Family File and FARM Application

Sun, 06/25/2023 - 9:39pm

HCPSS Family File and Free and Reduced Meal Application


It's time to update your child's Family File information in HCPSS Connect! Family File provides emergency contact and other important information for students within the Howard County Public School System. Completing Family File also ensures you are receiving importation information and updates for HCPSS and Talbott Springs Elementary.  This information must be updated EACH school year for EACH child. Parents who have forgotten their login credentials for Family File may click the “Forgot Password” link on the sign-in page. If you need additional assistance, please call the school at 410-313-6915.

A video tutorial that explains the Family File process and written Family File directions can be found below:

Please note, updating your Family File is the only way families will be able to view teacher assignments for the upcoming school year.  These class lists will be available August 23, 2023. In addition, the school needs this critical information prior to the first day of school.

If you have not completed your Family File for the current school year, please complete the following:

  • Log in to HCPSS Connect   
  • Select the Family File tab
  • Then click on Family File
  • Once logged in, parents/guardians will be asked to provide or update the following information:
  • Student information
  • Parent/guardian contact
  • Emergency contacts
  • Medical information
  • Arrival/dismissal procedures
  • Media release (photo approval)
  • Data confidentiality
  • PTA/PTSA directory

Changes of address may not be made through Family File. If you have recently moved, please contact TSES at 410-313-6915 as soon as possible as we need to update your address in our files as well.


Free and Reduced Meal Application


Please note, TSES will provide computers and staff assistance during Open House on August 25 and Back to School Nights on September 11 and September 12.

Thank you for helping us gather this important information!