Thank you for a great first day! Thank you for your patience with drop off/pick up! We are working to help it move smoothly. Also, a reminder that at this time, only staff and students are permitted in the building. All others can call into the respective secretaries and they would all be glad to assist you as needed. Thank you again! It was great to have students back in the building!
Please see Hamilton Community School's main web page at https://hcs.k12.in.us for an information bulletin concerning registration times this week as well as options for electronic form registration. You can access the registration site directly at this url; https://tinyurl.com/y3v5sfff. If viewing on a mobile phone please be sure to scroll for registration options. Thank you.
And Just Like That!!!! Things are changing!! Governor Holcomb just announced a State Wide mask mandate for all individuals ages 8 in above when out in public spaces and facilities. Yes, this includes school buildings. We are waiting for the released mandate language before moving forward, however, we are preparing to purchase and provide 5 washable mask for all students in grades 3 - 12. While the mandate states children 8 and above, we will also make purchases for students in Pre-K through 2nd grade should the parent desire to have their children wear them. These mask are color coded and in a washable mesh carrying pouch. We are discussing how to handle the washing of the mask and distribution. While I know this is upsetting to many, we will come together as a school community to make the best of this situation. I will keep you updated when we get the final mandate language and also updated regarding the washable mask. We appreciate all of you more than you know! We need you now more than ever supporting Hamilton Schools! We are Marine Strong! Tony Cassel, Superintendent
Hamilton Marines - Jr/Sr High Girls Basketball open gym tonight from 5 - 6:30 pm in the back gym, and this coming Monday and Wednesday from 9 - 10:30 am.
Attention junior high and high school Hamilton Marines - Basketball open gym for girls and boys will begin Tuesday, July 14 from 5 PM to 7 PM in the back gym. Please park in the back parking lot.
Attention any junior high or high school student interested in soccer. If you need to pick up a soccer packet from Coach McKnight, please make sure you contact him at Justin.email@example.com
Hamilton Families - I wanted to share a brief update regarding the start of school. It is our intention for students to return to school on the scheduled start date of Wednesday, August 12, 2020. We know these are uncertain times and we are continually reviewing all available information related to a safe restart to the school year. We will taking measures regarding cleaning the building, cafeteria service, transportation, and all other facets of our school day/community. The issue of mask seems to generate the most concern. At this time, we are anticipating that mask are recommended, but not required. We understand the difficulties in requiring students to wear mask, especially our younger students. However, we also respect staff and students who will choose to wear them. We are finalizing our reentry protocol/guidance and will provide that to the school and community on Tuesday, July 21. We received a very strong response to the parent survey that was sent out, and we are certainly taking your ideas/opinions/desires in to account while making decisions. We understand that a few have expressed concerns about returning and we know that we will need contingent plans to address all the learning needs of our students. We recognize that this is an ever changing situation, and we will address those events if/when they occur. Again, our goal is to have students return to school on August 12, 2020 and we anticipate an outstanding year! While I am certain that this will generate many question, please know that we don't want to release information until we have finalized our reentry protocol/guidance, This could lead to misinformation should the situation change prior to the start of school.
Just a reminder that the summer lunch program resumes today. Stop out to school between 11:30 AM and 12:15 PM and grab a lunch for all children birth through age 18. We hope to see you out today.
Just a reminder for all Hamilton families - We are still doing the summer lunch feed program for children birth to 18. You can pick up at school Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM. We will not have lunches next week due to the July 4 holiday. We will resume lunches on Monday, July 6.
Fall Sports Callout - All students in grades six through 12 for the 2020-2021 school year interested in soccer, cross country, and volleyball should plan to attend an important call out on Tuesday, June 30 at 5 PM in the front of the school.
If you plan to stop by school today between 1130 and 12:15 PM for summer lunch, please be advised that the railroad track on Wayne Street is closed and under repair. You should take Homestead Road or come through Terri like it’s coming from the north.
Interested in FREE college for up to 4 years in Indiana? Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program provides up to four years of undergraduate tuition to income-eligible students at participating colleges or universities in Indiana. Students must apply by June 30th of the end of their 8th grade year. Please visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/scholars/enroll/ to apply! Contact Ms. Merritt with any questions.
Please see the Life Feed portion of our webpage for information on computer and charger cord returns. Also, textbooks and library books can be return at the same time. It is visible at www.hcs.k12.in.us
Update - The Governor of Indiana has extended the school closing through May 1, 2020. eLearning will continue on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s. There will be no mandatory state testing this spring.
