School Climate and Culture

Sep
25

COVID-19 Testing for Students and More News

September 25, 2020   Dear Families, As our third week of school comes to a close, the team at Hartford Public Schools continues to work hard to provide teaching and learning while protecting the health and safety of our students, families, and our community. We have good news and important updates to share with you. […]

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Sep
24

HPS Announces Coronavirus Testing for Students, More Social Workers in Schools

  HARTFORD, CONN (September 24, 2020) – Today at noon Mayor Luke Bronin, Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Board of Education Chair Ayesha Clarke, and hospital and city leaders announced that school nurses at Hartford Public Schools (HPS) and at the four Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) schools in Hartford have been trained to conduct coronavirus […]

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Sep
24

Celebrating Diversity Together: HPS Hispanic/Latino/a/x Profiles

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez invited our Hartford Public Schools colleagues to share their Hispanic/Latino/a/x heritage stories including a picture, country of origin, a description about their family’s journey to the United States, and something they love about their heritage. Enjoy some of our stories here, then come back every day to [...]
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Sep
22

HPS Rocks the Vote

In a few short weeks the presidential election will take place.  In prior years organizations would enter our schools to register our students to vote.  Due to the pandemic, this is not possible. But, an online voter registration option is available.  Below is a link for online voter registration.  Registration deadlines are fast approaching. Online […]

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Sep
18

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

 September 15, 2020   Dear Families, Colleagues, Partners and Friends, It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. On this occasion, at Hartford Public Schools, we celebrate the history, cultures, and contributions of Hispanics and Latinx people to our country. Throughout the month, we will also continue […]

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Sep
18

A Farewell Message from Retired Teacher, Bobby Abate

In late August, after struggling all summer with the thought of whether I would return to school or not, my wife and kids convinced me that the health concerns relating to Covid-19 were too real for me, being that I was in the “at risk” age group. Teaching in a virtual classroom, although effective for […]

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Sep
08

Celebrating Our First Day Back

Students, teachers and staff returned to learn for the 2020-21 School Year on Wednesday, September 9th.  Below is a collection of images and videos to enjoy.   So exciting to have students back today, both in person and remote! 💜 pic.twitter.com/RjElIT3cBJ — Breakthrough Magnet School South (@magnet_south) September 10, 2020 Awesome RAWSON welcomed students back [...]
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Sep
02

Convocation 2020 Welcomes Teachers & Staff to New School Year

Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez (pictured above on location at the new Martin Luther King Jr. Campus) kicked off the 2020-21 School Year for teachers, staff, and community partners with the help of speaker and author Dr. Maysa Akbar, Mayor Luke Bronin, Hartford Board of Education Chair Ayesha Clarke, Hartford Federation of Teachers […]

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