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Level-Specific Sample Schedules and Information: Sample schedules and level-specific information may be found at 2020-2021 School Year webpage. Families and staff may now access the sample schedules and information for ElementaryMiddle and High schools. These pages will continue to be regularly updated as new information is available. The sample student schedules on the HCPSS website are the most accurate and up-to-date versions.

Virtual Instruction Responsibilities, Expectations and Best Practices: Educator responsibilities, student expectations and family best practices, specific to the virtual instructional program, in order to ensure that every student is supported and has the best chance to learn and thrive until in-person instruction may resume. Access Virtual Instruction Responsibilities, Expectations and Best Practices Here

School Supply Lists: View & Download Elementary and Middle School supply lists here If any student or family has concerns regarding needing school supplies please contact your Principal. Note that high schools do not have general supply lists, as classes may have unique requirements. High school teachers will inform students of any necessary supplies at the start of the school year.

Food Resources: https://help.hcpss.org/food-service/resources-families-meal-distribution

Free Vaccine Clinics for Students offered in September 2020 | 8/17/2020 View program details here

Food and Fun To Go Program in Lisbon | 8/14/2020 View program details here

RecZone program: Howard County launches program to help alleviate child care issues during coronavirus pandemic | 8/17/2020 | Howard County Times View program details here

FARMS (Free And Reduced Meals) Free and Reduced-price Meals (FARMs) program: The coronavirus pandemic is causing significant hardship for many of our friends and neighbors. HCPSS families have been impacted financially by the pandemic, and may now be eligible to receive benefits through the program. Participation in FARMs qualifies students for a wide range of opportunities and resources beyond breakfast and lunch, including free college applications, free JumpStart Dual Enrollment tuition, discounted internet through the Comcast Internet Essentials program, and more.

A few facts about the program:

1.     Qualification is based on family size and income. 

2.      Enrollment is confidential.

3.      Families must submit a new application every school year.

4.      The county average of qualifying families is 22.5%.

Families must submit a new application every school year. During the first 30 school days, students with FARMs eligibility from the prior school year will continue to receive benefits. Any student whose family has not filled out an application by the 30th school day will have their status changed to full pay until a new application is received.

Parents/guardians are highly encouraged to Complete the Application Online as soon as possible. Paper applications may be picked up at HCPSS summer meal locations through August 28, and will be available at all HCPSS fall meal sites when the school year begins on September 8. Paper applications should be mailed to the Food & Nutrition Services Office, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042. If you have questions regarding the program, please visit www.hcpss.org/FARMs or email Food and Nutrition Services at foodsvc@hcpss.org or call at 410-313-7134. 

Chrome book device and internet access information: Families, please log in now to identify your need for a Chromebook device and/or internet access. More information here.

Free Webinar, September 3 at 7PM 

Where: ZOOM https://kennedykrieger.zoom.us/j/98357752206
Meeting ID: 983 5775 2206

For the start of the new school year, Behavioral Psychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute, understands that families may need some additional help navigating virtual-schooling this year. Presenters, Matthew Edelstein, PsyD, BCBA-D and Jessica Becraft, PhD, BCBA-D will help you learn ways to set up virtual-school environment at home, create a schedule for independent work, gain compliance, sharpen motivation, understand challenging behaviors, and so much more.

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