Immunizations are required by state law to attend school, including virtually, and are vital for children’s overall health and wellness. HCPSS Health Services continues to partner with the Howard County Health Department and the Maryland Partnership for Prevention to offer several free immunization clinics for any student who may need them.
To ensure a positive, productive and enjoyable learning experience for all participants, it is important that all students and parents/guardians adhere to these Google Meet Expectations.
The food services program during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year will consist of free Grab-and-Go meals served Monday through Friday from 8-9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at all schools except Burleigh Manor Middle School and Hammond High School. Meals are free for all students through December.
It is time to update your child’s emergency contact information in HCPSS Connect! This is the most important step as we prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Your Family file needs to be updated every school year.
Families that update and complete their Family File will be able to view teacher assignments for the upcoming school year beginning September 4, 2020.
Having this information is critical to use for emergency information and early closings. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child, and can do so by logging in to HCPSS Connect and selecting the Family File tab and then clicking on Family File.
HCPSS uses Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. Parents/guardians must verify and/or update information for each child.
Here are directions for the updating the Family file: HCPSS Connect Parent Access.pdf
Once logged in, parents/guardians will be asked to provide or update the following information:
- Student information
- Parent/guardian contact
- Emergency contacts
- Medical information
- Arrival/dismissal procedures
- Media release (photo approval)
- Data confidentiality
- PTA/PTSA directory
Changes of address may not be made through Family File. If you have recently moved, please contact CES Mattia_Lambiotte@hcpss.org OR Amy_Stevens@hcpss.org as soon as possible as we need to update your address in our files as well.
Parents who have forgotten their login credentials for Family File may click the “Forgot Password” link on the sign in page. Please complete the Family File through HCPSS Connect!
Dates with a “*” will be virtual and google/login codes will be sent separately.
7 pm – Howard County Special Education Advisory Committee (SECAC) Parent Support Group. Click here to register.*
10 am: Kindergarten and New Student Orientation*
2: Back to School Night for grades K through 2*
6:00 PM – Grade K
6:30 PM – Grade 1
7:00 PM – Grade 2
3: Back to School Night for grades 3 through 5*
6:00 PM – Grade 3
6:30 PM – Grade 4
7:00 PM – Grade 5
8: First day of school*
12: 7 pm – PTA meeting (tentative)
29: 7 pm – Virtual Trivia (tentative)*
27: Virtual Bingo (tentative)*
Our revised 2020-21 school supply list is completed…please click to the link here.
The PTA has arranged from the School Tool Box to provide pre packaged “boxes” for each grade. These boxes are customizable (remove what you already have) and are offered at a discount. They will also ship directly to your home.
Simply go to: https://www.schooltoolbox.com/school-supplies/school/list-boxes/?schoolId=45165and customize/order your box.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered with the PTA this year. Our school is better because of YOU.
A very special thank you to our PTA volunteers who are moving on from CES. We thank you for your commitment and time over the years and we wish you the best of luck in middle school!
A reminder that PTA meeting minutes are posted here on the website. Just click the tab “About PTA” and they are all there.