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  • School System Calendar

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  • HCPSS Help

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  • Budget

    Gain information about the HCPSS operating budget process, including a schedule and related documents
  • Report Bullying

    Access HCPSS’ bullying reporting tool, which allows students, parents and staff to easily and confidentially report incidents
  • Student Well-Being

    Learn how HCPSS promotes mental health and well-being, and find essential resources
  • HCPSS Connect

    Get help with or connect with your student’s courses, get grades and view assignments
  • Academics

    Find out what we offer for K-12 instruction, Career Academies, 21st Century learning and more
  • Supports

    Read about the ways the school system and staff support students every day
  • School Information

    Locate and contact your school, identify bus stop and times, and get attendance area details
  • Enroll

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News Highlights

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HCPSS Measures for Enhancing Air Quality in School Buildings

HCPSS has implemented a combination of measures to improve building ventilation at each school, including portable HEPA fan/filtration units to provide auxiliary air cleaning in each school’s COVID isolation room, and in portable classrooms where outdoor air is not introduced through the HVAC unit.

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Vaccines or Testing Required of All Employees

All HCPSS employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or undergo regular COVID-19 testing for the 2021-2022 school year.

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image of lunch bag with text stating, 2021-2022 school year. Free meals for all students

HCPSS Free Meal Service

Beginning August 30, breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to all students through the entire 2021-2022 school year, on days schools are open.

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Our Organization

  • Board of Education

    The Board provides leadership for excellence in teaching and learning by fostering a climate for deliberative change through policy and community engagement
  • Superintendent

    Dr. Michael J. Martirano considers himself a teacher first and foremost, and believes children must be at the center of all decision-making
  • Central Office Staff Directory

    Search for Central Office staff contact information via name, department or phone number

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Knowing A Child Well

If we take care of our children and their well-being, and nurture and believe in them, academic achievement will take care of itself. We must understand our children first, because in order to teach a child well you must know a child well.
Dr. Michael Martirano, HCPSS Superintendent