Somerset County School District

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Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery Summer School will be held July 6-July 29 at J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center daily Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There are limited seats available and rising juniors and seniors will be given priority. Students must register by Wednesday, July 1, at either Crisfield High School, Washington High School or J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center. Students should not report on July 6 unless they have pre-registered. The cost is $25.00 for FARMS students and $50.00 for Non-FARMS students. Limited transportation will be provided from Crisfield High School and Washington High School to and from J.M. Tawes.

Special Permission to Attend School Out of Attendance Zone

Special Permission to Attend School Out of Attendance Zone

An examination of the reconfiguration of grades at Princess Anne Elementary School and Greenwood Elementary School uncovered that "special permission" requests for student transfers was a factor contributing to capacity concerns. Therefore, it was necessary to re-examine the criteria for "special permission" approval. Parents and guardians are reminded that any and all requests for their child to transfer schools must be submitted in writing to the Superintendent by July 10, 2015. Hard copies of this letter can be picked up at the office of the student's home school. Due to the roof construction at Greenwood Elementary School, those parents can pick up a hard copy of the letter at the front office of Princess Anne Elementary School. Click on the title and then on the PDF file to read the letter related to the issue of "special permission."

PreKindergarten Registration Still Ongoing

PreKindergarten Registration Still Ongoing

Parents/Guardians

All Somerset County elementary schools are currently taking applications for Pre-Kindergarten.

If your child will be 4 by September 1, please register them for Pre-Kindergarten. All registration forms can be found on the SCPS website or you may pick up a registration packet at your child’s school. You must provide proof of residency, a birth certificate, immunization and health records and information about household income along with your completed application. Your child is not registered for Pre-Kindergarten until you have filled out these forms. There are full day and half day Pre-K slots available. Please register your child today!

School Transportation Updates

School Transportation Updates

There will be some changes in bus pick-ups for the 2015-2016 school year. We will be reducing the number of door-to-door stops. Wherever feasible, we will be implementing corner stops in neighborhoods. In addition, we will be enforcing our policy on rider eligibility. Somerset Intermediate School students will go from home to school instead of taking a shuttle to Somerset Intermediate. You will receive another update regarding these changes in July, In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns, call Gregg Sutton at 410-651-1616 or contact him at gsutton@somerset.k12.md.us. Click on the title and the PDF file to read additional information.

Nancy Smoker-Assistant Superintendent for Administration Retires June 30, 2015

Nancy Smoker-Assistant Superintendent for Administration Retires June 30, 2015

"Nancy Smoker provided skilled leadership for SCPS Instructional and Administrative technology for many years. During the era of Superintendent Karen Brofee, Somerset’s instructional technology was second to none within the state until budget considerations restrained the progress. In her tenure as Assistant Superintendent for Administration, Ms. Smoker has brought a level of effective organization, clear expectations, and efficient management of public school monies. She modeled the self-discipline and restraint that was necessary to weather the economic downturn and prepare the system for its present upward mobility." (Submitted by Dave Elebash who has served as Principal of J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center, Supervisor of Secondary Education and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. Mr. Elebash also will be retiring June 30, 2015.)

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Upcoming Events

Migrant Program
Date: 7/6/2015, 7 AM 6 PM
Location: Somerset Intermediate school
Credit Recovery-Secondary Summer School
Date: 7/6/2015, 7:30 AM 12:30 PM
Location: J.M. Tawes Technology and Career Center
KUNO Academy
Date: 7/6/2015, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: Central Office-Conference Room B
Elementary Science PD-Next Generation Science Standards
Date: 7/6/2015, 8:30 AM 3 PM
Location: Central Office-Conference Room A
ELA Content for PARCC Workshop
Date: 7/7/2015
Location: Worcester Technical High School