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Online Start for 2020-2021 School Year

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 on Thursday, January 28, 2021.


HCPSS Summer Meals Extended Through August 28

HCPSS will offer free meals this summer, July 1-August 28. Meals will be distributed weekdays from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at locations countywide. Effective August 3, there are some distribution site changes. Participants will be given two meals, breakfast and lunch, for that day. Friday distributions at school-based locations only will include weekend meals.


2020-2021 Academic Calendar Revised

The Board of Education approved a revised calendar to allow staff and families additional time to prepare in conjunction with planning for the fall amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, delaying the first day for students to Tuesday, September 8.


Summer 2020

Students can stay connected this summer in several ways, including taking part in summer enrichment activities, accessing reading lists and more!


Food and Nutrition workers

Thank You, Food and Nutrition Workers!

HCPSS thanks its Food and Nutrition Services workers for their dedication as they continue to distribute meals to county youth this summer. Since the state mandated that schools close in March, and as of July 31, more than 1.3 million meals have been served to Howard County children and HCPSS students.

Zach Koung

Zach Koung Elected 2020-21 SMOB

Zach Koung, a rising senior at Howard High School, was recently elected 2020-21 Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB). He was his sophomore class’ president, and recently served as president of the Howard High Future Business Leaders of America.

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