Operational Effectiveness

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
22

Student Access & Equity During COVID-19

View the Student Access & Equity infographic below and download it here. [en español] At Hartford Public Schools we care deeply about our students and families. We are grateful for the partnership and support of families during the transition to distance learning and for every family’s efforts to keep students engaged. Providing high-quality teaching and [...]
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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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Jun
12

HPS and Partners Break Ground on New Boys & Girls Club Hartford

Nearly six months after announcing a campaign to open a new Boys & Girls Club Hartford (BGCH) in the city’s South End, Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez joined BGCH and supporting partners to break ground at the site on Ledyard Street on Thursday, June 10. The event brought together a range of leaders and stakeholders, including Governor [...]
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