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HCPSS Status Update For May 29, 2018

May 28th, 2018

Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Worthington Elementary School is without power and is closed Tuesday, May 29. All other schools open on time.

Sunday’s torrential rainfall and flooding, which caused significant damage and disruption to the Howard County community, has required the Howard County Public School System to make some minor adjustments to normal operations for Tuesday. With the exception of Worthington Elementary noted above, schools will open as scheduled on Tuesday, May 29.

HCPSS is assisting students and families who have been displaced as a result of flooding and Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano has offered the County Executive any assistance and resources that HCPSS can provide. Any additional updates necessary beyond Tuesday will be provided as needed.

Commencements at Merriweather

Graduations scheduled for Tuesday, May 29, will proceed as planned. All entrances and parking lots at Merriweather Post Pavilion are clear. More information on schedules and parking can be found on the HCPSS website.

Conditions of School Buildings

All schools in locations where flooding occured have been inspected and are ready to open on time.

Bus Transportation to School

For Tuesday, May 29, only a few bus stops will be affected by the continued road closures near Main Street in Ellicott City. Families who will need to adjust their bus stop location will be notified by their school the evening of Monday, May 28.

All students who live near the impacted areas should plan to arrive to bus stops 10 minutes prior to your regular pickup time. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as buses try to navigate new routes. Additional updates on bus stops and pickup times will be provided by your child’s school.

Supporting Flood Victims

Student Services staff are prepared and will be available in every school tomorrow to provide supports to any students and staff who need them. Parents are encouraged to speak to their child(ren) about the flooding and let them know that they should visit the guidance office in their school if they would like additional support in school.

Additionally, the Howard County Government has set up the rECovery website, which provides information on how to lend your support. At this time, they are asking for monetary donations that can be provided through the Community Foundation of Howard County’s website.

Additional information and updates may be found at:

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