Memorial Day Holiday Student Meals Schedule
Monday, May 25, is the Memorial Day Holiday and there will be no student meal distribution that day. We remain committed to ensuring child nutrition, so please take note of the changes to our distribution schedule around the holiday:
- On Wednesday, May 20, the distribution will contain three days of meals to cover Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
- On Friday, May 22, the distribution will contain four days of meals for Saturday through Tuesday
- Our regular meal distribution schedule will resume on Wednesday, May 27
The list of 17 school locations for meal pickup is available on our website, www.hartfordschools.org. For the safety of all, we ask that families practice social distancing at meal sites, avoid close contact, and wash hands upon returning home. Meals should be taken home and cooked or refrigerated quickly.
If you have any questions, please call the Food and Nutrition department at 860-690-8490.
Hartford Public Schools TeleHealth – Beginning Monday, April 20.
Beginning on Monday, April 20, Hartford Public Schools has started providing TeleHealth services for any Hartford Public Schools student, regardless of insurance status. Every Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, parents, guardians, or families of Hartford Public Schools students can call (860) 937-6223 to schedule an appointment to:
- Seek reliable medical advice from our clinic staff
- Schedule virtual clinic appointments with your provider
- Get prescriptions called in to your pharmacy
Click here for more information and to get started with DISTANCE LEARNING.
What is Distance Learning?
Distance learning is the education of students who are not physically present at a school. Teachers will deliver lessons and learning materials in a number of ways, using the Internet, videos, discussion forums, worksheets, and other tools.
We have been working diligently on our distance learning model for students in grades K-12, the Continuity of Learning Plan (CLP), which includes opportunities for E-Learning and technology-free learning.
- E-Learning: learning that involves utilizing digital devices, such as Chromebooks, laptops, or even cell phones, to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom
- Technology-free learning: learning via non-digital resources, such as district-provided printed learning packets, to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom
What does this mean for my child?
As part of the CLP, your child will have access to grade-level activities and materials that offer a combination of review, practice, and new learning. While the CLP is a new way of learning for many of our students, we will do our best to provide support.
Click here for more information and to get started with DISTANCE LEARNING.
Please note: If you already have a laptop, ipad or electronic device at home, you can access distance learning from the student’s HPS Google account.
We are doing our best to provide a device to every family that does not have one. If you still need a device and do not already have a scheduled appointment, contact the Welcome Center at your earliest convenience. They can be reached Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 4 PM at 860-695-8400
Technology-free learning is learning via non-digital resources, such as district-provided printed learning packets, to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. We strongly encourage students to use E-learning and we are committed to supporting this transition for our students. However, if you do not have a device, internet access, or if you would prefer a technology-free option with printed learning materials, please contact your child’s teacher directly.
On April 6, the district began mailing tech-free printed materials and resources to PreK and K-5 families. Teachers will provide tech-free lessons for all students identified as participating in this option.
Student Meal Pick-up Locations
PRINTABLE MAP OF LOCATIONS
We remain committed to providing nutrition to students who need meals during the school closures. We are also mindful of our collective need for social distancing. We have added eight additional meal distribution locations throughout the city for a total of 16. Any student 18 years old or younger can pick up a lunch and breakfast at any of our 16 school locations listed below. Please be aware that locations have changed.
For the safety of all, we ask that families practice social distancing at meal sites, avoid close contact, and wash hands upon returning home.
Starting on Monday, March 23, we will implement the following changes to student meal delivery:
- Meals will be distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- On Mondays and Wednesdays, two days of meals will be provided. On Fridays, three days of meals will be provided.
- Distribution will occur at 17 school locations in Hartford. The full list of locations is below.
- Meals will be distributed frozen with heating instructions in English and Spanish. They should be taken home and cooked or refrigerated quickly.
New Student Meal Distribution Sites
|1||Achievement First||305 Greenfield Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Classical Magnet School||85 Woodland Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Rawson School||260 Holcomb Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Weaver High School||415 Granby Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|2||Global Communications Academy||85 Edwards Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|SAND School||1750 Main Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Wish Museum School||350 Barbour Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|3||Hartford Public High School||55 Forest Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Kennelly School||180 White Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Moylan School—ELAMS||101 Catherine Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Parkville Community School||47 New Park Avenue||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Sanchez School||176 Babcock Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|4||Bellizzi School||215 South Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Betances Early Reading School||42 Charter Oak Avenue||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Burr School||400 Wethersfield Avenue||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Hartford Magnet Trinity College
|53 Vernon Street||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|MD Fox School||470 Maple Avenue||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
All Hartford Public Schools are closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Students will continue distance learning until the last day of school on June 11.
Please practice the preventative health measures listed below in order to stay healthy.
HPS TeleHealth: M-F, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (860) 937-6223
HPS Health Services Hotline: (860) 695-8760
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center clinician
– 24 hours per day, 7 days per week (Learn more):
Hartford Healthcare 24 Hour Hotline: (860) 972-8100
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Hotline:
Community Assistance Call 2-1-1
Please contact the HPS Health Services 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.
HPS Messages to Families
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Children – 5/15/20 [PDF]
A Message Regarding Student Devices – 5/14/20 [PDF]
Update about School Closures and More – 5/6/20 [PDF]
Update: Grading Guidance and More – 4/24/20 [PDF]
TeleHealth Services for Families – 4/23/20
Welcome Back! Distance Learning Continues Monday – 4/17/20
Videoconferencing Guidelines for Students – 4/15/20
Superintendent Message about Spring Break – 4/9/20
Student Device and Technology Support Update – 4/2/20
Continuity of Learning Plan Guidance for Families – 3/27/20
Coronavirus Update: Student Meals and Continuity of Learning – 3/20/20
HPS Message about School Closure – 3/13/20
Coronavirus and Events Update – 3/10/20
Coronavirus: Message to Families – 3/4/20
HPS Communications to Families – 1/30/20
Links to More Information
(CDC) Talking with Children about Coronavirus: a CDC Resource
(CCMC) School Closure Kit for Parents from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
(CDC) Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you
(CDC) Lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
CT State Department of Public Health
The Coronavirus, referred to as COVID-19, is a viral illness that originated in Wuhan City, China, and is currently considered a pandemic affecting a growing number of people worldwide. COVID-19 can affect your lungs and airways. Common symptoms include cough, fever, and shortness of breath.
The virus is thought to spread between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The CDC recommends practicing social distancing as a way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This means reducing close contact with people and standing at least 6 feet away from others when out in public.
There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19).Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms until you recover.
More information is available from the CDC (Centers from Disease Control) and the Connecticut State Department of Public Health:
Preventative Health Measures
The best way to prevent the spread of viral illness like COVID-19 or the flu is by using simple good health practices. We strongly encourage all members of your family to do the following:
- Practicing social distancing (Reducing close contact with and standing at least 6 feet away from others while in public)
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
- Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and then throw the tissue in the trash
- Wipe down frequently touched or shared surfaces (such as doorknobs, tables, counters, faucets, etc.) after each use with a disinfectant wipe.
- Avoid sharing cups, utensils, water bottles, etc.
- If your child has a fever, do not send him/her back to school until fever free for 24 hours (without the use of Tylenol/Ibuprofen)