In Our Schools

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

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
23

Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence & Trauma

Most Black children in the United States encounter racism in their daily lives. Ongoing individual and collective psychological or physical injuries due to exposure and re-exposure to race-based adversity, discrimination, and stress, referred to as racial trauma, is harmful to children’s development and well-being. Events that may cause racial trauma include threats of harm and injury, […]

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Jun
18

Watch our 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremonies

With the arrival of COVID-19, the spring semester of 2020 was different and difficult. Our resilient and powerful students, families, teachers, school staffs, and district leadership pivoted accordingly, guiding our seniors safely through the culmination of their high school careers via distance learning, and then putting together unique, engaging virtual graduation ceremonies.  Watch them here. […]

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Jun
16

ICYMI: Watch our Virtual Town Hall about End-of-Year, Summer Learning and Fall 2020

In case you missed it, watch Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez present a Virtual Town Hall about the end of the 2019-2020 school year, Summer Learning, and Return-to-Learn: Planning for Fall 2020.  The event live-streamed on Wednesday, June 10  in Spanish from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM and in English from 6:15 PM to 6:45 PM. Miss the […]

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