The Eagle Update

Lee-Hamilton Intermediate

September 18, 2023

Hi Eagle Families!

Happy Sunday! Thank you to our families that were able to make it to our open house. It was great to see you. If you have not yet, please make sure to complete our event survey (click here). If you were unable to make it we have two events coming up in October where we welcome in families: Lee-Hamilton Spooktacular Night of Reading (October 10) and Parent-Teacher Conferences (October 23 & 25).

Our Eagles have been doing a great job coming to school in uniform. Please make sure though that all pieces of the uniform that they were in the building meet the guidelines (sweatshirts, zip ups, quarter zips, sweaters, & cardigans must be solid uniform color (not jean) with no graphics and no hoods). Beginning the week of September 25 students will receive a uniform reminder for being out of dress if all clothing items do not meet uniform guidelines. This will keep them from participating in special building events like spirit weeks or dress down days. I am hoping this extra week will allow for all students to be able to meet the guidelines.

Important General Information

  • Attendance is extremely important. Late arrivals and early dismissals greatly impact attendance. Please make sure your Eagle is at school every day, on time. Eagles must maintain at least 90% attendance.
  • Early dismissals end at 3:10 P.M. You will be asked to join the car rider line at this time for our afternoon dismissal.
  • If your Eagle needs to be absent, you must send a message to
  • Please ensure that clothing meets all dress code and uniform guidelines. Reminders: Any sweater or sweatshirt must meet dress code colors and cannot have a hood. Also, shoes must be closed toed/heeled (like tennis shoes). Shorts or skirts must be longer than a closed first along the student's leg. Blue jean items (jackets or pants) do not meet the dress code.
  • We go outside for recess as long as the temperature is at least 20 degrees and it is not raining/ storming. Please make sure your Eagle is dressed appropriately to be outside in the temperature for that day.
  • Make sure your Eagle has a clear book bag and water bottle each day.
  • Students are not able to carry bags/purses around the building. They are left in their classroom, except in the case of restroom needs.
  • Cell phones should never be seen or heard during the school day. If Eagles are using their phone during the day, it could be brought to the office requiring a family member to pick it up from school.

See you tomorrow!

Amanda Eye


Eye on the Eagle Way Video (Screencastify)

Shown to students each Monday (or 1st day of the week).
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Picture Day is October 4th!


Picture Day Is: Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Wagner Portrait Group will be photographing students for portrait packages & school records.


(Please do not bring checks, cash, or order forms to school as they will no longer be accepted.)

Online Pre-Order Password: 3E6Y6Z5R

Can’t order online or have other questions? We are happy to help! 314-567-5900

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Save the Date!

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School Store Fundraiser

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A foundation of good attendance is necessary for students to succeed. Each minute a student misses can and will affect their educational outcome. Your child's attendance rate is based on total minutes in the classroom. Any day your Eagle is tardy, late, dismissed early, or absent (even if excused) will affect this rate.

Please make sure your Eagle is on time and ready to learn every day. The school doors open at 8:35 A.M. and class begins at 8:50 A.M. School dismissal begins at 3:30 P.M.

It is important to understand that:

  • students need to be in class on time to gain full benefit of classroom instruction.

  • there is a direct correlation between attendance and school performance.

  • every hour counts, be here on time everyday.

  • regular attendance for students under the age of 17 is compulsory by law.

If you Eagle must be absent, please email or call at 314-521-6755.

Your Eagle's attendance must be at least 90%. To accomplish this goal avoid absences, unless absolutely necessary, and ensure that your Eagle is at school on time and remains for the entire day.

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Friday's Finest Eagles

Our Friday's Finest did an amazing job exemplifying the Eagle Way this week. Always remember Lee-Hamilton Eagles… I will be responsible, safe, cooperative, and kind. I will persevere. I was born to SOAR!
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September Behavior Incentive

Our September Behavior Incentive will be on October 13. If a student receives 3 or fewer behavior FYIs (like a behavior reminder) and is referral-free they will be able to join us for the incentive. Please remind your Eagles to make sure they are following the Eagle Way each day.
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Parent Login for Tyler Portal

Make sure Parent is selected.

Who's My Student's Teacher?

Directions for Finding Your Student's Teacher on Tyler Portal with Pictures. This information could change up to the date of Meet the Teacher.

What Bus Do I Ride?

Directions for Finding Your Eagle's Bus Information on Tyler Portal with Pictures.

How My Eagle(s) Will Get To & From School

Click here or the link below for the form to let us know how your Eagle(s) will get to and from school each day.

Arrival & Dismissal

Lee-Hamilton Family Handbook

Check out our handbook for important information regarding the school day, arrival and dismissal, and much more!
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Uniforms & Clear Backpacks

The following Ferguson-Florissant School District school uniform will be implemented for all K-5 students in the 23-24 school year. Only uniforms may be worn to school, unless on an administrator approved school spirit or incentive day.

The WHY behind School Uniforms:

  • Safety: Uniforms enhance school safety by visually alerting staff to people who do not belong.

