Superintendent’s Corner

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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May
07

HPS Announces Series of Videos to Showcase the District Model for Excellence

Hartford Public Schools has launched a series of four videos that highlight the work being done in the major priority areas of the District Model for Excellence: Teaching & Learning, Family & Community Partnerships, Operational Effectiveness, and School Climate & Culture.   “The District Model of Excellence is Hartford Public Schools’ road map to success,” […]

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May
06

A Message of Appreciation for our Teachers from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

This week, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. I want our teachers to know how much they are appreciated. The success of our beautiful and capable students is dependent on their efforts, expertise, continuous improvement, and the relationships they build with our students. Our shared commitment is to ensure that each of our students is respected, […]

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Apr
01

Superintendent’s Message for Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

Today, we celebrate all our Paraprofessionals for National #ParaprofessionalDay 2019. Paraeducators assist teachers and other school personnel in the delivery of quality education and support services for students.   Students who need support for learning can improve academic performance with the support of a paraeducator and the assistance provided by paraeducators greatly benefits teachers, enabling them to […]

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