Hamilton Families - As we continue daily to learn our new normal, I wanted to reach out to you all regarding eLearning. As you all know, we are doing eLearning Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. I am asking you to partner with your children's teachers in encouraging you children to complete their weekly assignments by the following Monday after their 3 weekly eLearning days. This helps teachers and more importantly, students stay on top of their studies. In the likely even that this time period is extended, it is important that students stay on top of their studies in order to not fall behind and advance their academic gains as much as possible. The elementary and jr./sr. high have boxes located inside the front set of doors at the jr./sr. high and under the overhang by door 4 at the elementary to turn in paper copies that families have pick up. Several of you popped in to the building today to pick up items your children needed. This will no longer be permitted. The building is open to needed personnel only. If you require materials for your children, contact the school and schedule a time to receive them at specified pick up locations. Our building will be closed to all personnel during Spring Break to allow for a deep clean. I will continue to provide updates as situations change through every available means. As always, thank you for partnering with Hamilton Community Schools in encouraging your students to stay current with their work. Yours in Education, Tony Cassel
Hamilton Community Schools will continue to deliver breakfast and lunch via buses. We would like to implement a new protocol to the process beginning Thursday. When you answer your door and acknowledge that they are there, they will place the meals on your porch, and we ask you not to step out until they have created a safe distance. This is to promote social distancing￼ and keep everyone safe and healthy. It appears that influenza is also starting to show up in the area, so we want to keep everyone safe.￼ Marine Strong! Tony Cassel
Hamilton Families - Just a reminder that we will be delivering lunch to families who request it for their children. Call the elementary or jr/sr high school by 8:00 am on Monday, March 16. We will deliver to their home or care giver within district boundaries between 10:30 and 11:30 am. Monday - Friday during the closure period, excluding Spring Break. Someone will need to answer the door to receive the lunch/lunches. We look forward to serving you!
Hamilton Families - If you aren’t already aware of the school closure in response to the Coronavirus, here is a link to the video and letter. https://www.hcs.k12.in.us/o/hcs/page/coronavirus-updates--6
Hamilton Community Schools Families, Please click on the following link for helpful and informative information regarding Hamilton Community Schools response to and suggestions for combating the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). https://5il.co/dhzt
Tonight’s game vs Prairie Heights is still on as scheduled. 6:00 pm JV start time. Senior night between games. Come out and support the Marines.
Friday, Feb 28 - Hamilton Schools Closed. Make up day May 27. Secondary roads drifting and slick. Travel advisory Dekalb County. Be safe out there!
Thursday, Feb 27 - All Hamilton Schools evening activities are cancelled.
Thursday, Feb 27 - Hamilton Community Schools are closed today. It is an eLearning day. Be safe out there!
Thursday, February 27 - Hamilton Community Schools are on a 2 hour delay. Roads are very slick and temperatures are dropping. Be safe out there!
Wednesday, Feb 26 - Hamilton Elementary PTO Skate Night is cancelled for this evening.
Hamilton Community Schools is now closed today, Wednesday, February 26. Freezing drizzle and snow with continue throughout the day. It is an eLearning day.
Hamilton Community Schools are on a 2 hour delay Wednesday, Feb 26. We will continue to monitor the snow as it moves in later today. Be safe out there!
Tomorrow (Friday) is Crazy Blue/White day for all students for Homecoming 2020. JV game at 6:00 p.m. vs. Churubusco. Varsity game at 7:30 p.m. Homecoming festivities between games.
All basketball games schedule for Thursday evening, February 13 have been cancelled.
Thursday, February 13 - Hamilton Community Schools will be closed today. It is and eLearning day.
Thursday, February 13 - Hamilton Community Schools is in a 2 hour delay.
Tonight’s Jr High girls game vs Churubusco and the girls 6th grade game vs Fremont have been postponed until a later date TBD.
The address for tonight's JV/Varsity boys basketball game at Smith Academy is Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46819. JV game starts at 6PM
Friday, Feb 7 - Hamilton Schools is on a 2 hour delay.
Tonight - Elem Girls Game Cancelled, JV/Var Boys game postponed until Saturday, Feb 8. JV start time 10:00 a.m., Elem Basketball Camp cancelled Saturday. Any elementary students wearing Marine gear gets in high school game free on Saturday! Go Marines!
Thursday, Feb. 6 - Hamilton Schools are closed. It is an eLearning day.
Just a reminder that due to the delayed start of the school year due to construction issues, Monday, February 17 and Friday, April 10 will be used as makeup days. Students and staff are to report to school on these days.
The Boys JV Tourney at Eastside scheduled for tomorrow is postponed until Monday, Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m. We will notify of any changes regarding the Jr High Girls and JV Girls games as we get information from the hosting schools.
Saturday, January 18 - Elementary Basketball Camp cancelled due to projected forecast for Friday evening in to Saturday morning. An additional day will be added to the end of the camp.
Tuesday, December 31 - There will be no practices or school activities today due to the road conditions.
Monday, December 16 - Hamilton Community Schools on a 2 hour delay. It’s slippery out there, be careful!
Hamilton Community Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, November 12th. Elearning day. Elem and Jr high ball games cancelled.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Hamilton Community Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay. Please be careful traveling.
Monday, November 11, 2019 - All after school activities are cancelled for this evening. Be safe out there, it’s getting slick!