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The Howard County Board of Education approved a fully virtual first semester for the 2020-2021 school year, which begins Tuesday, September 8 and ends Thursday, January 28, 2021.

2020-2021 School Year →

MPSSAA Postpones 2020-2021 Fall and Winter Athletics →

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News Highlights

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MPSSAA Postpones Fall/Winter Athletics

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association, in consultation with the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, the Maryland Department of Health and the Public School Superintendent Association of Maryland, has postponed the 2020 high school fall and winter competition season for the first academic semester.

Learn more →

HCPSS 2020-2021 School Year banner.

Planning for 2020-2021

Full details on HCPSS plans for the 2020-2021 school year, including Board of Education reports, HCPSS updates, how to provide input and more.

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Weekdays, July 1 - August 28. 11:30am to 1:30am. Locations countywide. Free to any HCPSS student.

Summer Meals Extended Through Aug. 28

HCPSS is offering free meals to any HCPSS student and all children 18 and under at locations around the county. There is no fee to participate or enrollment forms. Effective August 3, there are several location changes.

Learn more about meal distribution →

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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