Mrs. Holm
Message from the Superintendent - June 1, 2022

Enjoy the Summer

My first year at South Hamilton is coming to a close, and it’s been an amazing opportunity to serve the school and community here.  It is a privilege to live in this community and to work with this dedicated educational team and supportive community.  I’m sad for halls to be so quiet this summer, yet happy for the time the summer break allows for kids to play outdoors and for families to be together.  I am looking forward to starting the 2022-2023 school year with our reenergized, future-ready Hawks.

Our Partners in Education

Summer is a time for students and school staff to relax and rejuvenate.  Even though formal school is out, kids are still learning away from the classroom.

Here are some ideas to keep the learning going this summer:

  • Social Development - Encourage neighborhood kids to play or hang out together.  They learn to take turns, share, and solve problems through social interactions.
  • Reading Development - Encourage kids to read and help them develop a love of reading. The local library is a perfect weekly stop. Sometimes kids just need help finding a book that is at their level of both skill and interest, and then they’re on their way to success.
  • Math Development - Encourage kids to use math in the real world. When opportunities arise, have them count objects, figure correct change at the store, or solve a problem.
  • Creativity Development - Encourage kids to create something - music, a website, drawings, jewelry, cookies, a game, an obstacle course, etc.

In addition to the ideas above, just having new experiences helps kids build background knowledge. Some summer ideas include going camping; catching lightning bugs; roasting marshmallows; looking at the stars; canoeing or kayaking; having a garage sale; washing a car; visiting a nursing home, lake or zoo; or making ice cream, iced tea or lemonade.

Learning is still happening over the summer – it looks a little different than from inside a classroom but is just as important.  Thanks, parents, for all you do over the summer to keep learning underway and the transition back smoother.

Registration Information for 2022-2023

We are accepting registrations for the 2022-2023 school year.

Previously enrolled families can log into the South Hamilton Infinite Campus Parent Portal and follow the directions below:

  1. Click on More from the menu on the bottom left.
  2. Select Online Registration link on the next page.
  3. Select Existing Student Registration.
  4. You should then see a list of your child(ren) who were enrolled last year.
  5. Follow the steps to complete the registration.
  6. This step is complete when you hit the red Submit button at the end of the application.

Families new to the district can visit the South Hamilton Website at http://shhawks.net. Under Quick Links located on the right hand side of the page, click on Online Registration.  Select New Student Registration and follow the steps to complete the registration.

Additional forms will be posted on our website.  The school supply lists are also available on our website and in this newsletter.

Important Date and Schedule Information for 2022-2023

  • Start and End Date: School begins for all students on Tuesday, August 23rd at 8:20 a.m.  There will be an early dismissal at 1:30 p.m. on the first day of school.  May 25th is planned as the last student day pending adjustments for snow days.
  • Wednesday Late Starts: Professional development for teachers will take place on Wednesday mornings next year.  There will be a one-hour late start every Wednesday throughout the school year to allow teacher teams to collaborate on curriculum alignment and meeting the needs of all students.  The on-site YSS Kids Club is able to enroll students needing care at this time with a drop-in rate.
  • Vacation Planning: Winter break will begin on December 22nd with students returning to the buildings on January 3rd.  Spring break will be the week of March 13th-17th. These are ideal times to plan vacations.

Meal Information

The federal program to provide free lunches to all students is anticipated to end this school year.   Please plan ahead financially to begin paying for school meals again. At the elementary, the student cost for lunch is $2.75 and breakfast is $1.75.  At the 7-12 building, the student cost for lunch is $2.90 and breakfast is $1.80.  Free and reduced lunch applications for families will be available to complete this summer.  Eligibility guidelines are available athttps://www.fns.usda.gov/cn/fr-021622to help with financial planning.

Please reach out at any time you have questions or concerns.  I look forward to working with you to provide the highest quality experiences for South Hamilton students. Go Hawks!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Heather Holm