Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) is committed to parental, family, and community involvement in
the educational process. The following information is curated for parents and guardians of HCPS students.
You will find how to register your child for school, school information, how to find a specific school, and
much more. If you are new to the Harford County area, we invite you to visit our About Us section for more
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Families moving into the Harford County community during the school year, or during the summer, should register their child(ren) for school as soon as possible.
Applications for prekindergarten and kindergarten registration takes place on the first Friday in May. Other students may be registered at any time, however,
parents/guardians are asked to call the school in which their child(ren) would attend to arrange for an appointment for registering their child(ren). To read
more about the HCPS registration process and documents you may need,
All of our schools offer breakfast and lunch programs. menus are distributed through the schools and announced via local newspapers. To view our menus,
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This is important information for families with students in first grade through twelfth grade.
For over 20 years, HCPS school counselors have administered needs assessments. The results of the assessment are used to determine how HCPS staff can provide more direct, and specific supports to our students. In the past, we have not sent a communication making families aware of the upcoming needs assessment, but we understand that some families would like to know more about how HCPS collects information to better support your student in school. We hope you will encourage your child to share their true thoughts and feelings as we look to provide as supportive and nurturing a school environment as possible for all students.
Students do not have to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment with the school counselor and can let their school counselor know if they do not want to participate. You may also send an email to your student’s school counselor to make them aware if you do not want your child to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment.
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The 2023-2024 HCPS School Year Operational Calendar was presented to the Board of Education at the September 19, 2022 Board Business meeting. The Board will accept feedback on the proposed calendar for 60 days. At the conclusion of the 60 days of public comment, the calendar committee will review feedback received, determine if adjustments are needed to the proposed calendar, then present a final draft of the calendar to the Board of Education in December for a vote. You can view the calendar presentation from the Board of Education meeting in its entirety here.
After reviewing the presentation, click here to review the proposed calendar and provide your support of the proposed calendar or your suggested edits.
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