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Welcome Back To The 2019-2020 School Year!

The school year is here! Here’s what you need to know, including back to school nights, bus schedules, school supply lists, emergency notifications and much more.


Boundary Review Process for 2020-2021 School Year

HCPSS is in the midst of a systemwide school boundary review process, which could potentially impact any or all of our 74 comprehensive schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The Superintendent on August 22 presented his recommendations to the Board of Education for its consideration. The Board is scheduled to vote on November 21.


2019-2020 Safe Driving Presentations

All student drivers and a parent/guardian must attend to a safe driving program each year in order to get a parking permit. Students may attend a presentation at any location.


New Partnership to Offer Support Services for School Communities

HCPSS has partnered with Gilchrist to provide grief and loss training for staff and to offer support for school communities affected by a crisis.


Six High Schools Recognized for 2019 Seat Belt Challenge Participation

Agricultural Science Academy Students Lecture at Science Center

Three Glenelg High School/Agriculture and Natural Resources Academy students presented their findings on “Feeding the World in 2050” to a public audience this summer at the Maryland Science Center, as part of the Center’s Lunchtime Lecture series. The students discussed advancing agricultural technologies and practices to feed a growing population.

High Schools Recognized for 2019 Seat Belt Challenge Participation

Representatives from the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration recognized HCPSS principals and Howard County Police Department School Resource Officers at Atholton, Glenelg, Hammond, Oakland Mills, River Hill and Wilde Lake high schools for their participation in the spring 2019 Making It Click Maryland Seat Belt Challenge.

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