Dismissal Procedures & Forms

The Merriam School

Dismissal Procedures 2018-2019

 

Any changes to your child’s dismissal must be made by completing a blue Student Dismissal Form or yellow AB Elementary Bus Pass, otherwise they will be dismissed according to their usual dismissal procedure.

 

Blue “Student Dismissal Form”

The blue Student Dismissal Form must be delivered to the school office at the beginning of the school day for which the change is effective.

 

If you are picking up your students grades 1-6:

Dismissed in the office/lobby at regular dismissal time:

  • Send in a blue dismissal form AND arrive by 3:15pm (or 12:45pm on early release Thursdays) in order to sign your child out in the office. After signing your child out, please wait on the benches in the lobby for your child to be dismissed.

Dismissed to the car line or as walker:

  • Send in a blue dismissal form requesting your child be dismissed to the CAR LINE or with WALKERS.
  • Remind your child in the morning that they have a dismissal slip and that you will meet them in the car line (on the side of the building) or that they are to walk.
  • Please be on time to meet your child.  They worry if you are late.

Dismissed during the school day:

  • Send in a blue dismissal form stating the time of pick-up. Come into the office and we will call into your child’s classroom for dismissal. After signing your child out, please wait on the benches in the lobby for your child to be dismissed.

 

Yellow “One Day Acton-Boxborough Elementary Buss Pass”

Only students in grades 2-6 can bus pass. The yellow Acton-Boxborough Elementary Bus Pass form must be completely filled out and signed by a parent. The form must be submitted to the school office ONE SCHOOL DAY BEFORE the requested bus pass change, and there must be sufficient seating on the bus, or the student WILL NOT be allowed to bus pass.

 

Changes to dismissal plans CAN NOT be taken over the phone, via email, or via fax, except in an emergency to be determined by the school principal. We appreciate your cooperation in advance to ensure the safe dismissal of all students attending Merriam.

 

Pink “Kindergarten Dismissal Form”

If you need to PICK UP your kindergartener:

  • Send in a pink Kindergarten dismissal form at the beginning of the school day for which the change is effective AND arrive by 3:15pm (or 12:45pm on early release Thursdays) in order to sign your child out in the office. After signing your child out, please wait on the benches in the lobby for your child to be dismissed.
  • Half day AM Kindergartener pick up is OUTSIDE in the Kindergarten bus line/pick up area at 11:50am except on early release Thursdays when pick up is in the lobby at 12:50pm.
  • To pick up full day or AM Kindergarteners at any time other than regular dismissal time, complete the pink dismissal form, send it in with your child on the day of the pick up, and come into the Merriam Office and sign out your child. We will call the teacher to have your child dismissed.
  • If you have a permanent dismissal change, Transportation must be notified by a parent.

 

PLEASE DO NOT:

  • pick up your child at the last minute because you are nearby.
  • tell your child you might pick him/her up.
  • pick your child up early for appointments without a blue dismissal form.
  • call the office at dismissal time to change your child’s dismissal plan unless it is an emergency.

 

         Thank you in advance for your cooperation with these procedures.

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