Resources for Families
The more that local families understand what Hartford Public Schools can offer, the more effective we will be in our efforts to strengthen our community.
The better prepared families are to make decisions about their children's education, the better for everyone. We have tried to organize the information in this section so that you can find the resources you need for the individual concerns or issues most relevant to you.
The Welcome Center: these pages explains the resources available to families at our Welcome Center.
The School Choice Process: this page gives an overview of our online resources to assist students and families with the school choice process..
District / School Year Calendar: you can view or download a copy of the school year calendar for your reference.
Testing Schedules: CAPT and CMT: find out about the scheduling of the standardized tests which are mandatory for our students (depending on grade level).
Bus / Transportation Info: this page provides answers to common bussing / transportation questions.
Special Education: this page gives a general overview of the resources made available through our Special Education programming.
Hartford Performs: Arts Education Collaboration: learn more about an exciting community partnership between schools and local arts resources.
Special Education Document Library: this page contains links to a variety of information and forms to help guide parents through our Special Education programming.
Bullying Policies: this page contains information for parents about the district's anti-bullying policies.
Food and Nutrition: this page has information about the school lunch program, including the enrollment process for reduced or free lunch programs.
School-Based Health Centers: an overview of the comprehensive services available at clinics located in schools across the district.
Internet Safety Resources: tools for parents to help students use technology responsibly.
Helpful Links for Students & Parents: this page can connect you with organizations, businesses, and institutions from around the state or around the world whose content or information may be valuable to students and their families.
Sheff v O’Neill: The school choice model we are establishing was the result of a major court case in the State of Connecticut. You can read the decision of the Sheff v. O'Neill case here in English or in Spanish.