monday March 30, meal distribution (pick-up) will CONTINUE AT THE FOLLOWING SITES ONLY:
Easton Middle School
Easton Elementary-Dobson
St. Michaels Middle High School
On Monday March 30, we will begin delivering meals by TCPS school buses and vans based on the requests we have received to date. In order to maintain social distancing, volunteers will leave meals at mailboxes, front steps, etc. Deliveries will occur during the approximate time frame of 9-11 a.m.

 

 

March 25 Update

During the Governor’s 3/25/2020 Press Conference, we were notified by Dr. Karen Salmon, Maryland State Superintendent, that all school buildings will be closed through April 24th, 2020, with the expectation for continuity of learning to continue for students during this time.
 Our team has been preparing for this eventuality with limited 12 month staff. Our staff is confident we can provide continuity of learning for all students in TCPS now that we are able to engage our teachers in the process. We will solidify these plans to ensure that our expectations are aligned with the Maryland State Department of Education’s guidance, and will begin to share our refined plan for this extended school closure with our families and staff next week.  The TCPS team of leaders will continue to work tirelessly to implement and update our action plan for COVID-19 to meet the challenges of new mandates that come from the state. Not only is TCPS poised to support our students’ academic needs through distance learning and alternative learning materials, we will also continue to be responsive to our students’ needs for meals while school buildings are closed.  During this time, communication is critically important. Please know that we will strive to keep our community informed as the situation evolves.

Meal Distribution
FREE meals will be distributed for children ages 2 through 18 at the following locations from 9-11 a.m.: Easton Middle, Easton Elementary-Dobson, the corner of Dover and Aurora Streets in Easton, the Neighborhood Service Center, Pippin Farm, St. Michaels Middle High, St. Michaels Police Dept., Chapel District Elementary, White Marsh Elementary, Tilghman Elementary, and Unionville Church. This will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. These are drive-by/pick-up sites outdoors.
We are in the process of collecting addresses of families in need of the meals so we can plan bus routes for meal delivery in the future if needed. Please use this link to sign up for delivery even if you are currently picking up meals at one of our sites: Meal Delivery Request (Please note we cannot guarantee that delivery will be available).

 

 

March 24 Update

Meal Distribution
FREE meals will be distributed for children ages 2 through 18 at the following locations from 9-11 a.m.: Easton Middle, Easton Elementary-Dobson, the corner of Dover and Aurora Streets in Easton, the Neighborhood Service Center, Pippin Farm, St. Michaels Middle High, St. Michaels Police Dept., Chapel District Elementary, White Marsh Elementary, Tilghman Elementary, and Unionville Church. This will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. These are drive-by/pick-up sites outdoors.

We are in the process of collecting addresses of families in need of the meals so we can plan bus routes for meal delivery in the future if needed. Please use this link to sign up for delivery even if you are currently picking up meals at one of our sites: Meal Delivery Request (Please note we cannot guarantee that delivery will be available).

 

 

March 23 Update

Meal Distribution
FREE meals will be distributed for children ages 2 through 18 at the following locations from 9-11 a.m.: Easton Middle, Easton Elementary-Dobson, the corner of Dover and Aurora Streets in Easton, the Neighborhood Service Center, Pippin Farm, St. Michaels Middle High, St. Michaels Police Dept., Chapel District Elementary, White Marsh Elementary, Tilghman Elementary, and Unionville Church. This will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. These are drive-by/pick-up sites outdoors.
We are in the process of collecting addresses of families in need of the meals so we can plan bus routes for meal delivery in the future if needed. Please use this link to sign up for delivery even if you are currently picking up meals at one of our sites: Meal Delivery Request (Please note we cannot guarantee that delivery will be available).

 

 

March 22 Update

Meal Distribution Information
 FREE meals will be distributed for children ages 2 through 18 at the following locations from 9-11 a.m.: Easton Middle, Easton Elementary-Dobson, the corner of Dover and Aurora Streets in Easton, the Neighborhood Service Center, Pippin Farm, St. Michaels Middle High, St. Michaels Police Dept., Chapel District Elementary, White Marsh Elementary, Tilghman Elementary, and Unionville Church. This will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. These are drive-by/pick-up sites outdoors.
 If families are unable to get to one of the sites to pick up meals please use this link to sign up for delivery: Meal Delivery Request (Please note we cannot guarantee that delivery will be available). We are in the process of collecting addresses of those in need of the meals so we can plan bus routes for meal delivery in the future if needed. You may also email Emily Moody at emoody@talbotschools.org to set up a CarePacks delivery on Fridays.
 A page has been added to the TCPS website where information is posted for parents such as educational enrichment materials, updated information about COVID-19, and help for children and families in understanding and coping with this challenging situation. https://www.tcps.k12.md.us/quick-links/COVID-resources.
 Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent of Talbot County Public Schools, adds, “Many thanks to the continued efforts of our collaborative, creative, hard-working, selfless team of TCPS staff and volunteers! Stay Healthy! Stay Tuned! Stay Hopeful!”

