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Welcome to Hamlin

Hamlin Charter Academy, a conversion LAUSD school, is located in West Hills in the west San Fernando Valley. The school originally opened in 1959 as Hamlin Street Elementary School and has since been serving residents of West Hills, Woodland Hills and nearby neighborhoods.
 
Our history of continuous growth and improvement makes Hamlin Charter Academy a top choice for families seeking to enroll students and relocate to the area, competing favorably with nearby private, independent charter and magnet programs. Hamlin Charter Academy must compete to build and maintain its status as a high achieving elementary school in an area that has several similar schools.
 
Hamlin has always been a diverse community school with students from many socioeconomic backgrounds. We will preserve this tradition while expanding enrollment to areas outside of the standard District boundaries. We believe that expanding the diversity of our student population will enhance the ability of our students to be successful, contributing adults in our global culture.

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Hamlin families to the 2019-2020 school year! We have several exciting events planned for the school year and will provide several opportunities for our families to participate. We look forward to having a wonderful school year!
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School Hours

Attention all parents! Hamlin school hours have changed. Tuesday dismissal is always at 12:39. Dismissal on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday is 2:30. Gates will open at 7:40 in the morning and there is no supervision prior to that time. For students who need to be dropped off earlier, our YMCA program does offer morning care starting at 6:30 am for a fee. Second bell rings at 7:55 and instruction begins at 8:00. Please plan ahead to ensure your child gets to class on time every day. Every minute counts!
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Unified Enrollment

Attention Hamlin Charter Academy! If you live within the Hamlin Charter Academy boundaries, you will need to complete the pre-enrollment online form starting February 18, 2020. If you do not live within the Hamlin boundaries but would like to apply for our Charter Lottery, please complete the Unified Enrollment Process. The six-week one-time application window spans the first week in October through the first week in November. Click here for further information.
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Every school day counts, and every day a student is absent results in a missed opportunity for learning, as well as a loss of resources for your child’s school. Our goal is for all students to have no more than 7 absences all year. We need your help to reach this goal. “I Rise. I Attend. I Matter.” is our campaign to encourage each student to rise, attend every day, and create a life of meaning and purpose. Together, let us promote a healthy lifestyle and let’s talk to our students regularly about the importance of their education. Let’s partner together, celebrate successes and stay connected. For helpful tips and more information, please visit achieve.lausd.net/pupilservices or call Pupil Services at (213) 241-3844.