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BMS Compact.mp4

Breakthrough Compact

News & Announcements

BMSS family calendar 2021-2022.doc

2020-2021 school calendar draft


HPS Health & Safety Overview For the 2021-2022 School Year

The HPS Health and Safety Committee has established the following health practices in accordance with Connecticut State Department of Education guidance. These protocols ensure our schools are as safe as possible for our students, families, teachers, staff, and community partners. This Health and Safety Overview has been developed in accordance with our full Return-to-Learn Plan, you can view the full plan on our website here. If you have any questions, please contact Health Services at 860-695-8760.

IMPORTANT: If your child has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please inform your school’s nurse as soon as possible. The HPS Health & Safety Team strongly encourages all students eligible for the vaccine (currently those aged 12 and over) to be vaccinated. If your child has not been vaccinated, you can find information about the vaccine and how to schedule an appointment by clicking this link.

*You can download this overview (in English and Spanish) as a PDF here.

https://www.hartfordschools.org/hps-health-and-safety-overview-for-the-2021-2022-school-year/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=spotlight-on-excellence-family-and-community-newsletter-61220_89


ParentSquare (new communication platform at HPS)

We are very excited to adopt a new form of communication at Hartford Public Schools. ParentSquare is designed to keep parents informed and facilitate participation at school. It provides a safe way for the school principal, teachers, staff, and parents to:

  • Send and receive school and class information

  • Share pictures and files

  • See calendar items

  • Sign up to volunteer

  • and much more . . . all in one centralized place!

Learn more:

ParentSquare Parent Videos

Padres – Introducción a ParentSquare

All school, grade level and classroom information will now be sent to your computer or phone via email and/or text or you can download the free App.

iOS AppApple Store

Android AppGoogle Play Store

The Help & Support question mark in the top right corner of the Parent Square portal can help answer most of your questions. So join in!

Full-time In-Person Learning for the 2021-2022 School Year

In the spring, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) issued new guidance about remote learning. The CSDE and other state and health officials continue to prioritize access to in-person learning opportunities as the best approach for most students. After the conclusion of the 2020-2021 academic year, school districts will no longer be required to provide all students with voluntary daily access to remote learning.


In the fall of 2021, HPS students will return to full-time in-person learning. The district will provide the limited use of remote learning for specific purposes such as students placed in quarantine after close contact with a student, staff member, or community partner who has tested positive for COVID-19. However, no full-time remote learning option will be available.


Parents/Guardians and Other Visitors Will be Allowed in School Buildings Upon Screening

Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, all HPS locations may now allow parents/guardians and other visitors inside of school buildings. All visitors will be required to complete a health screening form and follow district health and safety protocols, including wearing a mask regardless of vaccination status. Visitors to HPS buildings will complete an online health screening questionnaire upon arrival at the main entrance before proceeding into the building.


Summer Office Hours

In August, the summer main office hours will be from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Visitors & parents are now allowed to enter the building and masks are required, regardless of vaccination status.


OPMAD applications for the 21-22 school year: Contact Ana Rodriguez at 860-500-8376

New family Registration: Contact Mayra Ayala at 860-695-5702

Community Meeting 6.11.21.mp4

Community Meeting

June 2021

BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Free Backpacks and School Supplies!*

HPS Family & Community Partnerships presents our BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Free Backpacks and School Supplies!*


SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the following schools:

  • Breakthrough Magnet School – South

  • Hartford Public High School

  • M.D. Fox School

  • Weaver High School

  • Wish Museum School

DRIVE-UP OR WALK-UP!

*while supplies last