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Calendar Reminder!

  • Schools and offices are closed Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No meal service.
  • Schools close 3 hours early on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
  • High schools close 3 hours early Jan. 20-21.
  • Schools are closed for students Monday, Jan. 24. No meal service.

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  • Budget

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  • Report Bullying

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  • Student Well-Being

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  • Forms

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  • Supports

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  • School Information

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News Highlights

blurred bus in background. HCPSS Hiring Fair sign in foreground

Job & Hiring Fair, January 24

HCPSS is hosting a hiring fair Monday, Jan. 24 to address current staff shortages for bus drivers, Custodial Services, Food and Nutrition Services, lunch and recess monitors, paraeducators, and student assistants. All attendees except prospective bus drivers are asked to complete an online application.

Learn more about the HCPSS hiring fair →

Joshua Simmons, custodian day supervisor at Mount View Middle School.

Staff Focus: Joshua Simmons, Custodian Day Supervisor

Every day, Simmons and his four-person custodial team perform a wide variety of tasks to ensure that students and staff have a clean space in which to learn and work. He also performs daily building inspections to verify that the system-wide standards for building cleanliness and hygiene are being met.

Learn more about Mr. Simmons →

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

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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