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FAQ

Melrose FAQ

SCHOOL HOURS  

8:06am-2:30pm

There is NO supervision before 7:30am. 

Shortened days: 1:30pm Dismissal, Minimum Days:  12:35pm Dismissal

 

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP  

Kindergarten:  Waring Avenue gate.
Grades 1-5:  Formosa Street gate.  Gate is locked at 8:06am and 2:45pm.
Morning valet on Formosa operates from 7:30-8:00am.
The Detroit Street entrance is for bus-riders only. 
There is no drop-off before 7:30am. 
All students arriving after 8:06 a.m. must enter and sign in in the main office.  


STAFF PARKING LOT
We are sorry but parents are not allowed to park or drop-off/pick-up in the staff parking lot before school or during school hours.  

After 3:00pm parents may use the parking lot for pick-up from the after school programs.  Please be yield to staff members leaving.
 

SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION
Students on buses are dropped-off and loaded on Detroit St.
Your child’s bus pass must be kept with them in a safe place.
Any changes in bus plans must be given to the office in writing.
Please call 1-800-LA-BUSES with any transportation concerns.

SCHOOL RULES
1.  Be Safe.
2.  Be Polite.
3.  Listen and Follow Directions

BREAKFAST & LUNCH
All students may participate, free of charge, in the Breakfast in the Classroom Program. 
Menus  & payment options may be accessed through the school website.  

ABSENCES
Please provide your child’s teacher with a written note detailing the reason for any absence. 

SAFE SCHOOL PLAN
To ensure the safety of all students, our gates are locked at 8:06 a.m. We have a locked campus policy. All visitors must sign-in at the front office and wear a visitor’s badge. Parking in the staff lot is not allowed. 

AFTER SCHOOL SUPERVISION
Three after school options are available:  Youth Services, ARC, and STAR.  Please see our web site for more detailed information about the three programs.  

COMMUNICATION
Visit melrosestars.org for the most updated information.
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The school regularly sends out phone messages and emails.  
Your child’s teacher should be your first point of contact for concerns regarding your child. You can contact them via email, phone, or sending a note with your child.