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News & Announcements

RSCO Lottery Is Live!

RSCO is excited to announce that we sent out placement notifications on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, by email and text messaging to families who applied to a magnet school or the Open Choice program in the Greater Hartford Region through the RSCO School Choice Application for the 2022-23 school year. If your child received a placement offer, please make sure to Accept the placement offer by the deadline on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm. If your child did not receive a placement, there is still plenty of time. We will continue to make placements through the spring and summer as seats become available so continue to check the website and your application for updates.

To view your RSCO notification: (1) Log into your on-line application using your account email address and password, (2) Go to the Your Documents section of the Dashboard, and (3) View notification letter

Congratulations to Breakthrough South!!!

2022 School of Distinction Winner

Congratulations on being named a 2022 School of Distinction!

NEW - Breakthrough Magnet School South Promo Video!

Hi BMSS families!

So excited to finally be able to share our new promotional video with you. The company did such an amazing job and I feel it really captures the essence of our special school community.

Feel free to share!

https://youtu.be/Gpl6RqhGFfQ

Reminder: Hartford Summer Space Mission: Summer Learning 2022 (Summer Reading Challenge)

All details about Hartford Summer Space Mission: Summer Learning 2022 are available here. The Space Mission will be June 20th - August 19th. To participate students will read at least 20 minutes a day and complete two activities a week on their space gameboard and complete a weekly summer reading log for the chance to win great prizes. Students can find the registration link, gameboard and weekly log at https://hplct.libguides.com/HartfordSummer22 and directly within students' clever accounts in the HPS Summer Reading Challenge section.

NEW: Summer Mathematics Website!

Welcome to the Hartford Public Schools Summer Mathematics Website! https://sites.google.com/hartfordschools.org/hpssummer2022math/home

Elementary students can discover math all around them this summer! Our website shares various ways that students can incorporate mathematics into their daily summertime routines via Math Games, Math Activities, Personalized Digital Learning and/or Practice Problem Sets.

Middle & High School students can strengthen their mathematical skills this summer through personalized digital learning and/or via practice problem sets.

Have a great summer and we look forward to hearing about your Summer Math encounters at the start of the 2022-2023 school year! Summer Math adds up to student success!

NEW - Main Office request

: If your child will be attending a different school next year, please contact Mrs. Ayala at AYALM001@hartfordschools.org to find out the withdrawal process. If your family has moved or is moving or you have changed any contact information like a phone number, please make sure to update that with Mrs. Ayala in the main office.

NEW - Summer Packets & Uniform Donations:

Your child's teacher will be sending home some summer work (reading and math) for your child to complete over the summer. Please be looking in backpacks for this. We always appreciate when families donate gently used uniform tops and bottoms that are no longer needed to us so that we can use these for families in need. If you would like to donate uniforms, you can drop them off in the main office any time this week (or reach out to Mrs. Gustafson for a time during the summer)

<UPDATE> Summer Meal Pick Up Information

Providing nutritious food to all students is part of our commitment to supporting our students and families. Please note that the last day for meal distributions for the 2021-2022 school year is Wednesday, June 15, (Dwight Bellizzi Dual Language Academy’s last day is Thursday, June 16 and Sport and Medical Sciences Academy’s last day is Friday, 6/17/22). The first day of summer meal distributions is June 27th at multiple locations. Anyone 18 and under can participate at these sites. They do not need to be a Hartford resident or a HPS student. Find the full list of distribution sites and more information here. If you have any questions, please call the Food and Nutrition department at 860-690-8490.

NEW: Free Museum Admission for Students this Summer

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the popular state program Connecticut Summer at the Museum is returning for the 2022 summer season, enabling Connecticut children to receive free admission at more than 130 museums across the state during the summer months.

The governor established the program in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a way of providing children with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences. It is funded through a $15 million investment in federal COVID-19 recovery funding Connecticut received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Under the program, from July 1, 2022, to September 5, 2022, Connecticut children aged 18 and under – plus one accompanying Connecticut adult – can receive free admission to any of the participating museums, including historic house museums, historic sites, historical societies, art museums, children’s museums, science centers, special-interest museums, natural history museums, university museums, arboretums/botanical gardens and zoos.

The full list of participating museums is available at www.CTSummerMuseums.com.

Hartford attractions include:

We are thrilled to bring back this popular summer enrichment program for Connecticut kids and families at a time when affordability is top of mind for so many households,” Governor Lamont said. “The world-class museums and cultural institutions across Connecticut offer unmatched educational and recreational experiences that will keep kids engaged all season long and spark curiosity for years to come.”

“Museums and other arts and cultural institutions play an important role in our local communities and economies, plus they are rich canvases for socio-emotional development in young people,” Liz Shapiro, director of arts, preservation, and museums at the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, said. “This is the only program of its kind in the United States. We applaud all participating museums and encourage everyone to take advantage.”

“Between zoos, aquariums, museums, and more, Connecticut’s children and families have access to enriching educational opportunities to ensure learning continues to happen every day, everywhere during the summer months,” Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene M. Russell-Tucker said. “This is critical to our collective efforts to accelerate learning this summer and into the next school year.”

Additionally, Governor Lamont is reminding residents that all public transit buses in Connecticut are operating fare-free through November 30, 2022, and are a convenient way of receiving transportation to many of these great destinations.

Anyone taking advantage of this program is encouraged to share their experiences on social media using the program hashtag, #CTSummerMuseums. Share your adventures with Hartford Public Schools using the hashtag #WeAreHPS!