Superintendent’s Corner

Nov
08

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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Aug
23

Back-to-School Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

­Dear HPS Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends: I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer vacation! The new school year begins on Tuesday, August 27 and I am so excited to welcome back all our beautiful and capable students on Day One. For all families and care-givers preparing a child for the start of school, […]

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Jun
27

Our Superintendent’s Message about Protecting our Immigrant Families and Educating All Children

Dear HPS Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends:   Ensuring that our schools are safe places for students, staff, and visitors is our highest priority. We want every student participating in our Early Start, Credit Recovery, and Summer Bridge programs to be present and ready to learn in a safe environment.   The recent reports of [...]
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Jun
13

Summer Message and Resources from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

­Dear HPS Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends:   I cannot believe that another school year has come to an end! On behalf of everyone at Hartford Public Schools, I extend my thanks to our students, teachers, families, community partners, and everyone in our district who worked together toward great progress. We are on track and […]

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May
29

A Message about the 2019-2020 School Year Budget from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Dear Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,   On May 21, 2019, the Hartford Board of Education voted to accept the Hartford Public Schools’ 2019-2020 Budget. I would like to thank the Board of Education for their support of the budget, and to reflect on some of the positive developments in the coming school year.   […]

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