Belmont Public Schools
Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School
266 School Street | Belmont, MA 02478
phone: 617 - 993 - 5500
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All visitors and volunteers should come directly to the office to sign in and get a badge. For safety reasons, we need to know about every adult who enters the building. When leaving, please sign out and return your badge.

Student Arrival: Students assemble on the blacktop between 8:25 - 8:35 am. Teacher supervision begins at 8:25 am; unsupervised students should not arrive before then. A supervised rolling drop-off is available from 8:25 - 8:40 am on Gale Road. At the whistle, students line up by class and proceed to their classroom.

Student Dismissal: Dismissal is at 2:50 pm on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays and 1:40 pm on Wednesdays (except for scheduled early release days which end at 11:40 am).

Students are dismissed in the following locations:

  • Kindergarten: Front steps or playground 
  • 1st Grade: Front steps 
  • 2nd Grade: Side door by Garden Classroom 
  • 3rd & 4th Grades: Blacktop behind school

Please do not enter the Burbank driveway between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. Burbank's small parking lot is reserved for teacher parking and fire department access only.

Mary Lee Burbank School Safe Arrival and Dismissal Procedures 

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Safety Crossings

The children are urged to cross streets at the main crossing areas where crossing guards are posted:

  • School Street & Sharpe Road,
  • School Street & Washington Street,
  • Concord Avenue & Bright Road,
  • Glenn & Gale Roads & Bright Road.

Throughout the school year, Sharpe Road is “one way.” On school days, cars should enter from Washington Street. Crossing guards are on duty between the hours of 7:30am-8:50am & 2:25pm-3:05pm.


Belmont School Committee policy determines the extent to which pupils in Kindergarten through Grade 12 are transported by bus. The Belmont Public Schools’ policy for providing busing will follow the State guidelines, and busing for students will be available for a fee.

Information regarding school bus registration, including routes and Frequently Asked Questions, can be found here

  • School Crossing Guards are provided by the Belmont Police Department to assist walkers in crossing some busy streets.
  • Pupils in special education programs are also transported if an out-of-district placement is required.
  • Bus routes are published annually prior to the start of school in the local newspaper and are always available in the school offices and on the district web site.
The METCO office handles the route and times for the Boston bus, which transports Boston students to and from all Belmont schools.
updated: 9/7/2017 by webmaster
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