Burbank’s Regular School Hours

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 8:40 AM - 2:50 PM
  • Regular Wednesdays: 8:40 AM - 1:40 PM 
  • Early Release Wednesdays: 8:40 AM - 11:40 AM
  • Burbank Before School Program (BBSP): 7:25 AM - 8:25 AM 
  • Burbank After School Program (BASP): 1:40 PM - 5:55 PM. (Wednesday) / 2:50 PM - 5:55 PM (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

(Please note that K begins dismissal a few minutes earlier in order to minimize our youngest students feeling overwhelmed by the crowds.)

 
 
ARRIVAL

Arrival is between 8:25 AM and 8:35 AM. Children in grades 1-4 should assemble on the black top. When weather is inclement students should school proceed to the cafeteria. Supervision begins at 8:25 AM and children should not come before then. Teachers will bring children to their classrooms at 8:35 AM.

 
DISMISSAL

Students in grades K (full day) - 4 dismissed at the end of the day (2:50 PM.). Parents/caregivers who pick up children should make arrangements for meeting at the front of the building.

 
ATTENDANCE LINE

If your child will not be attending school due to illness of other reason, please call the attendance line at (617) 993-5502 by 8:30 AM.

 
 
RECESS

At the discretion of the classroom teacher, students may have a 10-15 minute outdoor morning recess period, weather permitting. In addition, students in grades 1-4 have an outdoor recess for 10 or 15 minutes before or 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. Students should be dressed appropriately, particularly in cold weather.

 
EARLY RELEASE AND CURRICULUM DAYS

There are early release days on a number of Wednesdays during the school year, primarily for parent/teacher conferences. Students are dismissed at 11:40 AM and no lunch is served that day. The Burbank After School Program (BASP) operates on early dismissal days. As the school lunch program is unavailable on these days, children in After-Care must bring a bag lunch with them to school.

 

ABSENCES

Children returning after any absence should have a note signed by parent or guardian explaining the reason for absence. This is given to the classroom teacher. After an absence of three days or more for illness, the student should see the school nurse.

If your child is going to be absent, tardy, or dismissed from school, you must call our attendance phone line (617-993-5502) and leave a message prior to the start of school at 8:40 AM. The phone number is printed on the back of our school calendar and posted on the BPS website also.

Vacations During School Days

School vacations are scheduled well in advance each year. In fact, notice is given during the previous school year. Taking children out of school when school is in session sends a negative message to the child about the importance of being in school. Teachers are not required to provide school work or make up work for such circumstances.