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2020-2021 School Year

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Bridge to Normalized Instruction: Hybrid Instructional Model

Free Student Meals

HCPSS COVID-19 Dashboard


Class of 2021 Graduation Dates Set

HCPSS announced the graduation ceremony schedule for the 2020-2021 school year, which includes events May 28 through June 4. All ceremonies are scheduled to take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion, with the exception of Cedar Lane School, which will be held at that school.


2021-2022 Digital Education Center

HCPSS is planning for a full-time virtual option for students entering grades K-12 who wish to learn virtually for the 2021-2022 school year. The DEC is intended to function as an additional, separate K-12 center, which will continue to operate even after fully in-person learning resumes at all other HCPSS schools.

DEC Level-Specific Virtual Information Sessions, April 20-22, 2021


Partnership Enhances Access to the Arts

In a new partnership, the University of Maryland School of Music will collaborate with HCPSS music staff to provide outreach opportunities to HCPSS schools including offering mini-residencies, coaching students for auditions, judging student adjudications and providing side-by-side performance opportunities with School of Music faculty or students.


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Congratulations HCPSS 2021 Principal and Teachers of the Year!

HCPSS announced its 2021 winners for Principal of the Year and Teachers of the Year: Principal of the Year Denise Lancaster, Deep Run Elementary School; Teachers of the Year Niklas Berry, Oakland Mills High School and Amy Woolf, Oakland Mills Middle School.

Chris Lidard.

CHS Senior Selected to Represent Maryland in Senate Youth Program

Centennial High School senior Christopher Lidard was selected to represent Maryland during the 59th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Washington Week earlier this year. Chris was one of only two high school students selected to serve in the prestigious program.

Clemsens Crossing Elementary Assistant Principal Sonia Hurd.

Clemens Crossing Assistant Principal Named Outstanding AP for Maryland

Sonia Hurd, the assistant principal at Clemens Crossing Elementary School, recently was named the 2021 National Outstanding Assistant Principal for Maryland by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, based, in part, on her exceptional leadership and respect among the CCES community.

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