Frequently Asked Questions2018-07-13T13:21:02-04:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dismissal procedure? 2018-07-13T15:25:17-04:00

Prompt pick-up of all students is expected.  Unless there is driving rain, snow, or extreme cold, all classes will be dismissed from the front of the building.  In case of driving rain, snow, or extreme cold, students will be dismissed from indoors, usually from the cafe.

Vehicles will enter the campus off of Bayonne Avenue and drive through the school parking lot to form a car pick-up line along the school driveway.  Once you have entered the pick-up line, please do not leave your vehicle, as this will obstruct others who are collecting their child/ren.  Please observe all traffic/parking signs and exercise extreme caution when coming and going to ensure the safety of our students.

You may also park safely and legally in the neighborhood to retrieve your child.  When you park in the neighborhood, please be mindful and respectful of our neighbors by not blocking driveways, fire hydrants, or crosswalks.

Parking on campus is extremely limited and much of it is reserved for school employees.  If you choose to park on the school lot, do not block other parked vehicles or obstruct traffic with your vehicle.  Extra care should be taken when traveling through the school parking lot to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

How do I reach my child’s teacher directly?2022-07-22T17:31:28-04:00

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.

What is the arrival procedure?2022-07-22T17:12:50-04:00

All City Neighbors Hamilton students are entitled to participate in the universal school breakfast program, which provides breakfast free of charge; there is no sign-up necessary.  If your child would like to eat breakfast at school,  they should arrive at school between 7:30 and 7:45 AM.  There will be no adult supervision before 7:30 AM; do not drop off students before 7:30 AM.

If your child is not eating breakfast at school, they should arrive at 7:45 AM and go directly to their classroom.  No students will be admitted into their classrooms before 7:45 AM.  Classes begin promptly at 8 AM.

What is the lateness policy and procedure at CNH?2022-07-22T17:14:39-04:00

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 their school day tense and stressful—not conducive to learning.

Because of our strong commitment to responsible schooling, which includes students arriving on time, we have implemented the following procedure for students who are tardy:

Any student arriving after 8:00 is considered late and must be escorted to his/her 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 unexcused tardy, unless they provide the teacher with a note of excuse.  Please note that “running late” or “oversleeping” or “heavy traffic” are not valid excuses for tardiness per Baltimore City Public Schools’ attendance policy and all such tardiness will be considered unexcused.

What if my child has an appointment and must arrive late to school?2022-07-22T17:48:32-04:00

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 child’s tardiness.

What do I do if I need to collect my child before regular dismissal time?2022-07-22T17:47:03-04:00

If you need to pick up your child early from school, please give written notice in advance to your child’s teacher.  When you arrive to collect your child, please stop by the school office and, if your child is in their classroom, someone will send your child from their classroom to meet you.  If your child is at lunch/recess/dance/gym/auditorium, you will collect them from the café/playground/dance studio/gym/auditorium AFTER signing them out in 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 injured child or in the case of a family emergency, no student will be dismissed during the last 30 minutes of the school day: between 2:30 and 3:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and between 12:30 and 1 PM on Wednesdays and all other “half days.”     Teaching and learning is still happening at the end of the school day and important information is shared during that time.  This policy was designed to ensure students feel prepared for the day and week ahead by not disrupting end-of-day classroom routines.

What do I do when my child is absent?2022-07-22T17:44:49-04:00

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 convenience, you can download and print a blank Absence Excuse Form that you may use.

If your child was absent due to a contagious condition, i.e., conjunctivitis (pink eye), strep throat, chicken pox, a physician’s note must be submitted to the Health Suite upon their return to school that states they have been treated and are no longer contagious.  Any questions regarding contagious conditions should be directed to the School Nurse/Health Aide:  443-642-2054.

If your child was absent for any reason, you should expect an automated phone call from Baltimore City Public Schools informing you of the absence.  These calls are outside the control of City Neighbors Hamilton.  If your child was present and you received an auto-call, please see your child’s teacher.

COVID UPDATE:  Please follow any new protocols for Covid absences that may be in effect.

What if my child takes medication during the school day?2018-07-13T15:20:11-04:00

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.

