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Essential Applications and Information

Calendar Reminders

  • 11/19-20: Conferences. Schools close 3 hours early. No half-day pre-K/RECC.
  • 11/21: Conferences. Schools closed for students.
  • 11/22-23: Schools and offices closed.

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  • School System Calendar

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

    Connect with your student’s courses, get grades and view assignments
  • Food Services

    View menus, daily prices, and how to pay for meals
  • School Information

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

    Enroll your student online to be a part of the Howard County Public School System
  • Apply Now

    Join our award-winning workforce and make a difference in the lives of our students

News Highlights

Kimberlyn Pratesi receiving principal of the year award.

Nominate an HCPSS Principal or Teacher Today!

Nominations are now open for the Howard County Public School System 2019 Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards. Submissions are due by January 7, 2019.

Fill out a nomination packet →

HCPSS grounds staff using a snowblower to prepare for school opening after a heavy snowstorm.

Emergency Closing Sources

In the event of inclement weather, be sure you know where to find school closing notifications.

Learn more →

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?

Contact Us:
410-313-6600
Human Resources:
410-313-6693
Public Information:
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