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. 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
City Neighbors Hamilton follows the Baltimore City Public Schools inclement weather policy. For information about school closings, delays, and early dismissals, please consult baltimorecityschools.org 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 [...]