The school day begins with the 1st bell ringing at 7:45AM. A student is
considered late if they are not in class by the second bell, which
rings at 7:55AM. The day ends at 1:55PM.
Children may not be present on school grounds before 7:30AM unless
they are eating breakfast (begins at 7:15AM) since there is no
supervision before 7:30AM.
Visitors, especially parents, are always welcomed in the school
building. We encourage parents to visit whenever possible, to come have
breakfast or lunch with their child, to schedule conferences frequently
enough to feel informed and satisfied with their child’s progress or to
visit the Parent Center. All outside school doors are to be locked
during school hours. The front door will remain unlocked during the
morning arrival period, after this time everyone entering the building
must ring the doorbell located at the Harvard Street entrance.
All Visitors Should:
- Always report and sign in at the main office;
- Be provided with a visitor’s badge;
- Be prepared to provide identification to school personnel, and
- Respect all rules.
The Fletcher-Maynard Academy begins each day with morning announcements. Announcements will include:
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Moment of Silence
- Special Announcements
- Lunch Menu
- Core Knowledge Daily Phrase
- Weekly Theme
Any faculty, student, or parent wishing to have an announcement read over the morning broadcast may click here
to submit the announcement. The information should be brief and
carefully worded. Any student that is celebrating a birthday may come to
the office (at teacher’s convenience) and make a selection from the
Candy may be eaten only in the classroom under the supervision of a
faculty member. CHEWING GUM is not allowed at the Fletcher-Maynard
The assignment of home study is to advance the educational benefits of
individual students and shall be assigned to meet individual’s needs. In
implementing this policy, teachers will use discretion while taking
into account the individuality of each student. Homework is defined as
written or non-written tasks assigned by a teacher to be completed
outside the classroom. Homework should complement each class and be
relevant to the curriculum. It should be to practice previously taught
material and never be used as punishment
should be used assigning homework. The following outline is offered as a
guide. Average time allotment per day for homework:
- Kindergarten: an average of 15-20 minutes, 2-3 times per week
- Grades 1-2 an average of 30 minutes per day all subjects combined
- Grades 3-4 an average of 1 hour per day for all subjects combined
- Grades 5-6: an average of 1 hour and 30 minutes per day for all subjects combined.
- Grades 7-8: departmentalized grades, an average of 2 hours for all subjects combined.
Over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol, may only be given to the
student by the school nurse if there is a signed parental consent form.
The nurse may give prescription medications, but there must be both a
physician order and parental consent form on file for each medication.
It is important for all to understand that patterns for successful
school attendance and academic success are started in kindergarten and
first grade. Early patterns of nonattendance tend to continue throughout
a child’s life and leave a child at risk for school failure and
dropping out. We request your cooperation and assistance in making sure
your child is in school every day and on time.
Parents and guardians are to provide a written explanation for the
absence, tardiness, or dismissal of a child. If your child is absent
please call the school secretary before 8AM at 617.349.6588.