Student Services

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FAQ Student Services Questions

FREQUENTLY REQUESTED INFORMATION

 

What if I need immediate help with depression, suicidal thoughts, or other serious mental health issues? Please contact:

Grassroots Crisis Intervention at 410-531-6677

The Maryland Crisis Hotline: Dial 211 and then choose option 1

The Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 and a trained counselor will respond.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255

 

I need to complete the Attendance form from the MVA for my student's learner's permit

Maryland State Law requires all applicants for a learner's permit, under the age of 16, to demonstrate acceptable school attendance in the prior school semester. Please use this form to verify and certify School Attendance for a student.  To verify school attendance, School Official or Home School Coordinator must complete Sections B and D of this form.

https://mva.maryland.gov/Documents/DL-300.pdf

This form replaces the DL-300A, which was in use during COVID. 

 

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 →