Can I visit my child at school?2022-07-22T17:41:17-04:00

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 most updated visitor policy with the teacher or school principal before planning a visit to the school.  

Are students permitted to have or use cell phones or electronic devices in school?2022-07-22T17:34:39-04:00

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.

How about non-electronic toys?2018-07-13T15:20:11-04:00

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.


What is the primary method of school-home communication?2022-07-22T17:32:59-04:00

Every Monday (Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday), a Monday Mailer will be sent home via email to each family.  The Monday Mailer consists of important information for every family, including our weekly newsletter and any school-wide announcements.  It is very important that you read the Monday Mailer 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 Monday Mailer.

The latest school-wide Monday Mailer can also be found on the News page.

Individual grades will also receive grade-specific news and information directly from teachers.

What is the enrollment period for City Neighbors Hamilton?2022-10-21T11:12:19-04:00

City Neighbors Hamilton will be accepting Enrollment Applications through 3 PM on February 15, 2023. (The district extended this deadline on October 21, 2022.)

Enrollment Application deadlines will not be extended in the case of inclement weather and/or school closings due to inclement weather or for any other reason.  In order to avoid disappointment and to ensure your child’s inclusion in the lottery draw, please do not wait until the last minute to submit Enrollment Applications.  See Important Dates and Deadlines.

How are students selected at City Neighbors Hamilton?2021-10-06T15:26:35-04:00

City Neighbors Hamilton accepts Enrollment Applications during the specified enrollment period.  After the enrollment window closes, CNH staff virtually conducts a lottery drawing to select which students will fill our open seats. Each application is assigned a number, then, using a randomizer, those numbers are ranked to determine acceptance and wait list order, per grade. Lotteries are witnessed by representatives of Baltimore City Public Schools and any other interested parties.  A link to join the lottery will be posted on our website.

To apply for enrollment to City Neighbors Hamilton (CNH), a separate Enrollment Application must be completed and submitted for each child you wish to enroll. Only one application per child will be accepted.

This Enrollment Application is for CNH only. Application to City Neighbors Charter School (on Raspe Avenue) must be made separately. The schools do not share an applicant or waiting list.

My high-schooler is interested in applying to City Neighbors High School. How do I do that?2018-09-28T17:23:19-04:00

For enrollment information for City Neighbors High School, go to City Neighbors High School’s website or call them at 443-642-2119.

What are the important enrollment dates and deadlines?2022-10-21T11:02:55-04:00

Enrollment Applications accepted for 2023-2024 School Year Through Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 3 PM (The district extended this date on October 21, 22.)

 Open House (no RSVP required)  Thursday, December 8, 2022, 6 PM, in-person

Open House (no RSVP required) Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 9 AM, in-person

Open House (no RSVP required) Saturday, January 14, 2023, 3 PM, in-person

Deadline for sibling, founder, & children of CNH staff Enrollment Applications Monday, January 23, 2023

Open House (no RSVP required) Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 9 AM, in-person

Deadline for submission and receipt of completed Enrollment Applications Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 3:00 PM

Enrollment Lottery Draw at CNH Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 1 PM.  The lottery is held virtually.  You do not need to be present at the lottery but applicant families are welcome to witness the lottery.  Check website for link.

Written notification to families of acceptance or wait-list status Thursday, March 9, 2023

Deadline of notification from accepted families Friday, April 14, 2023

Additional documents due from accepted students to complete enrollment Monday, June 5, 2023 – Friday, June 9, 2023

How does the lottery work?2021-10-06T15:18:08-04:00

If the number of applicants for a given grade does not exceed the number of available spaces, all applicants in that grade will be offered admission to the school.

If the number of Enrollment Applications for a given grade exceeds the number of available spaces, students will be selected for admission by random lottery on a grade-by-grade basis, beginning with kindergarten and moving up each consecutive grade, i.e. kindergarten, first, second, third, etc. Students are selected in the lottery per grade level using the information supplied on the Enrollment Application. Inaccurate information regarding the applicant’s grade level or age will adversely affect the applicant’s placement on the acceptance/waiting list.

The enrollment lottery will be conducted by staff of City Neighbors Hamilton using a district-approved randomizer, and witnessed by a representative of Baltimore City Public Schools.  The enrollment lottery is open to all applicant families.

