A Catholic, Christ Centered Community for Grades PreK-8

New Drop Off/Dismissal Procedure
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018
 
In conjunction with the Lowell Police Department, this new procedure will be implemented starting Monday morning December 17th.
  • If riding in a vehicle, you must drop off your child in the school yarby using either Lane 1 or Lane 2. There is no more Curbside Drop Off on 5 th and 6 th Streets.
  • Cars will be allowed to enter the school yard one vehicle at a time by way of the 5 th Street Gate ONLY. All cars must come to a complete STOP where the two teachers are standing beside the two “Stop Here” Orange Cones.
  • There will be 2 lanes. Lane 1 will be for Car Seat Drop Off. It is for those children who need assistance getting out of car seats. One or two children in car seats will need to exit the vehicle from the passenger side ONLY. This lane is closest to the school yard door. Parents will need to release their child from a restraining seat, teachers won’t be assisting with this matter. There will be an aide at the schoolyard door to usher those children into school.
  • Lane 2 (No Car Seat Drop Off) will be for those cars whose children need No Assistance to leave the vehicle. They can do this on their own and they must exit on the driver’s side (Convent Fence). No parent will be allowed to exit the vehicle. There will be 2 teachers stationed near both lanes. The teachers will direct you. Please abide by the teacher’s directions.
  • All cars must stop at the “Stop Here” Orange Cones to allow the children to exit the vehicle. No children will exit the vehicle until your car reaches the teachers on duty and the “Stop Here” Orange Cones. You must stay in your designated lane. Students in Lane 2 must walk in front of your car.
  • Please, No Cars can park in the Extension Part of our school yard at all in the morning.
  • Upon exiting the school yard, please use caution when taking a rightor left turn in case of any pedestrians crossing the street.
***Morning Day Care Services-Cars must drive into the school yard
for the child to go inside the building. No child/children will walk through the school yard.
 
Walkers and Bus Children
ONLY walkers and bus children will enter the school building by the Read Street door (OFFICE DOOR). Again, please use the crosswalk at the corner of Read and Sixth Street. No children will be allowed to
walk through the school yard.
 
Dismissal Procedure
All cars still come into the school yard by the 5 th Street Gate and form 4
lanes. Per orders of the Lowell Police Department, we aren’t allowed to
stand in the middle of 5 th and 6 th Streets stopping traffic to allow our cars
to exit the school yard. We have been specifically told by the Lowell
Police that it is state and federal mandated laws that we can’t stop
traffic. We don’t have any jurisdiction to do this. There will be 1 staff
member at the 5 th Street gate and 1 staff member at the 6 th Street gate to
signal the cars to move out. Every car will be allowed to take a right or left turn outside the school yard area.

As always, with any change, everyone needs to help by abiding by these
new procedures. With your full cooperation and patience, we feel this will be for the betterment of all.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Mrs. Mary E. Elias, Principal and the Saint Michael School Staff

 

 

 

 

 

                DELAYED OPENING/NO SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT GUIDELINES                   SAINT MICHAEL SCHOOL FOLLOWS EITHER LOWELL OR DRACUT    "DELAYED OPENINGS" AND "NO SCHOOL DAYS."

DELAYS:

  • If Lowell has a longer delay than Dracut, then Saint Michael School will go with the Lowell delay.
  • If Dracut has a longer delay than Lowell, then Saint Michael school will go with the Dracut delay.

NO SCHOOL DAYS:

  • If Lowell cancels school, Saint Michael School will follow Lowell.
  • If Dracut cancels school, Saint Michael School will follow Dracut.
  • If Lowell cancels school and Dracut has school or a delayed opening, Saint Michael School will go with Lowell.

 

MORNING CARE SERVICES

Our morning care services for "Delayed Openings" are as follows:

If Lowell or Dracut has a 2 hour delay, morning care will start at 8:50am. Our school day will begin at 9:45am.

If Dracut has a 1 and a half hour delay (90 minutes), morning care will start at 8:20am. Our school day will begin at 9:15am.

If Lowell or Dracut has a 1 hour delay, morning care will start at 7:50am. Our school day will begin at 8:45am.

The doors of our school will not open until these designated start times. Therefore, we are requesting that no child/children be left in the schoolyard at any time before the arrival of a Saint Michael staff member.

 

LOWELL BUS STUDENTS

Pick-up time for all bus students may be delayed by one hour or two hours, so your normal bus time pick-up will also be delayed.

 

Please help us out by abiding by these guidelines. If a SMS Connect Call doe not occur for any reason, please refer to the TV or any news website. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

 

 

 

Currently accepting registrations

for the 2018-19 School Year for  

PK3 - Grade 8 

 
 
 
 

Mission Statement: Saint Michael School strives to provide PreK - 8th grade students with a strong academic foundation in a structured Catholic environment. Our students will become life-long learners through teamwork, mutual respect and responsibility.

Saint Michael Parish School was founded in 1889 by the Dominican Sisters to educate our children and instill the knowledge and appreciation of Catholic tradition.

We are a private Catholic School dedicated to academic excellence from Pre-School (age 3,4) through Grade 8. Saint Michael Parish School is a fully accredited Catholic elementary school by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) and proud to be affiliated with the Archdiocese of Boston Department of Education

 

"Saint Michael School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.”

 

 

 

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