  • Success: Students dressed for success achieve greater academic outcomes.

  • Social Harmony: School uniforms even the playing field, and can reduce social pressures and bullying.

  • Savings: School uniforms are economical and will save family’s money over time

  • Spirit: School Uniforms foster a sense of belonging.

The following Ferguson-Florissant School District school uniform will be implemented for all K-5 students in the 23-24 school year. Only uniforms may be worn to school, unless on an administrator approved school spirit or incentive day.


White, navy blue, or red shirts with collars, such as a polo, oxford, or dress shirt (no logos required): K-5 grades

  • Ferguson-Florissant School District or white, navy, or red cardigans, vests, fleeces, or blazers may also be worn. No hoodies, coats, or head coverings will be able to be worn in the building.

  • Safe and appropriate shoes (closed toed shoes) must be worn.

  • Students may personalize their uniforms by adding school appropriate hair accessories, socks, ties or ascots, pins or buttons, etc.


Navy blue or khaki pants, or FFSD Plaid walking shorts, slacks, skirt, skorts, jumper: K-5 grades

  • Shorter bottom pieces should be the appropriate length for school (below fists with hands at side).

  • For students choosing a skirt or jumper a pair of shorts should be worn underneath.

Clear Bookbags for K-5

Clear bookbags are a requirement for all students in grades K-12 for the 2023-24 school year. As done in the past, when the District implemented clear bookbags for 6-12 grade students, the District will provide the initial clear bookbag for K-5 students. More information will be provided at a later date from your elementary school on the distribution of clear bookbags.

Uniform Sources, Online and/or Local

Families are encouraged to purchase through our partner vendor, TrayJays, but may purchase uniform pieces in the correct colors from any uniform retailer including but not limited to:

FFSD takes a liberatory approach to our uniform policy supporting a balance of unity while fostering students’ individuality, so we encourage students to embrace wearing the foundation uniform pieces while accessorizing to express their individuality. FFSD appropriate accessorizing examples include:

  • Hair accessories

  • Tie/Ascot/Bow ties

  • Suspenders

  • Pins

  • Shoes

  • Jewelry

  • Leggings

  • Belts

  • Scarfs

  • Socks

  • Jackets

  • Various styles of the standard uniform (plaid skirts, white blouse with lace detail)

You can find additional information regarding the uniform and clear backpack guidelines in our Family Handbook.
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Food @ School

Students have access to free breakfast and lunch at Lee-Hamilton.

Students are not permitted to have the following items for breakfast or lunch:

  • fast food items
  • open container cups (like coffee)
  • chips (must be part of a lunch, but can not be the only item they bring for lunch)
  • soda
  • drinks in glass containers

If a student brings these items they will be asked to keep them in their book bag or dispose of them.


Birthdays are special and we celebrate our Eagles with announcements and a small gift. For a variety of reasons, students will not be able to bring in food treats for their birthdays. Students should also not receive deliveries at school for their birthday, such as balloons. If any of these items come to school, they will be held in the office and returned home with the student or we will ask a family member to pick them up.
Lee-Hamilton Family Calendar

Includes events for the year (days, times, & format are subject to change)

Lee-Hamilton School Supply List

If you are having trouble getting your Eagle supplies, please let the office know, so we can support you.

The Eagle Way Expectations

We hold our students to the highest of expectations at Lee-Hamilton to help them prepare for success! We expect our students to Be Responsible, Safe, Cooperative, and Kind. We expect them to Persevere through school work and situations that are challenging. Our expectations are included in the matrix linked below for you to review with your student, so they are prepared for a successful school year. We also will spend each morning meeting with your Eagles discussing these expectations and providing them with the strategies and skills to reach them.
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Standards-Based Learning & Grading Reports

Lee-Hamilton uses Standards-Based Learning to monitor student progress and growth. This allows both teacher and student to focus on a progression of learning and mastery of content. Below is a link to the District's Standards-Based Learning page, the Parent Guide, and an image of a proficiency scale. As a reminder, this means that you will not see letter grades (A,B,C) on progress/report cards, instead you will see standard scores of (1,2,3,4). Please know that these standard scores to not correlate to letter grades. It is normal for students to only be at a 1 or 2 at the beginning of the year with the goal of reaching a 3 by then end of the school year. It is extraordinary for a student to reach a 4, as it indicates mastery of standards beyond their current grade level.
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Student & Family Supports

Hazel Health ~ Student Health Service Available

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When your child is feeling sick, you want to get care quickly. Our student health partner, Hazel Health, provides virtual medical visits for our students. If you haven’t yet, please sign the student health consent form at today!

How does it work?

Students have access to virtual medical visits right in the school nurse's office. The school nurse will communicate with a student’s parent when the nurse feels a medical visit is warranted. Hazel Health providers can evaluate your child’s symptoms and provide the appropriate type of treatment. If your child is sick at home, parents can also access Hazel Health medical visits from home from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. on school days. Contact a medical provider from home by clicking here:

Please note:

  • Parents in participating schools will have the ability to opt-in or out of the program at any time, and no student will participate or be treated unless a parent has given their consent.