Our lottery is conducted virtually.  A link to join the lottery will be posted on the website.

How do I get an Enrollment Application?2022-09-30T15:07:12-04:00

We recommend you submit an application here.

If you are unable to submit an online application, you can pick up a paper copy at the school office, Monday through Friday when school is in session.


How do I submit my completed Enrollment Application?2022-09-30T15:25:58-04:00

Be sure to complete the Enrollment Application thoroughly, neatly, and accurately. Incomplete Enrollment Applications will not be considered. City Neighbors Hamilton will not be responsible for incorrect, inaccurate, or illegible information. Inaccuracies or misrepresentations on the Enrollment Application will adversely affect the applicant’s placement on the acceptance/waiting list.

Enrollment Applications will be accepted in one of three ways:

  1. Online:  Submit an online application here.
  2. Scan and email:  Pick up a paper application at the school office during regular school hours and scan and email it to City Neighbors Hamilton will not be responsible for delays, interruptions, or malfunctions of the receipt or transmission of email, or for the quality of the scanned image. An automated delivery message will follow all emails received to that email address. The automated reply does not confirm accuracy, completeness, or legibility of the application, nor does it confirm an attachment was received.
  3. Hand deliver:  Pick up a paper application at the school office during regular school hours and hand-deliver it to City Neighbors Hamilton, 5609 Sefton Avenue, Monday through Friday (when school is in session). Because the enrollment period includes Winter Break, other school holidays, and possible school closings due to inclement weather, please contact the school office first to ensure school is in session: 443-642-2052.

NOTE:  We strongly discourage submitting your application via US mail.  If you choose to do so, please note that City Neighbors Hamilton will not be responsible for lost, delayed, damaged, or misdirected mail. Please call to verify receipt of applications one week after mailing the Enrollment Application to confirm receipt. All Enrollment Applications must be received by the deadline specified (see Important Enrollment Dates and Deadlines here). THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS IS NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE. We do not accept enrollment applications via fax.

Late Arriving Applications: Enrollment Applications received after the deadline (see Important Enrollment Dates and Deadlines here) will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list in the order they are received and will not be included in the lottery draw, should one be necessary.


I have submitted an Enrollment Application for more than one of my children. What happens if one is selected in the lottery and the other/s is/are not?2019-03-14T17:51:16-04:00

City Neighbors Hamilton employs a Sibling Preference Policy, meaning if one sibling is selected and accepts the seat, the sibling of that student will rise to the top of the waiting list, behind children of staff members and siblings of current students that might be on the waiting list.  See complete Sibling Preference Policy here.

I do not live in the same ZIP code as City Neighbors Hamilton. Can I still apply for my child?2021-10-06T15:12:23-04:00

Yes. City Neighbors Hamilton accepts applications from all Baltimore City residents. If your child is selected in the lottery and you accept the offer, you will be asked to provide two proofs of residency verifying that you live in Baltimore City. See acceptable proofs of residency here.

Applications for students who live outside of Baltimore City will not be included in the enrollment lottery and will be placed at the end of the waiting list. If the pool of Baltimore City applicants is exhausted and a non-Baltimore City applicant is selected from the waiting list, tuition will apply.

Application must be made by custodial parents or legal guardians only. Enrollment Applications will not be accepted from siblings or any other non-custodial relatives or friends.

I submitted an Enrollment Application to City Neighbors Charter School. Do I also need to submit one to City Neighbors Hamilton?2020-09-09T12:20:02-04:00

Yes. City Neighbors Charter School and City Neighbors Hamilton hold independent lotteries and do not share a waiting list. Click here to go to City Neighbors Charter School’s website or call them at 410-325-2627.

I have a child who is attending City Neighbors Charter School or City Neighbors High School. Are they included in the Sibling Preference Policy?2019-10-01T09:42:56-04:00

No. Only siblings of students who attend City Neighbors Hamilton are included in the Sibling Preference Policy for City Neighbors Hamilton. City Neighbors Charter School and City Neighbors High School have their own Sibling Preference Policies.

