ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL
School begins at 7:40 a.m. (except on Wednesdays, when school begins at 8:40 a.m.). Bus students must enter the school immediately upon getting off the bus. If you choose to transport your child, please plan to drop him/her off by 7:35 a.m. (8:35 a.m. on Wednesdays), but no earlier than 7:25 a.m. (8:25 a.m. on Wednesdays) as we only provide supervision fifteen minutes prior to the start of school.
Students taking the bus are dismissed at 2:10 p.m. Students who intend to walk home from school, ride bikes, or who are being picked up by parents must wait in their team’s neighborhood until the second bell at 2:20 p.m. This is to ensure that all busses have cleared the schoolyard. End of the day supervision extends until 2:20 p.m. Only students with a legitimate reason and planned supervision may stay beyond the end of the school day.
No student may leave school grounds after arriving without a written dismissal pass from the Main Office.
Students who ride their bikes to school are expected to follow basic bicycle rules of the road. All bikes must be locked in the bike racks located near the front entrance of the school. Given the large amount of bus and car traffic entering school grounds each morning, students are requested to walk their bikes on the sidewalk areas once they turn on to school property. They may, however, elect to ride their bikes around the back area of the school. All bike riders are expected to wait in their team gathering areas at the end of school day until all busses have cleared school grounds at 2:20 p.m. These same rules apply to students who rollerblade or skateboard to school. The school bears no responsibility for lost or damaged bikes (blades or boards).
END OF DAY POLICIES
Students, with the exception of regular walkers and area bike riders, are expected to have a note from their parent or guardian indicating they will not be riding their regular bus home. We have had an increasing number of instances where a parent wants to give permission over the phone for their student’s social arrangements after school. Unless a child arrives with a written note and gives it to the Main Office before the end of first period, we will not allow any changes to the usual routine. A staff member in the Main Office must sign these notes. Should there be a family emergency necessitating a change in plans, please contact the Main Office at 729-2950.
Students with written parental permission are allowed to stay after school for legitimate educational reasons such as to receive academic help or to participate an athletic team or school club. Students who do not have written parental permission to stay or do not have educational reasons for staying after school will not be allowed to ride the late bus and will be instructed to call their parents to pick them up.
Students wanting to attend athletic events as a spectator must go home after school and return at the actual starting time of the event under adult supervision.
AFTER SCHOOL LATE BUS
A late bus will be provided Monday through Thursday for students who are involved with after-school activities or extra-help sessions. The late bus will leave the middle school promptly at 4:20 p.m. In order to ride the late bus, students must get a late bus pass from the adult in charge of their activity. Students will be dropped off at selected drop off points in each town. Drop off points may be several miles from a student’s actual home. Parents should contact the MSAD #75 Transportation Department at 729-1608 if they are unsure of the nearest drop off location.