The Hamilton School District is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff in the 2020-21 school year. We have compiled numerous materials to address concerns that families may have. These materials will be updated as guidance, requirements and plans evolve; please check back often for the latest information.
This chart is updated nightly based on student and staff attendance data. As students and staff return from quarantine and isolation, they are removed from school and district counts. Data does not include students participating in 100% virtual online learning.
Please click here to view the entire Data Dashboard.
* Please note: When the number of confirmed cases or those in quarantine is less than five at a school, they are indicated with an * and not reported to protect the privacy of students and staff.
Next steps after students have been vaccinated
Students who have been vaccinated may wonder about what action to take if they are in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. If a fully vaccinated student is identified as a close contact at school, please notify district nurses as soon as possible. The nurses will confirm vaccine dates and clear the student from having to quarantine. Students will still need to monitor for symptoms for 14-day after exposure, but they are not required to quarantine if they are symptom free. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services created a “Next Step After Vaccination” flyer that has more details.
Visit Waukesha County dashboard for community cases, find test sites
Visit the Waukesha County COVID dashboard for data about community and county cases. Please note that “Active Child Cases in School District Boundaries” reports the number of individuals ages 0-18 who reside “within school district boundaries.” This number is not just students who attend schools in the district but also those who may attend another public or private school, are home schooled, have already graduated or are preschoolers.
The following protocol, as advised by the Waukesha County Public Health Department, will be used to communicate to families about positive cases of COVID-19 in schools:
- County notifies positive cases.
- District conducts contract tracing of students and notifies students who should be placed in quarantine.
- District updates the district dashboard on a daily basis which will include information on number of positive cases and absences related to COVID.
Detailed information about test sites, procedures and other requirements has been posted on the Waukesha County website.
How the district prepared for 2021-21
- Learn about details of “Reopening the 2020-21 School Year” in this infographic created for families.
- See the tools, chemicals and procedures that will be used to provide a safe and healthy environment for students and staff.
- What are the procedures if students or staff have COVID-19 symptoms or feel unwell at school?
- Under what circumstances would students need to shift from traditional in-person to emergency remote or transitional instruction?
- What should families, students and staff expect when a quarantine or isolation is necessary?
- What do parents do if their children need an accommodation from wearing a face covering?
- What is the district’s face covering protocol?
- What symptoms should parents be checking for at home before sending children to school?
- More frequently asked questions (FAQ)