Dunbar Hill Elementary School
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 on non-Hamden Chromebook devices. For instance, email@example.com is a complete username. Hamden Chromebooks 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!
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.
Please read this information from the CDC about our children and the COVID-19 virus. Provided by our school nurse Ms. Day.
Students will be learning online starting the week of March 30. Their online classrooms will be in the Google Classroom platform. Students will need access to a computer (desktop or laptop), iPad or chromebook with Internet access in order to complete their work.
Dunbar Hill families who need a device for their children to connect to Google Classroom can pick up a chromebook to borrow. They will be available for curbside pick up at school on Monday, March 30, according to the following schedule:
- 9:00-10:30 Last name A-L
- 10:30-12:00 Last Name M-Z
Parents or guardians must pick up the chromebook. Please drive up (strongly encouraged) or walk up to school during the time frame you are assigned. Please note that there is no access to the buildings by parents or students at any time.
Teachers are aware that our schedule will mean that not all students will connect on Monday - and so they will be flexible for the first week as we all get connected and adjust to learning online.
We are busy planning for students to learn from home electronically. In order to implement at-home online learning, we need to know what technology and Internet connectivity is available to your child(ren) at home.
We have created a survey to help determine access and needs. The survey is available in print form at our food distribution sites (Church Street, Hamden High and Hamden Middle Schools) and can be completed electronically: Technology Survey - English and Technology Survey - Spanish. Please complete the survey by Monday, March 23.
The next Hamden School-Based Farmer’s Market will be at Dunbar Hill School on Monday, APRIL 27 from 3:30-4:30pm. CT Food Bank, Hamden Public Schools and the Family Resource Center are collaborating to distribute assorted foods to ALL HPS students and families. Please bring reusable bags with you.
The CT Food Bank will come to Dunbar Hill School (back parking lot) with their mobile food truck, once a month, filled with assorted healthy foods for all of Hamden Public School Students and their families. The food will be distributed for one hour, (from 3:30pm-4:30pm). No I.D. and at no cost, participants will just need to bring a bag, line up, and receive their produce. Please see the flyer with all the dates. (English/Spanish)
Anyone who wishes to volunteer can contact Hector Velazquez, 203-407-2020 ext. 9.