School Climate and Culture

Jul
01

HPS Students Win Popular Hartford Decide$ Votes for City Improvement Projects

Students on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) submitted their Hartford Decide$ projects and the public vote ended on June 27. There were eight amazing projects on the ballot and Hartford Public Schools students won 1st and 3rd prizes for the projects they proposed. The vote was close, but here are the final results: 1st Place: $25.000 [...]
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Jun
24

Social-Emotional Resources

Coping with the challenges of life during the COVID-19 crisis can be difficult. Hartford Public Schools would like to share some of our favorite Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) resources from trusted organizations to help support students, families, and teachers. We also want to connect you with resources to support children’s emotional well-being amid Anti-Black Racism, racial […]

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Jun
23

Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence & Trauma

Most Black children in the United States encounter racism in their daily lives. Ongoing individual and collective psychological or physical injuries due to exposure and re-exposure to race-based adversity, discrimination, and stress, referred to as racial trauma, is harmful to children’s development and well-being. Events that may cause racial trauma include threats of harm and injury, […]

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Jun
19

Juneteenth Message from the Superintendent

June 19, 2020   Dear Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends, As many of you know, Juneteenth is an annual holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day, June 19, in 1865 when Union soldiers shared the news that the Civil War had ended and black people were free. […]

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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

End-of-Year Message from the Superintendent

June 11, 2020   ­Dear HPS Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends: Another school year has come to an end and we are going to miss our students more than ever. On behalf of everyone at Hartford Public Schools, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all our students, families, teachers, staff, and community partners […]

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Jun
12

Celebrating our Graduates – 2020

Join us in congratulating the Hartford Public Schools Class of 2020. 

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