My child already attends City Neighbors Hamilton. Do I need to reapply every year?2021-10-06T16:04:13-04:00

No. Once your child is enrolled at City Neighbors Hamilton, they do not need to re-enroll. Our current families will receive an Intent to Return form every year before our lottery drawing so that we can determine what seats will be available the following year.

My child already attends CNH. How do I enroll a sibling?2021-10-06T14:35:06-04:00

At CNH, we understand the importance of families and the convenience of having siblings attend the same school. Therefore, we employ a Sibling Preference Policy that gives siblings of currently enrolled students preference in the enrollment process.

Siblings of current students must have a completed Enrollment Application submitted by the deadline of the Intent to Return forms (see Important Enrollment Dates and Deadlines).

A sibling is defined as a brother and/or sister who reside in the same household AND:

  • share a common parent, or
  • are legally adopted by the same parent, or
  • are the legal responsibility of the same adult/parent.

Cousins, nieces, nephews, and/or unrelated children sharing the same address with a current CNH student, and who do not meet any of the above criteria, are not considered siblings. Two families residing in the same household who do not meet any of the above criteria do not qualify as siblings under our Sibling Preference Policy. A step-sibling must be legally adopted by the step-parent making application, or the step-parent must have been granted power of attorney by the natural parent in order for the step-sibling to qualify as a sibling under our Sibling Preference Policy. Proof of legal adoption/legal responsibility will be required at the time of enrollment. Failure to provide documentation of legal adoption/guardianship will result in the child’s acceptance to CNH being rescinded.

A separate Enrollment Application must be completed for each sibling. If a separate Enrollment Application is not received for each sibling, that sibling will not qualify for the Sibling Preference Policy.

If there are more sibling applications for a specific grade than there are available openings in that grade, a sibling lottery will take place to determine placement on the sibling waiting list.

The Sibling Preference Policy is dependent upon available grade openings and does not guarantee enrollment for each sibling.

Like all Enrollment Applications, sibling applications are valid only for the school year for which they were submitted.  If a sibling is not selected for enrollment, a new application must be submitted each year.

The Sibling Preference Policy applies only to siblings (as defined above) of current City Neighbors Hamilton students. The Sibling Preference Policy does not apply to siblings of students who are graduates of City Neighbors Hamilton.




Are there age restrictions for children entering Kindergarten and first grade?2022-09-30T13:48:43-04:00


Age Requirements for Kindergarten

A child must be 5-years-old on or before September 1, 2023 in order to be enrolled in kindergarten.

If your child’s fifth birthday is September 2, 2023 through and including October 15, 2023, and you wish to make application for Kindergarten for 2023-24, parents must apply for a waiver by completing an Early Admission Request Packet from their zoned/neighborhood school. All requested documentation must be submitted to the Office of Early Learning. Contact the Office of Early Learning at 443-642-3990 for more information on this process and to confirm their deadlines. There is no early admission consideration for a child whose fifth birthday falls after October 15, 2023.

Age Requirements for First Grade

A child must be 6-years-old on or before September 1, 2023 in order to be enrolled in first grade.

If your child’s sixth birthday is September 2, 2023 through and including October 15, 2023, and you wish to make application for first grade for 2023-24, parents must apply for a waiver by completing an Early Admission Request Packet from their zoned/neighborhood school. All requested documentation must be submitted to the Office of Early Learning. Contact the Office of Early Learning at 443-642-3990 for more information on this process and to confirm their deadlines. There is no early admission consideration for a child whose sixth birthday falls after October 15, 2023.

How do I know City Neighbors Hamilton is the right fit for my child?2022-10-21T12:59:05-04:00

It is very important that you not only read our website thoroughly, but that you also attend an enrollment Open House and ask any questions you may have to ensure you and your family are a good fit for City Neighbors Hamilton. You do not need to RSVP in order to attend an Open House.  See enrollment Open House dates here.

Can I schedule a school tour outside of the enrollment Open Houses?2022-09-30T15:21:44-04:00

Because of high demand, we are unable to schedule individual school tours or information sessions for prospective families. Please be sure to attend an Open House, held during the enrollment period.

COVID UPDATE:  Our intent is to hold all of our 2023-24 open houses in-person.  However, if cases rise and it becomes necessary to implement safety precautions, our open houses will be held virtually.  

