Here are a few important contact details should you have any questions or concerns:
Hopkins Main Office phone: (508) 497-9824
Hopkins Absentee Call-in: (508) 435-0312
Hopkins Office email, dismissal changes: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is critical to your child and our staff at Hopkins that we know your child’s dismissal routines, or, if there is a change to transportation at the end of the day. Please send in a note if you are picking up your child, or, if there is a change. We need all pickup plans or dismissal changes in writing or an email. You can email our office with dismissal changes up to 1:15 each day at email@example.com . Any dismissal changes also need to comply with our District’s Transportation policies.
It is also important for your child to know their dismissal plans each day, especially if they have different routines on different days of the week. Children are sometimes confused or forget about the days of the week. Kids can also be on “auto-pilot” at the end of each day and not think about where they are supposed to go. If your child has different plans on different days, please review with your child their schedule and routine.
Parent Drop-Off and Pick-up Procedure Change:
For those of you not familiar with our process, please see the following link, which can also be found on our web site. Drop-offs in the morning can start at 8:00. Please know that if you drop off your child prior to 8:00, we are unable to provide supervision or entry to the building. Therefore, we ask you aim for as close to 8:00 as possible. Pick-ups in the afternoon begin at 2:30. Be prepared with ID for all parent pick-ups at the end of each day.
Because we have so many buses picking up and dropping off at Hopkins all at once, we will continue using the previously unused ‘access road’ to queue waiting buses. That access road exits with a right turn next to the entrance into the front driveway/parking of Hopkins. If you are in the line of cars dropping off or picking up students, please do not block the access road so buses can exit.
Our school website has static information that may be helpful, but it is also updated with current news and bulletins. Mrs. Bilello writes a weekly update, the Hawk Squawk, which is distributed to families and can also be found at the top of this page. You can also follow us on Twitter: @hopkinsschool, Instagram (hopkins_elementary), and Facebook (HopkinsElementarySchool). Please communicate openly with your child’s teacher(s). Each teacher has an email address and voice mailbox. You can find their contact information on our school website or you can call (508)-497-9824 to reach teachers’ voicemail.
I’d like to remind everyone of our request to prevent ‘tailgating.’ While holding the door open for others is a polite thing to do, it can be a security risk in our schools. Please do not hold the door open for others; we kindly ask that all visitors pass through our buzz-in system.
In an effort to minimize disruptions, drop off hours for forgotten lunches, instruments, and other items occur between 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM at Hopkins School. Please do not bring forgotten homework to school. To drop-off items, you will be buzzed into our main entrance exterior door, and a table will be located in the vestibule. Please leave the clearly-labeled items on the table. We no longer allow visitors into the main section of the building to drop-off forgotten items. Our staff will call students down to the Main Office to pick up these items at approximately 10:35.