School Services

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


Ducketts Lane Elementary School's school menu can be accessed through the LINQ Connect portal or mobile app. Families do not need a LINQ account to view menus, which are available to the public.

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.


Ducketts Lane Elementary School is part of the Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA) program where students receive free breakfast. Lunch is $2.80 per meal.


Meal payments may be made via credit card using the LINQ Connect portal. On-site payments and prepayments may be made using cash or check. Parents/guardians will need to create an account to make online payments to their child’s meal account, monitor their child’s account, schedule automatic recurring payments, set up low balance alerts, submit a Free and Reduced Meals program application, and more.

Wellness and Quality Commitment

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

Health Room

School Nurse- Kathryn DeLair, RN,

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 or by calling 410-313-6367


PDF icon SY22-23 English Enrollment Form FILLABLE SDOH 7.15.22.pdf

PDF icon SY 22-23 Spanish Enrollment Packet FINAL SDOH 7.19.22 FILLABLE.pdf

PDF icon SBWC Poster FINAL SY23 6.28.22.pdf

PDF icon SBWC Poster SY23 FINAL SPANISH 7.25.22_ES.pdf


Please view this short demo of a telemedicine visit.

Before and After School Care

Information Forthcoming.

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 →