From Hamilton To Home

February 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Happy Valentine's month. We are glad to have many of our students back in the hybrid model. Although we did see them virtually, we missed seeing them in person during our learning week. We will continue to encourage a strong sense of teaching and learning whether learning from home or while in person at school. Please continue to help support their learning by making sure school work is completed, they read as much as possible at home, and that you reach out to your child's teacher if help is needed. We thank you for all you have done thus far during this unorthodox learning year.


Jodie Johnson

Hamilton Principal

Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no exchange of Valentines or Valentine's Day treats among students this year.

Happenings In The Classroom:

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Hamilton's Pledge: Exploring and Teaching Individuality, Equity, and Diversity


Simply naming an emotion is one of the biggest factors to thinking clearly. Once the emotion is identified, you can then tune into the sensations and physical symptoms your body responds with. Maybe you feel tingles in your hands and butterflies in your stomach or maybe you feel tension and your heart rate is up. No matter what feelings you are having, they are justified and okay!

Follow these steps to help your child think through scenarios:

  1. Have your child say out loud the feeling they are experiencing

  2. Ask them what they are feeling in their body and where

  3. Discuss what could happen if the emotion was not identified

  4. What is your action step moving forward

LifeTouch Picture Day

Picture Day is Coming! Save the Date. Information will be shared soon.

School Name: Hamilton Elementary School
Picture Day Dates:
Tuesday, February 16- Cohort A

Wednesday, February 17- Virtual students (schedule TBD)

Thursday, February 18- Cohort B

Grades Photographed: PK - 4

Message From the Nurse:

Please monitor your child for any signs of illness prior to school each day, including:

  • Temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit or higher, or has taken medication for fever or illness symptoms in the past 24 hours

  • Sore throat

  • Cough (for students with chronic cough due to allergies or asthma, a change in their cough from baseline)

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath (for students with asthma, a change from their baseline breathing)

  • Diarrhea or vomiting and/or abdominal pain

  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever

  • Is awaiting COVID test results

  • Child has had a positive COVID test or close contact with a person with a laboratory confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or longer, or lives with someone who has tested positive)

If your child has ANY of the symptoms above:

  • Keep them home from school

  • Consider whether your child needs to see a healthcare provider.

  • Call Hamilton Elementary at (440) 284-8007 and report that your child will be absent.

Call Nurse Packman directly at (440) 284-8099 with any questions or concerns, or to determine when your child is ready to return to school.