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Hamilton district plans for start of school

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Hamilton School District compiled essential information for families anticipating the start of the 2022-23 school year. For more information, visit each school’s webpage on the district website at www.hamilton.k12.wi.us.

Registration — Families can log in to Infinite Campus Aug. 1-8 to verify and update information, pay school fees online and sign off on school forms. Families without an Infinite Campus parent portal should contact campushelp@hamilton.k12.wi.us. School 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;
  • Silver Spring Intermediate, (262) 820-2080;
  • Templeton Middle, (262) 246-6477; and
  • Hamilton High, (262) 246-6471.

Those unsure of their school attendance area can view the district map or call the district’s Public Information Office at (262) 246-1973, ext. 1100.

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

To be eligible for the optional 4K program, a child must be four years old on or before Sept. 1. The program is a half day — 8:50 – 11:30 a.m. morning session or 12:50 – 3:30 p.m. afternoon session.

Each elementary school offers a full-day kindergarten program for children who turn five years old on or before Sept. 1. The 5K program follows the elementary school schedule.

Great Start Conferences — Great Start Conferences will be held for students in 4K – grade 6 to allow students, parents and teachers to meet face-to-face before students’ first day of school. The conferences will allow for teachers to gather information through a parent questionnaire and collect initial student literacy data. Willow Springs will conduct conferences Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 2 and 6, and elementary and intermediate schools on Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2.

First day of classes — Sept. 1 is the first day of classes for middle and high school students, Sept. 6 for elementary and intermediate school students and Sept. 8 for 4K students.

Modified school hours — School hours will be:

  • Hamilton High School, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7:20 a.m. – 2:25 p.m. and Wednesday, 8:05 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.;
  • Templeton Middle School, 7:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.;
  • Silver Spring Intermediate School, 8:40 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.;
  • elementary schools, 9:05 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.; and
  • Willow Springs, morning and afternoon sessions, 8:50 – 11:30 a.m., 12:50 – 3:30 p.m.

While elementary school classes will start 15 minutes later than last year, elementary students who are driven to school in private vehicles may arrive to school at 8:40 a.m. and will have an area to wait under staff supervision until they are able to go to their classrooms at 8:55 a.m. Silver Spring students will have a supervised area starting at 8:10 a.m. Willow Springs students should arrive at the school start times of 8:50 a.m. and 12:50 p.m.

Hamilton High School students arriving in private vehicles may come to school later on Wednesdays. The bus schedule, however, will be consistent throughout the week. Students will be able to enter the building at 7 a.m. every day with the ability to use the extra time on Wednesdays like a study hall.

Transportation — Bus route information will be posted in Infinite Campus by the last week of August. Further communication will be sent out once routes are finalized and ready for viewing.

Breaks and last school day — Students will not have classes:

  • Sept. 5 – Labor Day;
  • Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Jan. 23, Feb. 17, April 21 – teacher in-services;
  • Oct. 21 – break;
  • Nov. 11 – no school for grades 4K-6, virtual learning for grades 7-12;
  • Nov. 23-25 – Thanksgiving break;
  • Dec. 23-30 – winter break;
  • Jan. 16 – break;
  • March 17 – no school for grades 4K-6, virtual learning for grades 7-12;
  • March 27-31 – spring break;
  • April 7-10 – break; and
  • May 29 – Memorial Day.

The last day of school for 4K is June 8; the last day of school for 5K-12 is a half day on June 9. Additional dates are included in the one-page district calendar.

Immunization — Wisconsin law requires parents to provide updated records on their child’s immunizations including polio, hepatitis B, MMR and varicella. Students entering grade 6 are also required to have one dose of Tdap. Please refer to the schedule for required immunizations. 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 using the Wisconsin Immunization Record. Step 4 of this form includes a waiver section for families who waive any immunizations. Questions about the immunization schedule should be directed to the child’s physician or the Waukesha County Public Health Department.

Medication drop-off — The intermediate, middle and high schools have set specific dates and times when families may provide medications directly to health room paraprofessionals. Please refer to the schedule for medication drop-off. Families at Willow Springs and the elementary schools should contact administrative assistants to arrange for drop-off.

School lunch program — Hamilton food service staff members are committed to producing quality meals that are nutritious and appealing to children. Lunch consists of five food items — protein, whole grain, fruit, vegetable and milk. To reduce waste, children are offered an entire lunch but are only required to take three items, one of which must be a fruit or vegetable. The price of lunch remains the same whether a child takes the entire lunch or refuses an item.

Lunch menus will be listed 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 2022-23 are: $2.70 – elementary students; $3.05 – intermediate, middle and high school students; $1.50 – breakfast, high school only; $2.70 – bistro boxes; $3.85 – adults; and 40 cents for milk.

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, ext. 1100.