School Day Times
Grades K-4 (M, T, Th, Fri) - 8:50 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Grades K-4 (Wednesday) - 8:50 a.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Kindergarten (half day) - 8:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Early Release - 11:50 a.m.
Before School Program - 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
After School Program - 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
If your child will not be attending school due to illness of other reason, please call the attendance line at (617) 993-5702 by 8:30AM.
Winn Brook's school day for students officially begins at 8:50 a.m., with students entering at 8:45. It is essential that children be assisted in developing habits of regular attendance and punctuality, since their educational experience and progress is dependent on participation in the classroom.
Early Release Days
During early release days, students are dismissed 11:50 a.m., with no lunch served. Some early release days follow a schedule of a different day of the week for special subjects. This enables a fair distribution of missed art, music, library, and physical education classes over the course of the school year.
There are eleven or twelve early release days each year, usually on Wednesdays. The release day afternoons are used for parent conferences or for teachers' professional development activities. The day before Thanksgiving is a release day, as is Good Friday.
Late Arrivals and Early Dismissals
Late to School: Students who arrive late (past 8:50 a.m.) are expected to report to the office accompanied by an adult or with a note explaining the reason for their tardiness. As stated above, timely arrival at school is vitally important so that students do not miss opening activities and instructions.
Dismissal: Students who must be dismissed early will be released only to their parent/guardian or another adult as indicated in writing. The person picking up a child must sign out the child at the office. If it is known in advance that this will be happening, a note should be sent in the morning to the child's teacher. Only in an emergency should you call the office to request a dismissal. Calling during the day can interrupt the child's classroom as well as office staff.
Students have 15 minutes of outdoor morning recess, weather permitting. Additionally, the children have an outdoor recess for 10 or 15 minutes after eating lunch. If there are medical reasons for which a student cannot participate in outside recess, a note is required. Otherwise, if well enough to be in school, students are expected to go outside for recess.
There are four lunch periods (starting at 11:40 and ending at 1:30) of 35 minutes each. This includes eating time and 10-15 minutes of recess. During the 35 minutes of lunch and recess, lunch aides, who are the authorities at these times, supervise students in grades 1-4. Classroom aides monitor kindergarten students during the lunch period.
Lunch menu and price is available here