Return to Learn Health and Safety Plans for 2021-2022 School Year
As of June 16, 2021, we have updated our Return-to-Learn Plan to reflect the most recent policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of everyone in our buildings. This plan provides detailed guidance that ensures the health and safety of all our students, staff, and visitors.
Along with current state guidance and external health metrics, we are seeking your feedback to further inform the design of our Health and Safety plans for next year. We will seek your feedback on our plans every six months moving forward as part of the American Rescue Plan and ESSER II federal relief funding requirements.
THE FIRST DAY OF THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR IS MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2021.
The most updated version of our Return-to-Learn Plan is located here. Please review the plan and then share your feedback, suggestions, or questions with us.
Return to Learn Health & Safety Plan for SY 2021-22
CUMULATIVE COVID-19 CASES since July 1, 2021
Updated May 14, 2022
Student Technology Information
Student Learning Resources
Student Meals Information
English Language Learners
Family & Community Partnerships
Please contact the HPS Health Service Department Hotline at (860) 695-8760, if you have any questions or concerns about PPE, safety protocols, or other health related questions.
The HPS Health Services Department Hotline will have a recorded message with daily updates. If you choose to leave a message, your call will be returned by HPS Health Services.
Need internet access?
If you or your family doesn’t have internet access, you can obtain it for free from Comcast.
Go to: www.internetessentials.com
or Call: (855) 846-8376
Need technology support?
HPS cumulative positive COVID-19 case totals for the 2021-2002 SY for in-person students and staff since July 21, 2021. COMING SOON!
What is Distance Learning?
With this option, students attend classes from home on a regular school schedule for at least four hours per day. Instruction is delivered by certified staff at their school. There will be some synchronous instruction in every content area, which means students learn from teachers in real time through video conferencing platforms like Google Meet. Social-emotional learning will be provided by social workers, school counselors and teams.
How will HPS support all families?
All staff are expected to communicate with students and families in their classes on a frequent basis. This communication will include a blend of emails, phone calls, and Google Classroom. In addition to individualized communications, staff are expected to keep “office hours” so that students and families can contact them directly. The timing of office hours will be communicated to families through Google Classroom. Below we have provided information regarding how to access this online platform. As this is a new way of engaging students, we look forward to working in partnership to support you and your child in their learning.
Student Device Information
Can my child use another device besides a computer?
Yes, your child can access their online classes through any internet enabled device. A desktop, laptop, iPad/tablet, or even a smart phone, will work.
Can my child use the device we received from the district?
Families who received district laptops during the spring or who have been using a personal device for at-home learning should continue to use those devices. If the device you received from HPS is damaged, requires repairs or replacement, or if you need support with a specific application, please complete click here.
What if I don’t have a device?
For students who do not have a device at home, or families who need more than one device to make sure all their children have access, please click here.
Is there tech support?
Each school is equipped with a device staging area to provide support with device distribution, repairs, and replacements in school. If you need additional support with your device or if you require support with obtaining internet access, please contact your school directly.
Messages to Families
2021 – 2022
12/31/21 – Superintendent Update – December 31, 2021
12/22/21 – A Holiday Message from the Superintendent
12/17/21 – Superintendent Update – December 17, 2021
12/10/21 – Superintendent Update – December 10, 2021
12/3/21 – Superintendent Update – December 3, 2021
11/19/21 – Celebrating Our Substitute Teachers
11/12/21 – Superintendent Update – November 12, 2021
11/12/21 – Honoring All Who Served on Veterans Day
10/22/21 – Superintendent Update – October 22, 2021
10/15/21 – Superintendent Update – October 15, 2021
10/8/21 – Superintendent Update – October 8, 2021
10/1/21 – Superintendent Update – October 1, 2021
8/13/21 – Superintendent Update – August 13, 2021
2020 – 2021
4/15/21 – Superintendent Weekly Update 4/15/21
4/9/21 – Superintendent Weekly Update 4/9/21
3/11/21 – National Foreign Language Week
3/8/21 – International Women’s Day
2/23/21 – Celebrating School Social Work Week 2021
2/12/21 – Weekly Update from the Superintendent
1/29/21 – Update from the Superintendent 1/29/21
1/29/21 – Celebrating Black History Month 2021
1/22/21 – Update from the Superintendent
1/15/21 – Update from the Superintendent
1/8/21 – Update from the Superintendent
12/17/20 – Community Update from the Superintendent
12/15/20 – Student Meals Update
12/11/20 – Inclement Weather Message for Families
12/4/20 – Update from the Superintendent
11/18/20 – Free Virtual Tutoring
11/17/20 – Let’s All Stay Safe and Healthy
11/10/20 – Orange Status Overview
11/5/20 – Update on the HPS Welcome Center
10/29/20 – Update on Student Meals
10/23/20 – Attendance Still Matters
8/26/20 – Update on Student Meals
8/24/20 – Hartford Public Schools Mask Protocol
7/10/20 – Return-to-Learn Update
6/25/20 – Return-to-School Update
5/14/20 – A Message Regarding Student Devices
4/24/20 – Update: Grading Guidance and More
4/23/20 – TeleHealth Services for Families [pdf]
3/13/20 – HPS Message about School Closure [pdf]
3/10/20 – Coronavirus and Events Update [pdf]
2/28/20 – Coronavirus Update [pdf]
1/30/20 – HPS Communications to Families [pdf]
For more information visit our Health Services web page and visit the pages below.
COVID-19 Information & HPS Health Services
Information about COVID-19 is available from the CDC (Centers from Disease Control and Prevention) and the Connecticut State Department of Public Health:
Links to More Information
- Vaccinate Your Children – Do Not Wait
- Click here to get printable Stop the Spread of Germs poster | Oprime aquí para obtener el póster imprimible Detenga la Propagación de los Microbios.
- (CCMS) School Closure Kit for Parents from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
- (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and You
Health Services Contact Information:
HPS Health Services Hotline: (860) 695-8760
Hartford Healthcare 24-Hour Hotline: (860) 972-8100
St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center Hotline: 1-888-786-2790
Community Assistance: Call 2-1-1
Please contact the HPS Health Service Department Hotline at (860) 695-8760, if you have any questions or concerns. The HPS Health Services Department Hotline will have a recorded message with daily updates. If you choose to leave a message, your call will be returned by HPS Health Services.
Also, Hartford HealthCare’s Clinical Command Center Hotline, staffed by healthcare professionals, is now available to the community. To reach the 24-hour hotline, call (860) 972-8100.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.