Veterans Elementary 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.
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.
Breakfast and lunch are free for students who are enrolled in the Free and Reduced Meals program. For all other students, breakfast is $2.00 and lunch is $2.80 per meal.
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.
Information on the HCPSS wellness policy and commitment to quality is available online.
Medication - Students may not carry any medication (prescription or over the counter, including cough drops, Tylenol, inhalers) Parents should contact the health room should their child require any type of medication.
Notification of Illness - Students must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducers before returning to school. Students who are absent due to illness, doctor appointments, and/or hospitalization are required to produce a hand written note to excuse that child's absence on the day that they return to school. It is important to follow up with the Health Room Staff if your child has been hospitalized for any reason.
Communicable Diseases - Please notify the health room if your child has been diagnosed with a communicable disease such as strep, influenza, chicken pox, whooping cough (pertussis), etc. Information is confidential and only used to track for trends.
Head Lice - Head Lice is not a communicable disease. Please notify the health room if your child has been treated for head lice. Information is kept confidential and only used to track for trends.
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.
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.