Children moving into the community during the school year should register as soon as possible.
are available in schools beginning the first Friday in May and throughout the summer. Enrollment is not
on a "first come, first serve" basis. Registration for Kindergarten students begins on the first Friday in
May and is continuous throughout the summer. Other elementary students and secondary students can be registered
at any time which is convenient to the school and the parents/guardians. Parents/guardians are asked to
call the school
to arrange for appointments for registering their children. It is recommended that this registration occur
as early as possible during 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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Dear Harford County Public Schools Community,
I’ve been watching the events unfolding across our country in response to the murder of George Floyd, and I am struck by how important it is for our school system to advance our commitment to eliminating racism and discrimination in our school system.
Unfortunately, schools and educational systems struggle with deep disparities in outcomes related to student discipline and achievement that remain entirely too predictable by race, ethnicity, and zip codes. In HCPS, we recognize those disparities and we are committed to working tirelessly to address them. The protests occurring across our country are not just the product of one tragic incident, but of many. In HCPS, we must do a better job of confronting the history and experiences of our Black students. We must be the catalyst for healing that will allow us to prevent future violence rather than just condemn it.
The Harford County Board of Education and the school system administrators are absolutely committed to eliminating racism and discrimination in our schools and community. This week, we are initiating a campaign under the hashtag #leadwithlove, to feature messages about our campaign to eliminate racism and discrimination.
We know there is more to be done. Our work does not end with a social media campaign, but we think it is important for our students, staff, and families to hear us say, right now, in this moment, that we stand with you and will continue to stand with you.
Standing with you,
Sean Bulson, Ed.D
Harford County Public Schools
6/3/2020 4:38:45 PM