A: Home and Hospital Teaching provides education for Harford County students who are unable to attend
school due to physical
or emotional condition.
A: Any student who is unable to attend school due to a properly verified physical or emotional condition is
eligible for services.
Applications can be obtained from the guidance department at your home school.
A: No. If a doctor or school anticipates that a student’s absence may be for a period of several weeks, the
A: Home Schooling is a school program administered at home by the student’s parent or guardian. The student
on home schooling
is not enrolled in a Harford County School. Home and Hospital Teaching is
a temporary service available to any county student who is unable to attend
his/her school due to physical or emotional crisis.
A: There are currently eighty teachers assigned to the Home and Hospital Teaching Program. Other teachers
are hired as the need
A: Yes. Your teachers will visit you to bring materials and for individual tutoring sessions. A parent or
18 years or older, must be present when your teacher visits.
A: If you are receiving one-to-one instruction at home, your teacher will contact your regular teacher for
materials and instruction.
In treatment facilities, usually the parent(s) bring work from the home school.
A: No. although some students may be using the Home and Hospital Teaching service for an extended period of
time, they graduate
from their home school.
A: Home and Hospital students receive a grade from their Home and Hospital teacher. That grade is sent to
the parent and to
the home school. The home school teacher averages the grade earned at Home
and Hospital with the grade earned at the home school. If the student was
in Home and Hospital for the entire quarter, then the home teacher will place
that grade on the report card. Excused and unexcused absences will also be
noted. Home and Hospital Teaching follows the Harford County Public Schools
attendance policy for grading as indicated in the Home and Hospital Teaching
A: Each teacher has different requirements. Some teachers grade oral responses. Others require written work
to be sent to the
school using electronic mail, fax, or US postal services. Work may also be
hand-delivered or picked up by the teacher.
A: Yes. Usually the exams will be taken at your home school, unless there are extenuating medical
circumstances. It is the responsibility
of the student or parent to contact the home school and make arrangements
for the student to take final exams.
A: The length of time depends on how long it takes the parent, the doctor, and the school counselor to
accurately complete and
submit the required referral forms to the Home and Hospital Teaching Program
administrator (Pupil Personnel Worker) in your area.
A: A student is responsible for completing his/her work at his home school until he/she begins Home and
Harford County residents are being sought as applicants for non-contracted home & hospital teaching
positions for the current
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UPDATE: JUNE 16, 2021
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text to all contacts in our mass communication system at 10:00 a.m.
On Tuesday, June 15, Governor Hogan announced that the state of emergency and mask mandate will be lifted effective July 1 for the state of Maryland. As of July 1, Harford County Public Schools will adhere to the Governor’s announcement and will remove the mask mandate in all HCPS schools and offices. This means that for all in-person summer school instruction and summer programs, students, and staff, will not be required to wear masks as of July 1. If you would like your child to continue wearing a mask in school, please instruct your child to do so. In addition, for the 4th of July events that occur after July 1, students and chaperones may choose to wear masks, but HCPS will not require masks during 4th of July events occurring after July 1. Participants will still need to follow any parade committee guidelines. We expect to begin the 2021-2022 school year without masks. We will continue to dialogue with the Harford County Health Department, as well as review CDC and MSDE guidance around schools and best practice response to COVID-19 throughout the summer. We hope you have a wonderful summer.
UPDATE: JUNE 15, 2021
BOARD OF EDUCATION OF HARFORD COUNTY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PARTICIPATION
BUSINESS MEETING – JUNE 21, 2021 – 6:30PM
The Board of Education of Harford County Business Meeting will be held on June 21, 2021 at 6:30PM with only Board Members, staff, and presenters in attendance virtually. The meeting will be streamed live and archived for later viewing on the HCPS Website.
Public Comment Participation Call-In Process
Community members who wish to provide comments during the Public Comments segment of the Business meeting are required to register by completing this form Public Comment Registration Form, https://www.hcps.org/boe/publiccommentrequest.aspx
Registrations must be received by 9:00AM on Monday, June 21, 2021. All fields on the registration form must be completed.
First and Last name
1. Registered speakers will receive an email from HCPS with a Call-in Phone # and a Conference ID #.
2. Registered speakers are required to call-in and enter the conference ID# at 6:30PM on Monday, June 21, 2021.
3. Important: If you are unable to take your phone off mute, you may need to dial *6.
4. All speakers, regardless of affiliation, will receive 3-minutes per speaker. Speakers may be interrupted and be given notice when they have 30 seconds left. When speakers have reached their 3-minute mark, callers will be removed from the meeting.
5. The Board has allotted two-hours for the Public Comments segment of the Business meeting.
6. If you are admitted from the virtual lobby to the meeting within the two-hour time constraint, you will be placed on hold and greeted by an HCPS staff member when it is time to begin your public comment. Expected hold time may vary based on number of registered speakers. The maximum wait time in the lobby is 30 minutes; should you be disconnected please call back.
7. Registration forms are limited to one (1) per person.
8. In accordance with Board policy, if the number of speakers impede the ability of the Board to complete scheduled business, the Board reserves the right to reduce the amount of time allotted per speaker, or overall time allotted for public comment.
9. The Board expects that all comments will be submitted with the decorum and respect appropriate to the conduct of public business.
10. Topics such as personnel matters, pending appeals, specific student disciplinary matters or which constitute commercial solicitations are not permitted.
11. Disparaging comments, personal attacks, and inflammatory remarks about specific schools or personnel are not permitted. Speakers who engage in these comments will be reminded of the rules and the Board reserves the right to remove the speaker from the call.
12. All public comments submitted will be part of the records maintained by the Board office.
Speakers are reminded that public comments are considered public information and, as such, are subject to the Maryland Public Information Act.
UPDATE: JUNE 15, 2021
This message is being sent to all parents and guardians with a student entering 12th grade in the 2021-22 school year. The information will be sent via our mass communication system phone, email, and text, at 5:00 p.m.
Harford Community College (HCC) and Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) invite students entering 12th grade in the 2021-2022 school year to join HCC for one of two virtual events on July 20, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or on July 21, 2021 from 5-7:30 p.m. The virtual event will highlight dual enrollment opportunities at HCC for the 2021-22 school year.
Students, parents, and guardians are welcome to attend. You will hear what it’s like to be a dual enrolled student from students currently enrolled. You will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual campus tour and hear about the resources available at HCC, like the learning center, library, and more. In addition, HCC will discuss the multiple apps, study groups, and “how-to’s” like using technology, study groups and more, that will be necessary for dual enrolled students.
Students may register here.
6/16/2021 8:24:06 AM