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 all students attending Title I schools.
Lunch is free for students who qualify for free and reduced meals. Lunch costs $2.80 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.
School Nurse- Diann Rocha MSN, RN, firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Room Phone- 410-313-1739
Health Room Fax- 410-379-5150
The School Based Wellness Centers (SBWC) Telemedicine Program has reopened. The program will focus on children who do not have health insurance and/or a medical provider. Since the children and students are in their homes, we will not have the use of the telemedicine carts and will be unable to examine ears or perform throat cultures. Parents and guardians may call our office or send an email (information on attached flyers) and program staff will determine if the health complaint can be safely evaluated and if not, assist them in finding a medical provider to see the child in person. There will be no charge for any of the SBWC Telemedicine visits. However, children must be enrolled or willing to enroll in the SBWC Program.
Appointments will be offered on Mondays from 8:00 to 12:00 and Wednesdays from 8:00 to 4:00 for any non-urgent medical concerns.
Telemedicine visits are NOT appropriate for emergency care. If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
Symptoms Appropriate for Telemedicine: Behavior and development, eating/nutrition/weight issues, sleep disturbances, eye problems, painful menstrual periods, stomach aches, vomiting/diarrhea, constipation, cough and congestion, depression/anxiety, rashes/insect bites/minor burns/sores, runny nose, muscle and joint injuries, asthma management and follow up
To learn more about the program, please contact the school nurse or health assistant at Ducketts Lane or contact the program directly at email@example.com or by calling 410-313-6367
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.
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.