Florence E. Smith STEM School
64 St. James Street[map]
West Hartford, CT 06119-2325
For safety and comfort, children should not arrive earlier than 8:20 a.m. Schools are not responsible for outside supervision prior to 8:20 a.m. The only exceptions are for those attending WHEE, the breakfast program (opens at 8:10 a.m.) or with teacher permission.
- The first bell rings at 8:20 a.m., at which time children may enter the building.
- The second bell rings at 8:30 a.m. to alert students that they have five minutes to get to class.
- The third bell rings at 8:35 a.m. signifying that the school day has begun.
Children are considered tardy if they arrive after 8:35 a.m. Tardy records appear on your child's report card and are therefore part of your permanent record.
SCHOOL DAY HOURS
|M||8:35 am-3:20 pm||8:00 am-4:00 pm|
|T||8:35 am-3:20 pm||8:00 am-4:00 pm|
|W||8:35 am-2:00 pm||8:00 am-4:00 pm|
|Th||8:35 am-3:20 pm||8:00 am-4:00 pm|
|F||8:35 am-3:20 pm||8:00 am-4:00 pm|
WHEE Before and After School Information
Please obey all posted signs and traffic regulations when driving on school grounds or near our school. Remember the one-way drive is for buses only during arrival and dismissal times. Please do not park in the one-way drive one half hour before arrival or dismissal.
Please make sure to send in a note to your child's teacher whenever there is a change in your child's after-school plans. Unless there is a note, children will follow their usual after-school arrangements, i.e., ride the bus, go to WHEE, or walk home. Please plan ahead and try not to call the office with changes in dismissal plans since we cannot guarantee that telephone messages will be conveyed to students prior to dismissal.
It is the policy of Smith School not to interrupt classes to convey telephone messages to students. We request that early dismissal or after-school plans be finalized prior to students' arrival at school each day since we cannot guarantee that telephone messages will be conveyed prior to dismissal. If there are changes in dismissal plans please send a note to your child's teacher.