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School Hours and Transportation

School hours are from 8:08 am to 2:25 pm. Students are encouraged to arrive no later than 8:00 am. On early release days, school is dismissed at 11:25 am.
Requests for changes to daily bus schedules are discouraged due to the number of student riders and may not be made without prior arrangement with the Principal's Office.

Absences

Parents are asked to call school (508.836.7780) by 8:00 on the morning of your student's absence to report that your child will not be in school. An answering machine is available to accept recorded messages, prior to the start of the school day. State your child's name, grade, teacher and brief reason for the absence. Any student's absence not reported at this time will be investigated and a parent will be called. After every absence a note is required upon the students return, even when absences have been reported by phone. The note should include the child's name, the date(s) of the absence, the reason for absence, and a parent signature.

Dismissal and Pickup

Students who are being dismissed from school must bring a note from home on the day of the dismissal, and be signed out by a parent or parent designee at the Main Office. Parents who are picking up their child at the end of the day are asked to arrive by 2:20 to sign out their child. A parent signature is also required for dismissal from after school activiites. Under no circumstances should a child ever be taken from a bus line without checking in the office first.

Because of the high number of riders. please note that we cannot allow students to ride on buses other than the one to which they have been assigned. Parents should try to make other transportation arrangements if students plan to get together after school for social reasons. In cases of emergency, we may make an exception to this rule.

Late Arrival and Early Dismissal

A note from a parent is required for each late arrival and early dismissal. Students arriving late must come to the office before going to class. Parents picking up students during the day should meet the student at the Main Office.

School Cancellation

When school is cancelled because of weather conditions, all registered families should receive phone and/or email notification from our iContact system. Please make certain that your contact information is up to date with the school secretary. 
Notifications will also be given to the following radio and television stations by 6:00 am:
Radio: WTAG, WRKO, WHDH, and WBZ
Television: CHANNELS 4, 5, 7, and local access CABLE 12 (Charter) or CABLE 24 (Verizon).

One or Two Hour Delay in Starting Time

On a day where weather forces a delay in opening school, there will be notification via the Connect Ed system indicating whether it will be a one, or two hour delayed start. You may also use the above listed media for this information.

When there is a one or two-hour delay in our start time, school buses will correspondingly pick up our students one-hour later or two hours later than the regularly scheduled time. Special Education transportation will also be delayed one hour or two hours unless the student is notified otherwise. Daily dismissal times will always remain as normal.

Early Dismissal of School

Under the discretion of the Superintendent of Schools, the school may be released early in such cases as snow emergencies and extended lack of electricity, heat or water. Notification will be made by the superintendent or school principal via the Connect Ed emergency call system.  Please make sure your contact information is kept up to date with the school secretary.

School System Phone Numbers

Central Office 508.836.7700
Westborough High School 508.836.7720
Gibbons Middle School 508.836.7740
Mill Pond School 508.836.7780
Armstrong School 508.836.7760
Fales School

508.836.7770

Hastings School 508.836.7750