Of course, teachers are unavailable during the school day. If you call to speak to a teacher during school hours, a message will be taken and put in their mailbox. You can also reach teachers via their school email. A list of staff emails can be found here: staff list 2023-2024
Every Monday (Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday), a school newsletter will be sent home via email to each family. It is very important that you read the weekly newsletter regularly in order to keep up with all the CNH news and the many activities your child will be participating in. Please be sure to keep your email address updated so that you don't miss receiving the school newsletter. School newsletters can also be found on the News page. Individual grades will also receive grade-specific news and information directly from teachers.
As a school, we promote active and engaged play. At recess and during “down time,” we believe that children learn most and best by playing together: socializing, imagining, cooperating, laughing, and talking. Toys brought from home can impede this valuable time and play. In addition, these items can get lost, damaged, or cause issues among peers. Please do not allow your child to bring toys from home unless they are specifically requested by the teacher.
Cell phones and/or any electronic devices are not necessary or appropriate in a school environment, and the risk of them being lost or damaged is high. Please do not send your child to school with cell phones or electronic equipment. Any cell phone or electronic device found in the possession of a student will be taken from them and returned to the parent at the end of the school day.
Planned classroom visits by parents/guardians are welcome at CNH, but before you plan to spend any time helping in the classroom, we ask that you talk to your child’s teacher in advance so they can plan accordingly and put you to good use! To avoid disruption to teaching, please do not "pop-in" or request to speak to a teacher immediately. We request that you thoughtfully plan your visits and schedule meetings with teachers in advance. Any visitors to the school, including parents, must sign in and retrieve a Visitor label at the school office upon arrival. COVID UPDATE: Please confirm the [...]
If your child takes medication during the school day, a School Medication Administration Authorization Form must be completed for each medication and submitted to the Health Suite. This form is required for both prescription and non-prescription medications. You can download and print a School Medication Administration Authorization Form (available here). Hard copies of this form can be obtained from the Health Suite. Any questions regarding the administration of medications during the school day should be directed to the School Nurse or Health Aide: 443-642-2054.
If possible, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if your child will be absent (an email is acceptable) so the teacher knows not to expect the child late that day, as attendance is entered daily. When your child returns to school, a note of excuse must be provided to the child's homeroom teacher for the absence to be recorded as excused. If there is no note provided or the information provided on the note is not a valid reason per Baltimore City Public School attendance policy, the absence will be recorded as unexcused. A handwritten note is sufficient but, for your [...]
If you need to pick up your child early from school, please give written notice in advance to your child’s teacher (an email is sufficient). When you arrive to collect your child, please stop by the school office and to sign them out and to have someone send your child to the office. If the early pickup was unanticipated, a note must be provided to the school office at the time the student is collected from their classroom. All students leaving early must be signed out at the school office. Unless a parent has been called to pick up a sick or [...]
In order to ensure your child is not marked absent, you should inform your child’s teacher in writing and in advance if your child will arrive late to school due to a scheduled appointment (an email is acceptable). Students who arrive after 8:00 AM due to a planned appointment, must be escorted to their classroom by a parent, guardian, or any other adult responsible for dropping off the child at school and their tardiness will be noted by the homeroom teacher as an excused tardy, as long as they have provided the teacher with a valid note of excuse explaining the [...]
It is imperative that students are in their classrooms and ready to learn by 8:00 AM and we prefer they are settled in by 7:50. A student’s tardiness not only negatively impacts that student’s learning for the day, it affects the learning of the entire class. It also undermines the ideals of responsibility and schooling that we expect at City Neighbors Hamilton. Tardiness disrupts the classroom, does not allow students the necessary time to begin their day calmly, and can set a rushed tone for the rest of their day. Students who arrive late miss important activities, making the transition into [...]