The Harford Glen Environmental Education Center, an integral part of the Harford County Public School
System, coordinates a comprehensive, sequential, and participatory program of environmental education.
By focusing on a curriculum that promotes awareness, and understanding of the local and global
environment, the Harford Glen staff seeks to produce a responsibility ethic of stewardship and
sustainability in the total school community.
502 West Wheel Road, Bel Air, MD 21015
Phone: 410-638-3903 Fax: 410-638-3907
Map and Directions
Harford Glen is open to the public, from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., on the dates shown below.
April 1 – Last Day of School
Open on weekends
Open 7 days a week
First Day of School – October 31
Open on weekends
Harford Glen Trail Map - Printable
Harford Glen Trail Map - Interactive
Inclement Weather Policy
Delay on the first day of the program
If HCPS delays the opening of school on the first day of the program, the Harford Glen program will also
be delayed the same amount of time. For example, if HCPS delays opening of school for two hours, the bus
will pick up the fifth grade students at school at 11:00 am (or 11:30 am for fourth tier schools).
Cancellation on the first day of the program
If HCPS cancels school on the first day of the program, the Harford Glen program will also be cancelled
for that day. Whenever schools open the following day, whether it is on time or delayed opening, buses
will arrive to pick up students. If it is a delayed opening, see above.
Cancellation on the first and second day of the program
If HCPS cancels school on the first and second day of the program, the entire session will be cancelled
and make up dates will be scheduled for the end of the school year.
Threat of inclement weather during the program
If severe weather is forecast during your session, the Harford Glen staff will consult with the
elementary school administrators and the transportation division of Harford County Public Schools to
determine whether students will remain at Harford Glen, if the session will be modified, or if the
session will be cancelled and make up dates will be scheduled for the end of the school year.
Harford Glen Merchandise
All proceeds from the sale of Harford Glen merchandise support Harford Glen projects. Browse the products available here and then place your order on the Harford Glen Foundation online store.
11/30/2022 3:01 PM
11/17/2022 12:59 PM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022:
If you are active military personnel, a civilian or federal employee working and/or living on federal property, your child has received or will receive a form to be completed and returned to school. If your child is not attending school in person, please find a blank form attached to this email. It is very important that we receive the completed form from you, as this is a means of funding that will impact your child’s school system. Persons working on federal property, please be sure to complete the box indicating the specific location of your employment. The forms should be returned to school with your child no later than Friday, November 11, 2022. Blank forms are also available on www.hcps.org on the Resources for Parents page under ‘Forms and Documents.’ Please contact your school if you have any questions.
11/1/2022 8:00 AM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022:
Maryland legislation now requires notification of parent/guardians when a student meal account balance becomes low.
This is to notify you that parents and guardians will soon begin to receive monthly automated communications via phone and email when your student’s meal account reaches $2.60. Notification at this amount will ensure you’re aware you have funds remaining for approximately one meal.
Students without funds on their account will still receive a meal that is charged to their account but will not be able to purchase any snack items, even with cash. Consequently, families with a balance LESS THAN $0 will receive a weekly call notifying that your account balance needs to be paid.
We encourage families to login to your MySchoolBucks account and set your own balance reminders above $2.60 to avoid receiving the monthly or weekly notices. Please note, if you opt out of the balance alerts when they begin, you will be opting yourself out of receiving all HCPS outreach communications.
Federal waivers allowing universally free school meals ended June 30, 2022 – students who do not qualify for meal benefits or whose applications for meal benefits from previous years expired must pay $2.50 for lunch in elementary schools or $2.60 for lunch in secondary schools. The online meal benefit application is available at www.hcpsmenus.com.
If you are unsure of your MySchoolBucks account or balance information, contact Food and Nutrition Services at 410-638-4078 for assistance.
10/27/2022 12:38 PM
10/4/2022 8:35 AM
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