School Services

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


Ellicott Mills Middle 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.


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 $3.30 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.

Wellness and Quality Commitment

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

Direct Student Services

Multilingual Family Services

EMMS does not currently have a Multilingual Achievement Liaison assigned to our school. Please visit for more information about services available and contact information.

The OISFS also provides phone referral services in Spanish and Korean for families with questions and concerns related to school matters. LEP parents may call the Mutilingual Call Center and leave messages in their native language. The phone calls are checked daily to support LEP parents who are speakers of Korean or Spanish.

  • Chin: 410-313-5968
  • Chinese: 410-313-5920
  • Korean: 410-313-1592
  • Spanish: 410-313-1591

Pupil Personnel Worker (PPW)

Neil Gwinn is the EMMS Pupil Personnel Worker and can be reached at Mr. Gwinn supports our school as well as others in hcpss. For more information about the PPW role, please visit the following HCPSS website:

Social Worker

Jessica Julien is the EMMS Social Worker and can be reached at Ms. Julien supports our school as well as others in hcpss. For more information about the Social Worker Role, please visit the following HCPSS website:


ESOL students @ EMMS
We want all of our students to feel welcome and comfortable!
Please contact Nange Lu at so your schedule is ready to go and you have what you need to start the year with success.


Speech Language Pathology students @ EMMS
We want all of our students to feel welcome and comfortable!
Please contact Shelby Winpigler at so your schedule is ready to go and you have what you need to start the year with success.


Vision students @ EMMS
We want all of our students to feel welcome and comfortable!
Please contact Jennifer Olsen at so your schedule is ready to go and you have what you need to start the year with success.

Health Room

Immunization Requirements:

Maryland Department of Health requires all 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students in the State of Maryland to have a single dose of Tdap AND a single dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) BEFORE beginning the 21-22 school year.

Failure to provide proof of updated immunizations by the first day of school, or to provide evidence of an appointment to receive those immunizations within 20 calendar days from the first day of school, will result in your student being excluded from school on the first day.  If you have any questions, please contact the Nurse’s Office at 410-313-6988. If you have gotten this letter but your child is up to date with the above immunizations, please provide the documentation to the school nurse by e-mail to or Immunization records may also be faxed to the EMMS Nurse’s Office at 410-465-1542.

Sick Students:

Students who become ill while at school must come to the health room to be evaluated. Please discuss with your student that he/she should not use his/her cell phone to call/text parents for pick-up during the school day. Students who feel ill must report directly to the health room and parents will be contacted, as needed, once students are seen by our nurse. If your child calls/texts you during the school day, please tell him/her to go to the health room and the staff will contact you directly.

If you have questions, please contact our Cluster Nurse, Kasey Margelos or Health Assistant, Tonya Barksdale. Thank you very much for helping keep all our students healthy!

A Note from the School Nurse:

This is a reminder that good hand washing and covering sneezes and coughs with tissues and sleeves are essential steps to preventing the spread of "germs." Also, remember that despite concerns about school attendance, your children's health (and the health of other children) is most important of all. For this reason, we ask you to please:

Call the school nurse to let us know if your child is absent with a contagious illness such as strep throat, or the flu etc.
Please provide any documentation from your physician about diagnosis and release to return to school. (Ear and sinus infections, while often a reason for keeping a child home, are usually not contagious.)

Keep your child home if he/she has a fever of over 100.0.
A fever indicates that your child has an infection that could be passed to other students. If you give your child Motrin or Tylenol, the fever will, of course, disappear but he/she will still be contagious to others. Children must be fever-free for 24 hours (without medication) before returning to school!

Have your children was htheir hands properly after using the restrooms and prior to eating.

If the doctor prescribes medication for your child, please make sure he/she takes it as directed-which means the right amount at the right time and without missing doses.

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 →