Hamilton schools plan for start of school

Hamilton School District students will begin classes Sept. 1. The district has compiled information to assist parents and students in preparation for the big day.

 

Registration – New this year is online school registration which began July 27. Parents are able to log in through their Infinite Campus portals to verify and update information, pay school fees online and sign off on school forms. Families who have not received notification about online registration should contact their school office. Phone numbers are:

            • Willow Springs Learning Center (4-year-old kindergarten), (262) 255-6190;

            • Lannon Elementary, (262) 255-6106;

            • Maple Avenue Elementary, (262) 246-4220;

            • Marcy Elementary, (262) 781-8283;

            • Woodside Elementary, (262) 820-1530;

            • Templeton Middle, (262) 246-6477; and

            • Hamilton High, (262) 246-6471.

If you are unsure of your school attendance area, call the district’s Public Information Office at (262) 246-1973 x1100.

 

Kindergarten — The district offers kindergarten programs for students who are four and five years old. The program for 4-year-olds is at Willow Spring Learning Center, and the program for 5-year-olds is at neighborhood elementary schools.

To be eligible for the optional 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) program, a child must be four years old by Sept. 1. The program runs a half day — an 8:45 – 11:15 a.m. morning session and 12:30 –     3:00 p.m. afternoon session. Willow Springs Learning Center will have a brief 4K bus orientation Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m. for morning kindergartners and at 6:15 p.m. for afternoon kindergartners to familiarize them with riding the bus. School buses will pick up 4K students and parents at their elementary school (Lannon, Maple Avenue, Marcy or Woodside) and travel to Willow Springs. Classes at Willow Springs begin Sept. 4. The school will hold JumpStart to 4K family conferences Sept. 1, 2 and 3 with students and parents.

Each elementary school offers a kindergarten program for children who turn five years old by Sept. 1. Most 5-year-olds participate in the full-day program that follows the same schedule as elementary grade school students. Some parents choose to enroll their 5-year-old in kindergarten for only the morning half of the school day.

 

Transportation — The bus company sends yellow postcards notifying bus riders of their routes. Postcards will be mailed the week of Aug. 24.

 

Breaks and last school day — Students will not have classes: break – Oct. 23; parent-teacher conferences – Nov. 25; Thanksgiving break – Nov. 26-27; winter break – Dec. 24-Jan. 1; teacher work day – Jan. 18; staff in-services – Feb. 12, Mar. 11; spring break – Mar. 25-April 1; break – May 27 and Memorial Day – May 30. Their last day of school is June 8.

 

School hours — Elementary school students in grades 1-5 and full-day kindergarten begin school at 8:35 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m.; Templeton hours are 7:25 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.; and the high school runs from 7:20 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

 

Immunization — Wisconsin law requires parents to provide updated records on their children’s immunizations including:  Polio, Hepatitis B, MMR and Varicella. Students in grades 6 through 12 are also required to have had one dose of Tdap. Students must be in compliance with the required immunizations as of the first day of school. Parents should make their child’s school aware of any recently received immunizations. The schedule for required immunizations can be found at:  http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p4/P44021.pdf.  Questions about the immunization schedule should be directed to the child’s physician or the Waukesha County Public Health Department.

 

School lunch program — Hamilton food service staff members are committed to producing quality meals that are nutritious and appealing to children. Lunches consist of five food items — meat, bread, two or more servings of fruit or vegetables, and milk. To reduce waste, children are offered an entire lunch but may refuse one or two items. The price for lunch remains the same whether a child takes the entire lunch or refuses an item.

Lunch menus will be listed in school newsletters, local newspapers and on the district website. Parents are asked to go over the lunch menu with their children to help them decide what to eat each day. Children should be encouraged to take at least a portion of an unfamiliar or unpopular food item.

Lunch prices for 2015-16 are: $2.55 for elementary students; $2.95 – middle school and high school students; $3.50 – adults; and 35 cents for milk.

 

Fees

            The following are fees for the 2015-16 school year:

            Pre-kindergarten and half-day kindergarten — $30;

            Elementary grades, full-day kindergarten and ungraded — $60;

            Middle school — $70;

            High school — $85;

            High school padlock — $5;

            Driver education behind-the-wheel training and theory-simulation — $175 each;

            Templeton sports — $45 per sport;

            Hamilton sports — $55 per sport

            Hamilton family athletic-activities pass – $75;

            Templeton extra- and co-curriculars — $10 and $45;

            Hamilton extra- and co-curriculars — $55;

            Hamilton transcript – $5

            Retake ID (during the school year) — $3; and

            Parking — $125.

           

Parents may pay most of their children’s school and lunch fees through the Infinite Campus portal on the district website.

 

District website — The district website is at www.hamilton.k12.wi.us and is updated often with supply lists, newsletters, calendar, lunch menus, news releases and other information.

For more information about the Hamilton School District, contact the individual schools or the district’s Public Information Office at (262) 246-1973 x1100.

Families can apply for free, reduced lunches

The Hamilton School District announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program, or milk served under the Special Milk Program.

Household size and income criteria determine eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the established levels are eligible for free and reduced price meals or free milk if a split-session student does not have access to the school lunch or breakfast service.

