Superintendent’s Corner

Jul
10

Return-to-Learn Update

July 10, 2020   Dear HPS Students and Families, Return-to-Learn Update Hartford Public Schools is taking significant steps to provide high-quality teaching and learning while ensuring the safety of students, teachers, and staff. Planning for a Safe Return to School Per the guidance provided by the State of Connecticut, we are planning to return to […]

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Mar
19

Coronavirus Update: Student Meals and Continuity of Learning

March 20, 2020 Dear Families, We hope this note finds you safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this extremely challenging time. As your partners in education, we want to provide you with regular updates related to COVID-19 and your child’s learning. COVID-19 cases in HPS As of today, we are […]

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Mar
12

Celebrating National Nutrition Month

Our Superintendent’s Message about National Nutrition Month March is National Nutrition Month. Let’s take this opportunity to express our deep appreciation for the department of Food & Child Nutrition Services and the work they do each day to deliver nutritious and delicious meals to our students. We know that all our beautiful and capable students […]

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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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