Arrival and Dismissal

    School Arrival:

    The first bell rings at 8:10. This is when students are allowed to enter the building.

    The second bell rings at 8:20.

    Students arriving after 8:20 need to check-in at the main office.


    Early Morning Drop-Off Program:

    All information to enroll in the Early Morning Drop-Off Program can be found on Newton’s

    website.The program runs from 7:20 to 8:10 AM when the first bell rings. The program meets in the Lincoln-Eliot Cafeteria.


    School Dismissal:

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: School dismisses at 2:50 (lunch is served)


    Wednesday: School dismisses at 12:20. (No lunch is served)


    Once again this year, Massachusetts will provide free meals in schools. However, the program this year is different from the last two years. Please read to understand the differences and actions you must take.


    What is free?

    first meals are free for all students. However, second meals must be paid for with cash or or through the MySchool Bucks account.


    What is the cost of a SECOND meal?

    The student charge for second meals is $5.25 for elementary students


    What do you mean by "all meals must be validated" by student?"

    This means that all student meals will be served from the cafeteria and each student must have their meal scanned at the Point of Sale register - even though the first meals are free. Student ID barcode cards will be provided for all K-5 students on the first day of school. The cards will remain at school, and each school will determine how the students will access their cards each day.


    How can I pay for second meals?

    Please create or check your family MySchoolBucks lunch account to ensure there are funds available if your child purchases a second meal


    Financial Assistance:

    Families who are determined eligible for free or reduced-price meal support through Direct Certification will receive a letter from NPS stating their benefit eligibility. Notification letters were sent via email to the main household contact/s on file in Aspen for each eligible student and then as new eligibility may be identified. Please check the Food Services tab on the NPS website to see how Free and Reduced-Price Eligibility is determined through Direct Certification.


    NOTE - Students who do have free or reduced-price status are still obligated to pay the full price for second lunches. These charges are the family's responsibility.


    Financial Assistance - Waiver Request

    Families who are notified of free or reduced-price eligibility through Direct Certification should also visit the NPS website to apply for district-level financial assistance, which can be accessed by submitting a financial assistance and waiver request. Applying for the district fee waiver is a separate and necessary step to receive this additional financial assistance.



    All visitors are required to ring the bell and check in at the main office. All doors remain locked until dismissal.

    Kindergarten Registration

    In the Spring, families of prospective kindergarten students are notified about registration and welcome-to-Lincoln-Eliot meetings at the school.  Visit the district page for family resources to get more information.

    Transition to Middle School

    Lincoln-Eliot fifth graders will matriculate to the Bigelow Middle School, 42 Vernon Street, Newton, MA.  Transition activities are scheduled in spring for fifth graders to help them become more comfortable with the middle school building and staff.