Kindergarten at Hamilton: Here's What You Need to Know
Is your child starting kindergarten in Sussex at Willow Springs or another area elementary school? Here's some info to make your life ridiculously easy.
The Hamilton School District offers kindergarten programs for students who are four and five years old. The program for 4-year-olds is at Willow Spring Learning Center, and the program for 5-year-olds is at neighborhood elementary schools.
The first day of school is September 4.
Four Years Old
To be eligible for the optional 4-year-old kindergarten program, a child must be four years old by September 1. The program runs a half day — an 8:45 - 11:15 a.m. morning session and 12:45 - 3:15 p.m. afternoon session.
Willow Springs will have a brief 4K bus orientation August 30 at 5:30 p.m. for morning kindergartners and at 6:15 p.m. for afternoon kindergartners to familiarize them with riding the bus. School buses will pick up 4K students and parents at their elementary school (Lannon, Maple Avenue, Marcy or Woodside) and travel to Willow Springs.
Classes at Willow Springs begin Sept. 7. The school will hold Jump Start to 4K family conferences Sept. 4, 5 and 6 with students and parents.
Five Years Old
Each elementary school also offers a kindergarten program for children who turn five years old by Sept. 1.
Most 5-year-olds participate in the full-day program that follows the same schedule as elementary grade school students. Elementary school students in grades 1-5 and full-day kindergarten begin school at 8:35 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m.
Some parents choose to enroll their 5-year-old in kindergarten for only the morning half of the school day.
Need more information? Here are the school's phone numbers:
- Willow Springs Learning Center (4-year-old kindergarten), (262) 255-6190
- Lannon Elementary, (262) 255-6106
- Maple Avenue Elementary, (262) 246-4220
- Marcy Elementary, (262) 781-8283
- Woodside Elementary, (262) 820-1530