From Hamilton To Home

October 2020

Dear Parents,

Thank you for a wonderful beginning to this challenging year. You have been diligent in your understanding of this year's academic models and responsive to your child's academic needs. Both things have made this school year's transition a success. This addition of "From Hamilton to Home" continues to help you best understand the resources and support available to you while highlighting the wonderful learning that is happening for Hamilton students. Thank you for all you continue to do at home to make learning possible for your child.


Jodie Johnson

Hamilton Principal

The "Ham Fam"

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Tech Support Hotline

The Elyria Schools IT Department has launched a new technology support helpline for parents and staff of Elyria Schools. The number to call is 440-253-0749. The line offers voicemail and messages will be returned in a timely manner. The tech support specialists on the line will assist parents and school staff with uploading documents, online learning matters, setting up or using ZOOM technology, logging onto Powerschool, and so forth.

Meet our Front Office:

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Mrs. Pelc and Mrs. Basinger

Reminder about Teacher Assigned School Work

Whether students are attending the hybrid model or the virtual academy, students are expected to be learning and completing work assigned on the weekdays they are NOT in school. Not completing work on the non-school days will negatively affect your student's grades. Please reach out to your child's teacher for assistance.

Welcome to Hamilton, Preschool!!

Free Meals For Students through December

Free meals for all students through December 2020: that's the word from the USDA food and nutrition experts. The USDA announced school meals will be free for all students regardless of eligibility through December 31, 2020 (or until funding is exhausted.)

The program begins in the Elyria Schools on Tuesday, September 8. Home deliveries will resume for families already enrolled in this service.

The once-a-week home delivery service will include a five-day supply of meals delivered once per week.To enroll students in the home-delivery service, please e-mail

A weekly bag distribution program also will take place every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Elyria High School near the West Avenue parking lot.

Virtual Academy students
also are eligible to receive five-days-worth of meals each week.

Students attending school in-person
will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner services at school on their attendance days free-of-charge. While learning at home, students are eligible to receive free meals and can arrange to receive them by signing up for home delivery service or picking up at the distribution site on Wednesdays of each week.

Aramark foodservice will also re-launch the after-school dinner program daily from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Elyria High School.

Due to COVID, birthday celebrations are not allowed at school this year.

Message From The School Nurse

Please check for these symptoms each morning before sending your child into school. If you child has one or more of these symptoms please keep them home and monitor them. They should be symptom free for at least 24 hours without medication to return to school:

Temperature of 100F or higher

Frequent Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


Muscle/Body Aches

Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

Loss of tatse or smell

New onset headache or sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

If your child comes to school with any one or more of these symptoms you will be notified and they will be sent home immediately. Please make sure the office has updated contact information and remember to choose someone whom can come to the school within 15--20 minutes. If no one can be contacted on your list or no one can come get the child they may be sent to the ER, they cannot stay in school. Please make sure medical information is up to date and accurate on your child. We will work directly with the Lorain County Health Dept in our decisions to keep students safe and healthy this year.