School Services

Meals: Lunch & Breakfast

School Menus

HCPSS students and their families can now view menus and nutrition and allergen information for meals served in all HCPSS schools through Nutrislice, a website and free smartphone app.

This upgrade to school menus benefits school health professionals and parents who can easily access nutritional information and make informed choices for their child’s nutrition.

Download the Nutrislice mobile app for iOS or Android.

Payment

The Howard County Public School System recently transitioned to a new online meal payment system, MySchoolBucks.com. This website allows families to easily manage student accounts and make payments online on personal computers and mobile devices.

Prices

Middle Student Breakfast

Middle Student Lunch

Meals purchased without a PIN incur an additional charge – $0.30 for breakfast and $0.60 for lunch. View prices for adult meals.

Nutrition

For more information on the HCPSS wellness policy, and information on nutrition and allergens, please visit the Food Services site.

Health Room

Student Medication Procedures

Immunization Information

Reporting Absences

To report your child's absence, please email the school at hmsabsence@hcpss.org by 8:30 a.m.

If a child has a fever, he/she needs to be fever free for 24 hours, with no medication, before returning to school.

On the day your child returns to school, an explanatory note should be submitted to the school indicating the date(s) and reason for the absence. A doctor's certificate is required in cases of long-term absence (more than three days). A note should also be submitted upon return, to request exclusion from activities (i.e., physical education).

Please do not email individual teachers.

On the third consecutive day of absence, makeup work may be requested. All requests should be made before 8:30 a.m. by calling the front office - 410-880-5830.  Work will be available in the front office after 3:00 pm.

Accident and Medical Insurance

Accident Insurance

The school system does not carry medical insurance for accidents that occur at school, including non-sport related injuries, such as trips and falls, physical education injuries, and recess/playground injuries. Thus, parents are encouraged to enroll students in the accident insurance program offered through HCPSS.

Learn more about how to obtain accident insurance →

Medical Insurance

The Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (MCHIP) is available for families, pregnant women, and children in need of medical insurance. Applications are available through the school health assistant or by contacting the Howard County Health Department at 410-313-7500.

Find out more about qualifying for MCHIP →