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

Elementary Student Breakfast

Elementary 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.

School Psychology

HSES has one full time school psychologist (Nancy Hammer, CAS, NCSP.) who will be working with Early Beginnings through 5th grade students. Services we offer include intervention strategies to address and/or prevent academic and behavioral difficulties.  The School Psychologist also provides crisis intervention, consultation, collaboration, and coordination with staff, as well as individual/group counseling when necessary to assist in addressing a student’s lack of performance in school.

School Psychologists promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth by implementing research-based, effective programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal learning.

School Counseling

HSES has one full time counselor (Susan Castelbaum). Some of our programs offered this year include our award winning Character Education program, our preventative Bully-proofing initiative, Caught Being Your Best/Station Call Awards Monthly Assemblies, and DeBugging.

Our school counseling program integrates academic, career, and personal/social development and focuses on issues relevant to all students. Many of the counselor’s roles include individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, collaboration, and coordination with staff, case management, guidance lessons, and program evaluation. 

School Counseling Website

Health Room

Information Forthcoming.

Before and After School Care

Information Forthcoming.

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 →