The Lee Academy Pilot School
A community of lifelong learners!
Please check out Deena's Superheroes Benefit for an opportunity to support a 2nd grader at the Lee Academy Pilot who is fighting cancer. There will also be a silent auction:
Boston Bowl- $100
Improv Asylum- 2 tickets
Wachusett- 2 lift passes
Swan boats- 4 tickets
Boston Crawling- 2 Happy Hour Package tickets ($150 value)
Red Sox- Nick Pivetta Autographed Photo
Hotel Commonwealth- overnight stay
Franklin Park Zoo- 4 tickets
Legal Seafood- $50
Sports Museum- VIP Tour of The Sports Museum for 10 people
Lyric Stage- 2 tickets
Story Land- 2 tickets
Handle Bar- 3 class pack
Agganis Arena- suite for 8 to Disney on ice with Disney on Ice gift bags
We look forward to seeing you there in support of Deena and her family.
Thank you, families, for being responsive to our letter regarding excused absences and documentation. We have been receiving the necessary documentation(s) in a timely manner.
Steps to take if your child is absent:
As the cold and flu season nears, if you are able to, please donate Kleenex/facial tissue, hand sanitizer, and antibacterial wipes.
Attendance and Tardiness
We want to remind families of the importance of attendance. Just three days of missing school per month is considered chronic absenteeism which may lead to a decline in academic performance and limited social growth. Please help us by ensuring your child attends school every day that they are healthy and able to. As a reminder, doors open at 9:05 for breakfast. Students will have until 9:25 to eat and then will be ushered upstairs to their classrooms. Families are welcome to join their child at breakfast until 9:25 but must refrain from going upstairs. Instruction at Lee Academy starts at 9:30 am. Arrival thereafter will be marked tardy. Moving forward, we will be conducting morning announcements at 9:30 to maximize learning time. Therefore, please help by ensuring your child gets to school on time.
Below is a snapshot of our attendance for the month of October. As you look at this data point, please be aware we had a large number of students and staff with various respiratory infections. This is being shared for information and context of the current standing of our school.
If you have questions or concerns regarding yellow bus school transportation, please call 617-635-9520. Lee Academy does not directly influence or control the operations of school buses.
Corner Stop Dropoff Policy
As a reminder for all schools, the drop-off policy for students with corner stop transportation is as follows: "Students with corner bus stops can get off the bus at their assigned bus stop without a parent/guardian present, if they feel comfortable doing so. Drivers cannot keep students, including kindergartners, onboard against their will if the bus is at the assigned stop. However, students may stay on the bus if they do not want to get off (such as if their parent or guardian is not at the bus stop). BPS officials will then try to locate the parent or guardian. Parents should make sure their children are familiar with the surroundings at their bus stop and know the safest route to walk home if no one is there to meet them." Questions contact Dan Rosengard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor Expectations: Weather Chart
Above is the weather chart we will be using as a guideline to determine whether or not students will be going outside as we near winter and colder temperatures. So long it is above the freezing point (32 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) and the conditions and ground are safe, students will be outside. Ultimately, the nurse will have the final say on outdoor recess when the temperature drops below 32. Students are more likely to get sick being indoors with very little ventilation. Therefore, we will be prioritizing outdoor recess. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and in layers. It will be rather easier to remove a layer of clothing if students are feeling warm.
Principal Alexandre Chery
School Hours9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving, and the last two days of school: 12:45 p.m.
Level: Early Childhood
School Type: Pilot
25 Dunbar Avenue, Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124, United States
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