Drop off & Pick-up Protocol for 2020/2021 School Year

Safety and Health Reminders

  • All visitors to Fiske must wear a mask when on the campus.

  • If visitors are dropping something off to the school they must call the office  from their car. 

  • All children must bring a mask, no gators, to school. It might be best to send in an extra mask in your child/children’s backpack/s. Disposable masks are available if your child/children forgets theirs at home.

  • All students should bring in a towel or yoga mat to sit on during snack and lunch. These will go home with students each day. 

  • Please have your child/children dress for the weather.  It is our goal to be outside for some learning opportunities, mask breaks, lunch and recess as much as possible.  This means that children will need to bring rain gear on rainy days and snow gear on snowy days. Please contact our school Social Worker Sara Berenson berensons@wellelseyps.org,  if you need financial assistance in getting these items.

  • Do not send your child to school if they are exhibiting COVID symptoms.  If you have questions please email our school nurse, Betsy Hindmarsh.

  • If your child is sick, call the absentee line, 781-446-2299, and leave a detailed message regarding your child’s illness.

Arrival and Dismissal Plans


Arrival and dismissal times should be considerably shorter as we will only have about ½ of the students on campus on any given day.  Because of this, we are strongly encouraging families to either walk, bike  or use the carline when coming to school.   For health and safety reasons  we are trying to limit the amount of people on the property. While we understand our youngest learners and new students will need to be walked onto the campus at the beginning of the school year, we ask that you work to have your child become more independent  as the year progresses. 

New Arrival Plan for Walkers and Carline students

New Arrival Time:  8:20-8:30  a.m.

  • Kindergarten, First grade and new parents/guardians, if you walk your child/children to their line the first days of school, please park in the lower parking lot. Do not park in the carline.

  • Car line students will exit their car when directed by a Fiske Staff Member.  Do not  drop your child/children off at the lower parking lot at any time during the school day.

  • Kindergarten Students will walk with their adult to the primary playground and go to their designated class line.  Children will be directed to stand on a dot (6 feet distancing)with their adult until their teacher comes at 8:30 a.m. to  bring them into the classroom.

  • First Grade Students will walk with their adult (if needed) to the primary playground and go to their designated class line.  Children will be directed to stand on a dot (6 feet distancing)with their adult until their teacher comes at 8:30 a.m.  to  bring them into the classroom. There will be staff to help students find their line.

  • Second Grade Students will walk to the primary playground and go to their designated class line.  Children will be directed to stand on a dot (6 feet distancing) until their teacher comes at 8:30 a.m. to bring them into the classroom. There will be staff to help students find their line.

  • Third Grade Students will line up in front of the school.  Each class will have a designated class line.  Children will be directed to stand on a dot (6 feet distancing) until their teacher comes at 8:30 a.m.  to bring them into the classroom. There will be staff on duty  to help students find their line. 

  • 4G and 4H  Students will walk to the primary playground and past the intermediate playground to line up on the basketball court. For safety reasons  do not drop your child off in the lower parking lot.  Each class will have a designated class line.  Children will be directed to stand on a dot (6 feet distancing) until their teacher comes at 8:30 a.m.  to bring them into the classroom. There will be staff on duty to help students find their line. 

  • 4O and Fifth Grade Students will walk to the primary playground and line up outside or the intermediate door.   For safety reasons  do not drop your child off in the lower parking lot.  Each class will have a designated class line.  Children will be directed to stand on a dot (6 feet distancing) until their teacher comes at 8:30 a.m.  to bring them into the classroom. There will be staff on duty to help students find their line. 

  • All bus students will be met at the lower parking lot by a Fiske Staff member and escorted to their class line.

For the safety and health of all we are keeping the arrival period to 10 minutes.  If you arrive after 8:30 a.m  please call the office from the carline to let us know you are sending your child into the school building. 781-446-6265


Dismissal-3:05

  • Bus students will be dismissed from the classroom to their bus lines.  A staff member will bring the children to their designated bus.

  • Children who exit the Fiske campus via Cedar Street will be dismissed from their classroom to the primary playground to meet their parent, guardian or caregiver.

  • Children who leave school via car line or Hastings Street will be walked with their classroom teacher  to a designated area in the front of the building. Children who are walking home will meet their parents, guardian, or caregiver from the designated area in the front  of the school to walk home together.  Carline students will remain in line(6 feet distancing) until a teacher calls their name to enter their car.  

  • Grade 3-5 students are only allowed to walk home alone with written permission from their parents/guardians.

Please join our Parent Meeting on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m. if you have questions regarding these procedures.

On a final note...our family bulletin board is empty and waiting for new pictures. Please send in a picture of your family or just your child/children to put on our community board.  These can be sent in on your child/children’s first day of in person school.  We LOVE to see pictures of the happy faces.

Once again, we thank you for all the support you have given our school.

Contact Fiske

Office Tel: 781-446-6265
Voice Mail: 781-446-6219
Fax: 781-263-1519
Absentee Line: 781-446-6219 (Option 8)

Principal: Rachel McGregor
Secretary: Susan Drayton

Nurses: Betsy Hindmarsh

Address

Address: 45 Hastings Street,
Wellesley MA 02481

Map & Directions

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30 AM - 3:05 PM

Wed: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM