HCPSS participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Students from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals. Parents/guardians must submit a new application every school year to maintain their student's eligibility. To apply, go to the HCPSS FARMs webpage.
HCPSS students and families can view menus and nutrition and allergen information for meals served in all HCPSS schools through the Nutrislice website and free smartphone app. Download the Nutrislice mobile app for iOS or Android.
Information on the HCPSS wellness policy and commitment to quality is available online.
Breakfast is free for students who qualify for free and reduced meals. Breakfast costs $2.00 for all other students.
Lunch is free for students who qualify for free and reduced meals. Lunch costs $3.30 for all other students.
HCPSS uses MySchoolBucks.com, an online meal payment system. This system allows families to easily manage student accounts and make payments online on personal computers and mobile devices.
Health room hours are 8am-3:30pm. All medication orders must be ﬁlled out and dated after July 1st, per Howard County Public School System policy. Please contact Megan Seaman, RN at email@example.com, or 410-313-5610 if you have any questions or new health concerns to discuss. The fax # is 410-313-1286.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CURRENT 6TH GRADE STUDENTS: The immunization requirements in Maryland have been updated to include 1 dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and 1 dose of MCV4 (Meningitis) for students entering 7th grade. Again, this information is intended for students who are currently in 6th grade. Please do not wait to take care of this matter until your child is returning to school next August 2022 as a 7th grader. If we DO NOT receive proof of immunization, your child will be excluded from school on the first day of 7th grade. Please discuss this requirement with your child's physician if you have additional questions.
The Howard County Health Department will administer the annual Hearing and Vision screenings for all 8th grade students on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. Additionally, all students new to the state of Maryland will also be screened. An information letter will be sent home for your review. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the health room at 410-313-5610.
Students who become ill while at school must come to the health room to be evaluated. Please discuss with your student that he/she should not use his/her cell phone to call/text parents for pick-up during the school day. Students who feel ill should report directly to the health room and parents will be contacted, as needed, once students are seen by our nurse.
If your child calls/texts you during the school day, please tell him/her to go to the health room and the staff will contact you directly. Thank you so much for your attention to this matter and for working with us to keep your child healthy and safe.
If you have any questions, please contact Megan Seaman, RN (Cluster Nurse) at 410-313-5610.
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 →
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.