Afternoon/Evening Activities Canceled

All HCPSS school-sponsored and community-sponsored events, including high school athletic practices and games scheduled for this afternoon/evening, Tuesday, March 3 are canceled, due to forecasted weather conditions.

Students who had planned to attend after-school activities will be dismissed in their usual way unless the school is otherwise notified by the parent or guardian.

All childcare programs, sponsored by the Columbia Association and the Department of Recreation & Parks in Howard County public schools, will remain open.

Kindergarten, New First Grader Registration March 2-6

Register at your child’s school, where staff and volunteers will be available to assist throughout the week.

1-2-3 Magic at Laurel Woods ES Teachers are using a technique called 1-2-3 Magic to help students learn appropriate classroom behaviors. Discover how students are using respectful and positive behavior in order to help create an atmosphere conducive to learning. Learn More →

HCPSS School Start Time Survey HCPSS is reviewing the options for school start and dismissal times, and is surveying parents and community members. See how you can participate →

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