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Spring Street School Questions

  1. Are there any online resources for finding out school information?
  2. Do I provide a snack for my child?
  3. Do I send in a lunch or can my child buy a lunch at school?
  4. Do snacks need to be peanut free?
  5. How can I be in touch with my child's teacher?
  6. How can I find out the name of my child’s teacher?
  7. How can I keep up with waht is happening in my child's classroom and at school?
  8. If I send in a lunch with my child, can he/she purchase a drink?
  9. What do I do if my child is sick and won't be in school?
  10. What do I do if my child will be going home with a friend for a play-date?
  11. What do I do if my child will be late due to a morning appointment?
  12. What if my child has a medical condition?
  13. What if my child loses something at school?
  14. What if my child needs medication during the day?
  15. What is the policy for indoor and outdoor recess?
  16. What is the process for volunteering at school or visiting my child's classroom?
  17. What time can I drop my child off at school in the morning?
  18. What time can I pickup my child at school in the afternoon?
  19. Where should my child go first on the first day of school?
  20. Will teachers provide class lists with phone number and address information?

Are there any online resources for finding out school information?

Yes, refer to the following websites for information about Shrewsbury Public Schools and specifically Spring Street Elementary School.

 

Shrewsbury Public Schools: http://schools.shrewsbury-ma.gov/

 

Spring Street Elementary School: http://schools.shrewsbury-ma.gov/spring

 

 

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Do I provide a snack for my child?

Yes.  You may provide a morning snack for your child; the school does not provide one.  Many parents send in a drink and/or food snack.  Children typically eat these snacks on the playground during morning recess, so please make any garbage easy to dispose of and convenient for your child to carry around. Please do NOT send in snacks for other students. NO SHARING of snacks due to multiple food allergies.

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Do I send in a lunch or can my child buy a lunch at school?

Menus are posted on the school and district websites by the Food Services Department. Students may bring a lunch or buy a lunch at school. Parents can now post money onto their childs Powerschool Account through SchoolPay, details of this can also be found on the Food Service Department web page which can be found in Departments on the main page of the school & district websites.

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Do snacks need to be peanut free?

If there is a classmate in your child’s class with any kind of food allergy, the school nurse will notify parents that snacks with the source of the allergy cannot be brought into that classroom. On indoor recess days, the children typically eat their snacks in their classrooms.

 

There is a “nut free” lunch table.

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How can I be in touch with my child's teacher?

All staff has access to email.  This is the most efficient way to reach a teacher. Email addresses include the first initial of their first name followed by their last name and the following address: @shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.

Example: Barbara Luby   bluby@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us

 

Please Note:

It is difficult for teachers to respond to phone calls during the school day, as they are teaching.

 

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How can I find out the name of my child’s teacher?

Class placements will be in Powerschool in August. A notification will be sent to you when the parent portal opens.

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How can I keep up with waht is happening in my child's classroom and at school?

Teachers send home newsletters, some weekly, some monthly, some on their own web pages. Other notices go home on Mondays in “Monday Folders.” You should also check our website for school-wide information.

 

The Spring PTO is another great way to get involved!  Meetings are once a month and all are welcome.  The PTO is involved in many areas at the school.  Examples of some of the activities include fundraising efforts, organizing social gatherings, and planning academic enrichment programs.  Whether you want to chair a committee, help behind the scenes, or volunteer at a Spring function, there is something for every Spring parent!

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If I send in a lunch with my child, can he/she purchase a drink?

Yes. Milk, juice & water are available for purchase during lunchtime.

What do I do if my child is sick and won't be in school?

Call the main number at the school at (508) 841-8700, preferably before 9 a.m., and leave a message stating your child’s name and his/her teacher and reason for absence.

 

If this is an extended illness, or significant medical condition, please also call our nurse (508-841-8706) so she can follow up.

 

If the school doesn’t hear from you, automated calls and emails will be made requesting you contact the school. This is part of the child safe procedure.

 

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What do I do if my child will be going home with a friend for a play-date?

Write a note to your child’s teacher explaining that he/she will be picked up by the friend’s parent. Without this note, your child will be sent home in the usual way.

Children MAY NOT CHANGE their bus/bus stop to get to a friend’s house. 

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What do I do if my child will be late due to a morning appointment?

Call the school at (508) 841-8700 before 9 a.m. and let them know your child will be in late.  When your child arrives at school, have them check in first at the Main Office, before going to class.

 

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What if my child has a medical condition?

Be in touch with Mrs. Carle now or at the very beginning of the school year.

(508) 841-8706 or rcarle@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us

 

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What if my child loses something at school?

There is a lost and found bin by the back recess door. Articles of clothing not claimed are periodically donated to St. Anne’s Church, typically around vacations. Please check the bin! Please also be sure to write your child’s name in lunch boxes, book bags, and coats.

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What if my child needs medication during the day?

Please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Carle (508- 841-8706) and check-in any medication with her.  Children MAY NOT TRANSPORT any medications to/from school.

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What is the policy for indoor and outdoor recess?

Students will be outdoors at recess when there is no precipitation, and the “feels like” temperature is 20 degrees and above. Please dress your son/daughter accordingly for the colder months.  As temperatures vary around the building, layers for the colder weather months are best.

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What is the process for volunteering at school or visiting my child's classroom?

Teachers typically solicit parent volunteers for ongoing activities or for one-time special events (like a field study). If you’d like to visit your child’s classroom, please arrange to do so in advance with your child’s teacher. Upon arriving at school you’ll need to sign in at the office and get a visitor’s badge.

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What time can I drop my child off at school in the morning?

 

 

You can drop your child off anytime after 8:30 a.m.  Please drop your child at the Parent Drop Off area at the corner of the parking lot. NO CARS ARE ALLOWED at the front entrance of the school between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to allow for unloading of school buses.

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What time can I pickup my child at school in the afternoon?

You can pick up your child between 3:15 and 3:30 pm.  Please enter the parking lot at the first entrance and follow the drive around to the parent pick up point. NO CARS ARE ALLOWED in front of the school between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. to allow for the loading of buses.

 

Early dismissal from school is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED as it interrupts instructional time for all students.

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Where should my child go first on the first day of school?

There will be many members of staff at the school entrance on the first day, to assist your child in finding his/her classroom.  Parents are welcome to come on the first day to help their child meet their teacher.

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Will teachers provide class lists with phone number and address information?

No.  Teachers cannot provide class lists with personal information.  BUT, the good news is that a Spring Street School Directory will be organized by the PTO and made available to you.  When asked, many parents agree to have their name, address and phone number listed in this directory so this is a great way to contact other Spring families.

 

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