 

 

March 20 Update

Meal Distribution Information
FREE meals are being distributed for children ages 2 through 18 at the following expanded list of locations
from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday: Easton Middle, Easton Elementary-Dobson, the corner of Dover
and Aurora Streets, Magnolia Meadows, Pippin Farms, the Neighborhood Service Center, Unionville Church,
St. Michaels Middle High, St. Michaels Police Dept., Chapel District Elementary, White Marsh Elementary,
and Tilghman Elementary. Meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.
 Meal packs for 600 children were distributed on 3/19/2020 including emergency and satellite site
deliveries. This represents a total of 1,200 meals and a 500% increase in one day.
 CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT and be between the ages of 2 and 18. Adults cannot accept meals on
behalf of children. No names need to be provided.
 Children do not have to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
 CarePacks will be delivered to as many sites as possible on Fridays to provide weekend meals,
depending on supply.
 If families are unable to get to one of the sites due to an emergency (lack of transportation, work
schedule conflict, illness in the family, etc.) to pick up meals or CarePacks, please use this link to sign up
for meal delivery: Emergency Meal Delivery Request (Please note we cannot guarantee that delivery
will be available). You may also email Ms. Emily Moody at emoody@talbotschools.org to set up a
CarePacks delivery on Fridays.

 

March 19 Update

Meal Distribution Information
FREE meals are being distributed for children ages 2 through 18 at the following expanded list of locations from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday: Easton Middle, Easton Elementary-Dobson, the corner of Dover and Aurora Streets, Magnolia Meadows, Pippin Farms, the Neighborhood Service Center, Unionville Church, St. Michaels Middle High, St. Michaels Police Dept., Chapel District Elementary, White Marsh Elementary, and Tilghman Elementary. Meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.
 Meals packs for 600 children were distributed on 3/19/2020 including emergency and satellite site deliveries. This represents a total of 1,200 meals and a 500% increase in one day.
 CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT and be between the ages of 2 and 18. Adults cannot accept meals on behalf of children. No names need to be provided.
 Children do not have to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
 CarePacks will be delivered to as many sites as possible on Fridays to provide weekend meals, depending on supply.
 If families are unable to get to one of the sites due to an emergency situation (lack of transportation, work schedule conflict, illness in the family, etc.) to pick up meals or CarePacks, please use this link to sign up for meal delivery: Emergency Meal Delivery Request (Please note we cannot guarantee that delivery will be available). You may also email Ms. Emily Moody at emoody@talbotschools.org to set up a CarePacks delivery on Fridays.

 

March 18 Update

UPDATED Meal Distribution Information:

Beginning Thursday 3/19/2020 FREE meals will be distributed for children ages 2 through 18 at the following expanded list of locations:  Easton Middle, Easton Elementary-Dobson, the corner of Dover and Aurora Streets in Easton, the Neighborhood Service Center, St. Michaels Middle High, St. Michaels Police Dept., Chapel District Elementary, White Marsh Elementary, and Tilghman Elementary.  This will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. These are drive-by/pick-up sites outdoors.

  • Drive-by or walk-up meal pickup will be at all locations from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Monday through Friday.
  • No names need to be provided.
  • CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT and must be between the ages of 2 and 18.  Adults cannot accept meals on behalf of children.
  • Children do not have to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
  • CarePacks will be delivered to all sites on Fridays to provide weekend meals (while supplies last).

If families are unable to get to one of the sites due to an emergency situation (lack of transportation, work schedule conflict, illness in family, etc.) to pick up meals or CarePacks, please use this link to sign up for meal delivery: https://tcpsforms.org/TCPS/view.php?id=439535(Please note we cannot guarantee that delivery will be available).  You may also email Ms. Emily Moody at emoody@talbotschools.org to set up a CarePacks delivery on Fridays.

 

March 17 Update

  • FREE breakfast and lunch for children 2-18 will be available for pick-up again tomorrow 3/18/19 at Easton Middle School, Easton Elementary Dobson, St. Michaels Middle High and the St. Michaels Police Department.
  • Beginning Thursday 3/19/2020 FREE meals will be distributed for children ages 2 through 18 at the following expanded list of locations:  Easton Middle, Easton Elementary-Dobson, the Corner of Dover and Aurora Streets in Easton, the Neighborhood Service Center, St. Michaels Middle High, St. Michaels Police Dept., Chapel District Elementary, White Marsh Elementary, and Tilghman Elementary.  This will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. These are drive-by/pick-up sites outdoors.
    • Drive-by or walk-up meal pickup will be at all locations from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Monday through Friday.
    • No names need to be provided.
    • CHILDREN MUST BE PRESENT and must be between the ages of 2 and 18.  Adults cannot accept meals on behalf of children.
    • Children but do not have to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
  • CarePacks will be delivered to all sites on Fridays to provide weekend meals (while supplies last).  If families are unable to get to one of the schools to pick up CarePacks, please email Ms. Emily Moody at emoody@talbotschools.orgto set up a CarePacks delivery for Friday March 20.

 

March 13 Update

Pursuant to the decision announced by State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon during Governor Hogan’s press conference, all Maryland public schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.  At this time TCPS Staff is initiating the following:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting all buildings and buses.
  • Contacting parents to come into schools to pick up medications.
  • Working with Sodexo and CarePacks to set up meal distribution sites. CarePacks has also indicated they will utilize volunteers to deliver meals.
  • Ensuring that students in grades 6-12 take home laptops and chargers.
  • Assembling materials to be sent home with elementary students.
  • Forming strategies to provide work opportunities for staff who do not receive compensation when schools are closed.

 

“The decisions made concerning the handling of COVID-19 within TCPS will be consistent with our values – placing health and safety above all – and will represent our best judgement as we adapt to this rapidly changing situation,” said Dr. Kelly L. Griffith, Superintendent.  “I appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience as we navigate this uncharted territory.”

Emergency Services: 410-770-8160 | Health Department: 410-819-5600