The Harford County Public School System maintains a reasonably uniform system of education for
its youth, providing educational
experiences and opportunities designed to meet unique student needs. Curriculum in various skill
areas, in the academic disciplines, and in the arts is developed, implemented, evaluated and
revised on a systemwide basis so that each student receives a well-balanced, carefully
and appropriately diversified education.
Curriculum provides the organization and structure for that which is to be learned, so that the
instructional and assessment
practices of teachers facilitate student mastery of the essential learnings. In order for
to demonstrate the highest levels of mastery of the learnings established by the Harford County
Public School System, the curriculum must be designed, developed, and implemented with the
scope, focus, balance, and alignment so that effective direction is given to instructional and
Like all other successful school systems, the Harford County Public School System must
continually ensure through curriculum
that what is taught continues to reflect the very best knowledge and practice in all subject
areas. A strong, responsive curriculum conveys a powerful, positive vision connecting students
to the future. Students must be enabled, through curriculum, to envision that future and must
be prepared to successfully meet the challenges and issues, which will confront them.
The Harford County Public Schools Curriculum is comprised of the following Academic
The Harford County Public School System believes that student learning is facilitated when
instruction accommodates diversity
among students. The success of the school system relies on the collaborative efforts of all
system personnel. Instructional Support Programs provide the needed assistance to
teachers, instructional assistants and students.
Instructional Support Services are provided in the following areas:
11/17/2022 12:59 PM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022:
If you are active military personnel, a civilian or federal employee working and/or living on federal property, your child has received or will receive a form to be completed and returned to school. If your child is not attending school in person, please find a blank form attached to this email. It is very important that we receive the completed form from you, as this is a means of funding that will impact your child’s school system. Persons working on federal property, please be sure to complete the box indicating the specific location of your employment. The forms should be returned to school with your child no later than Friday, November 11, 2022. Blank forms are also available on www.hcps.org on the Resources for Parents page under ‘Forms and Documents.’ Please contact your school if you have any questions.
11/1/2022 8:00 AM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022:
Maryland legislation now requires notification of parent/guardians when a student meal account balance becomes low.
This is to notify you that parents and guardians will soon begin to receive monthly automated communications via phone and email when your student’s meal account reaches $2.60. Notification at this amount will ensure you’re aware you have funds remaining for approximately one meal.
Students without funds on their account will still receive a meal that is charged to their account but will not be able to purchase any snack items, even with cash. Consequently, families with a balance LESS THAN $0 will receive a weekly call notifying that your account balance needs to be paid.
We encourage families to login to your MySchoolBucks account and set your own balance reminders above $2.60 to avoid receiving the monthly or weekly notices. Please note, if you opt out of the balance alerts when they begin, you will be opting yourself out of receiving all HCPS outreach communications.
Federal waivers allowing universally free school meals ended June 30, 2022 – students who do not qualify for meal benefits or whose applications for meal benefits from previous years expired must pay $2.50 for lunch in elementary schools or $2.60 for lunch in secondary schools. The online meal benefit application is available at www.hcpsmenus.com.
If you are unsure of your MySchoolBucks account or balance information, contact Food and Nutrition Services at 410-638-4078 for assistance.
10/27/2022 12:38 PM
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