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General Information

School Hours
8:25AM - 2:25PM

On Early Release Days school dismissal is two hours early, at 12:25PM.

Placement Process
WavingThe goal of the placement process is to establish classrooms of well- formed educational, social groups; groups that are balanced by important criteria such as race, gender and educational needs. These groupings will also take into account the personal relations among the children as described to us by teachers and parents as well as any unusual circumstances that might affect student learning. Our goal is to provide the optimum learning environment for individual students and the class as a whole. Learn more >>

Medications
Any and all medications must be given to the school nurse in a labeled container with your child’s name and a letter/note from the doctor. Learn more >>

Report Cards & Conferences
Each year teachers send home two progress reports (report cards). Report cards include checklists in core academic areas, evaluations from specialist classes such as art, music, and physical education, and brief summaries of academic and social/emotional growth for each student. In addition, parent conferences are held twice a year. Learn more >>

Arrival and Dismissal Time
Students should not enter the building until 7:45AM because there is no one on duty to supervise them. Before 8:15AM, students and family members are asked to wait in the playground, front lobby, or cafeteria (where breakfast is available) until the bell rings. Learn more >>

Late/Absence Procedures
When your child is absent, please be sure to call the Absent or Tardy Hotline at 617.349.6577 x125. This is a safety issue. Learn more >>

Class Configurations
At the Graham and Parks Alternative Public School we use different classroom configurations: multi-grades, single grades, and looping classes. Learn More