As of May 9, 2020: HCPSS schools, office buildings and outdoor spaces are closed through the remainder of the current school year, while the school system continues to operate remotely.
Please visit www.hcpss.org for all COVID-19 related information.
As of March 25, 2020: In response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon directed that all Maryland schools close through May 15, 2020. Accordingly, all HCPSS schools are closed during that time. However, the school system is not shut down.
During this time, school administrators and central office staff will be working remotely. Voicemail will be checked daily; however, email is recommended for the quickest response. For school-related questions, please email the school principal. For all other questions, locate and contact the appropriate department at Central Office.
03/25/2020, 12:20 p.m. – State-Mandated School Closures Extended Four Weeks
Click here if you want to see HCPSS update messages from Dr. Martirano.
Past notice from March 12, 2020:
Maryland State Superintendent, Dr. Karen Salmon, directed that all Maryland school close in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Accordingly, all HCPSS schools will be closed March 16-27.
Information, resources, and HCPSS updates can be located on the Howard County Public School System website. Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Resources are available to support your students while they are at home. These guides are designed to provide ideas for engaging students in learning activities while schools may be closed for inclement weather or other unexpected events. While the activity ideas listed do not prepresent the same level of instruction that occurs in our schools, they are intended to help keep students intellectually active while they are at home. Click to access elementary resources.