The instructional day is from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Buses unload at 8:20 a.m. Please do not drop off your child prior to 8:20 a.m. Before school, staff is busy preparing for the day. No student will be allowed beyond the lobby prior to 8:20 a.m. Because there is no supervision available prior to this time, if children are left unattended the principal will contact parents.
Breakfast - Breakfast is served between 8:20 and 8:45 a.m.
Walkers - Walkers should arrive as close to 8:30 a.m. as possible (unless they will be eating breakfast) and will be dismissed at 3:00 p.m.
Drop-offs - The best time to drop off students is at 8:30 a.m. All students being dropped off must arrive through the main doors of the building. Do not park in the No Parking Zone if you plan to walk your child into the school. Parents may park in visitor parking spaces in front of the building. The side parking lot is for faculty and staff. Please be aware that there is only one-way traffic in the parking circle.
Tardy - Students arriving after 8:45 a.m. are considered tardy and parents must sign them in at the office before they go to class.
Massena Elementary Schools operate on a six-day schedule. The first day of school will be day one. All special classes meet on a 1-6 schedule instead of a Monday-Friday schedule. By using this schedule, instructional time is maximized, teachers have common planning time, and no special classes are missed due to vacations or snow days. There will be signs posted around the school and reminders will also be on the morning and afternoon announcements.
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