 

FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2015-2016

Household size

Yearly ($)

Monthly ($)

Weekly ($)

1

21,775

1,815

419

2

29,471

2,456

567

3

37,167

3,098

715

4

44,863

3,739

863

5

52,559

4,380

1,011

6

60,255

5,022

1,159

7

67,951

5,663

1,307

8

75,647

6,304

1,455

Each additional person:

7,696

642

148

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk, households must fill out the application available through the Infinite Campus portal. Hard-copy applications also are available on the district website at www.hamilton.k12.wi.us and in school and district offices. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes and the household income falls at or below the levels shown above, the family should contact the school. Such changes may make households eligible for reduced price meals or free meals or milk, and they may reapply at that time.

In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these benefits. If a household has foster children and wishes to apply for free or reduced price meals, the household should complete an application for a family of one or contact the school for more information.

The information provided by the household on the application is confidential. Under this program, no child will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, national origin, age or disability.

For more information, contact Kira Cerroni King, district food service manager, at (262) 246-1973 x1142.

Woodside registration information

Please click blue links.
Optional: Determine those that are pertinent and complete.
Informational:  Read items for important information.

Optional

redhr

Fee Structure

To be used as a reference when paying online

Fee Payment Worksheet

To be filled out only if not paying online

 

 

  

Informational
redhr

2015-16 District Calendar

A one-page 2015-16 calendar with days off, breaks, early release days, parent-teacher conferences and other important dates

Calendar of Events

A list of upcoming events in August and September

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our school

Lunch Menu Monthly school lunch menu
Lunch Program Explains how to utilize the school lunch program
School Supply List List of supplies required for each grade level
First Annual Woodside Picnic Details about this fun-filled event sponsored by Woodside Home and School

Lannon registration information

Please click blue links.
Optional: Determine those that are pertinent and complete.
Informational:  Read items for important information.

Optional

redhr

Fee Payment Worksheet

To be filled out only if not paying online

 

 

  

Informational
redhr

2015-16 District Calendar

A one-page 2015-16 calendar with days off, breaks, early release days, parent-teacher conferences and other important dates

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our school

Lunch Menu Monthly school lunch menu
Lunch Program Explains how to utilize the school lunch program
Meet and Greet Details about Lannon’s Meet and Greet night for students and their parents
Picture Day Information about Picture Day
School Supply List List of supplies required for each grade level

Maple Avenue registration information

Please click blue links.
Optional: Determine those that are pertinent and complete.
Informational:  Read items for important information.

Optional

redhr

Fee Statement Worksheet

Complete if you choose to mail in or drop off your fees at Maple Avenue

 

 

  

Informational
redhr

Calendar

A one-page 2015-16 calendar with days off, breaks, early release days, parent-teacher conferences and other important dates

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our school

Lunch Menu Monthly school lunch menu
Lunch Program Explains how to utilize the school lunch program
School Supply List List of supplies required for each grade level

Hamilton offers driver education

Registration for Hamilton High School fall driver education – including theory, simulation and behind-the-wheel – will start Aug. 10. Registration forms will be available in the high school front lobby. Completed forms with fees will be accepted at the high school office during school hours or by mail until Sept. 1. Students who will be 16 years old by March 30, 2016 are eligible to enroll in all three phases of the program. Students must be at least 15 years to enroll in the class and 15 and a half to start behind-the-wheel.

  • Theory begins Sept. 9 at 2:45 p.m. and includes 15 two-hour classes meeting on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Theory covers the Motorist Manual, laws of the road, seat belts, insurance, car ownership and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Simulation is five two-hour classes with simulated experiences that cover turning, downtown driving, expressways, rural roads, rain, winter, snow, hazards, collision traps and split-second decisions.
  • Behind-the-wheel includes six two-hour lessons held after school or Saturday mornings for students who have passed the written, vision and sign tests at the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles Department. Cost is $35 for the tests. Parents are required to practice with their child for 30 hours, including10 hours at night. Students must hold a temporary permit for six months without an accident or ticket prior to going for their road test and obtaining a probationary license.

Full-program fees are $350 which may be split into two payments. For more information, please contact Hamilton Driver Education Coordinator Jackie Rottler at . Hamilton High School is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex.

Summer Opportunities hosts annual food drive

The Hamilton School District Summer Opportunities Program is hosting its annual Fantastic Food Drive. Families of students are encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items to benefit Sussex Outreach Services (SOS) Food Pantry.

Drop off locations are in the Summer Opportunities office at Hamilton High School, Willow Springs Learning Center, Maple Avenue Elementary School gymnasium and many classrooms. The food drive ends July 15.

Hamilton High School is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex.

Hamilton students submit winning recipe

A team of Hamilton High School students qualified as winners in the third annual Whipping Up Wellness Wisconsin Student Chef competition. Sophomores Natalie Pena, Alyssa Schmucker, Suzanne Smaglik and junior Elena Bruch – known as the Shakers and Bakers team – developed an original, student-friendly recipe that included local foods. Their recipe, Fabulous Fruity Carrot Cranberry Bars, is one of 42 recipes to be included in the student chef cookbook published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

 

Schools throughout the state submitted recipes created by teams of students in grades 6-12. Recipes were judged on nutritional quality, incorporation of USDA foods, use of culinary skills, ease of use by school food service, recipe presentation, recipe description and creativity. The contest was sponsored by Wisconsin Team Nutrition and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

 

Family and consumer sciences teacher Kathy Rankin and district food services manager Kira Cerroni King advised the Hamilton team.