Daily Schedules for Harold Martin School


Children should not arrive before 7:30 AM each day. If parents transport, students may be dropped off at the area indicated in the large parking lot between 7:30 and 8:00 AM. It is imperative that parents follow the traffic patterns established by the school when dropping students off. It is preferred that parents not park their cars and walk their child to the playground as this takes up parking space which is at a premium. Instead, students should walk directly to the playground. If recess is inside, students go directly to the Multi-Purpose Room. Students may not go to the classrooms before 8:00 AM.

Dismissal for morning kindergarten is at 11:20 AM and the afternoon session begins at 11:20 AM. Parents who transport their children to PM kindergarten should bring them to the office and sign in. PM kindergarten students may not arrive before 11:20 AM. School dismissal for all other students is at 2:35 PM. If you are picking your child up after school, please do so by 2:40 in the Preschool Room (former Music Room), where an HMS staff member will sign your child out. Vehicles are not permitted in the bus unloading/loading circle area near the main office before 8:15 AM or after 2:25 PM. Please follow the signs and painted arrows on the pavement.

Full Day Kindergarten children follow the regular schedule for grades 1-3.

Preschool parents will drop off and pick up their children at the entrance by the preschool room in the large parking lot. Parents will need to park and head into the building. This year there will be some new spaces to the left of the entrance that should help provide parking.

Recess

There will be recess outside every day, unless it is raining. If the temperature is below 20 degrees to include wind chill we will make a determination on safety. Students need to have seasonal clothing to enjoy outside recess. Please help your child wear or bring the proper clothes to school. During the winter months, students should wear jackets, boots, mittens, hats, etc. No students will be allowed to play in non-tarred areas without proper clothing.

Hot Lunch Program

Hot lunch is served every day that school is in session. The cost of a hot lunch is $2.50. For convenience, students are encouraged to purchase a weekly ticket. Checks may be made out to "Hopkinton Hot Lunch". Hot lunch menus are sent home with students at the first of each month.
Breakfast is provided at a cost of $1.00. It is paid on a daily basis. Milk is sold at recess and lunch at a cost of $.40 per carton ($.05 for kindergarten).

Information on the National School Lunch Program is sent home at the beginning of the school year. Forms are available throughout the year in the school office.