Would you consider your child's school to be Family Friendly? We want to know!
The HCPS Parent Academy, in partnership with Chick-fil-A of Harford County, is excited to sponsor the HCPS Family Friendly
School Award program. HCPS recognizes that building meaningful relationships between schools, families, and communities
is imperative to student achievement. When families are involved in their children's learning -- both at home and at school --
their children are likely to do better in school. And parents, guardians, and family members are more likely to be involved
and engage with their child's school if they feel welcomed and valued.
We are looking to celebrate our schools that best engage all families with inclusive practices. HCPS uses the National
PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships as an indicator of a family friendly school. With this new program, schools consistently
demonstrating these standards could earn the coveted Family Friendly School Award and special recognition that accompanies that title,
including a luncheon for the school's staff provided by Chick-fil-A of Harford County!
This recognition program runs September through May. Nominations are collected during the first week of each month by completing
the nomination form
Then, the community is invited to vote for the winning school the second week of
each month. Visit this page to view the nominated schools and cast your vote! We also will share the information at the beginning
of each month on our Facebook page. Be sure to follow the HCPS Parent Academy page on Facebook! Help us spread the word by sharing
this information with others in your school community!
We are deeply grateful for our generous Chick-fil-A partners at the Constant Friendship, Forest Hill, Aberdeen, and Bel Air locations for their
tremendous support of this program.
You have already voted! Check back later to see which school wins.
September 2022 Family Friendly School
Principal: Gregory Lane
School Website: https://dfes.ss18.sharpschool.com/
September 2022 nominees
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.
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