School Services

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


Hollifield Station Elementary School's school menu can be accessed through the LINQ Connect portal or mobile app. Families do not need a LINQ account to view menus, which are available to the public.

Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs)

HCPSS participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Students from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals. Parents/guardians must submit a new application every school year to maintain their student’s eligibility. To apply, go to the HCPSS FARMs webpage.


Breakfast and lunch are free for students who are enrolled in the Free and Reduced Meals program. For all other students, breakfast is $2.00 and lunch is $2.80 per meal.


Meal payments may be made via credit card using the LINQ Connect portal. On-site payments and prepayments may be made using cash or check. Parents/guardians will need to create an account to make online payments to their child’s meal account, monitor their child’s account, schedule automatic recurring payments, set up low balance alerts, submit a Free and Reduced Meals program application, and more.

Wellness and Quality Commitment

Information on the HCPSS wellness policy and commitment to quality is available online.

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 →