Arrival and Dismissal
Arrival and Dismissal SafetyK-8 students whose parents drive them to and from school can only be dropped off and picked up in
the drop-off/pick-up lane.
Students are not permitted to cross through the parking lot unattended by an adult during drop-off
The drop-off/pick-up lane is a moving lane. Parking is prohibited. This lane is also a fire zone. No car can be left idle or left unattended in this lane at any time. This is a violation of Massachusetts’ fire code and base policy. Be advised that the HAFB Fire Department and Security Forces can ticket you.
Handicapped parking spaces are reserved for drivers with authorized handicapped parking permits.
Preschool families (only) have the option to park in the Community Center lot for drop off so they can walk their children to the building. Alternative parking is available on Marrett Road or in the school parking lot (when available).
Alternative parking is available during the school day for all school visitors in the parking lot (when available) or on Marrett Road.
Students should only exit the car via the passenger side. If possible, please place children on the right (passenger) side of the car to expedite drop off.
The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. For safety’s sake, children should not arrive before 7:50, as supervision begins at that time. Each grade has an outdoor line up spot to enter the buildings. During inclement weather, each grade level has an indoor spot for line up.
If a student will be absent from school, parents should notify the office by 8:30 at 781-274-7721. If you are calling before 7:30 a.m. please leave a message on the school’s voice mail.
Students who arrive after 8:00 should enter through the front entrance and stop at the front desk for a late slip. Arrival at school on time is an important routine for young children. Parents of children who are consistently late will be notified.
School is dismissed at 2:50 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. School is dismissed at 12:35 p.m. on Wednesdays. There is no lunch on Wednesdays. Please note that there is no outside supervision after dismissal, except for kindergarten students.
Students who attend the HAFB after school program will gather in the Primary School multi purpose room for pick up by “Clubhouse” staff. Kindergarten students are picked up in the kindergarten hallway until mid year when they walk down to the multi purpose room.
Any changes in student dismissal routines should be submitted in writing and put in student folders for teachers to collect in the morning. If you forget to send a note, please call the office.
Kindergarten students can be picked up after dismissal outside the main lobby entrance. They will be signed out for the firs half of the school year.
Parents can meet grade 1-3 students outside their grade level doors at dismissal.
If your child needs to leave school before the end of the day, you must come in to the main desk to sign him/her out.
If a student is to be dismissed before the end of the school day, the parent or authorized person must report to the office to sign the dismissal log. The student will remain in the classroom until the teacher is notified in the office to release him or her.