Q. Who are the people in the HHS main office?

A. Principal: Melissa Wyland

Secretary: Mary Henehan

Clerk: Heide Carbone

Nurse: Suzy DePalma

Q: How can I contact someone at Huckleberry Hill School?

Main Phone: 781­-334­-5835 Fax: 781­-334­-7205

Principal: wylandm@lynnfield.k12.ma.us;

Secretary: henehanm@lynnfield.k12.ma.us;

Clerk: carboneh@lynnfield.k12.ma.us;

Web Page address: www.lynnfield.k12.ma.us

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?

A: You can call Sheila Ryan at 781-334-7300 ext. 9824 or email her at ryansh@lynnfield.k12.ma.us

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.