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Summer 2021

We hope all our students, families and staff have a relaxing and fun summer. Here are some ways to stay connected throughout the summer months, including free meals, enrichment activities and more.

HCPSS Free Summer Meal Service, Mondays & Thursdays, June 21-August 13, 2021

Summer Technology Device Usage

Summer Learning Opportunities


Class of 2021

Archived videos of Class of 2021 graduations are available to watch anytime online.

HCPSS photos of students in the audience and speakers on stage are available for viewing and/or download on the HCPSS Flickr site. Lifetouch will provide photographs of individual students receiving their diplomas.


2021-2022 School Year

The Superintendent and Board of Education members have stated their commitment to the return to normalized, five-day, in-person learning this fall to be essential.

Health and Safety Updates


Guest Voices: Building Family and Student Connections

Cradlerock Elementary School Title I Family Involvement Contact Kathleen Miller discusses the importance of community and family involvement and some initiatives and community partnerships that have supported these efforts at CRES.


The Academy of Finance team from the HCPSS Applications and Research Laboratory.

ARL Team Places 2nd in National Personal Finance Challenge

The Academy of Finance team from the HCPSS Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL) ranked as first runner-up in this year’s National Personal Finance Challenge. Nearly 10,000 students from more than 350 schools competed across the United States in the challenge this spring.

Nandini Bhattaram.

LRHS Student Recognized in 2021 C-SPAN Documentary Competition

Long Reach High School student Nandini Bhattaram was named an honorable mention in the 2021 C-SPAN StudentCam documentary competition. Her video, “Expanding Telehealth: One Step Closer to a More Perfect Union,” articulates the benefits of telehealth as demonstrated during the pandemic, as well as the importance of expanding telehealth to better serve vulnerable and underserved communities.

Hui Liang receiving the Maryland Language Teacher of the Year award.

Centennial HS Teacher Named 2021 Maryland Language Teacher of the Year

Centennial High School world language teacher Hui Liang was recently named this year’s Maryland Language Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Foreign Language Association. She is known for bringing the Chinese culture to life for her students through many enrichment activities and has become a professional leader not only in Howard County schools, but at the national level as well.

HCPSS Staff Focus articles →