HCPS 411 Update

February 27, 2020

A Message From Superintendent Bulson

COVID-19 Information for Staff

Good Morning, Maryland!

Want to give your class, your afterschool club, your co-workers, or any other school group you can think of a special shout-out? Why not share it with all of the ABC2 News viewing area! ABC2 News is looking for “Good Morning, Maryland” shout-outs from HCPS. The videos can be recorded with a cell phone but must be shot horizontally. They can be as simple as: Teacher: “From Ms./Mr. ____’s _grade class at ________ School...” Whole group/teacher with students: “Good Morning, Maryland!”


If you’d like the anchors to mention any additional details, you can send those along with your video to Lauren.Cook@WMAR.com. A special request from Lauren: “Please leave at least 3-4 seconds of padding before and after people talk, even longer at the end if students want to wave and/or clap.”


Want to invite Lauren to visit your school or classroom to shoot the video for you? Or to read a story? Or talk to your journalism students? Let Jillian Lader, Manager of Communications, (Jillian.Lader@hcps.org) know when and she will arrange the visit! Don’t forget, Lauren is on-air until 9:00 a.m.!


Check out the latest Good Morning, Maryland video from Southampton Middle School:

Save the Dates For These Upcoming Parent Academy Events:

Join Us For A March Wellness Challenge

Discover the happiest, healthiest you, and lower your RealAge, in 2020! Challenge yourself to 21 green days over the course of 30 days. Simply track your green days with Sharecare’s tracker feature and check your stats in the Challenge to see how you’re stacking up against other HCPS participants. Tracking your habits can lead to awareness, and awareness can lead to healthier outcomes! The Challenge begins March 2; prizes will be awarded! Please click on the flier image for more information and visit https://www.carefirst.com/sharecare/.

Maryland State Department of Education Technical Assistance Bulletins

The Special Education Department, as part of an effort to inform school leaders and faculty, will be highlighting each week one or more of the MSDE Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services (DEI-SES) Technical Assistance Bulletins.


This week, we are sharing the guidance on Maryland State Guidelines: Management of the Needs of the Oxygen-Dependent Student.


A full list of available DEI-SES Technical Assistance Bulletins are available on the MSDE website, located here.


Questions regarding this should be directed to any of the Coordinators for Special Education, at x5246.

North Star in the News

Welcome to HCPS!

Please help us welcome the following new employees to our HCPS family:


  • Diane Klaschus, Administrative Support Technician, Student Services
  • Janice Rogers, Special Education Teacher, Aberdeen Middle School
  • Janis Sperr, Inclusion Helper, John Archer School
  • Jeffrey Matteson, Paraeducator, Havre de Grace Middle School
  • Katie Robinson, Administrative Support Assistant, Transportation
  • Lisa Cassarino, School Bus Attendant, Transportation
  • Nicole Cosgrove, School Bus Attendant, Transportation

Office of Communications and Family Outreach

Editor: Lindsay Bilodeau, communications specialist


To submit an HCPS Shout Out or recognize a colleague in the Spotlight on Customer Service, please email the information and photo (if available) to HCPS.411@hcps.org.