School Services

Meals: Lunch & Breakfast

School Menus

HCPSS students and their families can now view menus and nutrition and allergen information for meals served in all HCPSS schools through Nutrislice, a website and free smartphone app.

This upgrade to school menus benefits school health professionals and parents who can easily access nutritional information and make informed choices for their child’s nutrition.

Download the Nutrislice mobile app for iOS or Android.

Payment

The Howard County Public School System recently transitioned to a new online meal payment system, MySchoolBucks.com. This website allows families to easily manage student accounts and make payments online on personal computers and mobile devices.

Prices

Middle Student Breakfast

Middle Student Lunch

Meals purchased without a PIN incur an additional charge – $0.30 for breakfast and $0.60 for lunch. View prices for adult meals.

Nutrition

For more information on the HCPSS wellness policy, and information on nutrition and allergens, please visit the Food Services site.

HEALTH ROOM

MEDICATION DROP OFF

Student medications for the 2016-17 school year may be dropped off by a parent/guardian in the Health Room. Medications may be dropped off on any school day between 7:30 am and 2 pm.All medication orders must be completely filled out, signed by a physician and dated after July 1, 2016, per Howard County Public School System policy.  Parents are reminded that it is against HCPSS policy for students to carry medications to and from school.   Medication forms are available on the HCPSS website by clicking here.

7th Grade Immunization Requirements for the 2016-2017 School Year

Students entering 7th Grade for the 2016-2017 school year are required by the State of Maryland to have a meningitis vaccine and a Tdap vaccine by the first day of school, August 29, 2016.  Please contact your child’s health care provider to obtain documentation of these vaccines (if they have previously been administered) or to schedule an appointment to receive the required vaccinations.  Failure to provide proof of updated immunizations by the first day of school could result in your child being excluded from school.   Physician offices may fax immunization documentation directly to the school at 410-313-5551.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Health Room at 410-313-5550.  Thank you!

Cell Phone Policy as it relates to Sick Students

Students who become ill while at school must report to the health room to be evaluated.  Please discuss with your student that he/she should not use his/her cell phone to call/text parents for pick-up during the school day.  Students who feel ill should report directly to the health room and parents will be contacted, as needed, once students are seen by our nurse.  If your child calls/texts you during the school day, please tell him/her to go to the health room and the staff will contact you directly.  Thank you so much for your attention to this matter and for working with us to keep your child healthy and safe. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the MVMS Health Room at 410-313-5550.

Accident and Medical Insurance

Accident Insurance

The school system does not carry medical insurance for accidents that occur at school, including non-sport related injuries, such as trips and falls, physical education injuries, and recess/playground injuries. Thus, parents are encouraged to enroll students in the accident insurance program offered through HCPSS.

Learn more about how to obtain accident insurance →

Medical Insurance

The Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (MCHIP) is available for families, pregnant women, and children in need of medical insurance. Applications are available through the school health assistant or by contacting the Howard County Health Department at 410-313-7500.

Find out more about qualifying for MCHIP →