The Harford Glen Environmental Education Center, an integral part of the Harford County Public School
System, coordinates a comprehensive, sequential, and participatory program of environmental education.
By focusing on a curriculum that promotes awareness, and understanding of the local and global
environment, the Harford Glen staff seeks to produce a responsibility ethic of stewardship and
sustainability in the total school community.
502 West Wheel Road, Bel Air, MD 21015
Phone: 410-638-3903 Fax: 410-638-3907
Map and Directions
Harford Glen is open to the public, from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., on the dates shown below.
April 1 – Last Day of School
Open on weekends
Open 7 days a week
First Day of School – October 31
Open on weekends
Harford Glen Trail Map - Printable
Harford Glen Trail Map - Interactive
Inclement Weather Policy
Delay on the first day of the program
If HCPS delays the opening of school on the first day of the program, the Harford Glen program will also
be delayed the same amount of time. For example, if HCPS delays opening of school for two hours, the bus
will pick up the fifth grade students at school at 11:00 am (or 11:30 am for fourth tier schools).
Cancellation on the first day of the program
If HCPS cancels school on the first day of the program, the Harford Glen program will also be cancelled
for that day. Whenever schools open the following day, whether it is on time or delayed opening, buses
will arrive to pick up students. If it is a delayed opening, see above.
Cancellation on the first and second day of the program
If HCPS cancels school on the first and second day of the program, the entire session will be cancelled
and make up dates will be scheduled for the end of the school year.
Threat of inclement weather during the program
If severe weather is forecast during your session, the Harford Glen staff will consult with the
elementary school administrators and the transportation division of Harford County Public Schools to
determine whether students will remain at Harford Glen, if the session will be modified, or if the
session will be cancelled and make up dates will be scheduled for the end of the school year.
Harford Glen Merchandise
All proceeds from the sale of Harford Glen merchandise support Harford Glen projects. Browse the products available here and then place your order on the Harford Glen Foundation online store.
This is an important request of families with students in 4th through 12th grade.
If your student brought their HCPS-issued Chromebook or laptop home with them this weekend, please have them plug in the device to an electrical outlet, and power on the device. Please have your student sign in, and leave the device powered on for approximately one hour. This will prompt the device to receive required updates.
Allowing devices to update at home this weekend will save students and staff time completing the updates on their devices at school next week.
If your student’s device was left in the school, they will receive the updates when they log on at school and no further action is needed on your part.
In June of 2021, the Superintendent received boundary adjustment recommendations. These recommendations were from the Advisory Team charged to evaluate and develop potential solutions to balance enrollment throughout the HCPS school district. Since receiving the recommendations, the Superintendent has been working with HCPS staff to develop draft recommendations that will be presented to the public for additional input.
Thank you to all who have been involved in the process to date and have provided feedback during the first two phases of the process. The data gathered through community input provided the guidance needed by the Advisory Team. Stakeholder responses to surveys, attendance at various education forums, Board of Education meetings, and the many submissions of testimony and alternate suggestions have provided much-needed feedback throughout the process so far.
As we continue with the third phase of the process, we again ask for public involvement and feedback on the Superintendent’s recommendations to address overcrowding in our schools. Using this feedback, he will forward his recommendation to the Board of Education in October 2021. The Board of Education will make a final decision in February 2022.
The virtual public input forums will take place via Zoom from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the dates below. During these forums, participants will be put into small discussion groups to provide feedback on the changes. For this reason, community members who plan to participate in a virtual forum are asked to register their intent to attend by clicking the date below. Please note, registration for an event will close 48 hours prior to the event date.
It is suggested the public participate in the forum associated with your secondary attendance area; however, participants are not required to attend the meeting with their attendance area listed. You may address any attendance area at any of the forums listed.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (Fallston, Joppatowne, and North Harford)
Thursday, September 23, 2021 (Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, and Edgewood)
Thursday, September 30, 2021 (Bel Air, C. Milton Wright, and Patterson Mill)
As a reminder, the Superintendent’s draft recommendations, boundary maps, and map books associated with the boundary adjustments being proposed, are available on the Balancing Enrollment page on hcps.org.
Additionally, please be advised notifications and updates will be communicated via HCPS’ Connect5 phone, email, text, and posted to the HCPS Balancing Enrollment Webpage. You are encouraged to register for or update your information for HCPS communications at the links below. This will ensure you receive all direct mass communication about the balancing enrollment initiative as we move forward in the process.
Community Members https://hcpscommunityconnect.bbcportal.com/
Parents/Guardians - https://hcpsparentconnect.bbcportal.com/
Thank you for your continued engagement and participation.
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