In Our District

Jul
01

HPS Students Win Popular Hartford Decide$ Votes for City Improvement Projects

Students on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) submitted their Hartford Decide$ projects and the public vote ended on June 27. There were eight amazing projects on the ballot and Hartford Public Schools students won 1st and 3rd prizes for the projects they proposed. The vote was close, but here are the final results: 1st Place: $25.000 [...]
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Jun
26

Return-to-School Update

Dear HPS Students and Families, This evening, Governor Lamont and Education Commissioner Cardona announced that they are recommending that schools will reopen full time in the Fall. Their decision was based on the current outlook of COVID-19 in the state of Connecticut. However, safely reopening schools will require significant health and safety measures to be […]

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Jun
25

Student Meals Holiday Schedule: July 4th/Independence Day Weekend

June 24, 2020 Dear Families, Student Meals Holiday Schedule July 4th/Independence Day Weekend On Friday, July 3, the Independence Day Holiday will be recognized and there will be no student meal distribution that day. We remain committed to ensuring child nutrition, so please take note of the changes to our distribution schedule around the holiday: […]

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Jun
25

Extended Deadline for Early Start Summer School

The Early Start Program is a K-3 summer program offered to students demonstrating difficulty in the acquisition of basic early literacy skills as measured by the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS.) This year’s Early Start Program will be held virtually, July 6 – July 31, 2020. The program will offer learning opportunities […]

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Jun
24

Summer Enrichment (NEW DEADLINE!) & the Superintendent’s Reading Challenge

Summer Enrichment Opportunities Who: K-8 students What: Enrichment opportunities to help K-8 students continue to have fun learning and growing over the summer, including supports in reading, writing, math, and the arts Why: To provide opportunities for our K-8 students and families to engage and participate in continued learning over the summer. When: July 6th-August [...]
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Jun
24

PreK-12 Students: Take the Superintendent’s Summer Reading Challenge!

Who: PreK-12 students What: Superintendent’s Reading Challenge: read 20 minutes 5 times a week Why: Celebrate and have fun growing your reading skills over the summer! PreK-12 students are encouraged to share the books they are reading and submit their minutes to Hartford Public Schools to be recognized for all their accomplishments. When: Challenge runs from July 6th-August 14th […]

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Jun
24

Connecticut’s Program for Free Community College

Connecticut State Community Colleges are offering free college tuition through the PACT grant for the Fall 2020 semester ONLY TO FIRST-TIME, FULL-TIME STUDENTS ENROLLING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE FALL OF 2020. PACT is “last-dollar funding,” meaning it covers the gap between the federal and state grants you receive (Pell and Roberta Willis grants), […]

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Jun
24

Social-Emotional Resources

Coping with the challenges of life during the COVID-19 crisis can be difficult. Hartford Public Schools would like to share some of our favorite Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) resources from trusted organizations to help support students, families, and teachers. We also want to connect you with resources to support children’s emotional well-being amid Anti-Black Racism, racial […]

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