Key Dates announced for 2020-21 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 March 29-April 6.

Winter playground reminders

Please send warm boots and snow pants to school with your children in addition to a warm coat, hat or earmuffs and waterproof gloves. Students go outside for recess unless the wind chill or temperature is below zero degrees. Also, please remember to have an extra set of dry clothing in your child’s locker.

The Marcy playground equipment is now officially closed for the winter season. Once the kids begin wearing snow pants, boots and mittens it becomes a safety hazard for them to climb on the equipment.

Snowy playground guidelines:

  • Boots and snow pants are required if the student wants to play in the snow;
  • If the student stays on the blacktop and out of the snow, only boots are required and
  • If the student does not have boots or snow pants, he/she must stay near the wall of the school building.

Marcy named 2019 National Blue Ribbon School

Marcy Elementary School was one of select schools in the nation recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2019. Less than one percent of schools nationwide receive the award, which is given in recognition of the school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.NationalBlueRibbonSchoolLogo300

Marcy Principal Michele Trawicki said the award celebrates the dedication and commitment of Marcy students, families and staff.

“Our success is a collective effort driven by our passion for education,” she said. “Our staff does not take lightly the responsibility of educating students to help them reach their full potential. We embrace our challenges as a family to support every student’s unique needs and learning style.”

Public and private schools at all levels – elementary, middle and high schools – are eligible for the award. Each school that is given the honor of a Blue Ribbon Award shares several key characteristics. They:

  • have administrators and teachers who are dedicated to high standards of learning for all students;
  • engage in data collection and analysis to determine the efficacy of instruction and assessment;
  • have students who demonstrate academic excellence; and
  • undertake professional development to stay at the forefront of best practices.

Hamilton School District Superintendent Paul Mielke, Ph.D., congratulated the Marcy community for the distinguished recognition.

“Marcy has been identified as one of the highest-achieving schools in the nation, thanks to the work of committed staff, students and families,” he said. “Families can take great satisfaction in knowing that Marcy educators and students exemplify excellence in education.”

Marcy will be among 362 schools honored Nov. 14 and 15 at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. where U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will celebrate with honorees.

Reporting student absences from school

New this year, a written note is no longer required for normal daily absences when parents call or send emails notifying the school office. Schools prefer that parents report absences by calling the school office at 262-781-8283 or emailing a message to