To contact a teacher: Check the web site for an individual teacher’s email address or call the school office to be put into their voice mail. In most cases, it’s his/her last name and first initial followed by @lynnfield.k12.ma.us.
Q: Is there a school newsletter?
A: Yes. We have an informative newsletter – Huckleberry Highlights! It is uploaded onto our website every Monday at www.lynnfield.k12.ma.us
Hard copies are available in the office, if needed.
Q: Will I have any opportunity to meet with my child’s teacher or principal?
A: Formal conferences are scheduled once per year. A parent/guardian may arrange to speak to their child’s teacher at any other time by contacting the school office at 781-334-5835. There is also an Open House early in the school year. Check the website.
Additionally families may request to meet with the Principal at any time.
Q: What are the school hours?
A:Huckleberry Hill School hours: Grs. K-4 8:50am-3:00pm. Early Release at 12:00pm. Summer Street School hours: Grs. K-4 8:20am-2:30pm. Early Release at 11:30am.
Note: Every year the two elementary schools alternate schedules.
Q: When there is an early dismissal day at HHS what time will dismissal be?
A: Early dismissal time for all grades K-4 at HHS will be at 12:00pm.
Q: When is MCAS testing and who will it affect?
A: This information is published several times in our Monday Update, is posted on our website and is also available from the DOE. Special Attn: Grs 3 and 4 parents: Please be cognizant of all mandated testing dates before arranging any time away from school for your child.
Q: Where can I get a list of students in my child’s class?
A: Individual classroom teachers will be permitted to release that information after parental approval is received.
Q: What do I need to do if I want to pick up my child before the scheduled dismissal time?
A: Send in a note (or call asap if it’s an emergency). You will need to come in to the main office and sign your child out.
Q: What is the procedure if a child is tardy for some reason?
A: The child needs to go directly to the front office and check in. He/she will be given a pass to go to class.
Q: Can my child ride home on a different school bus, for a play date or an after school activity?
A: No. A child may only ride on a bus to which he/she is assigned and my only get off at his/her regularly assigned bus stop. However, you may arrange for your child to be picked up from school (by yourself or another person) with a note indicating any procedural change. If we don’t hear from you, the child will be sent home in his/her usual manner and after school arrangements can be made at that time.
Q: Who do I speak with if I have a problem with assigned transportation?
Q: What do I do if my child is going to be absent due to illness?
A: We have a voice mail system on after school hours. Please call the school at 781-334-5835 at any time (24/7) and leave a brief message stating when your child will be absent and why. This is a safety measure. If you don’t call us, we will locate you. A written note must be sent in prior to any long-term absence.
Q: Do I need to send in a note after an absence?
A: Yes. Write a brief note to the classroom teacher. This is especially helpful in the case of any contagious illness.
Q: Can I send in medicine for my child to take at school?
A: All medication that must be administered during school hours can be given only by the school nurse. Parent/guardian must provide the school with a written and current order from the physician and medications must be in their original prescription container. For more information, speak with the school nurse, Suzy DePalma.
Q: How can I volunteer in the school?
A: All parents/gaurdians interested in volunteering with children must complete a CORI form, new instructions for this will be forthcoming.
Q: How do I find items lost around school or on the bus?
A: We have a “lost and found” area. Please check it periodically. Remember to label ALL your child’s belongings with his/her name and teacher. Unclaimed items are regularly donated to a charity.
Q: My child wants to bring his/her favorite toy to school. Is this allowed?
A: Some teachers may offer a “show and tell” time in the weekly schedule as an opportunity to share a favorite possession. Items brought from home should NEVER be breakable or valuable. Some items that have caused disruption in the past include: electronic games, Webkins, Elves and Pokeman cards. These and similar items are not permitted in school.
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