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Student Handbook

About This Handbook

All HCPSS families receive a paper copy of the Student & Parent Handbook at the start of the school year. This is a web-based version of the printed handbook. View the PDF version here. Both versions outline district-wide practices and policies related to parents and students. Each section of this handbook contains sub-topics that individually describe various services, procedures, and protocols implemented in Howard County Public Schools.

Where to Get Information

Public Information Office: 410-313-6682


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PARENTS: If you do NOT want to receive community notices and flyers from non-profit organizations through backpack mail or Friday folders, simply send a note with your request to school. Please include the name and grade of your child(ren). Children at separate schools need to bring in separate notes.

If you decide to not receive community information, you will still receive communications from the school system, your local school, the PTA, and important information from local, state and federal government agencies.