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Instrucciones para presencia
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Break Activities - Elementary
Break Activities - Secondary
HCPS Virtual Calming Room
Additional Instructional Learning Experiences for Grades 4-5
Additional Instructional Learning Experiences for Grades 6-8
Essential digital tools are the web-based tools that HCPS has under contract for staff and student use. Our contract with the vendors requires them to protect and secure our students' data. Some essential tools are licensed for each student in the district and some are licensed for a specific content area or group of students.
Canvas is a
learning management system housing curriculum and teacher-created content.
provides teachers the ability to share content with students and see student
progress in real time.
provides lessons on block-based and written code.
Curriculum Cloud provides early childhood educators access to digital
Education provides interactive content, tools, activities, and virtual field
trips for students and teachers.
an adaptive math program designed to complement classroom instruction.
Equatio is a
web browser extension that provides students an equation editor, graph
editor, handwriting recognition, speech input, and a screenshot reader.
Learning Gizmos provides access to virtual math and science simulations.
First in Math
First in Math
provides individualized math practice in facts, procedural skills, and
Gale is a
library media database.
Genius is a comprehensive set of standards-aligned science videos and
Collections provides access to online interactive text and tools.
adapts and individualizes math content for students
students math practice.
offers biotechnology lab simulations.
offers earth science simulation and curriculum.
Learning provides games related to math and science content.
a sandbox game where students collect and combine resources into new, useful
items that enrich gameplay and help further exploration and creativity.
helps students to discover their strengths and ensures that all paths
students take after high school lead to fulfilling and meaningful careers.
allows teachers to create interactive multimedia presentations and
assessments through which student progress can be monitored.
is a web-based research, citation, and note-taking platform.
includes the suite of Office products used for productivity and
Reading guides children through a series of lessons, developing skills such
as phonological awareness, decoding and ultimately working towards oral
reading fluency, basic handwriting, and improved spelling proficiency.
a web browser extension that allows students to annotate .pdf files.
students and teachers to create and share virtual boards that are populated
with multimedia content
an online database containing informational articles, ready-made activities,
and literacy supports for students of all abilities.
Interactives is a web-based platform with interactive videos of real
experiments and data.
ProQuest is a
library media database including Sirs Discoverer, Sirs Issues Researcher, and
Write is a web browser extension that provides text to speech, text and
picture dictionaries, and speech to text dictation.
provides curriculum and interactive mathematics content for students and
provides nonfiction articles with a read aloud option for students.
students to check out ebooks and audiobooks from the Harford County Public
education solutions are research-based curricula designed exclusively for
students with moderate to severe disabilities.
allows creation of interactive images including multimedia content.
TurnItIn is a
plagiarism checker service for teachers.
Shadow empowers individuals to discover, plan, and pursue their dreams with
their unique video-based career planning platform.
Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia
articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities,
pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related
Supplemental tools are those free tools that HCPS authorizes to be used as supplementary (non-essential) enrichments to students’ educational experience.
A tool is authorized if it complies with federal and state standards for protecting students’ data privacy and security.
is a digital book-making tool where students can create books and share them
to a class library.
Canvas is a
web-based graphic design tool.
uses gaming principles to re-imagine students’ learning experiences and
empowers them to reach their full potential.
Desmos is a
suite of math tools including a graphing calculator. Teachers can create
graphs and equations for student to solve
allows teachers to create interactive formative assessments.
Epic is a digital
library providing students access to a variety of texts, which the teacher
can customize into collections.
allows teachers and students to participate in audio and video discussions.
an online assessment tool. Students join via code. Teacher can monitor
progress in real time.
platform provides a space for students to explore functions, geometry, algebra,
statistics, and 3D in a dynamic way.
allows students to see areal or street views of any location in the world.
is an interactive navigation tool
a polling, quiz, and presentation tool that allows teachers to formatively
assess students in real time
Newsela is an
online news-as-literacy platform that features high-interest leveled articles
with accompanying quizzes and writing prompts.
No Red Ink
No Red Ink is
a web-based language learning platform. It provides grammar and mechanics
lessons. It also provides writing and composition support, where students can
submit writing samples to be reviewed by their peers and teachers.
Parlay is an
instructional technology platform that makes it easy for teachers to
facilitate, measure, and assess student-driven discussions – in person and
Interactive Simulations is a large collection of virtual experiments,
demonstrations, and visualizations for dozens of math and science topics
provides a leveled reading library for students.
Quizizz is an
interactive assessment tool.
Scratch is a
web-based coding option for students.
for design of newsletters, infographics, and flyers.
create plot diagrams, graphic novels, character maps, timelines, comics, and
WeVideo is a cloud-based
video creation site that lets students create, edit, and share video content.
