The Hamilton "First Day Packet" is ONLINE!  See below for details.

Revised FERPA Form

Seattle Public Schools has revised our notification of rights under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to allow parents and guardians more choices on how and where you would like your child's personal information shared.

Revised FERPA Pre-K – 8 Form

If you already sent in the earlier FERPA form this school year, and your choices remain the same, you do not need to return the revised form. Choices made on this year's previous form will not change until you complete and submit a Revised FERPA Form. If you have already returned a form this year and do not want to change or to consent to the options offered, you do not need to return the revised FERPA form. Translations available in Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrigna and Vietnamese.

If you chose Option B - No Release of Information, but still would like your child to participate in activities such as the yearbook, class photo, or in any of the other options listed in the Option B section, complete the revised form and return it to the Hamilton main office.  Though the form says "return by October 10," Hamilton will be accepting forms slightly beyond this deadline, so please return your form as soon as possible.

If you do not check one of the boxes on the form or do not return any FERPA form, SPS will consider the lack of response as consent to release directory information about your child. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at or 206-252-0204.

Deadline Approaching for Advanced Learning Eligibility

Online referral forms for Advanced Learning eligibility are due in the Advanced Learning Office by Thursday, October  8, 2015.  Information about the application process can be found HERE. The referral form takes about 15 minutes to complete and submit.  The form can be found HERE.


Online HOST registration is at

Visit the Hamilton HOST page for more information on registering.

If you have questions please contact Liz Chase at or

Reflections Student Art Contest - Deadline is Oct. 30

Reflections imageStudents: Dust off your camera, grab your paintbrushes,put on your dancing shoes, or open your notebook, and enter theReflections art contest. This year’s theme is “Let your imagination fly.”

Reflections is a national PTA program that recognizes excellence instudent art. In its 40-year history, millions of students haveparticipated. They first compete locally, with selected works advancingto city, state and national competitions. In past years, a number ofworks by HIMS students have gone on to the state and national levels.

Reflections takes submissions in the areas of LITERATURE, VISUAL ARTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, MUSIC COMPOSITION, DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY, and FILM PRODUCTION. Students may submit more than one work, and all entries must be the original work of one student.

Fill out one form - or several - and submit your work using the envelope in the HIMS main office.

The deadline for submissions is October 30, 2015.

For more information on submitting an entry, see the 2015-16 PTA Reflections Art Contest page, or contact our Hamilton PTSA Reflections Coordinators, Laura Baldwin ( or Janee Kreinheder (

Questions About Your Student's Schedule?
Contact Ms. Peila!

After viewing your students' schedule on The Source, if you have any questions or concerns, please email the HIMS Registrar, Elizabeth Peila at

Important forms

Welcome to a new school year at Hamilton!
  This year, our First Day Packet is *ALL-DIGITAL*. Below are links to our Interactive PDF Packet, our PTSA packet, the HOST program and ALL the SPS District policy, documents and information that your family needs to read and review to successfully start school.If you chose to use the interactive forms, please PRINT and SIGN the forms at home and return to the front office with your legal signature and cash or check if appropriate.Please return all necessary forms during the first week of school. If you prefer a hard copy packet, hard copy packets will be available for pick up at school or by contacting Administrative Secretary Sandy Adams, at, or 252-5810.

2015 Interactive PDF Packet
Follow this link for information specific to Hamilton and required forms that you MUST complete and return to the Hamilton front office, plus Optional forms for you to complete and return to the front office as needed.

PTSA Packet
Follow this link for information and instructions on becoming a PTSA member, receiving the Weekly News, gaining access to the family directory and more.

Follow this link if your child will be taking part in the HOST/YMCA after school classes, to complete and return the HOST FERPA form.

Links to Seattle Public School District policy documents and information items.

1. Welcome letter from Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland
2. Basic Rules of SPS, 2015-2016
3. District Letter on State Compulsory School Attendance law
4. Truancy Brochure: "Becca Law"
5. ​Schoology flyer
6. Source letter
7. Advanced Learning Testing Opportunity
8. District letter Student Injuries and Insurance
9. Student Rights and Responsibilities
10. Meningococcal and HPV disease, prevention and vaccines
11. College Bound Scholarship Application (applications in other languages)

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