Family and Community Partnerships

Jan
13

Supply Drive Helps Hartford Teachers

“Today is about teachers,” said Andrea Comer, executive director of Educators for Excellence Connecticut (E4E-CT) at the opening of the Teacher Supply Drive, held at Hartford Yard Goats’ Aetna Community Center on January 9, 2020. The event drew city and state officials, including Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona, State Senator Doug McCrory, Hartford Mayor Luke […]

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Jan
12

HPS Welcomes Students from Puerto Rico

At Hartford Public Schools, we stand ready to respond to the earthquakes in Puerto Rico by receiving students who have arrived in Hartford and need to attend school. Since the natural disaster hit in late December, the district has received two students from Ponce, a city on the southern coast that was affected. We have […]

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Jan
08

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message from our Superintendent

Dear Families, Staff, Partners, and Friends, On Monday, January 20th, we celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He believed in equality, freedom, and dignity for all people. His dream envisioned that all children would receive equal access to a quality education and here at Hartford Public Schools we are […]

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Jan
05

Free Books for Hartford Students

Hartford Public Library, a partner of Hartford Public Schools, recently received an award that will help provide free books to students in the district. With a $40,000 gift from First Book, a nonprofit focused on equal access to quality education, Hartford Public Library has joined forces with HPS to distribute more than 12,000 free books […]

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Jan
05

Attendance Matters: Find Help By Dialing 2-1-1

Attendance data from the first quarter of 2019-2020 reveals that Chronic Absenteeism at Hartford Public Schools has been reduced by 5.4% compared to the same period last year. The greatest improvement was in Kindergarten, and in the 6th grade, Chronic Absenteeism was at an all-time low. Some additional highlights to celebrate: 1,081 fewer students are chronically absent […]

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Jan
04

A Season of Service at Sport & Medical Sciences Academy

The students at Sport & Medical Sciences Academy are excelling in their service-based Capstone projects. Here are just a few of their stories.   Sameen Awan Sameen (pictured above) is working to combat the stigma associated with mental illness.  She has already coordinated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to have a speaker come […]

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Dec
31

Access Health CT Extends Insurance Open Enrollment Period & Offers Free Help at Open Enrollment Fairs

Access Health CT Extends the 2020 Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period and is offering free, in-person help at Open Enrollment Fairs in 5 locations open Monday-Friday in East Hartford, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and West Hartford/Bloomfield. The Hartford Fair takes place on Monday, January 6, 2020  at the The Lyceum, located at 227 Lawrence Street. Open Enrollment Extension ends […]

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Dec
19

A Holiday Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Dear Families, From everyone at Hartford Public Schools, I would like to offer our heartfelt season’s greetings and best wishes for the New Year.  Thank you so much for all you have done this year and continue to do every day to support your students and their schools. Over the winter break, with the extra […]

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