Silver Hill Elementary School
Policies and Procedures
Silver Hill Elementary School
Mary Ellen Lucas, Principal Brendon Parker, Assistant Principal
Nurture, Inspire, Challenge, Educate
POLICIES & PROCEDURES:
All policies and procedures for the Haverhill Public Schools can be found in the Haverhill Public Schools District Handbook. Information on accessing the district handbook will be distributed to students. Please be sure to sign and return the signature page to your child’s teacher.
8:30 Students may be dropped off for breakfast or recess
The YMCA Program is available for both before and after school, from 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM. You can contact them at 978-374-0506 ext. 1617
8:30 – 8:55 OUTSIDE RECESS. Kindergarteners come to the benches out front; Grades 1-3 go to the right of the school; Grades 4-5 to the left
8:55 Students enter the building and proceed to their classrooms
9:00 Instruction begins
Students arriving after 9:00 will be considered tardy and MUST be signed in at the office by a parent/guardian.
Parents/guardians MUST call the office (978-374-3448) to inform the school if a child is absent. You may leave a message on our answering machine as well. The Haverhill Public School attendance policy is referenced in the HPS District Handbook. Failure to call will result either in an automated telephone call or a home visit. Five consecutive days absent requires a note from the doctor.
Students must have a note from their parent/guardian for changes in their dismissal. The school will not accept any changes for dismissal over the phone after 2pm, unless an EMERGENCY.
MORNING DROP OFF:
For safety reasons, we are asking parents to drop off on the sidewalk on the right of the parking lot. Staff will be there as valets and at the crosswalk to guide students to the correct morning recess area. One staff member will be conducting traffic as well. After dropping your child please proceed to the nearest exit path in the parking lot. We are asking that ONLY buses pull through the bus loop. Please remember the buses have the right of way. Drop off is a moving line, please no parking. If you need to enter the building, please park in the parking lot in the spaces marked with a paw. Number spots are for staff only and your consideration of this is appreciated.
AFTER SCHOOL PICK UP:
Pick up students and walkers get dismissed starting at 3:15. WALKERS are dismissed from the left hand side of the school closest to Consentino. Kindergarten will be dismissed first and then all other grades.
Our parking lot is a busy place and your child’s safety is our top priority. Please be sure to park in a space where you are not blocking our buses or another vehicle, and be very cautious crossing the lanes.
The Silver Hill Elementary School nurse is Kelli Fetty. Any questions regarding health related matters should be directed to her at 978-374-3448.
PTO (Parent Teacher Organization):
Silver Hill has an active PTO that provides funding for enrichment programs for our students. Please join the PTO—together we can make a difference! firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent volunteers are always welcome at Silver Hill. Please contact the classroom teacher.
LOST & FOUND
Lost and found is located in the cafeteria. Uncollected clothing and items are donated after parent conferences each trimester or sooner if becomes too large. We will attempt to notify parents before being donated.
NOT ALLOWED AT SCHOOL:
Toys, hard balls, iPads, electronic toys, skateboards, trading cards, toy weapons, sharp objects. These items will be taken by the school administration and kept until a parent picks them up.
Cell phones are not allowed to be used during the school day.
Breakfast and lunch are FREE for all Haverhill students this year!
If you have questions regarding transportation (buses), please call Transportation at 978-420-1921 (City Bus) or 978-373-9891 (NRT/ Coppola).