Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out what bus my child rides to/from school?

Via the HCPSS School and bus locator

What time are students allowed to enter the building?

Students are allowed to enter the building at 8 a.m. Buses arrive at 8:10 a.m. and students are asked to proceed to their lockers and Period 1 at that time.

What time is the instructional school day?

The student school day is 8:25 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Bell schedules are posted on our website under School Schedule

How much is lunch and breakfast?

Consult HCPSS Food Services for details about prices and menus.

Is snack available during lunch?

Yes, snack is available during the lunch period (prices vary per snack).

How long do the students have to eat their lunch?

The lunch/recess period lasts 30 minutes at all HCPSS Middle Schools.

Can my student sit anywhere in the cafeteria at lunch?

Yes, the students can sit where they want but will then sign up for a table each quarter.

What if my student forgets their lunch money?

Students are allowed to borrow money from our cafeteria manager with the understanding that any money borrowed will be returned the next school day.

Do all students have to go outside for recess everyday?

No, students do not have to go outside for recess everyday but we do encourage them to do so.

What to do if my child forgot something at home?

If you need to drop a forgotten item off at school, please bring it to the Front Office. Make sure to put your child's name and grade on the item. Lunches will be delivered to the cafeteria. To minimize disruptions to our classrooms, we will call the student down between classes for all other items. You can bring a forgotten medication dose that you will administer to your student in the Health Room via the Front Office.

Can students bring their coats to lunch in the winter?

Yes, the school will continue to offer outdoor recess until the temperature drops below 20 degrees.

What outside activities are offered during recess?

A number of activities are offered during recess. These activities include basketball, four square, football and field play.

What is the best way to contact my child's teacher?

The best way to make initial contact with your child's teacher is by e-mail. E-mail addresses are available through this website.  If e-mail is not available to you, please contact the front office at 410-880-5897 to leave a message for the teacher.

How many times a day can my child visit their locker?

Students are allowed to visit their locker multiple times a day (before Period 1, before and after lunch and at the end of the day).

What if my child cannot get their locker open?

A child who cannot get their locker open should either tell their teacher or come to the front office for assistance.

What times are phones answered?

Front Office staff answer phones between 7:45 AM and 3:45 PM each school day.

Can any parents attend the PTA meetings and when are they scheduled?

All parents are encouraged to attend PTA meetings. Dates and times will be posted on the front page of our website under "Calendar". Please check this for frequent updates of school events.

I need to take my child out of school for a family vacation. What do I need to do to accomplish this?

Per HCPSS Policy, if you need to take your child out of school for an extended amount of time during the school year, pre-arranged absence forms must be completed and turned into the front office a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the absence.