August 1, 2016
Dear Parents and Students,
We hope this letter finds you relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to begin a new school year. The weather over the summer has been beautiful and we hope you have had ample opportunities to get out and enjoy it.
On behalf of the staff of Hampton Academy, we welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. We are looking forward to working closely with you to achieve our common goal of providing our students with the best possible education. It is our desire that each child emerges with a quality education that maximizes his/her potential and enhances individual self-esteem in his/her future endeavors. We encourage and welcome frequent communication between school and home to ensure success during these formative years.
Monthly communication occurs through a variety of resources which include weekly updates from teams and school news via Black Board Connect messages. School related pamphlets and fliers will be available via Blackboard on Wednesdays. To access Black Board and PowerSchool, please visit our website at www.sau90.org/ha. Community notices will be placed in the Virtual Backpack. These tools help to keep families aware of events, activities, and cancellations that may occur throughout the school year. At the beginning of the school year we will be asking families to make sure that all contact information is up to date.
Hampton Academy will be hosting an Open House on Monday, August 29th, from 6-7:30 pm. We strongly encourage all families to attend as informational packets and curriculum information, as well as other important grade level information will be presented. It is a great opportunity to meet your child’s team and for your children to reconnect with friends and ease any anxiety that comes with starting a new school year.
The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 30th. Per tradition, we welcome the new school year by ringing the Academy Bell at 7:37 am. Teachers will meet their homeroom students outside of the dining hall prior to the ringing of the bell. We invite all families to be a part of this tradition! Our regular school day schedule begins at 7:37 am and students are dismissed at 2:22 pm. Students may be dropped off starting at 7:20 am.
With our highly qualified staff, and a strong partnership with parents and community members, we are confident your child will have a safe and successful educational experience at Hampton Academy. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions at 926-2000. We look forward to the start of the school year; it’s going to be a great year!
David O'Connor Anna DeVylder
Principal Assistant Principal