In Our Schools

Aug
27

Return to Learn & Accelerate Update for Families

Dear HPS Students and Families, The beginning of the 2020-2021 school year is around the corner and we are excited to reconnect again with our students and families. We deeply appreciate your partnership and support as we approach the first day of school on Tuesday, Sept. 8. We continue to prepare for a safe return […]

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Aug
26

ICYMI: Watch our August 27 Town Hall for Families

On August 27, Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez presented an update on Plans for School Year 2020-21*.  Thank you to our more than 1,000 community members who joined us and shared important questions. In English: 6:00pm Explore the English presentation below.   En español:  5:00 PM Explore the Spanish presentation below. Watch all our Town Halls at www.hartfordschools.org/TownHall   […]

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Aug
24

Hartford Public Schools Face Mask Protocol

All Hartford Public Schools students in grades Kindergarten through 12th, staff, parents and visitors will be required to wear a face mask[1] while on Hartford Public School property.  Pre-K students are encouraged, but not required to wear a mask.[2]  This is a fluid process and the district will continue to monitor COVID‐19 within our community […]

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Aug
24

COVID-19 Health Practices and Safety Protocols for Reopening

August 24, 2020   Dear Families,   We hope you are doing well and staying safe. As the start of school year quickly approaches, the Hartford Public Schools COVID-19 Health & Safety Committee would like to update you on the public health practices we plan to utilize in order to ensure our schools are as […]

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Aug
23

CT Children’s Medical Center’s Back To School Kit

Worried your child will struggle with new routines, and want tips to make things easier for going back to school? Please explore this Back to School Kit from Connecticut Children’s. The information, prepared by their pediatric experts, is designed to help families with questions and concerns they may have about the start of the school […]

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Aug
23

HPS Reopening Plan Decision Meter

Our Return to Learn & Accelerate (RTLA) plan for reopening school may change based on future guidance from the State of Connecticut, local health agencies, and the CDC. The RTLA plan and learning options are based on state guidance and local health metrics outlined in our Operational Decision Meter below. HPS is currently operating in […]

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Aug
21

Superintendent and Mayor Provide Update about Returning to School

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez joined Mayor Luke Bronin for a press conference at Wish Museum School to provide the community with an update about the reopening of schools for the fall. At the presser, the Mayor and Superintendent announced the distribution of thousands of smart thermometers for families to use to help [...]
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Aug
20

Hartford Foundation and HPS Partner to Provide School Supplies for 3,000

On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, in partnership with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Hartford Public Schools Office of Family and Community Partnerships, community partners, and school staff members provided 3,000 school supplies kits for our students. Each backpack was stuffed with school supplies and sanitary kits including a face mask. The giveaway took place […]

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