Belmont Public Schools
Daniel Butler Elementary School
90 White Street | Belmont, MA 02478
phone: 617 - 993 - 5550
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School Day Times

Grades K-4 (M, T, Th, Fri) - 8:40 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Grades K-4 (Wednesday) - 8:40 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Kindergarten (half day) - 8:40 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
Early Release - 11:40 a.m.
Before School Care Program (Student Care) - 7:15 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.
After School Care Program ( Student Care) - 2:50 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Attendance Line

If your child will not be attending school due to illness of other reason, please call the attendance line at (617) 993-5552 by 8:30AM. 

Arrival

The school day begins at 8:40 for all students. Students may arrive at school after 8:25.  Only those attending the Before School Program should arrive earlier.  Students should wait outside on the playground .  Students should line up at their designated area by 8:35 and will enter the building at 8:40, as directed by the teachers.  In the case of rain or very cold weather, students will wait in designated areas inside the building until school opens.

Dismissal

Half day kindergartners are dismissed at 11:55.  Full day kindergarten students and all students in grades one through four are dismissed at 1:40/2:50 p.m.  Parents wishing to have their child dismissed from school early must send a written request to the child’s classroom teacher.  To minimize classroom interruption, they must report to the school office to pick up their child.  Parents should sign the Dismissal Log in the school office, indicating the time they picked up their child.  For the safety of our students, no child will be released from school early unless these procedures are followed.

Early Release and Curriculum Days

Each year, an annual calendar is adopted by the School Committee and distributed to parents in September.  The annual calendar includes early release days and curriculum days for staff development and parent conferences.  On early release days, students are dismissed at 11:40.  There is After-Care, but no lunches are provided.  Therefore, children in After-Care must bring a bag lunch with them to school on early release days.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

When picking up or dropping off students by car, parents should use Sycamore Street only.  Please note that the White Street entrance is for buses only and parking lot is for staff use only.  It should not be used to pick up or drop off students, as it creates unsafe conditions for students entering or exiting the school yard. 

Absences

Written explanations for all absences are required.  Parents or guardians should send a note with the child when the child returns to school.  A student who is absent for three or more consecutive days due to illness may be required to report to the school nurse upon his or her return to school.

Elementary Release Day Schedule 2016-2017

Since most early release days are scheduled on Wednesdays, this schedule ensures that students with Wednesday special subject classes do not miss a large number of classes over the course of the year.

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September 28 (Professional Development) Wednesday Wednesday Schedule
October 26 (Conferences) Wednesday Tuesday Schedule
November 2 (Conferences) Wednesday Thursday Schedule
November 9 (Conferences) Wednesday Friday Schedule
November 23 (Thanksgiving) Wednesday Wednesday Schedule
March 8 (Conferences) Wednesday Tuesday Schedule
March 15 (Conferences) Wednesday Wednesday Schedule
March 22 (Conferences) Wednesday Thursday Schedule
May 31 (PLT Conference) Wednesday Friday Schedule

updated: 9/8/2014 by webmaster
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