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2020-2021 School Year Communication

← HCPSS 2020-2021 School Year

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Superintendent’s Remarks

March 25, 2021: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

March 11, 2021: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

February 25, 2021: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

February 11, 2021: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

January 26, 2021: Board of Education COVID-19 Update/2020-2021 School Year Status Work Session, Superintendent’s Remarks

January 25, 2021: Board of Education COVID-19 Update/2020-2021 School Year Status Work Session, Superintendent’s Remarks

January 21, 2021: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

January 7, 2021: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

December 22, 2020: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

December 7, 2020: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

November 19, 2020: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

November 16, 2020: Board of Education Potential Hybrid Model Work Session, Superintendent’s Preliminary Remarks

November 5, 2020: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

October 22, 2020: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

October 8, 2020: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

September 24, 2020: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

September 10, 2020: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

August 18, 2020: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Remarks

August 6, 2020: Board of Education Work Session, Superintendent’s Opening Remarks

July 16, 2020: Board of Education Work Session, Superintendent’s Opening Remarks

July 9, 2020: Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent’s Fall Opening Report

HCPSS April Messages

April 12, 2021 – Parents/Guardians Can Now Provide Consent for Voluntary Student COVID-19 Testing

April 9, 2021 – 2021 Summer Programs Registration to Reopen April 15, 2021

April 9, 2021 – Howard County Government and Public School System Collaborate to Strengthen Infrastructure Needed to Support Hybrid Learning Model

April 1, 2021 – Spring Break Message from the Superintendent

HCPSS March Messages

March 29, 2021 – Spring Break 2021 Meal Services Adjustments

March 16, 2021 – An Important Message from HCPSS Health Services

March 11, 2021 – Updates from the Superintendent: HCPSS Return to In-Person Instruction and Health Protocols

March 11, 2021 – 2021 Summer Programs Registration to Open March 15

March 11, 2021 – HCPSS Updates Guidelines on Spectators Attending 2020-2021 Athletic Contests

March 5, 2021 – HCPSS Board of Education Transition to Hybrid Meetings

March 2, 2021 – HCPSS Sets Guidelines on Limited Spectators to Attend 2020-2021 Athletic Contests

March 1, 2021 – Superintendent Welcomes Students and Staff Back to Buildings

March 1, 2021 – Message from the Superintendent to HCPSS Students: We Are Ready

HCPSS February Messages

February 28, 2021 – Non-Instructional Video Streaming Websites No Longer Accessible on HCPSS Network/HCPSS-Issued Devices

February 23, 2021 – Attendance During 2020-2021 School Year

February 22, 2021 – Changes for All Students, Effective March 1: Preparing for 2020-2021 Hybrid Instruction

February 22, 2021 – Update to Student Meals Procedures, Effective March 1, 2021

February 22, 2021 – New Facilities Checklist Website Details School Readiness for Student Return

February 17, 2021 – Meal Service at Veterans ES Closure Extended; Will Resume Feb. 25, 2021

February 15, 2021 – Meal Service at Veterans ES Closed; Will Reopen February 22, 2021

February 12, 2021 – Changes to 2020-2021 Academic Calendar

February 5, 2021 – Hybrid Learning Resource Document; Fall Athletics Update

February 4, 2021 – Parent Instructional Preference Commitment Deadline Extended to February 10, 2021

February 2, 2021 – February 2021 Meal Service Adjustments

HCPSS January Messages

January 29, 2021 – Update from the Superintendent on a Return to In-Person Instruction

January 28, 2021 – Decision on Instructional Preference for Remainder of 2020-2021 School Year

January 22, 2021 – Important Update from the Superintendent on In-Person Hybrid Instruction

January 22, 2021 – Message to Students from the Superintendent on In-Person Hybrid Instruction

January 21, 2021 – 2020-2021 Quarter 3 Virtual Schedules Changes Reversed

January 20, 2021 – 2020-2021 Quarter 3 Virtual Schedules Update

January 19, 2021 – Update on In-Person, Small Group Programs, January 19, 2021

January 14, 2021 – HCPSS Announces Class of 2021 Graduation Window

January 14, 2021 – January 2021 Meal Service Adjustments

January 7, 2021 – Superintendent Presents 2020-2021 Third-Quarter Timeline for In-Person Small Groups