  • This service is NOT intended to replace an established relationship with your primary care physician. It is designed to increase access to quality health care for all students, safely keep healthy students in school and occasionally provide convenience - particularly for working parents.

  • Sick children should still stay home from school, but if an issue arises once a student is on campus, Hazel Health is a convenient option for parents who have given their consent.

  • More information can be found on the District website:

If you have questions or need any additional information please contact your school nurse or Corliss Christopher, RN, BSN - Nurse Coordinator ( or 314-824-2043)

Hazel Health Services Frequently Asked Questions

Students now have access to virtual doctor visits through Hazel Health. A signed consent form is required to access this service. You can sign that form at

This service is NOT for medical emergencies; if you are experiencing a medical emergency please visit your nearest hospital emergency room or call 911.

Why is this service being offered?

  • This service is part of an ongoing effort to give our families options and tools to help keep students healthy, so they can be at school and learning.

  • Instead of having to leave school to see a doctor, students can now see a provider within a few minutes at school from the nurse’s office.

  • In addition, for families that don’t have good access to a doctor, or in cases where wait times to see doctors are long, this service gives families an option.

Who is Hazel Health?

  • Hazel Health is FFSD’s partner. They provide the equipment, medical providers, and training to support our nurses with on-demand telehealth.

  • Hazel Health is an independent, private medical practice focused exclusively on student health and wellness. Hazel Health is not an entity of the school district, local or state government, or national government.

Am I required to use this service?

  • No, this is an optional service and the choice to participate is with families.

    • However, so nurses know which students are consented to receive telehealthcare, we are asking all FFSD families to let us know their preference via the parental consent form here or we can provide a paper consent form.

How does Hazel Health at School work?

Students have access to virtual medical visits right in the school nurse’s office. The school nurse will communicate with a student’s parent when the nurse feels a medical visit is warranted. Hazel Health providers can evaluate your child’s symptoms and provide the appropriate type of treatment. If your child is sick at home, parents can also access Hazel Health providers from home from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on school days. Parents will have the ability to opt-in or out of the program at any time, and no student will participate or be treated unless a parent has given their consent.

  • When a student is in school, a nurse or aid can start a virtual doctor visit within minutes -- right from the school nurse’s office. Hazel Health providers will evaluate the student’s symptoms and provide the appropriate treatment along with next steps. The provider will advise if the student can return safely to class, or if additional care is needed.

  • Hazel Health at School is available during school hours, from the first bell to the last bell.

How does Hazel Health at Home work?

  • When at home, families can connect with Hazel Health doctors from any device including mobile. To start a visit, a parent/guardian shares the child’s health concerns at A Hazel Health provider will initiate a phone or video visit with the child and the parent/guardian.

  • Messages can be sent to Hazel Health at any time. A response will be provided within one business day. Providers are available for visits, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (local time).

  • Hazel Health at Home is available over the summer months. Providers are not accessible for visits on major holidays.

Who is eligible to use Hazel Health?

  • Any student, 3 years of age or older, who is currently enrolled in FFSD schools is eligible for Hazel Health services. Children between the ages of 3-5 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian on the Hazel Health visit via audio.

How can a student be signed up to use Hazel Health?

Who are the Hazel Health medical providers?

  • Hazel Health medical providers are state-licensed physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

If a student needs a prescription refill, can Hazel Health help?

  • Yes, providers can write prescriptions, if medically appropriate. The parent/guardian will be contacted if a prescription is needed. Hazel Health will order the prescription to be filled at the preferred pharmacy. Families are responsible for the cost of the prescription.

What is the cost to families to use Hazel Health?

  • There is no cost to families for Hazel Health visits this school year. There may be costs associated with prescriptions and any ancillary care outside of the Hazel Health visit.

Who handles insurance processing?

  • Hazel Health handles all insurance processing

What if a student already has a primary care provider?

  • Hazel Health is not a replacement for primary care services. Families are encouraged to establish an active relationship (often referred to as a medical home) with a primary care provider (PCP) for all children.

  • Hazel Health providers encourage families to follow the well visit schedule for primary care check-ups.

  • If a student or family needs help finding a primary care provider in a local area (or needs to be referred to a local provider for additional services), Hazel Health can help. Contact the Hazel Health care team at (314) 648-8826 or via a supplied link.

  • Hazel Health will coordinate with a student’s primary care provider, when applicable, to ensure continuity of care. A copy of the discharge summary will be sent to the primary care provider when the fax number is included on the Hazel Health consent form.

CHADS Coalition - Options for Mentoring and Other Family Supports

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Local Libraries Offering WiFi Hotspots to Checkout & Free Online Tutoring

Our local libraries, the Ferguson Municipal Public Library and the St. Louis County Library, are great resources for a variety of activities and supports. Check out the links below for access to resources from our local libraries, including the ability to check out WiFi Hotspots and free online tutoring.

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