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Dear Families,

The school year is officially beginning! On behalf of the staff at Hamilton Creek School I want you to know how excited we are to have our students back in the building again, on a full schedule, no less! I appreciate your patience waiting for communication to begin this year. We’ve had a number of adjustments this summer right up until this last week of planning, but the information I’m sharing with you today is the most current. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 7th at Open House at The Creek, and then welcoming your students to their first day of school (1st-8th graders) on September 8th. Here we go!

Upcoming schedule:

Monday, September 6th - Labor Day - No School

Tuesday, September 7th - Open House at The Creek!

  • Hours: 9-11 am and 12-3 pm

  • What? Open House is an opportunity for families to come into the school, meet the new teachers, and get a quick glimpse of the school before the first official day of classes.

  • What should we bring? You can bring your child’s school supplies to drop off in their classroom. Also, any student who has a Chromebook checked out from last spring should return it to be checked back in. You’ll do that in the library.

  • 7th and 8th grade students - You can check out your new Chromebook in the library during open house. If you have a previously checked out device, bring it with you.

  • 6th-8th grade students - We are NOT assigning lockers at this time and planners will arrive during the first couple weeks of school.

  • Who is my child’s teacher? You’ll find out Tuesday morning, either at Open House or with a communication from their teacher. Check your email!

  • Health and Safety Guidelines - Masks and social distancing are required indoors.

Wednesday, September 8th - First Day for 1st-8th graders - Early Release

  • Doors open at 7:30; Classes begin at 7:40

  • Breakfast will be offered to every student (it’s free!) as they enter, and will be eaten in their classroom.

  • Dismissal is at 12:23 for 1st grade; 12:25 for 2nd/3rd; 12:27 for 4th/5th, 12:30 for 6th-8th

Thursday, September 9th - First REGULAR day of school for 1st-8th graders

  • Doors open at 7:30; Classes begin at 7:40

  • Dismissal is at 2:23 for 1st grade; 2:25 for 2nd/3rd; 2:27 for 4th/5th, 2:30 for 6th-8th

  • These are our NEW, regular hours (M, T, Th, F). Early Release each Wednesday.

See you soon! Jordon Ford

New Hours...

K-8 Regular Schedule (M, T, Th, F):

Doors open at 7:30

Classes begin at 7:40


  • Kindergarten/1st at 2:23
  • 2nd/3rd at 2:25
  • 4th/5th at 2:27
  • 6th-8th at 2:30

K-8 Early Release Schedule (Wednesday):

Doors open at 7:30

Classes begin at 7:40


  • Kindergarten/1st at 12:23
  • 2nd/3rd at 12:25
  • 4th/5th at 12:27
  • 6th-8th at 12:30
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Bus routes are being updated this weekend!

You will get an update Tuesday, September 7th, from either the transportation department or the school regarding route times and locations. Thank you for your patience as school hours across the district were changed due to transportation limitations.

Kindergartners will begin September 13th!

If you have a kindergartner you should have a scheduled time to come in during the week of September 6th for assessments. Call the office if you have any questions.
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We are excited to welcome these new staff members to The Creek!

  • Emily Canfield, Dean of Student Success
  • Jacque Walker, Counselor
  • Brittany Nicholson, 3rd grade teacher
  • Chris Luckman, 4th grade teacher
  • Dave McNeil, Middle School Science
  • Alisha Whitman, Middle School Art
  • Willie Whalon, Instructional Assistant
  • Kendall Welch, Instructional Assistant
  • Liz Bitterman, Media Assistant - Library
  • Carra Culbertson, School Assistant
  • We'll have some more new staff joining soon and others beginning new positions!

School Meals are FREE!

Breakfast and Lunch are free for all students in 2021-22. Check out the menu!

Chromebook, textbook, library books at home?

Please return them to school at Open House on September 7th. If you cannot attend Open House, please return them on your first day of school. Thank you!

Middle school students...Interested in playing sports this fall?

Click here for information about middle school athletics.

Student and staff safety is our first priority!

Masks are required indoors.

At least 3 feet of social distance

Clean and sanitized hands.

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If your child has any of the above symptoms please keep them home and notify the school office. Thank you.