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.


The Howard County Public School System uses an online meal payment system, This website allows families to easily manage student accounts and make payments online on personal computers and mobile devices.


Elementary Student Breakfast

  • Free – Breakfast for All Students

Elementary 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.


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

Health Room

Health Room website!

Telehealth information

PLES is a School Based Telemedicine Center.  TeleHealth is utilized to support site-based acute care for students through a partnership between HCPSS, Howard County Health Department, community pediatricians, and Howard County General Hospital.  If you would like to enroll your child in the program, please complete the forms and submit them to Aimee Carlesi at, by fax (410-313-6889) or by dropping them off at PLES.  We have a basket for drop off inside the front doors of the building.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation and will be in touch about the new flu clinic date.  In the meantime, if you have not already, please return your child's FluMist consent form.

Before and After School Care

Information Forthcoming.

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 →