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BMS Compact.mp4

Breakthrough Compact

News & Announcements

BMSS family calendar 2021-2022.doc

2020-2021 school calendar draft


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

The school will be closed on Monday, July 5 (holiday observed). Starting Tuesday, July 6, the main office will be open from 9 am - 3 pm. Early Start will be from 8:15 am - 12:15 pm and OPMAD summer programming will be from 7:30 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. The last day of summer programming is Friday, July 30.


Early Start: Contact Mrs. Gardner at 860-695-5748 or Mrs. Gustafson at 860-418-7597

OPMAD: Contact Ana Rodriguez at 860-500-8376

Registration: Contact Mayra Ayala at 860-695-5702

8th grade graduation 6/15/21

8th Grade Graduation

Congratulations 8th Graders we will miss you!!!

Community Meeting 6.11.21.mp4

Community Meeting

June 2021

Virtual Talent Show 2021

RSCO Family Event at Dunkin Donuts Park!

We’ve missed you over the past year! Join us for a great outdoor activity with food, fun, and information about the incredible school choice options through RSCO! Bring your family and friends to this memorable event! As you stroll through the inside of the stadium, stop at tables to connect with our amazing schools and programs, participate in games and activities, and meet Chompers – the Hartford Yard Goats famous mascot!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Dunkin Donuts Park (Downtown Hartford)

Free Parking is available at the Main Street Parking Lot located across from Dunkin' Donuts Park

Families that register before the day of the event will be included in a raffle for their kids to run the bases!

More details will be available soon! We can’t wait to see everyone!

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