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

The health department will be at PLES on December 3rd  for Dental Screenings, Fluoride, and Sealants to those student’s in Grades K,1st,2nd,and 3rd whose parent’s have returned consents.  Consents must be received by November 13th.  All consent’s received after this date will not be accepted.
Manufacturing problems have caused a nationwide delay in the production of FluMist and therefore our FluMist clinic must be rescheduled.  Due to the delay, we are unsure when the clinic will take place, but it will likely not be until December.  The flu is a serious illness and the best way to prevent it is through vaccination.  Flu season is October-March.  If you would like to have your child vaccinated sooner, you may be able get the injectable or intranasal vaccine via your child's doctor's office or community immunizers like pharmacies.
If your child gets a flu vaccination or any other type of immunization between now and the school flu clinic, and you have previously consented to have your child vaccinated at school, please alert your school nurse at 410-313-6886.
We continue to plan for our flu clinic so, if you have not already, please return your child's flu consent form.  Having these forms will make sure we're ready for the December clinics.  We also will be prepared if FluMist becomes available sooner.
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 →