2020-2021 Reopening Plans

Daily Schedule, Drop-Off/Pick-Up

Full Day - Drop-Off & Pick-Up Schedules

Morning Drop-Off

Before arriving on campus, all parents must log into the MyMedBot app to complete a simple, daily health screening for their child(ren). Participation in the daily screening for each CRS student in the family is required for on-campus learning.

When parents pull on to campus in the morning, they will be directed to one of several drop-off spots. Parents will remain in their cars at all times and masks are required. (The only exception for getting out of the care is if a parent needs to assist a young child.) There will be faculty and staff members stationed at each drop-off location to check that the health screening has been completed.

After confirmation that the screening has been completed, your child(ren) can get out of the car and head to the classroom. Parents are not allowed to walk students to class or enter any buildings.

Afternoon Pick-Up

In order to reduce the density of the afternoon pick-up process, we will stagger student dismissal times at the end of the day.

Daily Dismissal Times:
  • Grades PreK-3: 3:00 p.m (1:30 p.m. dismissal on Wednesdays)
  • Grades 4-8: 3:15 p.m.
  • Students who ride the bus: 3:30 p.m.
If you have multiple children, your pick-up time for all children will be that of your oldest child. (For example, if you had children in grades PreK, 3, and 8, you would pick up all three children at 3:15 p.m.).

Late Arrivals and Early Dismissals

For the safety of our community, we strongly discourage families from scheduling any events or appointments that conflict with the school day. In the event that it is absolutely unavoidable, please note the following procedures:

Late Arrival:
If a student is being dropped off after morning carpool, please pull into the circle and call Laura Woodring in the Main Office at 508-785-0068. Both you and your child should remain in the car until a faculty or staff member can come out to your car. They will check the MyMedBot app and your child can go to class.

Healthy Early Dismissal
If your child is being dismissed early for a necessary appointment, please pull into the circle and call Laura Woodring in the Main Office at 508-785-0068. Please remain in your car; your child will be escorted out to you. Once your child has left school for the day, regardless of the time, they may not return until the following day. If scheduled beforehand, they can attend classes remotely for the remainder of the day.

Early Dismissal Due to Illness
If you receive a call from Nurse Carol that your child is sick and needs to be dismissed, please pull into one of the designated parking spots outside the Founder's House (accessible off of Centre Street). Call Nurse Carol at 508-785-8214 to let her know that you've arrived and she'll send or escort your child to the car.

Please Note:

Update, May 2021: We're excited to welcome back EDP and Afternoon Sports next Fall 2021. Stay tuned for more info!

Early Birds, Extended Day Program (EDP), and Afternoon Sports will not start in September 2020. Given our plan to place students into small cohorts when on campus, it is not prudent to mix these groups for at least the first month of school, and perhaps longer. 

Thank you for understanding that safety remains the priority for all decisions we make during this unprecedented time.
Charles River School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 8 independent school that honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

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