Stevens Forest Elementary School 4th Grade Paraeducator Randy Patterson was named the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) Educational Support Professional of the Year, demonstrating outstanding accomplishments and reflecting the contributions of ESPs to public education.
The HCPSS website has helpful information for parents/guardians, students and staff, including translated documents, student meals, technology devices, Google Meet expectations and more.
Meals will be provided at no cost to all students any weekday school is in session through the 2020-2021 school year. Meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. Meals may be pre-ordered for pickup on Mondays or Thursdays only.
For the 2020-2021 school year, while in virtual, small groups or hybrid instructional models, HCPSS may transition to fully virtual instruction during inclement weather days. This will allow the school system to make a decision earlier when inclement weather is expected, provide families with earlier notice in order to make necessary adjustments, and largely allow HCPSS to follow the academic calendar, as scheduled.
HCPSS has partnered with the Jemicy School to increase staff understanding of the science of reading and dyslexia, as well as the appropriate strategies to help ensure all students develop academic skills and a love of learning.
The Achieve Success Together (AST) team–composed of current and former HCPSS students–was recently selected for the 2020 Governor’s Service Award in the Team category for their service instilling passion and a love for learning in students. The AST program strives to close opportunity gaps among minority and disadvantaged students.
As the behind-the-scenes staff member leading HCPSS’ staff well-being and recognition efforts, Alli Whitney works to address mental health and well-being for school system employees, as well as elevate staff through various recognitions. She also plays a large role in community engagement around major school system efforts, helping to support engagement opportunities and coordinating the work of various advisory committees.