Parent Portal

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:09pm

Starting Monday, August 18th, parents/guardians will be able to complete the Emergency Procedure Card online. A card must be completed for each student. You must have a valid HCPSS family portal user name and password to access the new Emergency Procedure Card. Please click on the following link for detailed directions: Emergency Procedure Card 1pg QRC.pdf

Here is some important information you will need:

If you are a family who had a student in any HCPSS school last year then you already have an Aspen Family Portal Account.  Please read this section:

To complete the emergency procedure card you need to know your log in information for the family portal.  Your username is an email address and the password is the password you created.

If you can not log in to the Emergency Procedure Form website because of username or password issues please send an email to Jennifer Eley–Whitebloom at with the word Portal in the subject.  
In the body of the email please include:

  • Student's Name:
  • Your Email Address:
  • Phone Number you can be reached at:


We will work to reset your information within 24 hours.  We will email you back when it has been reset.


If your family is new to Howard County Public Schools please read this section:

Before you can access the Emergency Procedure Card you have to create a Family Portal Account.  You should have received an email from the school system with a 12-digit code and a link to create a Family Portal Account.  In addition to that 12-digit code you need your student's HCPSS student ID number.  A version of that number was in the Point of Sale PIN number letter you should have received.  In the letter the student ID number was 7 digits, for the Family Portal you need to add two zeros to the beginning of the number to make it 9 digits long. 

About 30 minutes after you create the Family Portal Account you will receive an email with a temporary Emergency Procedure Card password.  At that point you can go to and complete the emergency card. 

If you do not have the 12-digit code you can email Jennifer Eley –Whitebloom at requesting that code and we will email it to you.  We are not allowed by law to give student ID numbers out via email or phone.  Those can only be given out in person.

Thank you for reading this long and information heavy email.  We truly appreciate your support as we work to get important emergency information for all of our students.