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.
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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
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!
This is important information for families with students in first grade through twelfth grade.
For over 20 years, HCPS school counselors have administered needs assessments. The results of the assessment are used to determine how HCPS staff can provide more direct, and specific supports to our students. In the past, we have not sent a communication making families aware of the upcoming needs assessment, but we understand that some families would like to know more about how HCPS collects information to better support your student in school. We hope you will encourage your child to share their true thoughts and feelings as we look to provide as supportive and nurturing a school environment as possible for all students.
Students do not have to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment with the school counselor and can let their school counselor know if they do not want to participate. You may also send an email to your student’s school counselor to make them aware if you do not want your child to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment.
9/23/2022 4:30 PM
The 2023-2024 HCPS School Year Operational Calendar was presented to the Board of Education at the September 19, 2022 Board Business meeting. The Board will accept feedback on the proposed calendar for 60 days. At the conclusion of the 60 days of public comment, the calendar committee will review feedback received, determine if adjustments are needed to the proposed calendar, then present a final draft of the calendar to the Board of Education in December for a vote. You can view the calendar presentation from the Board of Education meeting in its entirety here.
After reviewing the presentation, click here to review the proposed calendar and provide your support of the proposed calendar or your suggested edits.
9/21/2022 10:00 AM
HCPS Calendar reminder!
On Friday, September 23, 2022, all HCPS schools will dismiss 3 hours early. On Monday, September 26, 2022, all HCPS schools and offices will be closed for the holiday. Please note, half-day PreK will NOT meet on early dismissal dates.
Please visit the Calendar page on hcps.org to access all calendar information for the entire 2022-2023 school year.
9/21/2022 8:48 AM
We are pleased to share that Harford County Public Schools is participating with the Maryland Partners for Prevention to offer free flu vaccinations at your child’s school in October. Parent/guardian consent is required if you would like your child to be vaccinated for the flu at school and is due by midnight on September 29, 2022. You may give permission for your child to be vaccinated using an online form. Links to each school’s clinic may also be found in the news alert section or on the Health Center page on hcps.org.
If you have specific questions about the flu vaccines being administered at the school clinics, please contact your child’s school nurse.
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