Back to School Announcements

WELCOME BACK!  

We are thrilled to welcome you back to school for the 2014-15 school year!  Below is the superintendent’s welcome back to school letter, a flyer highlighting all the exciting things to expect in the Wakefield Schools this year and important back to school information and documentation.  Looking forward to seeing our students on Thursday, September 4th!  Please note that September 4th in a full day for students in grades 1-12.  Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten will host orientations on the first day.  

Superintendent’s Back to School Letter

Back to School Flyer


School Hours

  • Early Childhood Center at the Doyle: full day programs- 8:30-2:30 pm, 1/2 day programs- 8-10:30 am, 11:45-2:15 pm  (1/2 day dismissal- 11:40 am), lunch price: $2.50
  • Elementary Schools: 8:40-2:45 pm (1/2 day dismissal- 11:55 am), lunch price: $2.50
  • Galvin Middle School: 7:45-2:15 pm (1/2 day dismissal- 11:20 am), lunch price: $2.75
  • Wakefield High School: 7:30-2:05 pm (1/2 day dismissal- 10:55 am), lunch price: $2.75

*One important note:                       

  • We will serve lunch on all half days (except day before Thanksgiving and the last day of school) this year at all schools

Important Back to School Documents

It is our intention to become increasingly more paperless as a school system.  In an effort to move in this direction, we are providing electronic access to important back to school information.  Some of the documents are informational in nature and others should be signed (*denoted by a star) and returned when school starts.

Medical Information         

Free and Reduced Lunch

Technology

Other

Transportation

Thank you to all the parents who utilized our new Online Bus Registration Process.  We hope this added convenience and streamlined the registration process.  Moving forward bus passes will only be issued based on seating availability by route.  At this time, bus service is provided to the WMHS, GMS, Dolbeare and Woodville Schools.  If you have not already done so, the bus fee can be paid by cash or check at the WPS Business Office at 60 Farm Street or can be paid online by check, credit card or debit card through the payment link on our website.  Please note that the online option is a third-party company which does charge fees for certain transactions – fee schedule is posted on the website (https://unipaygold.unibank.com/default.aspx?customerid=763)
5th and 6th grade Galvin Middle School students who live outside of the 2-mile limit are granted passes at no charge.  The list of addresses which are outside of 2-miles is posted on our website: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BySuzGWJ6n-UTnAxYzRWcVE0WFk/edit
In addition (newly added this year) any student who qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch and has registered for a bus pass is also granted a bus pass at no charge.  In order to qualify, a family must register for the bus AND complete the “Sharing Form” included with the F/R Lunch Application (see above).
Bus passes that have been paid in full or issued at no-charge will be distributed to students on the first day of school – therefore bus passes will not be required in order to board the bus on September 4th or 5th.  If your child does not receive his/her pass during the first day of school, please contact the WPS Business Office at 781-246-6400 ext 6952.
Bus routes are in the final review process and will be posted to our website no later than August 29th.  In addition, all parents who supplied an e-mail address will receive the bus routes in their inbox as soon as they are finalized.  We do NOT intend to publish the routes in the Wakefield Daily Item this year.

Important Information on 2014-2015 Buses

Wakefield Bus Routes at of 08-29-2014

 Should you have any concerns or questions, please notify the School Business Office immediately at 781-246-6400.

Our Mission

The mission of the Wakefield Public Schools is to educate and inspire every student to live a life of engaged learning, personal responsibility and positive contribution through:

  • safe and healthy learning environments
  • diverse learning opportunities
  • high quality teachers and staff
  • community involvement and partnerships
  • 21st century tools and skills.

Contact Us


Address:

Wakefield Public Schools
60 Farm Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

Superintendent: Dr Stephen Zrike, Jr.
Assistant Superintendent: Dr Kimberly Smith
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent: Karen Fitzpatrick

Main Phone: 781-246-6400
Fax: 781-245-9164

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