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 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.


Elementary Student Breakfast

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.

Transition Services

Everyone experiences transitions throughout their lifetime, no matter how big or small. In the educational environment, the goal of transition planning is to prepare all students, while in school, for adult life. Planning facilitates the smooth transition from public education (entitlement) to adult services (eligibility).

Meghan Smallwood

Transition Contact for Cedar Lane School

Meghan's Transition Website



DDA Application

MSDE Transition Planning Handbook -   PDF icon TransitionPlanningGuide.pdf

Transition Timeline

Self Directed Services Resources

Parent to Parent Transition Meetings

  • For 14 or older individuals and their families
  • Arranged each quarter of the school year

Adult Agency Information

PDF icon 20-21Adult Agencies_Medical Day-Organized by Counties.pdf

  • Transportation can usually be provided within Howard County.  Outside of Howard County, transportation services vary. Please contact each agency regarding transportation.
  • Tours scheduled and arranged by Transition Contact

Questions Families may want to ask - Resource Sheet

Health Services

Contact Information

Phone: 410-888-8806

Fax: Main Health Room 301-725-7080

Linda Chiaverini, RN | School Nurse |

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 →