January 6, 2021 – HCPSS 2020-2021 Winter Athletics Season Canceled

January 3, 2021 – Meal Service at Elkridge Landing Middle School to Reopen Jan. 7, 2021; Meal Service at Wilde Lake Middle School Suspended

HCPSS December Messages

December 18, 2020 – Start of Winter Athletics to Begin January 11, 2021

December 14, 2020 – Possible Google Outages, December 14, 2020

December 13, 2020 – Meal Service at Mayfield Woods MS Closed; Will Reopen January 4, 2021

December 7, 2020 – HCPSS Launches COVID-19 Dashboard

December 3, 2020 – HCPSS 2020-2021 Inclement Weather Protocols

December 3, 2020 – Meal Service at Gorman Crossing Elementary School Closed Dec. 3-18, 2020

December 1, 2020 – Meal Service at Wilde Lake Middle School Closed Dec. 2-11, 2020

HCPSS November Messages

November 30, 2020 – HCPSS In-Person Opportunities Suspension Extended; Start of Winter Athletics Postponed

November 18, 2020 – Meal Service at Long Reach HS Closed November 19-December 1, 2020

November 17, 2020 – HCPSS to Remain Virtual Through April 14, 2021; Will Enhance In-Person Small Group Options

November 16, 2020 – All HCPSS In-Person Opportunities Suspended Beginning November 19, 2020; Instruction Will Be Fully Virtual

November 13, 2020 – Athletics In-Person Conditioning Canceled; Winter Athletics Scheduled to Begin December 7, 2020

November 11, 2020 – COVID-19 Positive Case Communication and Parent/Guardian Expectations

November 6, 2020 – Hybrid Model Proposal, Athletics and SRO Town Hall Updates

November 5, 2020 – Winter Athletics Registration Opens; Season Scheduled to Run Dec. 7, 2020-Feb. 13, 2021

HCPSS October Messages

October 27, 2020 – 2020-2021 1st Semester Early Dismissal Schedules

October 23, 2020 – Updates on Spring Semester Planning, Athletics and Grading, October 23, 2020

October 12, 2020 – Intent to Participate in Hybrid In-Person Instruction, Survey Open Through Oct. 23, 2020

October 9, 2020 – Updates on School Meals, Second Semester and Athletics

October 2, 2020 – Updates on Early Dismissal Day Schedules and High School Athletics

HCPSS September Messages

September 25, 2020 – Update on New State Options for Athletics

September 17, 2020 – HCPSS to Introduce Small Group, In-Person Supports for Selected Students

September 14, 2020 – Updated: MPSSAA Postpones 2020-2021 Fall and Winter Athletic Competition Seasons

September 11, 2020 – Message from the Superintendent: Inspired, Grateful, Full of Hope

September 11, 2020 – Update to 2020-2021 School Year Grading Policies

September 4, 2020 – Virtual Instruction Technology Supports

September 4, 2020 – Looking Forward to the New School Year

September 3, 2020 – Fall 2020-2021 Updates

HCPSS August Messages

August 27, 2020 – Update from the Superintendent

August 27, 2020 – Student Meals During 2020-2021 Fall Semester

August 27, 2020 – Guidelines for Meal Pickup by Designees

August 27, 2020 – Attendance During 2020-2021 Fall Semester

August 20, 2020 – Schools Begin Collection and Distribution of Materials

August 13, 2020 – Log In Now to Identify Need for Chromebook and/or Internet

August 6, 2020 – HCPSS Announces 2020-2021 Fall Reopening Plan

August 5, 2020 – 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration Continues Online

August 3, 2020 – MPSSAA Postpones 2020-2021 Fall and Winter Athletic Competition Seasons

HCPSS July Messages

July 31, 2020 – August 29 SAT in HCPSS Schools Canceled

July 29, 2020 – HCPSS Postpones Fall High School Athletic Season

July 16, 2020 – HCPSS Plans Fully Online Start for 2020-2021 School Year

July 10, 2020 – Important 2020-2021 School Year Updates

July 10, 2020 – HCPSS 2020-2021 Academic Calendar Revised

July 6, 2020 – Planning Update for the 2020-2021 School Year

HCPSS June Messages

June 25, 2020 – Fall Planning Update

June 11, 2020 – Planning for the Fall and the 2020-2021 School Year

May 29, 2020 – Looking Ahead

May 28, 2020 – Preparing for the 2020-2021 School Year