If my child’s name is placed on the waiting list, when will I hear from you?2021-10-06T15:56:32-04:00

Immediately following the lottery, wait-list letters will be sent to all lottery applicants with their placement number indicated. Accepted families have until the middle of April to accept or decline the seat, so there will be no movement on the waiting list until late April/early May.

If we begin selecting names from the waiting list and your child’s name comes up next on the list, we will contact you immediately. There is no need to contact us about your child’s placement on the waiting list.

CNH will not be responsible for any wait-list notification letters returned to us in the mail due to outdated, inaccurate, or illegible information provided on the Enrollment Application.

How long is the waiting list in effect?2018-07-13T13:02:42-04:00

The waiting list will be in effect for the entire school year. If your child is not selected during the school year in which you applied, you will have to reapply for the following year.

Can I be present at the time of the lottery?2021-08-18T14:46:02-04:00

Yes! Our lottery is held virtually and all prospective applicant families are welcome to witness the lottery.  A link to the lottery will be shared on the school website ahead of the date.

How soon after the lottery will I be able to know if my child was selected or their placement on the waiting list?2022-07-22T17:57:54-04:00

Letters of acceptance or wait list placement are mailed shortly after the lottery drawing is held. See “Important Enrollment Dates and Deadlines

Because of the volume of applications and the quick turnaround time between the lottery draw and parent notification, it is not possible to disclose acceptance or waiting list placements by telephone or email before the notification letters are mailed. We understand your eagerness to learn the result of the lottery, but please refrain from calling the school to inquire about your child’s placement to allow us to time to prepare and mail the letters.

Once letters have been mailed, we will disclose acceptance and waiting list information only to immediate family members of the applicant. Please do not call to inquire about the acceptance/wait list status of your friends and family.

If, during the lottery, my child was accepted to fill a seat, how long do I have to accept or decline the seat?2021-10-06T15:36:12-04:00

After the lottery, there is a very specific timeline on accepting or declining the seat.  See the “Important Enrollment Dates and Deadlines.”  An acceptance card and registration form will be mailed to all accepted applicants by the deadline. If you choose to accept the seat, the card and registration form must be either hand-delivered or postmarked by the the deadline indicated. If we do not receive this written notification of acceptance postmarked by that deadline, we will offer the seat to the next applicant on the waiting list. Verbal notification of acceptance is not sufficient and a seat will not be held. Once accepted, prospective families will receive a list of other documents required, along with associated deadlines, in order to complete their enrollment, as required by Baltimore City Public Schools.

If, after the initial lottery deadlines have passed, we have an opening and your child is next on the waiting list, we will expect a yes or no response within two weeks, generally speaking.

In order to ensure full enrollment, seats that become available and are offered to candidates on the waiting list during the summer months will require a shorter turnaround time between notification and acceptance confirmation from families. The timeline becomes even more condensed as the beginning of the school year approaches and once school is in session. We will assume that every applicant family has explored our website, attended an Open House, and had all of their questions answered to determine if City Neighbors Hamilton is a good fit for their family when and if their child is offered a seat. See Open House dates here.

What if I miss the deadline for accepting a seat?2019-03-19T10:29:31-04:00

It is very important the information you provide on your child’s applications is clear, legible, and accurate. CNH will not be responsible for any acceptance notification letters returned to us in the mail due to incorrect, outdated, or illegible information provided on the Enrollment Application. A reasonable attempt will be made to contact the accepted applicant by other means provided on the Enrollment Application, but acceptance deadlines cannot be extended. If we are unable to make contact after a reasonable attempt to do so, we will offer the seat to the next applicant on the waiting list.

My Enrollment Application was submitted after the deadline. What happens to it?2018-07-13T13:02:42-04:00

All Enrollment Applications received after the deadline will be placed at the end of the waiting list in the order in which they were received. They will not be included in the lottery drawing.

How many students does City Neighbors Hamilton have?2022-07-22T17:56:32-04:00

City Neighbors Hamilton serves 234 students (full capacity) in grades K through 8.  We have one class per grade.

