Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!
Morning Drop-Off on Brookline Street | 7:15 - 8 AM
Please ensure children exit vehicles safely curbside and keep moving your vehicle toward Empire as Brookline is a One Way from 7:15 to 8:15 AM every school day. Please put safety first. U-turns in the drop-off line is illegal. Thank you!
First Day of School Grade 6 | Wednesday, September 7, 2016
NOTE: 6th Grade Students Only. Students will enter into the gym. A successful school year starts with “good attendance” - children in class on time, the first day of school, and every school day.
Morning Supervision Options | 7:15 - 7:45 AM Morning Gym and the Morning Breakfast Program
After-School Library | 2:30-2:45 and then appointment or request.
Regular Day Schedule | 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM
After-School Extracurricular & Enrichment Programs begin at 2:45pm and run approximately one hour.
Classroom/Cluster Assignment | Your child’s cluster assignment will be posted the first day of school. Significant review and thought are devoted to class organization to meet the needs of all students. We will not accept parent requests to change students’ classrooms. Thank you for your understanding.
First Day of School, Grades 7 and 8 | Thursday September 8, 2016
Teachers meet students in the gym at 7:45 AM. Students will receive their cluster assignment and go to their homerooms after a brief introduction of the new school year by the principal and vice principals.
School Dismissal at 2:30 PM | Brookline Street is a One Way from 2 until 3 PM to ensure the safety of the nearly 1,200 students who exit the building at 2:30 PM. Please do not park in the parking lots or in front of the school where the fire lanes and bus stops are. It is recommended that you meet your child on Chatham Street, Empire Street or any other adjacent street to the school property.
First Open House | Wednesday September 21, 2016 5:30 to 8 PM
Parents/Guardians/Family members will report to the cafeteria for a brief presentation by the Principal regarding this school year’s goals, Title 1 Compact, PTO, School Council and the evening’s schedule. Parents will visit the clusters and classrooms of their students and be introduced to the curriculum of each content area.