We wanted to share with you some resources shared with us by one of our new parents to our district. This parent attended our PTSA Gen. Membership Meeting and was excited to hear about the gender neutral bathroom at Hamilton. PTSA is working collaboratively to find ways to best serve and support our LGBTQIA families. We would like your support in having these resources made available to our parents, families, teachers, students, and staff.http://dandelionsnewsletter.
com - This is a newsletter for parents and caregivers that is “rooting for empathetic, brave, social justice-hearted families”https://www.loftgaycenter.org/ - The Loft Community Center
The JCK Foundation is proud to partner with Alexander Hamilton Jr/Sr High School to bring the Legends Program to students the first four Wednesdays of March, via Google Meet. The Legends Program is a storytelling experience that builds community around mental wellness through education and breakout groups. Tomorrow, students in grades 7-9 will hear the moving story of John Tessitore during the “Legends Talk” on March 3rd.
The Dignity for All Students Act
The Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) was established to protect all students from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. It became effective on July 1, 2012, and was amended to include cyberbullying effective July 1, 2013.
Prohibits bullying, harassment, discrimination, or cyberbullying against students in school based on the following:
- National origin
- Ethnic group
- Religious practice
- Sexual orientation,
- Gender (including gender identity and expression)
- Other (describe)
Please see an NYSED powerpoint here.
Please see a Spanish Informational Sheet here.
Please see a Spanish List of School Responsibilities here.
Please see the Spanish Incident Form here.
Young Ladies ages 9 - 18!You're invited to GfG's Career Summit for Girls - Led by Visionary Women: Learning, Leading, Lifting!Registration is now open for the GfG virtual Career Summit for Girls - led by Visionary Women - Learning, Leading, Lifting! They are thrilled to invite young ladies that you may know to join on March 20th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a free, fun, and interactive learning experience about different careers.They have a diverse team of women in fields, such as Business/Finance, Engineering, Health & Medicine, Law/Politics, Social Services, and Technology & Media, to inspire girls during a panel discussion and hands-on breakout groups. G.O.O.D for Girls, Inc. believes that instilling young girls with the confidence to believe in their passions and capabilities is a key to long-term success, so this event is open to girls ages 9 to 18.Their first Career Summit in 2019 was a success, with 250 girls and women in attendance. This year, they are limiting the number of attendees to 80 girls to ensure that the Zoom event will deliver the personal experience that was achieved two years ago. They are so excited for young ladies to meet visionary women in fields that they may be dreaming of or would like to know more about. Wherever they are in their exploration, this event is designed to be a fun and comfortable place for them to enter an exciting journey towards their career. Please feel free to share.Sign up today! Registration will remain open until March 1st.
Black History Month 2021
Black Americans have played a crucial role in helping to advance America’s business, political and cultural landscape into what it is today. February is designated as Black History Month to honor the achievements and the resilience of the Black community.
We would like to shine a special spotlight on some Black leaders whose recent accomplishments and impact will inspire many generations to come.
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Greetings Hamilton Families!
Please see the links below from our partners at Break the Hold:
Parenting Workshops - Which is right for you? bit.ly/3ofLWSf
GPS 2021 | Navigational Tools for Life: bit.ly/3bysSvL
Parenting Workshop | Grade 7-12 Parents: bit.ly/3ogEoP3
Parenting Workshop | Grade 1-6 Parents: bit.ly/3c8Bz0c
Family Engagement Night
Supporting Our Community
January 21, 2021
6:00 - 7:30 pm
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” Helen Keller
- Opening & Welcome - Mr. Olender, Dr. Hamilton, Mrs. Maracallo, Mr. Engelhardt (2 mins)
- Introduction- Lightbridge Academy- Maureen and Marisa (10 mins)
- TalkingPoints, Why So Many? - Mr. Olender (3 mins)
- i Ready - Support for Parents - iReady Team (30 mins)
- Google Classroom - Mr. Engelhardt (5 mins)
- Supporting Student’s Social and Emotional Well Being (30 mins)
- Q & A
Click here for the recorded session.
Greetings Alexander Hamilton School Community,
I hope my letter finds you well and in good health. As you know, school is closed on Monday, January 18 in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Today, January 15 is Dr. King’s birthday. Please join me in honoring and continuing the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his message regarding social justice reform as we continue to move towards equity in our country. For additional material, text, and podcasts please visit the below sites and share with your child.
As always, please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or need support. We are here to help.
Stay Raider Strong!
Please register if interested:
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 4:00pm (Zoom) | Interview Prep for High School Students
Wed. December 9th at 2:45 (zoom) Strength Has No Gender--Finding Your Personal Power in the Work Place
SAT Prep for Math with Ms. Muir will be on
Tuesdays and Thursday at 4:00
Please contact Ms. Muir : email@example.com for the link details
PTSA Student Support Groups
Our Elmsford PTSA has organized Student Support groups. If you are interested in having your student join one of these virtual groups, please click on the consent form below. Please have your child stop by the main office if you are in need of us printing out a consent form. Thank you to our PTSA for organizing this wonderful support for our students!
November 4th,from 12:30 to 2:30 virtual students will have the opportunity to take headshot photos outside of the AHHS. Photos cannot be purchased but will be used for the yearbook and student Id's.
As we continue in our new hybrid learning environment, we realize that assisting your student during home virtual learning can be challenging. To support you, our Department Chairs have put together this document to provide you and your student with suggestions for how to work effectively in a virtual learning environment. Please check out the list of best practices to help support your child(ren) at home during this challenging time here.
In order to avoid waiting around in the cafeteria during lunch, we would like AHHS students to be able to access daily an order form for Paninis only. This way paninis can be prepared in advance for pick-up.
Below is the link for the panini ordering Google form.
Please watch this safety video that our amazing Student Government put together. Thank you Ms. Phoenix Harper for editing the video. Enjoy!
Please view these videos from our AHHS Health Office on the changes and protocols for the year.
Links to our ceremonies
Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration - Live Stream
Class of 2020, In-Person Ceremony - Live Stream
The Guidance Department prepared some useful links to help support your child during their time at home.
- Talking to Your Kids About the Coronavirus: https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
- Homeschooling Tweens and Teens During the Coronavirus Closings: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/well/family/coronavirus-school-closings-homeschooling-tweens-teens.html
- 5 Ways to Overcome the Psychological Stress of the Coronavirus: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/motivate/202003/5-ways-overcome-the-psychological-stress-coronavirus
Message from Senator Schumer for AHHS Class of 2020 !!!
2020 Wellness Event Practical Strategies for supporting Teens
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Practical Strategies for a Healthy Mind & Body(click below)
Parent PortalAttention Parents: Did you know you have access to your child's attendance, progress reports, and report cards through our parent portal?Sign up at https://esdparentportal.lhric.org/Create an account and log on for information about your child's schedule, daily attendance, progress reports, and report cards.
To view a step-by-step process, please click on one of the below links.
- Please visit the district website at eufsd.org
- Scroll down and click on Tech from “Quick Links”
- From Tech, click on Parent
- From Parent, click on Parent Portal
- If you have never registered for the portal, click on Parent Portal Registration and complete the account information, personal information, and student information. When you create your username, you can always change it late.
- If you have signed up for the Parent Portal, but you can remember your account information, just click on “Forgot Password”
We are implementing a new attendance monitoring system.
An invite from a Google Classroom page will be sent to each student's email. Each day they will have to just fill out a form with their name.
Students will have the entire day to sign in.
Please contact Mr. Engelhardt with any questions.