FAQ

Montclair School

What are the school hours?

The school day begins at 8:15 and concludes at 2:30, with the exception of Tuesday. Each Tuesday is an early release day at the elementary level. On Tuesdays, school ends at 11:55.

Do you serve breakfast?

Breakfast is available every morning immediately before school starts at all schools in Quincy. Breakfast consists of a selection of cereals, muffins, bagels, peanut butter, cream cheese, fresh fruit, fruit juice and milk.

What does breakfast cost?

The cost for breakfast is $1.00 at elementary schools. Students who are eligible for Free or Reduced price lunches are automatically eligible for free or reduced price breakfast. The cost for a reduced price breakfast is 25 cents.

How much does lunch cost?

Elementary full-price student lunch is $2.20. The cost for a reduced price lunch is 40 cents. Milkis served with all lunches. The cost of purchasing milk only is 40 cents and milk choices include 2%, 1%, and 1% chocolate. Some lunches also include fruit juices in addition to the milk.

Where can I view a lunch menu?

From the main QPS page, click on Lunch Menu in the School Links.

Are after school programs available? Who do I talk to?

Quincy After School Day Care houses an after school program at Montclair School. The main number to call and register a child for this program is 617-773-3299 or email: info.qascc@verizon.net. The Quincy Recreation Department also uses our gymnasium as a recreation site for two days per week for students in grade three - five. This program often begins in the Fall and concludes in the Spring.

Is my child eligible to ride a bus to school?

Bus transportation is provided to the Kindergarten through Grade 5 students who live over 3/4 of a mile from the school. Kindergarten students are to be met at the designated bus stops by a parent or guardian/care provider. Special Needs Transportation is provided for those students who are in the special education programs. The student's Individual Educational Plan will specify whether the student will be receiving special transportation from the school system. For further information contact the Transportation Department at 617-984-8964

How early can my child arrive at school?

Students should not arrive to school more than ten minutes before the start of school (8:05AM). This is for the security and supervision of our students. Students arriving early for breakfast should enter the cafeteria through the gym doors on Holbrook Road.

How do I dismiss my child from school?

When children are to be dismissed early, a note should be delivered that morning to the class teacher. The office will be notified by the classroom teacher. Parents or guardians will need to come to the office to sign the student out of school. Proper ID may be requested.

Is after school care provided?

Quincy After School Child Care (QCARE) provides enriching, licensed care each weekday from the time that the final bell rings until 5:30pm. Participants can enroll for the program for each afternoon or as little as two afternoons per week. The program is not operated by QPS. Therefore, you must call the QCARE main office at 617-773-3299 to speak with a Program Director to register or visit their website for more information including tuition fees and registration information at www.quincyafterschool.org

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Safety Notes:

Please remind your child to use the crosswalks when crossing the street.

Please observe the No Parking zones around the school.

Parents, please check the time your child leaves for school. Some of our students are arriving too early. Students should not arrive at school before 8:05 a.m.

Visitors to Montclair are reminded that they are required to sign in at the main office and pick up a visitor's badge!