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Essential Applications and Information

  • HCPSS Status

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  • School System Calendar

    View academic calendar information, school closings and holidays
  • HCPSS Help

    Get answers to questions on the school year, technology/internet access, and other topics
  • Budget

    Gain information about the HCPSS operating budget process, including a schedule and related documents
  • Report Bullying

    Access HCPSS’ bullying reporting tool, which allows students, parents and staff to easily and confidentially report incidents
  • Student Well-Being

    Learn how HCPSS promotes mental health and well-being, and find essential resources
  • HCPSS Connect

    Get help with or connect with your student’s courses, get grades and view assignments
  • Forms

    Complete or download forms regularly accessed or needed by HCPSS students, parents or staff
  • Supports

    Read about the ways the school system and staff support students every day
  • School Information

    Locate and contact your school, identify bus stop and times, and get attendance area details
  • Enroll

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News Highlights

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Class of 2022 Graduations

Graduation ceremonies will be held May 26-June 3 in person at Merriweather Post Pavilion, with the exception of Cedar Lane School, which will be held in person at that school.

View the graduation ceremony schedule →

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HCPSS Free Summer Meals

HCPSS will run its free summer meal program weekdays, June 27-Aug. 12, 2022. Meals will be served from 12:30-2 p.m. at Laurel Woods ES, Oakland Mills MS, Thomas Viaduct MS, Howard HS and the East Columbia library.

Details on the 2022 summer meals →

graphic of health concepts with text overlay: HCPSS 2021-2022 School Year Health & Safety Efforts

Health & Safety Updates

The health and safety of all students and staff is of the utmost concern. Read more online for HCPSS efforts regarding health and safety measures for students, staff, families, schools and offices.

Learn more about health and safety →

Our Organization

  • Board of Education

    The Board provides leadership for excellence in teaching and learning by fostering a climate for deliberative change through policy and community engagement
  • Superintendent

    Dr. Michael J. Martirano considers himself a teacher first and foremost, and believes children must be at the center of all decision-making
  • Central Office Staff Directory

    Search for Central Office staff contact information via name, department or phone number

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Knowing A Child Well

If we take care of our children and their well-being, and nurture and believe in them, academic achievement will take care of itself. We must understand our children first, because in order to teach a child well you must know a child well.
Dr. Michael Martirano, HCPSS Superintendent