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    Arrival and Dismissal

    All children should arrive in class between 8:20 and 8:30 AM. Class begins at 8:25AM. Please note there is no supervision before 8:20 AM. The doors open at 8:20 AM. Students should not be in the building before 8:20 AM unless participating in a before-school activity.

    If you wish to have your child dismissed early, please send a note to the school giving the date and times of dismissal. When you arrive at the school, please go to the office and the teacher will send your child to meet you or the designated adult in the office.

    Anyone arriving after 8:30 AM is considered tardy and should check in with the school secretary before proceeding to class. If you know your child will be late for school, call 617-559-9390 and leave a message.

    Kindergarten students remain until 3:00 PM two days each week and are dismissed at 12:30 PM three days each week.

    Grades 1-5 are dismissed at 3:00 PM Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, and at 12:30 on Tuesday afternoons.

    All students are dismissed at 12:30 PM on Tuesday afternoons.
    There will be six Thursday afternoons throughout the year with a 12:30 PM dismissal for all students. Parents will be given a schedule of these early release afternoons at the beginning of the school year.
    Early Release Days

    Every Tuesday students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM. There are six Thursdays during the school year when elementary students are released at 12:30 PM. For these release dates please click here:



    All visitors are required to sign in at the main office and obtain a badge to wear as a means of identifying all adults in the building. All doors, except the side entrance, remain locked until dismissal.


    All children go to the cafeteria for lunch on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    Milk and hot lunches are available. Parents may sign up for hot lunches through the Food Service Manager in the school. To find out what is for lunch please click here:

    To add money to your lunch account please click here.

    Lost and Found

    Clothing and lunch boxes should be labeled to prevent items from being lost. Please emphasize to your children the importance of keeping track of their personal belongings. However, if something is lost, children and parents can check the lost and found in the Main Lobby.

    Cancellation or Delayed Opening of School

    Connect-Ed is our citywide communication system. When there is a school arrival delay or cancellation due to weather, etc., this system broadcasts a voicemail message to the telephone number of your choosing as indicated on the yellow “Student Contact Information” form distributed at the beginning of the school year. Please be sure to advise the office whenever your number(s) change.

    Parents will be notified using our reverse 911 system in the even school opening is delayed or school is cancelled. Information about delayed openings and school closings will be broadcast by 6:30 AM on the following radio and television stations:

    WBZ 1030 AM WEEI 590 AM
    WHDH 850 AM WILD 1090 AM
    WNTN 1550 AM WRKO 680 AM
    WNEV-TV Ch. 7 WCVB-TV Ch. 5
    WBZ-TV Ch. 4 Cable Ch. 13

    This information is also available on the district website: Newton Public Schools Homepage

    Field Trips

    Each teacher will make arrangements for individual trips with his/her class' students and parents.  There is a confidential discretionary fund for parents who need assistance with the cost.  Parents are welcome to assist as chaperones; however, students are under the direct supervision of the teacher.  Students must have a written permission slip signed by the parent in order to participate.


    Teacher Emails

    Teachers can be emailed using the following format: lastnamefirstinitial@newton.k12.ma.us

    Gift Policy

    The Newton School Committee's policy states that no teacher in the performance of regular duties shall receive presents from the pupils under his or her direction. In addition, students are prohibited from exchanging gifts with other students during school. This has the potential to be exclusionary which is contradictory to our Core Values. Cards, notes, and pictures from students and parents are always appreciated.

    Kindergarten Registration

    In the Spring, families of prospective kindergarten students are notified about registration. Click here to find more information about this process.

    Transition to Middle School

    Cabot fifth graders will matriculate to F.A. Day Middle School, 21 Minot Place.