WHAT IF MY PARENT NEEDS TO GET A MESSAGE TO ME?
|WHAT IF I AM ASSIGNED A DETENTION OR COMMUNITY SERVICE? |
A teacher, the Assistant Principal, or the Principal may assign a classroom detention. Detentions are often assigned because of misbehavior, lack of respect, repeatedly coming to class unprepared, etc. Community Service is often used as an alternative and may be deemed appropriate in many cases. The purpose of assigning Community Service is to allow the student the opportunity to give back to the school or community in a positive way if his/her conduct or behavior interfered with the safety or daily operation of the school. Students will stay on the day the teacher, the Assistant Principal, or the Principal assigns.
|WHAT DO I DO IF I FORGET MY LUNCH OR LUNCH MONEY? |
Student lunches are $2.25 for regular and $2.75 for premium. Although students are not allowed to charge lunches in the Cafeteria except in an emergency, they can prepay for their lunches. A check should be made payable to Hopkinton School Lunch for any amount. When the student buys lunch, which includes milk, the cost of the lunch will be deducted from that total. When the funds are running low (usually at the $10.00 level), the cafeteria staff will notify the student should he/she want to replenish the funds. Parents can upload funds directly to the student’s account by going to the Middle School website>Parents>Food Service, and then clicking on the Hopkinton Public Schools Secure On-Line Payments link.
|WHAT IF I AM ABSENT ON THE DAY OF A SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENT? |
When a student is absent from school, he or she may not attend any school function. These include, but are not limited to, dances, theater productions, field trips, concerts, athletic events, etc., on that day or evening. Students must attend school for a minimum of three hours and fifteen minutes in order to be considered present.
|WHAT IF I WANT TO DECORATE MY LOCKER OR A FRIEND’S LOCKER WITH BALLOONS? |
No balloons are allowed in school because of the potential risk to students and staff with latex allergies or sensitivities.
|WHAT IF I WANT TO BRING MY SKATEBOARD TO SCHOOL? |
Students may bring skateboards to school. However, upon arriving to school, students must store skateboards in the Main Office. Skateboarding is strictly prohibited on school grounds, and violations will result in appropriate action by HMS staff.
|ARE FLOWER, GIFT, AND/OR BALLOON DELIVERIES ALLOWED AT SCHOOL? |
There are absolutely no flower/gifts/balloon deliveries allowed for students.
|WHERE DO I GO IF I LOSE SOMETHING? |
There is a “lost and found” area outside the Middle School auditorium. There is also a “lost and found” area behind the counter in the Main Office where students may check for missing items. The school is not responsible for lost items.
|IF MY PARENT DRIVES ME TO SCHOOL, WHERE DO I GET DROPPED OFF IN THE MORNING? |
All students MUST be dropped off at the water tower/Brown Gym parking lot in the mornings. Please do not drop your student off in front of the Middle School building at the front entrance. Dropping off at the front entrance near the Main Office is ONLY for late drop offs AFTER 7:30a.m. when the building is locked. For the safety of our students and staff, there should be no traffic in front of the Middle School building BEFORE 7:30a.m.
|WHERE DO I GET PICKED UP FOR DISMISSAL? |
When a student is being dismissed from school during the school day, before 1:50 p.m., a parent/authorized adult must come into the Middle School building before a student can be dismissed. Parents must not park in the "handicapped drop-off only" area but should park in the front entrance parking lot. After 1:50 p.m., the student should proceed to the water tower/Brown Gym lot to be picked up. Please do not pick up at the Main Office entrance.