School Services

Fall Semester Student Meals

Meals will be provided at no cost to any HCPSS student, and all children 18 and under, through December 31, 2020, subject to U.S. Department of Agriculture funding availability.

The HCPSS food services program during the 2020-20201 first semester (Sept. 8, 2020-Jan. 28, 2021) will consist of Grab-and-Go meals served Monday through Friday from 8–9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m., beginning Tuesday, September 8. Breakfast and lunch can be picked up at either meal time.

Meals will be served at all school locations, with the exception of Burleigh Manor Middle School and Hammond High School, where construction is ongoing. Students may receive meals at any location.

Full details on 2020-2021 fall meals for students, including designee forms and more.

HCPSS students and their families can now view menus and nutrition and allergen information for meals served in all HCPSS schools through Nutrislice, a website and free smartphone app.

This upgrade to school menus benefits school health professionals and parents who can easily access nutritional information and make informed choices for their child’s nutrition.

Download the Nutrislice mobile app for iOS or Android.

Nutrition

For more information on the HCPSS wellness policy, and information on nutrition and allergens, please visit the Food Services site.

Health Room

Student Medication Procedures

Immunization Information

Reporting Absences

To report your child's absence, please email the school at OMMSAbsence@hcpss.org by 8:30 a.m.

If a child has a fever, he/she needs to be fever free for 24 hours, with no medication, before returning to school.

On the day your child returns to school, an explanatory note should be submitted to the school indicating the date(s) and reason for the absence. A doctor's certificate is required in cases of long-term absence (more than three days). A note should also be submitted upon return, to request exclusion from activities (i.e., physical education). Should you need more information or assistance please contact our nurse Judith Bruce judith_bruce@hcpss.org or our health assistant Janet Eldridge janet_eldridge@hcpss.org

Student Registration

For information about registering a new student, view the HCPSS guidelines on registration.

If you are new to Howard County and were born outside of the US and/or need ESOL services, contact the Office of International Student Services for assessment and registration at 410-313-7101 or 410-313-7102.

After you have completed the enrollment process, please contact Trina Johnson or 410-313-6940 to schedule an appointment. The registration process is handled by appointment only.

Forms:

Accident and Medical Insurance

Accident Insurance

The school system does not carry medical insurance for accidents that occur at school, including non-sport related injuries, such as trips and falls, physical education injuries, and recess/playground injuries. Thus, parents are encouraged to enroll students in the accident insurance program offered through HCPSS.

Learn more about how to obtain accident insurance →

Medical Insurance

The Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (MCHIP) is available for families, pregnant women, and children in need of medical insurance. Applications are available through the school health assistant or by contacting the Howard County Health Department at 410-313-7500.

Find out more about qualifying for MCHIP →