School Services

Reporting Absences

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

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Breakfast and Lunch

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 recently transitioned to a new online meal payment system, This website allows families to easily manage student accounts and make payments online on personal computers and mobile devices.


Middle Student Breakfast

Breakfast at Lake Elkhorn Middle School is provided by Maryland Meal For Achievement (MMFA).

Middle 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.

Student Services

School Counselors:

  • Bettina OliverMcCain: 6th grade and 7th grade

  • Julie Fischer: 8th grade and 7th grade

Pupil Personal Worker (PPW):

  • Tracey Williams

School Counseling Secretary/Registrar: 

  • Kara Burdette

​Data Clerk (HCPSS Connect Assistance):

  • Melissa Lobdell

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 - Kassandra Wanless

Health Assistant - Brandy Wilson

Main office: 410-313-7607

Fax: 410-290-6430

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 →