About Our School
FES proudly serves Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grades and has an enrollment of approximately 500 students. Our administration, staff, and teachers number 80 personnel. We house a Wellness Center, staffed by Choptank Community Health, in addition to our School Nurse’s Office. FES also works in association with the Judy Center, located directly across the street.
Falcon Facts: Falcons can attain velocities exceeding 200 miles per hour in stoops or dives on their prey. They are powerful and graceful in flight, with strong, deep wing beats. They maneuver with ease, grace, and evident enjoyment. Falcons are courageous, fearless, and aggressive. They will fiercely defend their nest and young against intruders. Falcons are alert, regal, and of noble tradition.
WE ARE THE FES FALCONS!
Message From the Principal
Dear Federalsburg Elementary Families,
Welcome to the Federalsburg Elementary School website! It is my hope that you will find our redesigned website to be full of information and easy to navigate. We have integrated a parent calendar to follow our events throughout the year. Don't forget to “like” us on Facebook to receive announcements and friendly reminders. Please know that our faculty and staff are always here to serve you, and do not hesitate to call the school or send us an email if you have any questions or concerns. It will be a privilege and an honor to serve as your new principal, and together we will help our little falcons take flight and soar to new heights.
Todd Nichols, Principal
Vision & Mission
At FES, we will actively engage in a supportive, collaborative, and rigorous learning community that nurtures and builds a foundation for lifelong success.
The mission of Federalsburg Elementary School is to ensure a nurturing and safe learning environment that is centered on students’ needs in partnership with their home and our community. Together we will build a strong foundation for college and career-level academic achievement by challenging our students academically and socially.
To achieve this mission we will live by these guiding principles:
Our students will commit to meeting high academic and social expectations by being ready, respectful, and responsible learners, taking risks, attending school every day, and treating others with respect.
Our teachers will hold students to high expectations through a rigorous and engaging curriculum including problem-based learning and hands-on, investigative inquiry. Teachers will empower students to take responsibility for their learning and will collaborate in a professional and collegial manner; to ensure that students have the strategies and tools needed to become lifelong learners. Our teachers will welcome parents and community members as partners.
Our parents are our partners in fostering the education of all of our children. We welcome families to conferences, parent nights, and school events to celebrate, learn, teach us, and give their input in this shared responsibility.
Our community is encouraged to share our vision through local business and organization sponsorship and volunteering.
Through collaboration, all members will develop a professional learning community that supports and holds each team member accountable for a positive, child-centered, rigorous learning environment at Federalsburg Elementary School.
Title I is a federal program to help all students get a good education and meet academic standards. Title I funds are used to pay for Reading and Math Resource teachers, materials used for interventions, and parenting activities. When schools, families and community groups work together, children achieve more, stay in school longer, and enjoy school more.
Parents of elementary students may request in writing to the school principal information about their child's teacher including:
- Any college or university degree or certification held.
- The subject area of the teacher's degree or certification.
- Whether the teacher is certified by the State of Maryland to teach a grade level or subject area.
- Whether the teacher holds a provisional certificate.
- Whether the child is served by paraprofessionals and, if so, parents may request their professional
School Improvement Plan
School-Family Engagement Plan
We recognize the importance and value of partnership between the school and families. We have created a school-family engagement plan that outlines the school’s commitment to education, as well as expectations for students and parents.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The Mission of the Federalsburg Elementary PTA is threefold:
- To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
- To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and
- To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.
The PTA are currently seeking new officers. Please contact the PTA through their Facebook page if you are interested in joining or serving as an officer.
Volunteers are key to our school’s success! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities, including chaperoning field trips, available. Please review the CCPS Volunteer Handbook, which includes the Volunteer Application Form at the end. Contact the school at 410.754.9054 if you would like to learn more.
Health Room & Wellness
School Nurse: Peggy Warfield
Health Room Phone Number: 410.754.5722
FES has a School-Based Wellness Center operated by Choptank Community Health System. The Wellness Center is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The phone number is 410.754.5857.
Clubs & Activities
FES offers a variety of fun clubs and activities for our students! Examples include:
Backyard Bunch (environmental club)