What is the dress code at CNH?2018-07-13T13:36:31-04:00

At City Neighbors Hamilton, students are not required to wear uniforms.  However, in order to promote a safe and respectful learning environment and to ensure a focus on learning, CNH employs a dress code which all community members are expected to follow.

In general, we ask that children wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather and for fully participating in school activities, such as our music, art, and physical education programs. Please make sure your child’s clothing is comfortable.  Be aware that because we are a hands-on, project-based school, clothes will often get dirty.

Please follow the following guidelines and discuss them with your children: 

• No logo wear that represents any of the following: hate images, hate speech, violence, exclusionary messages, contraband, sexually explicit messages, or any references to them (i.e., sexually explicit language or graphics, alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, or weapons).  This applies to all clothing and accessories, i.e. backpacks, folders, and binders.

• No see-through or revealing shirts or blouses.  Shirts with shoulder straps must be at least 1” in width. No shirts that expose undergarments. (Sleeveless dresses, blouses, or collared shirts are acceptable.)

• No midriff or cropped shirts. (Shirts must cover navel and not expose midriff.)

• Pants must be worn above the hips.  No sagging pants.  No clothes with revealing rips.

• Shorts or skirts should be no shorter than just above the knee. Girls should not wear skirts on physical education days, or should wear knee-length shorts underneath.

• No chains or heavy metal fasteners worn with clothing.

• Head wear: no sweatshirt hoods, hats, caps, or bandannas worn indoors during school hours. If a shirt or jacket has a hood attached, the hood must be kept down. If headwear must be worn for any extraordinary reason–personal, religious, or medical–please see the principal.)

• No flip-flops, high-heeled shoes, or heelies (shoes with wheels) at school.  Athletic shoes are required for P.E. classes.

If a student violates this code, we will contact the parent for an appropriate and timely remedy.

What are the class sizes at City Neighbors Hamilton?2018-07-13T13:36:31-04:00

Grades K -2:  24 (one class per grade)

Grades 3 -5:  26(one class per grade)

Grades 6 -8:  28 (one class per grade)

What are school hours?2022-07-22T17:20:36-04:00

Classes begin promptly at 8:00 AM. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, school ends at 3:00 PM. Every Wednesday, school closes at 1PM to allow for collaborative staff planning and development.

Does CNH provide after school care?2022-07-22T17:19:48-04:00

Aftercare is held on premises at CNH and is run by Fitness, Fun, & Games.  For more info, click here.


How does CNH do lunch?2022-09-30T15:44:57-04:00

All students are eligible to receive a free lunch. Of course, your child can bring a bagged lunch from home.  The BCPSS menu can be found here.

Does CNH serve breakfast to its students?2022-07-22T17:16:27-04:00

Yes!  All students are eligible for a free breakfast at school, as long as they arrive in time to be served.  Breakfast begins at 7:30 AM and ends promptly at 7:50 AM.

What’s CNH’s inclement weather policy?2022-07-22T17:51:31-04:00

City Neighbors Hamilton follows the Baltimore City Public Schools inclement weather policy. For information about school closings, delays, and early dismissals, please consult your local television or radio stations.

If Baltimore City Public Schools close, delay opening, or close early due to inclement weather, City Neighbors Hamilton will close, delay opening, or close early for the corresponding amount of time.

In the event school opening is delayed, dismissal will be at the usual time: 3:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and at 1:00 on Wednesdays. For example:
If Baltimore City Public Schools open 2 hours late, then CNH will open at 10:00, including Wednesdays and any other “half-days.”  In the case of a delayed opening on a Wednesday, dismissal will remain the same: 1

If Baltimore City Public Schools close 2 hours early on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays, CNH will close at 1:00. If Baltimore City Public Schools close 2 hours early on a Wednesday or any other “half-days”, CNH will dismiss at the usual time: 1 PM.

There will be no aftercare or after-school activities on days when schools are closed or close early due to inclement weather.

All events scheduled for the morning when schools are closed or the opening is delayed, i.e. before-school care or open houses, will be canceled. Breakfasts are not served at school on days when BCPSS delays opening. If BCPSS cancels its afterschool programs and events due to inclement weather, there will be no afterschool events at CNH, including aftercare.

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