Introduction to Texthelp Read and Write – A Basic Overview
Pinning the extensions - Chromebook (PDF, Video)
Logging in - Windows (PDF, Video)
Logging in - Chromebook (PDF, Video)
Read & Write Toolbar Features
Read & Write Toolbar Demonstration with Word Online
Using EquatIO in Middle School Math Assignments
EquatIO Toolbar Features
Toolbar - Chromebook
Toolbar - Windows
iPad App Parent Handout
Kindergarten iPad Apps
How to reboot an iPad
How can I use the Office 365 extension in conjunction with the Chromebook?
How do I move a file from the Chromebook to my HCPS OneDrive?
How do I take a picture with the Chromebook to use for my profile picture in itslearning/Office 365?
Access Virtual Instruction via Microsoft Teams (PDF, Video)
Wait.. How do I do that? Digital Learning Grab Bag Edition
Help! I can't access my Teams meeting
Canvas Quick Start Guide
Elementary Course Home Page
Canvas Immersive Reader
How do I use the Course Home Page as a student?
What is a Chromebook?
How-to Utilize Your Elementary/Middle School Device (Chromebook)
Escuela primaria / secundaria: Orientación sobre el uso de la tecnología y el inicio de sesión de aparatos
Split my Screen?
Charge my Chromebook?
Take a screenshot? (PDF, Video)
Use the camera? (PDF, Video)
Use keyboard shortcuts? (PDF, Video)
How-to Troubleshooting Tips for Chromebooks
Won't Turn On
Incorrect Username or Password
Canvas Quick Start Guide
Assignment Submission Types
Add a File to an Assignment
Submit Media Recording
How to Access Virtual Instruction on a Windows Device
Wait.. How do I do that? Joining Team Edition
Swan Creek School: Device Login and Technology Use Orientation
Elementary/Middle School: Device Login and Technology Use Orientation
Wait.. how do I do that? - Login and Password Edition
Wait.. how do I do that? - Device Cleaning Edition
How-to HCPS Technology Access - Elementary at-home (Personal Device)
How-to HCPS Technology Access - Secondary at-home (Personal Device)
2/28/2024 10:48 AM
At the Monday, February 26, 2024 Board of Education Business Meeting, edits to the 2024-2025 HCPS School Calendar were presented and consequently voted on by the Board of Education.
The updated 2024-2025 calendar is attached and can be viewed on the calendar page of hcps.org. The first and last day have not changed. What has been updated is quarter end dates, and prekindergarten start and end dates. Two early dismissal dates have also been updated; an early dismissal previously scheduled in May has been rescheduled in December and an early dismissal on December 20, 2024, has been updated to reflect an early dismissal for students and staff.
The calendar presentation and Board discussion from last night can be seen here and in the Board of Education meeting archive.
2/27/2024 2:53 PM
2/21/2024 5:00 PM
Harford County Public Schools kindergarten registration, and applications for kindergarten early entrance, and advanced placement to first grade, will be available Friday, March 1, 2024. Kindergarten registration can be completed online on March 1, 2024. Applications for kindergarten early entrance and advanced placement to first grade will be available to print online and submit a hard copy. To submit your application, follow the directions on the cover sheet of the printed application. Printed applications will be available at each elementary school on March 1, 2024.
*Prekindergarten applications will be available May 3, 2024. Details will be released as soon as possible.
Please note, due to state law, prekindergarten and kindergarten instruction are not permitted to be virtual. This means prekindergarten and kindergarten registration is not available at Swan Creek School.
Please share this information in your community as we try to ensure families who may not be connected to HCPS are aware that applications and registrations will be available March 1, 2024.
Additional registration information is available here.
2/7/2024 5:00 PM
The following is being shared via phone, email, text message, HCPS app notification on Friday, January 26, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.:
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) approved Harford County Public Schools’ 2023-2024 School Year Virtual Day Instruction Plan, which requested the use of three (3) asynchronous virtual instruction days in the event of inclement weather.
This means the next inclement weather day(s) will utilize asynchronous virtual learning day(s). When an inclement weather day is determined, we will confirm the day will be asynchronous virtual instruction in all communications. Students and families may visit the inclement weather page on hcps.org for more information about virtual learning days, including FAQs, resources for Canvas, and more. This page will be updated regularly with additional information; please check it often during this season.
1/26/2024 4:00 PM
Beginning this week, parent and guardian access to Canvas is open. This grants parents and guardians of students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve the ability to access their student’s Canvas account in a read-only observer role.
Canvas is the platform where teachers post digital content and assignments and where students can interact with that content, with other students, and with their teachers, participating in discussions and submitting assignments.
In the observer role, you will be able to review what your student is learning, follow their classroom progress, see if they have any missing work, and see important dates for the class.
Two important reminders:
Even though some grades may be available in Canvas, Home Access Center (HAC) remains the official grade book for final grades.
Contacting teachers through HCPS email remains the primary communication for teachers and parents for formal educational conversations regarding the student. Parents, teachers, and students may elect to use the messaging feature in Canvas to communicate informally on general topics such as school events or information shared in classroom newsletters.
