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    School Update 01.22.21
    Posted on 01/22/2021

    Dear Hamilton Community,

    I hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine today and this message finds you well.  We are quickly approaching the last week of January and the end of the first semester.  Please review a few important upcoming events and reminders.

    • Family Support Link 
    • End of Semester 1 and Report cards 
    • Hamilton Virtual Open House Presentation Info
    • Hamilton Weekly Curbside Pickup & Return
    • Plaza Roberto Maestras After School Program (El Centro De La Raza)
    • Office of African American Male Achievement Listen and Learn Forums
    • Middle School Athletics Update

     

    Family Support Link:  

    Please fill out the link below if your family needs support during these unprecedented times.  

    Family Needs Support Link: tinyurl.com/FamilyNeeds20-21

     

    End of Semester 1 and Report Cards: 

    Please make note of a few important dates and information: 

    • January 27th - End of Semester 1  
    • January 28th - Day between Semesters, NO SCHOOL 
    • January 29th - First day of Semester 2 
    • February 10th - Report cards will be available no later than Feb 10th via the SOURCE. Families may request printed copies of report cards if they are unable to access remotely.  

     

    Hamilton Virtual Open House Presentation Info: 

    Our Virtual Open House presentation links will be posted to our website the afternoon of Wednesday, January 27th. We will be covering a broad range of topics including academics, athletics, activities, and our program offerings. Due to Covid, this information will be provided in videos and PowerPoint presentations created by our department heads, counselors, and administration team. 

     

    Hamilton Weekly Curbside Pickup & Return: 

    Hamilton Library Take-Out Window is now 9:30-2:30 every Wednesday!

    Visit during you async, lunch, or enrichment time.

    Walk up to library window next to southeast entrance of school in Densmore bus lane, near flagpole.

    At Library Takeout Window, you can pick up/return:

    • library holds
    • school supplies
    • art class supplies
    • Math 6/7/8 workbooks
    • Geometry/Algebra/Adv. Algebra textbooks
    • World/US/WA History textbooks
    • Choir rhythm sticks
    • musical instruments (pre-arranged with teacher)
    • Adv. Drama scripts
    • Spanish-language class novel
    • Language Arts class novels
    • US History supplementary text: Stamped
    • spirit gear (pre-ordered)
    • other items by prior arrangement with a staff member
    • laptops & chargers

    When in doubt, call ahead: 206-252-5850 (8AM-8PM)

    Due to rising cases of Covid-19, please visit Library Takeout Window only for pick-ups and returns that are essential to school success and emotional well-being and cannot wait until conditions improve; to request that I come to the curb or to your home/parent workplace because you can't visit school during Library Takeout Window hours, please call 206-252-5850, 8am-8pm.

     

    Plaza Roberto Maestras After School Program (El Centro De La Raza):

    Happy New Year! Hope this message finds you and your families in great health and spirit! My name is Andres Monrreal, I am the After School & Summer Learning Program Coordinator at El Centro de la Raza. We have just reopened registration to our after-school program (6th, 7th, & 8th graders). It is a FREE, virtual program that runs Monday-Friday from 4-6pm. Our program supports students to navigate online learning, provide homework support, academic mentorship, and cultural enrichment. For more information or to register call Andres Monrreal at ((206) 717-0080), amonrreal@elcentrodelaraza.org.

     

    Office of African American Male Achievement Listen and Learn Forums

    The Office of African American Male Achievement is launching our Listen and Learn forum in February 2021 to continue to listen to Black families as we reconstruct our educational system to celebrate the brilliance and excellence of Black boys and teens.  AAMA is committed to the long journey of dismantling a legacy of systematic racism.  We invite Black families to participate and collectively envision what an educational environment looks like for Black boys and teens to thrive.  Learn more about the AAMA Listen and Learn Forums.

    Please help us share the registration link and forum dates by region with your school community.

    • Northeast Families, Friday, February 5, 2021
    • Northwest Families, Tuesday, February 9, 2021
    • Central Families, Friday, February 12, 2021
    • Southwest Families, Monday, February 22, 2021
    • Southeast Families, Thursday, February 25, 2021
    • African Home Language Families, Friday, February 26, 2021

     

    Middle School Athletics Update:

    Based on the information in Governor Inslee’s plan, SPS middle school athletics proposes three (3) potential activity start dates. Each proposal will engage athletes in either a two-season or one-season model. These models provide our student-athletes with the best possible athletic experience.

    Season Approach

    The Middle School Steering Committee makes decisions on middle school athletic activities.  Their determination on which model middle school athletics implements for the 2020-2021 athletic season is contingent on Puget Sound Region’s metrics and SPS leadership. They will also utilize input and guidance from Department of Health and Governor’s Office to solidify start dates and the nature of athletic activities.

    • Proposal 1: Start Date – March 29th  – Season 1 (March 29th – May 15th); Season 2 (May 10th – June 12th)
    • Proposal 2: Start Date – April 15th – Season 1 (April 15th – May 21st); Season 2 (May 15th – June 12th)
    • Proposal 3: Start Date – May 3rd – Season 1 (May 3rd – June 12th)

    *Seasons and/or sports may need to be adjusted based on Puget Sound Region’s metrics

    It is likely there will be more changes and updates as we move forward.  Any additional updates will be communicated to school communities via their athletic coordinator. We look forward to bringing our community together and providing athletic activity for our student-athletes soon.

    -Patrick McCarthy, Executive Director of Athletics

     

    Go Hawks!  

    Dorian Manza (he/him)
    Principal
    HAMILTON INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
    “A collaborative community of inspired and engaged learners.”
    Telephone: 206-252-5810
    dcmanza@seattleschools.org