School Services

International Student and Family Services

Families with children born outside of the US or parents requiring language interpreting services must contact the International Student Registration Center (Office of International Student Services) for registration at 410-313-1525 (English/Korean/OtherLanguages) or 410-313-7102 (English/Spanish/Other Languages).

English Proficiency Placement Tests

MSDE requires that all children who communicate in a language other than English at home or in daily non-school surroundings be administered the English Proficiency Placement Test. This testing facility is located at the International Student Registration Center (ISRC). Parents with children who communicate in a language other than English at home or in daily non-school surroundings are recommended to contact the ISRC for both the registration and testing processes.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


Guilford 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.

Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs)

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.


Guilford Elementary School is part of the national Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program where students receive breakfast and lunch at no charge throughout the 2023-2024 school year, regardless of family or household income.


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.

Wellness and Quality Commitment

Information on the HCPSS wellness policy and commitment to quality is available online.

Health Room

Guilford Elementary has a health room to service our student population.  Our cluster nurse is Carolyn Kotz and our health assistant is Shanita Brooks.  If your child has health needs or you have questions, then please contact Ms. Kotz or Ms. Brooks at 410-880-5934.  

Before and After School Care

Before and after school care is provided at Guilford Elementary School through The Columbia Association.  To speak to a child care representative at Columbia Association, please call 410-715-3164 or 410-715-3000.

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 →