School Services

Reporting Absences

To report absences, call 410-313-7635 or email

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Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


Lake Elkhorn Middle School's school menu can be accessed through the LINQ Connect portal or mobile app. Families do not need a LINQ account to view menus, which are available to the public.

Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs)

HCPSS participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Students from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals. Parents/guardians must submit a new application every school year to maintain their student’s eligibility. To apply, go to the HCPSS FARMs webpage.


Lake Elkhorn Middle School is part of the national Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program where students receive breakfast and lunch at no charge throughout the 2023-2024 school year, regardless of family or household income.


Meal payments may be made via credit card using the LINQ Connect portal. On-site payments and prepayments may be made using cash or check. Parents/guardians will need to create an account to make online payments to their child’s meal account, monitor their child’s account, schedule automatic recurring payments, set up low balance alerts, submit a Free and Reduced Meals program application, and more.

Wellness and Quality Commitment

Information on the HCPSS wellness policy and commitment to quality is available online.

Student Services

School Counselors:

  • Shante Owens-Young: 6th grade 

  • Bettina OliverMcCain:  7th grade

  • Jessica Cutler: 8th grade

Pupil Personal Worker (PPW):

  • Tracey Williams

School Counseling Secretary/Registrar: 

  • Kara Burdette

To make an appointment for registration or Parent/Teacher Conference, please call 410-313-7635.

You may fax correspondence to 410-313-7644.

View more information about what parents need for student registration.

You can download the LEMS student registration form here: File LEMS registration form.docx

Health Room

School Nurse - Anna Quinn

Tascha Williams

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 →