Address: Wellington Elementary School
121 Orchard Street,
Belmont, MA 02478
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The Wellington school services age appropriate children within its geographical boundaries. In addition, we also have children admitted out of the school district either through the State's METCO program or from written requests submitted and approved through the Belmont School Committee, with the approval of the Superintendent. For more information visit the Registration page.
Communication between school staff and parents is of vital importance to children's education. If a parent or guardian wishes to speak with a teacher, he/she should send a note to the teacher, call the teacher's school phone number to leave a message or communicate via email. Please review the Staff Directory for contact information for the respective teacher or school employee.
Newsletters go out through the district list-serve regularly. In addition, teachers send out electronic newsletters to their students’ families. Please make sure that you are signed up for the Wellington list-serve so that you don’t miss important updates and information.
If you have a concern, please don’t hesitate to contact the teacher. Together, every effort will be made to clarify or resolve the issue. If the problem is not resolved you are welcome to reach out to the building principal.
We are making every effort not to interrupt instructional time. Therefore, parents or other visitors are asked to make appointments to see teachers. You are also asked to leave any items for delivery to children in the office. The principal or staff member will deliver lunches, instruments or other items to classrooms.
Announcements are given as early as possible over television, radio and the internet. More information about school closings is available on the School Closings page.
The Superintendent will consider a delayed opening of up to 90 minutes as a response to inclement weather or other emergency condition.
When storm conditions are such that road and sidewalks would be safe an hour or an-hour-and-a-half after the usual starting time, but not earlier; such a decision is likely to be made. Any decision to open with a delay will be communicated to the public in the same manner as a no-school announcement.
The announcement will indicate the amount of time the school opening will be delayed - either one hour later (school will start at 9:40 AM.) or one-and-a-half hours later (school will start at 10:10 AM). Dismissal at the end of the day will remain the same as usual.
Please note the message from the Superintendent regarding storm days, which can be found on the school calendar. Usually, once school is in session, pupils are not dismissed until the end of the regular school day.
If it becomes necessary to close the school during the school day, pupils will relocate to another location. Parents will be notified of this move as soon as possible by the room parents or other designated people.