"Alone we can do so little...Together we can do so MUCH!"
Parental and Community Support At Hamilton:
We will nurture the existing relationships with our parents and surrounding community based organizations. Effective schools boast positive relationships with these groups. The job of educating the “whole” child is one that cannot be undertaken by the school alone. As a result, existing initiatives will be enhanced while others will be created so that parents and the community can come together and become an integral part of Hamilton’s vision for our children.
Please remember that Cramer’s carries our custom items as an OPTION. You can always buy the components of the uniform at any retail vendor that you are comfortable using. (solid navy sweaters, white tops, khaki, bottoms, plain ties…etc..etc) Hoodies are not allowed.
Reminder: Parents are prohibited from traveling in the school facility without a staff escort. All parents should escort their students to the school yard and release them to a Hamilton School staff member. For safety reasons, please do not attempt to enter the building during admissions time for breakfast or any other reason short of an emergency. Parents are welcome to make an appointment to meet with their child’s teacher, Dean of Students or principal to address questions or concerns.
Volunteer Program at Andrew Hamilton
We greatly value our volunteers, and we are so excited for you to share your special talents and time with our students! Volunteers play a critical role in providing Andrew Hamilton students with the extra resources and services they need to help all students thrive. There are many ways to volunteer at Andrew Hamilton School—download our volunteer brochure for a quick snapshot of how you can start supporting Andrew Hamilton!
Starting in the 2017-2018 school year, all adults wishing to volunteer in the School District of Philadelphia will need to complete a Volunteer Orientation.
Attendance and Tardiness Policies
Good attendance is essential to maintain high academic standards. Perfect and good attendances are recognized at the end of each report card period during Awards Assemblies. Failure to attend school on a regular basis inhibits a student’s ability to meet high academic expectations. Following an absence, children must submit an excuse written by a parent or guardian. If the school does not receive a written excuse note within three days of the student’s return, the absence can be coded as “illegal.” Illegal absences are referred to the Attendance & Truancy Division.
Our school day begins at 8:15 a.m. One of the most valuable life skills a student can learn is taking the responsibilty of arriving at school everyday on time. One of the most important times of the school day is the morning. This is the time when important school news is announced, teachers define their plans for the day, and instructional goals are reviewed and set. The tone of a child’s school day is set in the first part of the day.
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Title I Information
Parental Involvement Policy 2017-18– Helps parents understand and take part in the school’s efforts.
Parent School Compact 2017-18 – States the goals and responsibilities of students, parents and schools.