Dunbar Hill Elementary School
Welcome to Dunbar Hill
We did it! We made it through distance learning and connecting with our teachers and classes online. We became more proficient with Google Classroom; learned how to send documents, photos and videos; made virtual art, and read ebooks. We even performed music and had Field Day via the Internet! Some of the best memories were from our Spirit Weeks and our Feel Good Friday videos, thanks to the Prevosts, as well as our parades! We made the best of a situation that wasn't the best, and we're stronger for it. Whatever comes this fall, we're ready for it, Dunbar Hill. Watch your texts and email for information. Enjoy your summer. Rest, Read, Relax, Restore. See you in the Fall. 💖🌞📚👓
Hamden Transitional Reopening Plan
On Tuesday, July 21, the Hamden Board of Education approved our Transitional Reopening Plan, which was submitted to the State for approval. View a presentation of the plan that provides an overview of how Hamden proposes to reopen school. Specific details will be coming in the next few weeks.
Hamden Summer Reading 2020
Catch a Good Book!
Join us in reading lots of fun, exciting, and interesting books this summer! Write down the titles and authors and turn it in when we come back to school. Many students borrowed books from our school library for the summer, but you can also read ebooks by going to the Hamden Public Library website (you can just search their catalog), or using EPIC or one of the free offerings still available. Check out our recommendation page, put together by our library media specialists.
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. (Updated 5/15/20)
The staff send you all our best wishes for good health, good luck, and strength during this time.
The Dunbar Hill Yearbook is part of the TreeRing/TreesfortheFuture.org program. Trees will be planted for every yearbook sold at Dunbar Hill, making us a TreeRing Green Yearbook School. For more than 30 years, Trees for the Future has been planting trees across the world that not only help to end deforestation, but help with poverty and hunger providing families with food and income through their Forest Garden Approach. Since 1989, more than 187 million trees have been planted and more than 28 thousand acres have been restored.
July 20-24 is School Registration Week in Hamden! If you have recently moved to Hamden or have a child ready for Kindergarten (turning age 5 by December 31, 2020) then this is a great chance to register!
You'll need to complete a registration packet and bring proof of residency to the school your child will attend.
Hamden has 8 grade K-6 elementary schools, with attendance zones designated by address. If you don't know which school your child will attend, please call 203.407.2202, and we'll be happy to tell you which elementary school your address is in. All grades 7 and 8 students attend Hamden Middle School, and all students in grades 9-12.attend Hamden High. Registration can be completed online or by picking up a packet at one of our schools.
Keep a list of books your child reads this summer, and turn it in to the school media specialist when school starts.
For ideas and recommendations of books to read, which may or 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/ .
Don't forget the Hamden Public Library has ebooks to borrow and read online, including on your tablet, phone, or laptop/Chromebook. You can call or email them for assistance.
Watch this website and your email to see if we will be doing another library Hold & Pickup date this summer. - Mrs. Church