Start & End Times

  • Getting the day off to a good start sets the tone for a productive day of learning and growth for children. Getting to school on time and ready to learn is important to their success. School start and end times follow:  

    High School*........................7:35am - 2:10pm

    Middle School......................8:05am - 2:35pm

    Elementary Schools**…......8:45am - 3:00pm

    Kindergarten………………...8:50am - 3:00pm

    Preschool

      Morning Session……..8:45am - 11:15am

      Afternoon Session…...12:15pm - 2:45pm

      Full Day Session……..8:45am - 3:00pm

    * DHS students may not enter the main building until the 7:25 a.m. bell  and must exit the building by 2:30 p.m. except when involved in activities under direct faculty  supervision.  

    ** Elementary School Staff supervision begins at 8:30 a.m. and students will line up to enter the building at 8:35 a.m. For this reason, parents are requested not to allow Elementary students to arrive before 8:30 a.m. 

    Early Release Day Dismissal Schedule

    High School……………………………...11:10am

    Middle School…………….……………..11:35am

    Elementary Schools…………………....12:00pm

    Early Childhood Education Center

      Morning Preschool Session... (Regular Dismissal) 11:15am

      Full Day Preschool Session.…….…………………..11:45am

      Kindergarten............................................................12:00pm

School Cancellation or Delayed Opening

  • “No School” or “Delayed Opening” announcements will be sent using the District Blackboard Connect notification service, sending email, text or phone alerts to family contact information on file.  An alert will be posted on all school websites and announcements will be shared with the following local news stations:  WBZ, WCVB, WRKO, WLVI, WBUR, WFXT. 

    Please do not call the school, police or fire departments for information.

Student Drop Off & Pick Up

  • Student drop off and pick up procedures are designed and carefully followed to ensure student and staff safety.   Students are not allowed in school buildings or to loiter on school grounds outside of the designated times or without school staff supervision. 

    Please refer to the outlined procedures for your school - shared by the principal with families during the first few days.  Drop Off and Pick Up procedures are also being added to school webpages for ongoing reference - found on the school webpage under the About Us section.  

    ECEC Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

    Avery Elementary Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

     

Emergency Contact Information

  • The Dedham Public Schools uses an application called PowerSchool to manage all relevant student and family demographic information. Accurate emergency contact information is critically important to the safe operation of our schools. Parents and families are asked annually to update this information. Your building principal will send an email in late September or early October with instructions to help you complete this important task.