Superintendent’s Corner

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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Dec
05

HPS Superintendent Talks Education Equity with Hartford Foundation

The issue of Chronic Absenteeism (CA) starts early, said HPS Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez in a recent podcast produced by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG), called Disinvested. In fact, 1 in 10 kindergarteners miss 18 days of school or more, which defines CA. If Chronic Absenteeism is not addressed and corrected early, the problem […]

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Nov
21

HPS Superintendent Honored as “Woman of Distinction”

In the December issue of Hartford Magazine, HPS Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez is featured among 30 local women “of distinction”.  The article, a “salute to 30 exceptional women,” profiles female leaders in business, education, health care, arts, public service, philanthropy, religion and sports. In her profile, Dr. Torres-Rodriguez is quoted saying that she would define a leader […]

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Nov
09

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Dear Families and Friends, I would like to express my gratitude and heartfelt thanks for all you do every day to support the success of our beautiful and capable students.  Together, we are preparing all our students to thrive with a combination of high expectations, rigorous instruction, and the social and emotional supports they need […]

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Oct
28

Honoring our Veterans

Dear Families, Colleagues, and Friends,   Monday, November 11th, 2019, is Veterans Day, an opportunity to recognize and honor the brave women and men who served in our Armed Forces.   I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks to our veterans for the sacrifices they made for us all.   It’s also a chance to reflect on […]

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Oct
17

Our Students Are Watching: A Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez & Our Board of Education

En español To our students, families, staff, partners, and community: You may have heard about this incident on the news. On Friday September 20, a Guilford High School student showed up to a football game against Hartford Public High School in blackface. He was stopped by a Guilford School Resource Officer and they had him […]

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Oct
13

Nuestros estudiantes están mirando: un mensaje de la Dra. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez y nuestra Junta de Educación

En inglés A nuestros estudiantes, familias, personal, socios y comunidad: Es posible que haya escuchado sobre este incidente en las noticias. El viernes 20 de septiembre, un estudiante de Guilford High School se presentó a un partido de fútbol contra Hartford Public High School con la cara pintada de negro. Fue detenido por un oficial […]

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Sep
11

An Important Attendance Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Dear Families, September is National Attendance Awareness Month. In Hartford Public Schools, attendance is crucial because we have a Chronic Absenteeism challenge in our district. Missing at least 18 days of school, a full 10 percent of the school year, is known as Chronic Absenteeism. Chronic Absenteeism has a direct effect on our students’ academic […]

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