Good Evening Coolidge Corner School Families and Friends!
It’s finally here!!! Tomorrow is our first day of school and we couldn’t be more excited! Below is some very important information that will help us all have the smoothest opening possible tomorrow. Please take some time to read through this email and reach out with any questions.
We will begin welcoming families at 7:45a on the back field and conclude around 8:10a. Families in Kindergarten and Grade 1 are welcome to walk students in to the classroom along with the classroom staff and say goodbye after 10 minutes. All students in grades 2-8 will say goodbye to families outside and walk into the building with their classroom/homeroom teachers.
Please read through the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony document that was mailed home earlier this summer for additional information.
Kindergarten Staggered Start
As a reminder our kindergarteners have a staggered start for the first two days. Students whose last name begins with A-L will begin tomorrow and be dismissed at 12:40p. Students whose last name begins with M-Z will begin on Friday and be dismissed at 12:40p. All kindergarten students and families are welcome to join us at the ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow.
Grades 6-8 Schedules and Homerooms
Schedules and homeroom assignments are available on the parent portal. If you have forgotten your login credentials please email email@example.com. Each schedule will include a homeroom period with an assigned teacher. Please note that these schedules are subject to change as we make final adjustments in the coming weeks. After the ribbon cutting Grade 6 will follow their homeroom teacher into the building for a brief meeting in their homeroom class. Grades 7 and 8 will move to the auditorium where they will receive schedules and homeroom assignments and then move into homeroom periods for additional information sharing.
Arrival and Dismissal
Kindergarten students may be walked into the building for the first six weeks of school. The expectation is that families say goodbye at the door to the classroom once they arrive during this transition time and then exit the building using the stairwell at the end of the kindergarten hallway.
Grade 1 students may be walked into the building through Friday, September 21st. The expectation is that families say goodbye at the door to the classroom once they arrive during this transition time and then exit the building through the front doors.
Grades 2-8 students should enter through one of the three main entrances (Harvard St, Stedman St, playfied).
Doors open at 7:50a and close promptly at 8:00a. Students who arrive after 8:00a will need to enter through the Harvard Street entrance and sign in as tardy.
Kindergarten students will be escorted out of the building and line up inside the fence along Stedman street at the end of each day. There will be signs indicating meeting spots for each class.
Grade 1 students will be escorted out of the building and will line up in the front of the building along the benches and along right side of the horseshoe and outdoor classroom. There will be signs indicating meeting spots for each class.
2P and 2L will be escorted out of the building and gather in the front of the building near the corner of Harvard Street and Stedman Street. 2C, 2H, and 2K will be escorted out of the building and line up in the outdoor classroom to the left of the entrance and along the left side of the horseshoe. There will be signs indicating meeting spots for each class.
Students in Grades 3-8 should make individual pick up plans/meeting spots with their families.
Rolling Pick Up:
Families who wish to use rolling pick up for students in grades K-2 need to fill out the Rolling Pick Up Form prior to 1:00p on the day they wish to use this pick up method.
Families of students in grades 3-8 who wish to use rolling pick up should communicate this plan with their students prior to the start of the day.
Please see the Arrival/Dismissal Plan document that was mailed home this summer for further information.
We have been so excited to see many of our families playing in the afternoons and evenings on our beautiful new playgrounds, field, and basketball courts! Please help us ensure we have lots of grass to play on in the spring by staying off the newly seeded grass areas through this fall and winter.
Tomorrow is a monumental day that we’ve spent so much time preparing for and anticipating. It will be filled with much emotion as we finally bring home all our families and reunite our community at the Hive at 345. We look forward to not only the celebration of tomorrow but all the amazing work we will do together and bonds we will form and strengthen over the coming year. We have much to look forward to as we make our final preparations this evening for what promises to be a year filled with many successes and much laughter, love, and joy.
We hope everyone gets a great night’s rest, sets your alarms nice and early, and arrives tomorrow as excited and enthusiastic as we are all feeling right now!