From Hamilton To Home

February 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian:

It's hard to believe that we are moving into February. It has been wonderful to see our students transition back into the classroom and show growth socially and academically. We still have a lot of work to do to recover from the COVID academic experience but are confident that we will make gains. Please continue to encourage learning at home, reading at home, and dialogue at home with your children. It all matters.


Sincerely,

Jodie Johnson

Upcoming Important Dates:

Feburary 1st-4th
  • School Counselor's Appreciation Week
February 1st
  • OELPA Testing begins for all EL students
February 14th
  • Valentine's Day (Valentines and store bought prepackaged items are welcomed)
February 21st
  • President's Day, No School
February 23rd


  • Interims available on School Messenger
February 24th
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30 to 6:45

What's Been Happening?

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

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Quarentine Guidelines:

There is also new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that shortens the isolation or quarantine period for a person with COVID-19, and showing no symptoms, to return to school and work.


Asymptomatic individuals may now return in 5 days instead of 10, provided masks are worn the remaining 5 days after their return.


The CDC also determined that contact tracing is not helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 so that practice will be suspended until further notice. Elyria Schools will continue to notify families when positive cases are confirmed in classrooms.


We will also continue to report positive cases of COVID-19 to PCG, Ohio’s designated reporting agency. These numbers are recorded on the Ohio Department of Health’s website, which is searchable by school district.

Car Rider Courtesies:

Please DO NOT park in or block the bus drop off lane on 13th Street. This prevents buses from entering or leaving and stops and prohibits the safety procedures for student getting on and off the buses.

Be A PAX Partner at Home:

PAX Hands and Feet

At Hamilton, we practice and use PAX Hands and Feet. This allows students to be able to understand expectations for a safe and calm body during transitions and different school settings.
PAX Hands

Message From the Nurse:

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