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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

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My name is Monica Gayle, Principal of Hamilton Elementary and I am excited for another successful year for our students. For those of you that don’t know me, I was born and raised in South Stockton, attended Hamilton Elementary as a youth, and graduated from the University of the Pacific. I taught science in SUSD for 14 years and have been an administrator here for 6yrs, so my commitment to this community goes back decades. My goal in education is to encourage students to be productive, responsible citizens by providing a fun and engaging environment that reflects the high expectations of all students.

We are excited about continuing the school year by creating a positive and safe learning environment for our students. It is our hope that you have spent quality family time together during the summer months and continued to engage your students in some form of enrichment activities.

The amazing staff here at Hamilton have worked diligently to create opportunities for student success. Below are important dates, resources available, and bell schedule.

  • First Day of School: July 29, 2022

  • Back to School night: August 2, 2022

  • Parent Hour: 9 am (Coffee, free classes, resources, activities)

  • Parent Liaison and Mental Health Clinician: full-time parent resource and crisis intervention counselor

  • Academic Hour program for all students, including English language learners

Days Start Time End Time
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:05 AM 3:20 PM
Tuesday 9:05 AM 2:03 PM

In conclusion, it is my honor to serve as Principal of Hamilton Elementary. Our goal is to provide excellent service to the community as we meet the needs of all students. We recognize your support is critical and we know that it takes a “village” to raise a child. Therefore, we promote collaboration with families and the community for student success.

Please feel free to contact me at (209) 933-7395 ext. 1749 or mgayle@


Monica Gayle
Principal, Hamilton Elementary