2017 -2018 ARRIVAL

8:30 AM is the earliest students should arrive. Please do not drop off students before this time as there is no supervision available unless the student is enrolled in the before school Y program.  

Walking and Bicycling
Students (and parents) are encouraged to walk and bicycle to school and will be welcomed at both entrances of the school.

Crossing Guard on First Parish Road
A crossing guard will be stationed behind the school on First Parish Road for walkers coming from the north, including those students walking from the St. Mary’s lot.

Busses only on First Parish side of building
In order to provide safe routes to and from Jenkins School every day please DO NOT drop children off at school on the First Parish Road. Children should be dropped off on the Vinal Avenue side of the school from 8:30 to 8:45. This is for the safety of your children. Any children who arrive after 8:45AM will be considered tardy.  While waiting in the car line to drop off your student(s), please do NOT block driveways of our neighbors on Vinal Avenue.

DISMISSAL
For each student, not riding a bus, a dismissal form must be submitted at the beginning of each year. A note is required for any change of dismissal other than your student’s daily routine. You may submit a single blanket note for the full year or a note for a particular day. If you are changing your dismissal procedure, please email your child(ren)'s teacher and the school office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call the office directly (781-545-4910) prior to 1:45 PM.

Walking and Bicycling
To reduce traffic in the lobby, if you are meeting your child, please do so at the back patio or the front bike rack.

All parents should remain outside of the school. PLEASE NOTE THAT PER SPS HANDBOOK, PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON SCHOOL PROPERTY DURING THE SCHOOL DAY (INCLUDING ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL).

Automobile Pick-Up
Children being picked-up by automobile will wait in the lobby, and only enter cars in the designated pick-up spots at the curb. This release will begin at 3:15 PM. Waiting cars are asked to form a queue along the arrows leading to the designated pick-up spots. PLEASE DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR CAR, the Jenkins staff will assist your student(s) if necessary. Please be considerate of the Vinal Avenue residents and do not block any driveways.

Please try to plan ahead for rainy days. Your child should know where he/she is being picked up before leaving for school. When we receive multiple calls at dismissal relaying change of plans to students, it becomes extremely difficult to get messages out to everyone. Thank you.

No Idling Policy
We ask that you turn off your car while waiting for your child (or waiting to drop-off in the morning). We are trying to eliminate the “Island of Pollution” around the school at arrival and dismissal.

HELPFUL HINTS

Please do not use our neighbors’ yards as remote parking spots.

Remember that your child is safe, warm and dry waiting in the lobby, so there’s no value in getting there early and simply sitting in the car queue. We will begin to release students at 3:15 PM for dismissal.

Parking in the parking lot during arrival and pickup is prohibited. All children should be dropped off/picked up in the car line queue.

MID-WINTER SAFETY REMINDERS

1. Make a plan with your child and stick with it…….

2. If your child can not find you at dismissal, they must return to the school building. Your child will be safe and warm until contact between the school and families.