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  • Budget

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  • Report Bullying

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  • Student Well-Being

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

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  • Supports

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News Highlights

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Preparing for 2020-2021 Hybrid Instruction

On March 1, HCPSS will begin its transition to a hybrid instructional model. Information for all students, as well as details specific to students returning in person, is available online.

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graphic with lunch bag and HCPSS flame, and text: HCPSS Meals Update

Update to Student Meals

Meals for seven days per week will continue to be provided at no cost to students; however, the days and times meals will be provided will change. Meals will be available in most schools, including those previously not available. Pick-up times/locations are subject to change based on individual school needs and/or staffing.

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HCPSS 2020-2021 Inclement Weather Protocols

For the 2020-2021 school year, while in virtual, small groups or hybrid instructional models, HCPSS may transition to fully virtual instruction during inclement weather days.

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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
  • Central Office Staff Directory

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

Have A Question?

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410-313-6600
Human Resources:
410-313-6693
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410-313-6682
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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