Dunbar Hill Elementary School
Personal Items & Medications Pick up
Plus borrow books from our library for the summer! (click)
Pickup dates are being arranged for student belongings, medications & library books to be borrowed.
- On June 3rd, K-5 students may pick up their belongings left in their classroom, medications & library books. There will be a scheduled time based on grade level, to make this process run smoothly.
- On June 8th, Grade 6 students will pick up their belongings, meds, and their books. On June 8th, guest patrons from Alice Peck will be able to pick up their books as well. Keep eye out for times and directions.
Sign in and go to your Google Classroom for Specials - ASAP! Before May 31.
In the Library/Media class section, you will find directions for putting books on hold using Destiny DISCOVER. There are written & video directions there. The lesson tells you to put up to 15 books on hold and how many books you may borrow, based on your grade level. We will work to get you as many as we can up to the limit, but can't guarantee you will get everything you want.
Watch this space for updated information and news about returns and possible new dates for more summer reading pickup.
Hamden Summer Reading 2020
Catch a Good Book!
Click to open the latest copy of the Hamden Public Schools Distance Learning Parent Handbook. It will explain expectations, communication, schedules, grading, and other aspects of learning and teaching online in Hamden. The last day of school is June 9, so we still have work to do. Check back here to find the latest version of this handbook, as it is updated as needed.
The staff send you all our best wishes for good health, good luck, and strength during this time.
Welcome to Dunbar Hill
As we transition to distance learning and connecting with our teachers and classes online, you may find you have questions about logging in or connecting to Google Classroom. All Dunbar Hill parents should have received -- or will be receiving soon -- their child(ren)'s login information from the district. If you have problems logging in, you can contact our Dunbar Hill Media Specialist, Mrs. Church via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The district will be providing help for technical problems, but questions about logins and using Google Classroom can be directed to Mrs. Church.
** Note: make sure that @hamden.org follows your child's name info in the username to log into Google. For instance, email@example.com is a complete username. Hamden Chromebooks often already have @hamden.org entered on the right side of the username box when logging in. **
Videos and directions will be posted and made available soon. Bear with us as we all make the jump to online learning. Best wishes to all!
Dunbar students may borrow books from our school library for the summer! Books must be put on hold in our online catalog, Destiny, by Sunday, May 31. Directions in written and video form are in our Specials - Media Google Classroom. Use the most recent Media post, which gives directions how to do this in Destiny DISCOVER. K-5 pick ups will take place on June 3. Grade 6 will pick up on June 8.
For ideas and recommendations of books to read, which may not be in our collection, click the Summer Reading link above in the menu bar.
To participate in the Hamden Public Library Summer Reading program, see http://www.hamdenlibrary.org/children/summer-reading/
As you know, all Hamden Public Schools are closed due to the Coronavirus. Although essential staff may be in our buildings, our schools and central office are currently closed to the public.
Related to school meals, breakfast and lunch are available Monday - Friday, from 9:00-12:00 each morning at Hamden High, Hamden Middle and Church Street Schools. Any child 18 years and younger is eligible for these meals, which can be picked up by students or parents/guardians.
We have created a page to provide Hamden Public Schools updates during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please regularly check www.Hamden.org/Coronavirus for current information affecting the Hamden Public Schools community.
Chicken nuggets, pizza, mac and cheese... how does that sound? Starting April 1, Hamden is pleased to add heat-at-home foods to our take-away meal program. Our breakfast and lunch program will include new fully-cooked food options that can be heated at home. Sandwiches are yummy - but variety is the spice of life!
Fresh fruit and veggies are also included in the food options available.
The take-away meals are available at our five food distribution locations: Church Street School, Ridge Hill School, Hamden Middle School, Hamden High School, and the Keefe Center. Meals are available Monday-Friday, from 9:00-12:00 for any child 18 years of age or younger.
Here's a copy of the upcoming menu. Help us spread the word - we want to keep our kids happy and healthy!
Please read this information from the CDC about our children and the COVID-19 virus. Provided by our school nurse Ms. Day.