The Harford County Public Schools Parent Academy is an exciting new resource for all HCPS
The Parent Academy will include a series of workshops designed to engage HCPS parents/guardians
partners in their children's education, and will work to provide useful information and
needed to help their children succeed in school and in the community. The goal is to connect
families, school system staff, and community stakeholders in meaningful partnerships that will
increase student achievement and support wellbeing.
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Three Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) principals, along with school-based Student Support Services
staff and several Harford County partners, planned a successful event on March 3 at the Homes at Fountain
Green to welcome and connect with families new to the community.
Mr. Brad Stinar, principal of Hickory Elementary School, Mr. Chas Hagan, principal of Southampton Middle
School, and Ms. Erica Harris, principal of C. Milton Wright High School, recognize the importance of
community engagement and work every day to seek partnerships and build relationships that will help
support their students and their families.
Hickory Elementary Principal Brad Stinar would like to give a special thank you to Tina Bland, Hickory's
school counselor, and Angela Gottesfeld, Hickory's school nurse, for their work behind the scenes to make
this event a success: "Tonight's family event would not have been possible without Tina and Angela and their
collective efforts, kudos and thank you to them both."
HCPS also thanks the following partners who joined our three schools in welcoming the new families during the event.
Webinar: USAJobs & How to Read a Job Announcement
10/06/2022 04:30 PM
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Harford County SECAC Meeting
10/06/2022 06:30 PM
Learn more about social opportunities in the community for special education students.
Parents and Caregivers
Bedtime in a Box Event
10/11/2022 05:30 PM
A consistent, early bedtime practice, along with encouraging reinforcement, has a positive impact on your child's development. Join us as we have a conversation about some strategies that may help with your child's bedtime routine.
Parents/guardians with a child 4 years old or younger
10/13/2022 07:00 PM
A positive, strength-based approach to raising your child
Internet Safety Strategies for Parents and Caregivers
09/29/2022 12:00 PM
Parent Academy invites you to the first Lunch & Learn of the 2022-23 school year! During this hour, we will discuss internet safety tools, conversation starters, and social supports for your HCPS students. We hope you can join us for this important topic!
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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