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.
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.
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.
Howard County Health Department
School-Based Wellness Center
“Bringing your child quality health care in school”
A partnership between the Howard County Health
Department and the Howard County Public School System
What is a school-based health or wellness center?
A School-based Wellness Center is similar to a doctor’s office, but located inside a school or on a school campus. This site is able to provide acute health care services to children through the use of telemedicine technology during the school day. All services require written consent from parents and/or guardians.
Telemedicine provides a two-way connection between student and nurse at school and a doctor at another location. The connection is made using a video link. Special equipment is used to allow the doctor to examine the student’s ears, throat, skin, eyes and listen to lungs.
colds and upper respiratory symptoms
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.
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.