Joe Hamilton Elementary

"Equipping Students for Success"

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  • SAEBRS Screener Information for Families

    DNUSD is committed to supporting every student’s academic and social, emotional, and behavioral growth. Part of our shared goals for Del Norte students is to be able to regulate their emotions, develop positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. As part of this process, all students in 2nd-12th grade will complete a screener this winter and spring called the SAEBRS, or Social, Academic, Emotional, Behaviors Risk Screener. The screener will ask students a total of 20 questions. The student’s teacher will also complete the screener based on their observations of the students in their classrooms.  The information is confidential and will only be used by your child’s teacher, principal, school counselor, and designated district staff to determine instructional needs in the classroom and at the individual student level.  All information will remain confidential in keeping with the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.

    SAEBRS Questions being asked:

    Don't hesitate to contact Lisa Howard, program specialist, at lhoward@dnusd.org, or call the school district at 464-0240 with any questions you may have.  For more information on SAEBRS visit:  https://www.illuminateed.com/products/fastbridge/social-emotional-behavior-assessment/SAEBRS/

     

     

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  • Tsunami Evacuation Exercise 10/27/2022 @ 10 AM

    This morning at 10 AM, the Del Norte County Office of Emergency Services will conduct a tsunami evacuation exercise throughout the county. The school district will be participating in that event, as well. For more information, please visit the Del Norte OES website at preparedelnorte.com/exercise.

     

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  • Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration

     

    If you have a child who will be entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten in August, we would like to encourage you to enroll them as soon as possible.  We are creating new TK spaces, arranging kindergarten rooms, and working to staff kindergarten classes next year, and we want to make sure that we are planning the best programs possible.  To register your child, you can contact any of our schools or the district office for more information.

     

    For contact information on all of our schools, please visit dnusd.org/schools

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Phone: 707.464.0330

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.D., Educational Leadership M.Ed., Cross-Cultural Teaching M.A., Spanish B.A., Spanish

Dr. Will Cushman

Welcome to Joe Hamilton Elementary!

I'm so excited to be Principal of Joe Hamilton Elementary! 

This is my 17th year in education. Most recently, I was Principal of Fairfield High School in the bay area for five years. I truly loved the staff and students of Fairfield High, but I did not love the triple-digit heat at my home in the Sacramento area!

My wife and I have two awesome boys, Chase and Ryan, who attend Del Norte schools. We also have a dog named Kaos and a cat named Jack. Del Norte county offers a fantastic climate, great opportunities for outdoor recreation, and the close connections of a small town. It's a wonderful place to be!

I try to be out on campus and in classrooms as much as possible, but you can always set up a time to meet with me by calling Chelsea in the front office. I'm looking forward to meeting you and working with you to support every student in growing and learning.

Go Sea Otters!

~Will

 

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