Is my child too sick to attend school

Parents often ask us if they should keep their child home from school. Here is a list of guidelines to help make your decision. School attendance is important for student success, but it is better for children to remain home when they are ill.

Playground help needed

We have multiple openings for paid positions for lunch and recess supervision. Hours are 11:00 AM -12:45 PM. This could be a rotating and/ or substitute positions. Please contact Dr. Edmond for more details or to apply.


If your child requires any medications during the day, prescription or over the counter medication (including cough drops, pain relievers, allergy medication or vitamins), they must be stored and administered in the school office. A Medication Permission Form must be completed and returned to school for each medication. All medications must be brought in by an adult and be in their original packaging. In addition, prescription medications require a doctor’s signature. This guideline is in place for the safety of our students.

Mark your calendars for Woodside music programs:

  • April 16, 6 p.m. – 4th Grade at Hamilton Fine Arts Center
  • April 17, 9:30 a.m. – 4th Grade  at Woodside
  • May 14, 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Kindergarten

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 attendance line at (262) 820-1530 or emailing a message to

Key dates announced for 2020-21 calendar

A few dates in the 2020-21 calendar have still to be ironed out, 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 March 29-April 6.

Drop off procedures

To ensure students get to class safely and in a timely manner, we ask that you review and be mindful of the following drop off procedures:

  • Buses are the only vehicles permitted to drop off in the circle drive between the hours of 8:30 – 9 a.m.
  • The student drop-off area is located in the staff/visitor parking lot near the flag pole.

The student drop off area is an area of constant movement. We ask that your child be ready to quickly exit your vehicle when you reach the designated drop-off area. Only students should exit the vehicle in the drop off line. Parents wishing to walk their students in, help with backpacks, say good-bye or anything that requires them to get out of the vehicle, should park in the lot and walk their student into the school. Thank you for keeping our kids safe and the line moving.