Students who may not have their remote learning devices at their homes are invited to pick those up at their school from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. Masks must be worn.
The eight elementary schools will be providing lunches from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday next week. Any Hamilton student may go to any of those schools to get a meal, which is available for pickup in the cafeterias.
The elementary schools include Bridgeport, Brookwood, Crawford Woods, Fairwood, Highland, Linden, Ridgeway and Riverview.
At the Hamilton City Schools Board of Education meeting Thursday, Superintendent Mike Holbrook said the decisions to close or go remote are difficult and “unprecedented.”
“We are going through something that has never been dealt with before,” Hamilton Schools Superintendent Mike Holbrook told the board.
Holbrook praised the district’s employees for their sacrifices since the American onset of the pandemic in March 2020.
Hamilton Board of Education President Laurin Sprague described the virus’ impact on the city schools this school year as “a rollercoaster.”
“I wish we had a crystal ball to tell our parents what to expect next but we don’t know what to expect next,” Sprague said.
For now, in-person education is expected to resume on Jan. 24, the district said.
In other school district news, the board on Thursday elected Sprague to return as president for 2022, with Margaret Baker also returning as vice president.
Both will be serving in those board capacities for a second consecutive year.
Sprague said the two-year tenures are by design and a tradition in recent years for the board to take advantage of leadership continuity.