School Services

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs)

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.

Menus

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.

Wellness and Quality

Information on the HCPSS wellness policy and commitment to quality is available online.

Prices

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.

Payment

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

Nicole Cysneiros - Cluster Nurse

Barbara Heiser - Health Assistant

Phone number - 410-313-2587

Fax Number - 410-788-0394

If medication is needed during school, please fill out the Physician's Order Medication Form. PDF icon Medication Form.pdf

 
Parents of  Incoming 7th graders:

  • Effective the first day of the 2021-2022 school year, 1 dose of Tdap vaccine and 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine will be required by the state of Maryland for all students entering Grade 7. Many students are receiving the vaccinations throughout this year at annual physicals.  Some have already provided them.  Please bring proof of these vaccinations to the health room as soon as you get it. You may have documentation faxed from your doctor's office to 410-788-0394 or emailed to barbara_heiser@hcpss.org

 

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 →