School Status and Family Resources

dist_logo_button The Port Angeles School District is committed to maximizing in-person learning, supporting academic recovery and acceleration. Our focuses are the well-being, health, and safety of our school community. Some health and safety protocols will remain this school year, others will go away, and we will implement new mitigation strategies.  Please click the green button to learn more!

School Hours

K-3 8:05 A.M. – 2:05 P.M.
4-6 8:05 A.M. – 2:35 P.M.
Wednesday Only
K-3 9:05 A.M. – 2:05 P.M.
4-6 9:05 A.M. – 2:35 P.M.

Key Strategies for Health and Safety When Returning to School

sick Feeling ill? Stay home. Click here for the return to school flow chart.

spray Enhanced cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing of schools will be conducted. Click here to learn more!

mask Masks are required to be worn by all staff, students, and visitors on all campuses and buses. Maintaining six feet of social distancing whenever possible will be required while on Port Angeles School District property.

hand washing Regular handwashing and sanitizing will be required throughout the day. Hand sanitizer is available throughout all school buildings.

District News Feed

Caring for Kids is partnering with Serenity House and the Port Angeles School District to provide Christmas gifts for over 70 kids! Please consider donating by Friday, Dec 17, as we work to bring joy and hope to those families in our community that need some extra help and love.
The referral window for the identification process for Port Angeles School District's Highly Capable program is now open! Annually, we put out extra effort to identify gifted learners, known as Highly Capable students. The Highly Capable program is for students who may have talents and needs beyond the scope of the general classroom environment. Parents and educators recognize that all children and students have unique skills and strive to meet their needs through various curriculum and learning activities within the general classroom.
As we start the holiday season, I want to take a moment and send out a heartfelt word of thanks and wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe holiday celebration. On behalf of our Board of Directors and District leaders, we want to express our appreciation for the continued dedication of our school administrators, teachers, support staff, parents, and guardians. Your commitment to our students and care for one another has allowed us to continue our mission to support student success through these uncharted times.

Find more Port Angeles School District stories at PortAngelesSchools.org

Welcome to Hamilton Elementary School

HAM Principal 2019-20
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Hamilton Elementary School, located on the west side of Port Angeles,Washington, is the third largest elementary school in the district, built in 1956, with modernizations and additions in 1978. The facility supports Kindergarten through grade six classrooms, as well as outdoor fields for district and community recreation.

The parents and friends of Hamilton students and our community are all instrumental in providing the additional support that makes learning at Hamilton motivating and rewarding. Thank you for your help! We appreciate your continued support!

We hope that you get involved in your Hamilton community, either as a volunteer or as a member of your PTO!

Learn more about Our School

Change of School Request Form

Due to our social distancing guidelines and school facility closures, we will be using on-line avenues for the 2020-2021 Request for Change in School of Attendance forms.  There are two situations in which you would need to complete this form:

1.       Your child currently opts into a school outside of your attendance area, and you plan to stay at the out-of-attendance-area school.

2.       You would like to request your child go to a school for the first time that is outside of your attendance area.

Please complete one of the forms below and either mail to the included address, or send it digitally (option #3).  And questions can be directed to your school principal.

1. Microsoft Word Document, Download and mail - School Change Request Form 

2.  Fillable PDF, Download and mail - School Change Request Form

2a. Non-fillable PDF, Download and mail - School Change Request Form 

3. Google Form - School Change Request Form (digital signature and sending)

Recent News

Hamilton Named 2020 Exemplary High Performing School
Hamilton Named 2020 Exemplary High Performing School
The U.S. Secretary of Education recently recognized Hamilton Elementary School in Port Angeles School District as an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School for 2020.
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Spring Break Still Scheduled for April 6 - 10
Spring Break Still Scheduled for April 6 - 10
Spring Break for Port Angeles School District is next week, Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10. Previously, we asked students and families to treat the week of March 16th as their Spring Break.
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