Somerset County School District

Important Announcements-   Important Request for Bid for Common Area Maintenance Services!!!!!  Scroll Down to News and Announcements...…………….. ………  Additional Announcements...…...    1.  There seems to be some confusion about April 17. It is in half day for students and a full day for staff. There will not be an early dismissal for teachers and staff. ………………….. ……………………...     2. Congratulations to Deal Island Elementary School's Christina "Christy" N. South for being named Elementary Teacher of the Year  and SCPS 2019 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to WAHS's  Andranette "Nettie" Holden-Hall for being selected as the  2019 Secondary Teacher of the Year...………………..  ...……………..3. Look on News and Announcements just below the photographic shuffle.  Parents can register your children for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten and  complete a special education survey as applicable.

News and Announcements

Requesting Pricing for Common Area Maintenance Services

Somerset County Public Schools is requesting pricing for Common Area Maintenance Services. Contractor must be a MD licensed contractor and have required commercial insurance. Qualified contractors may download a bid package for complete details at www.somerset.k12.md.us. All packets must be marked Common Area Maintenance – Attn: Michael Bartemy. Click on the title to locate the link to the package. Then click on the link.

Submit to the Board of Education by April 18, 2019 by 2:00 PM.
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Prekindergarten & Kindergarten Registration for Somerset County Public Schools

Somerset County Public Schools registration for Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
begins on April 1, 2019 with the Spring into School Campaign. Parents can register children at local elementary schools including Carter G. Woodson Elementary, Deal Island Elementary and Princess Anne Elementary.

Kindergarten is a full day program and is not optional. All children who turn five (5) by September 1, 2019 must register for kindergarten. Children who will be four (4) by September 1, 2019 are eligible and encouraged to participate in the county’s Pre-kindergarten program. This FREE program is open to all families and is designed to give children that extra boost and get them ready for kindergarten learning. Registration forms will be available at local elementary schools and online and completed forms should be returned to the school, beginning April 1st. Several registration events will take place throughout the county during this Spring Into School campaign. Families are encouraged to enroll children early to ensure a spot in Pre-kindergarten and to help ensure early classroom/teacher assignments. Families who register early may also be eligible for a FREE summer program. All applications should be completed as soon as possible. Click on the title for more information
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Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

Take the Survey
Click the white box to select your child's age
and enter the survey.
Please complete one survey per child.

On September 30, 2018:
My child was 6 or older
My child was 3, 4, or 5

Need additional assistance?
Contact the help desk at
800-287-1581 or
mdparentsurvey@icfi.com or send a note now
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Safe School Tip Line

Governor Larry Hogan recently announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students and school facilities. You can anonymously report information to Safe Schools Maryland via a mobile app available for download through the Apple App Store or Google Play, online at www.SafeSchoolsMD.org, or by calling 1-833-MD-B-SAFE (1-833-632-7233). Trained technicians will respond to reports 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Click on the title to access the link. Click on the link.
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Wor Wic Summer Scholars Program

Summer Scholars is a summer enrichment program for gifted and talented students entering grades three through nine in the fall of the same year. Every July, students from across the Lower Eastern Shore spend time at Wor-Wic taking their choice of classes in exciting topics such as :
•Art, History and Self Expression
•Career Exploration
•Culinary Arts and Cooking
•Science, STEM and Problem Solving
•Technology and Digital Arts

Half-day and full-day options are available, and the college's child development center provides before and/or after care if you have to drop your child off early and/or pick them up late. Click on the title for Registration Information.
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Information from the Somerset County Library

“All Somerset County students now have access to the resources of the Somerset County Library, including fine-free book checkouts and the use of computers and premium online resources. For more information, please contact the library or the Youth Services Coordinator, Rebecca Pratte at rpratte@somelibrary.org”
Becky Pratte
Youth Services Coordinator
Somerset County Library
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Washington High School's Important Golf Team Fundraiser-Second Annual Event

On April 6, 2019 Washington High School will be hosting our 2nd annual golf fundraiser at Great Hope Golf Course. The format for the fundraiser will be an 18 hole 4-man scramble with prizes and door prizes. Washington Academy High School (WAHS) is in Princess Anne, MD within Somerset County. Somerset County is poorest county in Maryland (USA Today, 2015) and the 31st poorest county in the USA. Somerset County has a median household income that is 52% of the state median household income. According to the latest census (MD Government, 2017) the population in Somerset County was only 26,470. Our players are solely responsible for their own equipment and gear.
Last year through your generous donations the team was able to purchase new bags, new carts, towels and other materials. We are hoping we can count on your support again this year. This year we have many options for you to support our team. Whether you would like to be a Maroon ($25), Bronze ($50), Silver ($100) or Gold ($250) sponsor or even a tournament logo sponsor! Once again our fundraiser will be used to purchase the supplies, new equipment and other things that the team needs. Click on the title to see the flyer.
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