Children of any age moving into the community during the school year should register as soon as possible.
Students can be registered at any time. Parents/guardians should first register online.
Once online registration is complete, parents/guardians are asked to call the school
to complete the registration process.
Applications for Prekindergarten are available in schools
beginning the first Friday in May and throughout the summer. Enrollment is not based on a "first come, first serve" basis. Registration for Kindergarten
students begins on the first Friday in May and is continuous throughout the summer.
Parents must live in the school attendance area of the school in which they plan to enroll their child. Use the
to help determine your attendance area. Students must be registered by the custodial parent (biological,
adoptive, legal guardian). Parents/guardians who are unable to register their children at the scheduled time
in May should
call the school
for an appointment.
A record of a Physical Examination is required for students who are entering a Maryland public school for the
- either nine months prior to entering or six months after entering. Students entering pre-kindergarten,
kindergarten, and first grade must provide documentation certifying that the child had undergone lead testing.
Student boundary exception decisions require balancing countywide considerations with those of the student and
for a boundary exception will be processed on a first come-first served basis.
To apply for a boundary exception, contact your school’s Pupil Personnel Worker.
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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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