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Student Handbook


MEETINGHOUSE SCHOOL WESTMINSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

Student Handbook 

2021- 2022

 
 

Meetinghouse School

8 South Street 

Westminster, MA 01473

978-874-2043

Meetinghouse School

Westminster Elementary School

9 Academy Hill Road 

Westminster, MA 01473

978-874-0163

Westminster Elementary School

  Superintendent: Dr. Todd Stewart
  Principal: Kathleen Taylor
  Assistant Principal: Dawn-Marie Ayles
  Westminster Nurse: Jessica Heffernan
  Meetinghouse Nurse: Bridget Hurley
  Westminster Secretary: Ina Carey / Liz Maillet
  Meetinghouse Secretary: Kathi McCarthy

 

Westminster Elementary School Hours: (Grades 2-5)
   Drop-off: 8:20 a.m.
   Start: 8:30 a.m.
   Dismissal: 2:55 p.m.
   Early Release Dismissal: Noon 
Meetinghouse School Hours: (Grades K-1)   
   Drop-off: 8:20 a.m.
   Start: 8:30 a.m.
   Dismissal: 2:55 p.m.
   Early Release Dismissal: Noon 
District Telephone Numbers: 
   Superintendent’s Office 978-827-1434
   NRT Bus Company 978-991-1050
   Special Education Office 978-827-3062
   Food Service Office 978-827-5907  Ext. 2167
 
 

Table of Contents 
 
INTRODUCTION SAFETY AND TRANSPORTATION
Message from the Principal Bus Policy
Vision / Mission Statements Walkers
School Improvement Plan Bicycles
School Improvement Plan Goals Drop Off / Pickup
  
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM
School Improvement Council Program Information
PTO  
 
SCHOOL POLICIES / PROCEDURES ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE/PROGRAMS
Entrance and Enrollment Requirements Student Placement Procedure
Attendance Reporting Process
Make-Up Work Parents' Night
Truancy Parent-Teacher Conferences
Tardiness Integrated Preschool
End of Day Procedures Kindergarten Screening
Withdrawal / Transfer Procedure Environmental Camp at Nature's Classroom
“No School” Announcements Accessibility Of Extracurricular Activities
Unexpected School Closings Lunch Program
Emergency Information Forms Discipline Code
Phone Calls Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan
Notes from Parents / Guardians Credible Threats
Building Security Discipline and Suspension of Students with Disabilities
Student Record Regulations State Regulated Discipline (Chapter 766)
Recess After-School Detention
Dress Code  
Homework  
Public Complaint Policy  
School Choice  
Gifts  
Lost and Found  
Books and Materials  
Electronics - I-Pods, Kindles, Cell Phones, Etc.  
Birthday Celebrations  
Classroom Celebrations  
Invitations  

MEDICAL AND HEALTH INFORMATION SUPPORT SERVICES
Wellness Policy
Food Allergies Title 1 Program
Immunizations 504 Accommodation Plans
Medication Policy School Counseling Services
Policy for Exclusion of Contagious Conditions List of Community Resources
Health Programs  
 
APPENDIX A Detention, Suspension and Expulsion Policy
APPENDIX B Hazing Regulations
APPENDIX C An Act Providing for Drug Free Schools
APPENDIX D AWRSD Web Page Publishing Policy
APPENDIX E Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Management Plan Notification
APPENDIX F Sexual Harassment Policy
APPENDIX G  AWRSD Physical Restraint Policy
APPENDIX H  School Reform Law (Section 37H)
APPENDIX I AWRSD Anti-Bullying Policy
**Handbook Updated: March 14, 2022