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2020-2021 School Year

The HCPSS website has helpful information for parents/guardians, students and staff, including translated documents, student meals, technology devices, Google Meet expectations and more.

Bridge to Normalized Instruction: Hybrid Instructional Model

New Facilities Checklist Website Details School Readiness for Student Return

Changes for All Students, Effective March 1

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Student Meals

Effective March 1, meals for seven days per week will continue to be provided at no cost to students and any children age 18 and under; however, the days and times meals will be provided will change.


Inclement Weather Protocols

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.


Partnership to Share Dyslexia and Language-Based Learning Differences Expertise

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.


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Stevens Forest Paraeducator Receives State Recognition

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.

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Team of Current and Former HCPSS Students Receive Governor’s Service Award

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.

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Staff Focus: Allison Whitney, Community and Workforce Engagement Specialist

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.

HCPSS Staff Focus articles →