Parent Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

SMK'S Phone Number: 413-967-6236
SMK'S Fax Number: 413-967-4203

Principal: Pam Iwasinski 
Assistant Principal: Kim Thompson

 

SCHOOL HOURS OF OPERATION AND LATE TIMES

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM -Main Office is open

8:40 AM - 9:00 AM - Students may enter the cafeteria for a free breakfast.

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM- Morning drop-off

8:45 Am - Students allowed in classrooms

9:00 AM - Children must check into the main office and are marked as being late.

3:15 pm – Dismissal of students begins. Students dismissed earlier than this time are marked as early dismissals.

MORNING DROP-OFF

For parents who drive your child to school please know that
no students may be dropped off before 8:45.  At that time there will be staff from this school out there to meet and greet the children.  Children may not be dropped off and left on their own.
For Your Child's Safety, All Children Should Exit the Passenger Side Door


COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER:

The best time to reach a classroom teacher is either before 8:45 AM (Teachers are in their classrooms with students by 8:45 AM) or after 3:20 PM when students are dismissed.

It’s recommended that you e-mail the classroom teacher and coordinate a convenient time to talk. 

*We will not interrupt teaching time to put calls through to classroom teachers unless it is an emergency.

 


ATTENDANCE:

Parents and students are reminded that Massachusetts Law requires compulsory attendance for students.  We strongly discourage family vacations when school is in session.  In addition to compromising the attendance statute, vacations when school is open interrupt the educational process for children in ways that make-up work cannot reverse. Teachers are not required to provide assignments prior to a family trip when school is in session.

Reporting student absences:

413-967-6236 (accessible 24 hours a day~ you should leave a message, and include the child’s name, teacher and reason for the absence).

 


DRESS FOR RECESS!

SMK’s preference is to send students outdoors for recess unless it is raining or if the temperature falls below 20 degrees. Please make sure your child is adequately equipped for the weather.

We reserve the right to keep a child in for recess on days when the temperature or wind chill is 32 degrees or lower and we feel the student does not have the proper clothing.  We do this for the safety of all our students.

 


A NOTE ABOUT MORNING ARRIVAL AT SMK:

Children who arrive at school before 8:45 AM should be accompanied by an adult and remain with them until the school doors open at 8:45 AM. 

 

TARDINESS/ STUDENTS ARRIVING LATE TO SCHOOL

Please make every effort to help your child arrive to school on time. Students enter the building at 8:45 AM and begin their school day. Students arriving between 8:45 and 9:00 AM should enter the building  and go directly to breakfast or their classroom.

Students arriving late must report to the office before going to class.

Attendance has already been taken, and late arrivals must be noted on the attendance.  Students arriving on late school buses are not considered tardy.  When a child is tardy she/he misses activities and important instructions that are given as the day begins. In addition, other students’ learning is interrupted.

DISMISSAL

Students are dismissed from classes at 3:15 PM. Staff will supervise students and will assist with pick up, vans, and bus duty.

Students being picked up by car are dismissed into the cafeteria where there are staff members there to assist that they are safe and go with the right person.  You must go to the cafeteria to get your child.

 


SCHOOL NURSE/ MRS. KNIGHT

The nurses site has all the forms that are required to be sent in and updated information regarding time frames and other current health news. Always keep the nurse updated with any changes in your child's health.
 
DIRECTIONS to SMK

 

Click here for a Google Map to 5 Gould Road, Ware, MA.

  

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