Key dates announced for 2020-21 calendar

Some dates in the 2020-21 calendar still need to be determined, but in the interest of letting families and staff know key dates for advanced planning, the Hamilton School Board approved the following dates for the 2020-21 school calendar:

  • The first day of school for grades 5K-6 will be Sept. 3. Great Start conferences for students in grades 5K–6 will be held on Sept. 1 and 2. (The first day of school will be Sept. 1 for grades 7-12 and Sept. 8 for 4K.)
  • Winter break for students will be Dec. 23 – Jan. 1.
  • Spring break for students will be Mar. 29-Apr. 6.

The complete calendar will be posted on the district website after the School Board approves it at the end of January.

Winter gear required until further notice

Although there is no snow on the ground, students must continue to bring all winter gear to school. Students go outside when temperatures are zero and above with wind chill. Items that are required until further notice are:

  • Coat
  • Snow pants
  • Hat- if coat has no hood
  • Gloves – winter style, not knit gloves
  • Boots

Please help us to keep our children warm and safe. Thank you for your cooperation!

Please arrive on time ready to learn

When students arrive to their classrooms between 8:40-8:45 a.m., it gives them time to unpack backpacks, make lunch selections, AND be seated and ready to learn by 8:50 a.m. Most students arrive by bus each morning and are on time for class.

Students who are dropped off in the morning instead of riding the bus, should follow the same guidelines as students who arrive by bus and be seated and ready to learn by 8:50 a.m. Arrivals after 8:50 a.m. cause disruption to a child’s morning routine. We recommend that students be dropped off no later than 8:40 a.m. each day.

Parents, we also ask that if you arrive to school prior to 8:30 a.m., please do not drop off students in front of school until you see adult supervision present.