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Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

A full return to in-person learning is planned for the 2021-2022 school year, with the exception of K-6 students enrolled in the Digital Education Center.

2021-2022 Details and Information

2021-2022 Communication

Free Meals for Students


Students in Quarantine

If students are required to quarantine, HCPSS has ensured there will be opportunities for them to remain engaged in learning and receive instructional supports. Staff also are available to support the social-emotional health and well-being of all students in quarantine.


New Climate Change Curriculum

HCSPSS will pilot a new climate change curriculum unit for 6th grade science classes in three schools this year, supported by a grant to the Howard County Conservancy from NOAA. The new curriculum will incorporated through all HCPSS middle schools over the next three years.


Capital Budget Proposals

Superintendent Michael J. Martirano on Sept. 2 presented his Proposed Capital Budget for fiscal year 2023 (FY 2023), FY 2024-2028 Capital Improvement Program, and FY 2023–2032 Long-Range Master Plan.


graphic of celebration images with text stating, Thank you, HCPSS staff, for helping to make us one of America's best employers!

HCPSS a Forbes 2021 Best Employer

HCPSS was named among America’s best employers by Forbes magazine, ranked No. 7 in Maryland and No. 1 among educational institutions in the state.

Mike Gorleski.

Mt. Hebron HS Teacher Named Maryland CTE Teacher of the Year

Michael Gorleski, who teaches Career Technical Education at Mt. Hebron High School, recently was selected as the 2021 Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Career and Technical Administrators chapter of the Association for Career and Technical Education.

Javion Hinmon stands inside a school bus.

Javion Hinmon, School Bus Driver, Registrar

In addition to bus runs at three schools, Javion Hinmon also works as a registrar and in Student Records Management. For him, bus driving is about building relationships with students and ensuring they know he is there for them. Read the latest HCPSS Staff Focus to learn more about Mr. Hinmon and all he does for HCPSS students.

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