A Parent Access Orientation has been created to help you navigate Canvas and show you how to connect with your student’s account. Additionally, a Parent Academy Real Talk video was created to demonstrate the process.
If you have any questions about how to use Canvas, please contact your student’s teacher, or school librarian.
1/25/2024 5:00 PM
The Board of Education of Harford County will continue to hold Engage for Education listening sessions in the new year. This is an opportunity to ask questions and share your thoughts on the future of education in Harford County with members of the Board of Education.
Remaining sessions are as follows:
1. Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at North Harford High School
2. Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at Edgewood High School
3. Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at Havre de Grace High School
4. Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at Bel Air High School
All sessions run from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. No pre-registration is required to attend or speak.
For more information, or to provide feedback directly to the Board if you are unable to attend one of the sessions, please visit the Engage for Education page on hcps.org.
1/9/2024 5:00 PM
The following communication is being sent to all contacts in our Mass Notification System via email, phone call, text message and app push alert on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.:
The Board voted to approve the 2024-2025 Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) school year calendar at the December 18, 2023, Board of Education of Harford County business meeting.
The calendar can be viewed on the calendar page of hcps.org. As approved by the Board of Education, the first day of school for students will be September 3, 2024. The last day of school, if all 6 inclement weather days are utilized, will be Monday, June 23, 2025. If no inclement weather days are needed, the last day of school for the 2024-2025 HCPS school year will be Thursday, June 12, 2025.
The calendar presentation and Board discussion from last night can be seen here, in the Board of Education meeting archive.
12/19/2023 6:00 PM
11/28/2023 5:00 PM
Dear Parents and Guardians,
For the 2024-2025 school year, 8th grade students who are applying to the Teacher Academy of Maryland Magnet may be offered seats in either Edgewood High School or North Harford High School via an established lottery process.
Students currently enrolled in TAM at Harford Technical High School will continue the program at Harford Technical high School through their graduation.
9/5/2023 5:30 PM
Dear Parents and Guardians of fifth-grade students,
This school year, your student will take part in an amazing opportunity at Harford Glen Environmental Education Center. The Fifth Grade Residential Outdoor Education Program is an overnight program and part of your student’s Environmental Stewardship unit. The hands-on learning opportunities at Harford Glen cannot be replicated in the classroom.
Staff at Harford Glen will host eight Open Houses for you to bring your student, learn about the program and visit the facility.
The Open Houses should take approximately 30 minutes and are self-guided, allowing you to explore the grounds, and facilities, on your own. Harford Glen staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Open House dates:
- Thursday, September 7, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 19, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
- Friday, February 16, 2024 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
If Harford County Public Schools closes schools on any of the above dates, the Open House that day will be canceled.
For more information about the Harford Glen programs, click here.
8/29/2023 5:00 PM
8/21/2023 9:31 AM
Please be advised that we have been made aware of unauthorized web sites and smart phone apps that accept Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) student credentials, potentially stealing your students’ credentials and or misusing them.
Parents and guardians should check their student's personal devices for apps and web site access to prevent them from unknowingly giving access to their personal information. We use security measures on HCPS devices to ensure this doesn’t happen, but we can’t protect your personal devices. Only you can ensure your student isn’t using an app or visiting a site that may be collecting information in the background!
All HCPS approved apps and platforms are listed on hcps.org; if we haven’t endorsed it, don’t use it. If you want to ask about a specific app/platform, contact User.Support@hcps.org.
8/10/2023 11:27 AM
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Harford County Public Schools, with support from a generous grant from the Harford County Health Department, is pleased to offer Care Solace to all students, staff, and their family members. Care Solace helps individuals find mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. Their care companion team is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and 365 days per year to quickly connect you to carefully verified providers in your community. They will connect you with providers accepting all medical insurances and even options for those without insurance. This referral process is at no cost to you or the school system.
For more information on Care Solace, how to connect someone, or how to utilize Care Solace yourself, please watch this Parent Academy Real Talk video.
Parents/guardians and staff may access Care Solace services by utilizing the Care Solace website or calling (888) 515-0595. Support is available in 200+ languages. Parents/guardians can also call their child’s school to have administration or student services staff complete a referral on their behalf.
Manager of Communications
Harford County Public Schools
6/13/2023 5:00 PM
The following communication was sent to families on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 5 p.m.:
During the most recent legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly moved the date of the primary election for the State of Maryland. As a result, the primary elections will be held on May 14, 2023, instead of April 23, 2024.
The Board of Education of Harford County (BOE) originally approved the 2023-2024 school year calendar at the Board of Education Business Meeting on December 19, 2022. As a result of the election date change, the BOE voted on Monday, May 22, 2023, to make the following adjustment to the 2023-2024 school year calendar:
HCPS schools and offices will be open on April 23, 2024, and schools and offices will be closed on May 14, 2024, to allow our schools to to function as polling places for the election.
Calendar information can be found here.
Manager of Communications
Harford County Public Schools
5/31/2023 5:00 PM
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