In Our Schools

Sep
24

Celebrating Diversity Together: HPS Hispanic/Latino/a/x Profiles

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez invited our Hartford Public Schools colleagues to share their Hispanic/Latino/a/x heritage stories including a picture, country of origin, a description about their family’s journey to the United States, and something they love about their heritage. Enjoy some of our stories here, then come back every day to [...]
DETAIL
Sep
22

HPS Rocks the Vote

In a few short weeks the presidential election will take place.  In prior years organizations would enter our schools to register our students to vote.  Due to the pandemic, this is not possible. But, an online voter registration option is available.  Below is a link for online voter registration.  Registration deadlines are fast approaching. Online […]

DETAIL
Sep
18

An Important Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Dear Families, We care deeply about our students and families. As we come to the end of this second week of school, please know the entire team at Hartford Public Schools is here for you to ensure all our students have access to learning and supports in safe environments.  COVID-19 Update This week, our schools […]

DETAIL
Sep
18

Hispanic Heritage Month Learning Resources

Colorín Colorado celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with dynamic booklists, classroom activities, and multimedia resources. These are great materials for the curriculum year round! For more great ideas, see our resource section on “Día,” or Children’s Day/Book Day (El día de los niños/El día de los libros). Booklists & Author Interviews Booklists for Children and Teens […]

DETAIL
Sep
18

i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment Dates for Grades K-5 At-Home Learners Only

The i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment window will open for AT-HOME LEARNERS ONLY  in Grades 1 through 5 on Monday, September 21 and close on Friday, October 9. For AT-HOME LEARNERS ONLY in Kindergarten, the assessment window opens on Monday, October 5 and closes on Friday October 16. This message is to provide background, resources, and information for […]

DETAIL
Sep
18

A Farewell Message from Retired Teacher, Bobby Abate

In late August, after struggling all summer with the thought of whether I would return to school or not, my wife and kids convinced me that the health concerns relating to Covid-19 were too real for me, being that I was in the “at risk” age group. Teaching in a virtual classroom, although effective for […]

DETAIL
Sep
11

Updates on Health and Safety, and the Cyberattack

Dear Families, As this first eventful week of school comes to an end, I write to thank you again for your patience, flexibility, and commitment to your child’s education. Please rest assured that the entire team at Hartford Public Schools continues to work hard to provide teaching and learning while ensuring our students, staff, and […]

DETAIL
Sep
11

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Daily Student Health Screening Checklist

Dear Families,   To ensure the health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff, we are writing with a reminder about our guidelines and recommendations regarding student illness.   At Home: Daily Health Screening Protocol   Each morning before school, please screen your student for symptoms of illness. If your child has any of […]

DETAIL