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News Highlights

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2020-2021 School Year

The Board of Education voted to continue virtual instruction through the third academic quarter. The HCPSS website has helpful information for parents/guardians, students and staff, including translated documents, student meals, technology devices, Google Meet expectations and more.

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HCPSS In-Person Supports Suspended Effective November 19, 2020

Due to rapidly increasing health metrics across the county, and in consultation with the Howard County Health Department (HCHD), all current HCPSS in-person opportunities will be suspended and students will return to a fully virtual environment beginning Thursday, November 19, 2020.

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Student Meals During 2020-2021 School Year

Meals will be provided at no cost to any HCPSS student, and all children 18 and under. Meals are served weekdays when schools are in session at all schools except Burleigh Manor MS and Hammond HS.

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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
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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