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A Hamilton School District parent network that promotes children’s success through information, support, presentations and guidance

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Parenting columns from coordinator Kristin Hasbrook:

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For more information, or to submit question for the All About Parenting column, please contact Hamilton Connects Coordinator Kristin Hasbrook, a licensed school counselor who supports AODA efforts in the Hamilton School District:

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Additional resources for parents


Children’s safety

Finance & college planning

  • Financial Aid Calculator
    This calculator helps determine if you qualify for financial aid by calculating your EFC (expected family contribution) and Financial Need. In addition, there are a number of great videos on the page that will cover the basics of financial aid and get you started.
  • The Scholarship Guide for Busy Parents
    A free series of 15-minute videos on the types of scholarships and which are appropriate for your student. The goal of this guide is to bring you up to speed on scholarships, teach you the do’s and don’ts, and make sure you don’t miss any opportunities.
  • Taming the High Cost of College Podcast
    Taming the High Cost of College teaches parents the secrets of how to plan and save for college so you can help make your children’s dreams come true. Hosted by Brad Baldridge, a Certified Financial Planner and college planning expert, you’ll learn what you need to save time, save money and reduce stress with smart and proven strategies. If you’re the parent of a college-bound teenager, you can get great college tips and tactics, while you are on the go. Listen on SpotifyApple Podcast, or wherever you get your podcasts.
  • Teaching children about money
    An article focusing on the benefits of teaching math over finance

Mental health and addiction resources


  • Parent toolkit
    A guide to parents’ most frequently asked questions about MAP assessments as well as links to mathematics and language arts-reading resource websites
  • RIT reference charts
    Examples of the kinds of work students can do at various points along the MAP RIT scale
    Please note that each subject area has a unique alignment to the RIT scale. As a result, scores between subjects are not equivalent.