Operational Effectiveness

Feb
02

Preventative Health Update

Dear Families, Over the last few weeks, you may have seen reports in the media concerning the flu and the coronavirus. Therefore, we wanted to provide you with a preventative health update. The coronavirus is a contagious illness that is currently affecting a signficant number of people in Wuhan City, China. Those susceptible to the […]

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Jan
23

Students who Attend Today Achieve Tomorrow

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 […]

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Jan
22

Family Meetings & Open Houses for 2019-2020 SY School Transitions

To make the transition easier for families whose students are in schools that are transitioning as part of the District Model for Excellence improvement plan, we are announcing upcoming Family Information Nights at your current school and Open Houses at your new home school. For Family Information Nights, refreshments, translation services, and childcare for children […]

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Jan
20

Parent-Teacher Conference Schedule: 1/29 & 1/30/20!

En español Please note the important changes in the 2019 – 2020 school year Parent-Teacher Conference dates and times, and see our tips for getting ready for your child’s Parent-Teacher Conference.   PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EARLY RELEASE DATES ARE ON THURSDAYS!     Date Time January 29, 2020 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM January […]

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Jan
15

Winter Bus Transportation Opportunity

During the winter months, Chronic Absenteeism tends to rise and walking distance to school is a challenge for some of our students and families. To assist more students getting to and from school this season, Hartford Public Schools has introduced new bus transportation routes. These routes extend bus service to some students who currently walk. […]

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Dec
19

HPS STEP Program Guides Young Adult Students through Transition to Job Market

The educators of the Hartford Public Schools STEP Program (Student Transition Education Pathways) are advisors who nurture and mentor our young adults.  The STEP Program is a job transition program for 18-21 year old students with an IEP. As teachers they value open collaboration with families and partners to create a safe and inclusive learning […]

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Dec
19

CT State DoE Designates Special Weather-related Early Release Times

Please know that the Connecticut State Department of Education has designated special Early Release times for Weather-related Early Releases ONLY. On normal Early Release days, like Professional Learning days for teachers, your student will be released at the NORMAL Early Release time. If the schools are closing early due to inclement weather, your student will […]

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Dec
04

HPS Rolls Out New Bus App

Hartford Public Schools is pleased to announce the introduction of a bus transportation app, SafeStop. The app is a free tool available to families that have students that ride on HPS buses only. It allows families to choose how and when they are notified of bus arrivals. The app will help students and families better […]

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