Important News

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Free and Inexpensive Summer Fun 2019

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 2:03pm

Follow the links below to learn about ideas for free and inexpensive family fun this summer:
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Planning the HCPSS School Attendance Areas

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 1:59pm

This past January, the Board of Education directed that HCPSS initiate a systemwide school boundary review, which could potentially impact any or all of the 74 comprehensive schools in our county beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. This review will begin on June 13 with the presentation of the 2019 Feasibility Study and is critical due to population growth that has resulted in crowding at many schools while schools in other areas are underutilized. Families are encouraged to remain informed and engaged throughout the process and there will be multiple opportunities for you to participate. As Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano said earlier this week, a successful outcome for this process depends directly on the level of respect, empathy and careful listening that we as adults model for our children. We must remember that they will follow our lead in responding positively to the challenges and changes that are inevitable throughout life. I ask our community to practice civility during what can be an emotional process. Please be sure to visit the boundary review page on the HCPSS website for more information, resources, a timeline, and ways to participate. Additionally, HCPSS staff would like your questions related specifically to the way the boundary review process is being conducted and communication and engagement efforts.
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2019 Summer Food Service Program

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:46am

Summer meals will be provided to all children ages 18 years and under without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Parents or guardians do not need to apply to get free summer meals for their children. They can simply bring their child to the safe summer meal site(s). There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Find more details here.
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Free Capstone eBooks for Summer 2019!

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:45am

HCPSS students have received free access to Capstone eBooks through August 31, 2019! Find more details here.
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Field Day Rescheduled to Friday, May 10

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:12am

Based on the weather forecast between Thursday evening and Friday, we have decided to make the call regarding Field Day. There a significant chance of heavy rain on Thursday evening and storms are also possible Friday afternoon. As a result, we will plan to have Field Day next Friday, May 10th.
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Title I Survey - Feedback Needed!

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:24pm

Longfellow (LoES) is a Schoolwide Title I School. Parent Involvement is an important part of Title I. LoES and Howard County Public Schools (HCPSS) value your input and partnership in supporting the academic success of your child. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey regarding school improvement, climate, and family engagement. This will be used to evaluate our Title I program so that we can better serve you. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential. Please complete the online survey by Friday, May 24, 2019. - Click HERE to access the survey - Spanish Survey
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Volunteers needed for Field Day on Friday, May 10

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:23pm

We are seeking volunteers to assist with facilitating games and activities during on annual field day scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2019. If you are able to support LoES on this day for any period of time, please complete the following survey.
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LoES Yearbooks on sale now

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:21pm

Yearbooks are on sale now at Use ID code 13823419 when ordering.
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College and Career Day on Friday, April 12 - Volunteers Needed

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 3:02pm

We are seeking volunteer presenters for our college and career day scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2019. If you are someone that is interested or if you know of someone who may be able to inspire our students, please take a moment to complete the following survey - click HERE. Additional details will be provided after April 1st.
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MakerFaire - Thursday, March 21 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 4:58pm

Longfellow's Makerfaire is coming on Thursday, March 21 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Student maker projects will be on display. There will also be lots of projects to make and learn about at the Faire such as slingshot cars, plastic fusing, erupting paint, paper circuits, and zoetropes. This event is free, but we'd love to know who is coming. Please go to to RSVP.