FAQ's - Laurel Overview
How many children are at Laurel School? At each grade level?
Is there after-school care available?
Will I meet with my child's teacher during the year?
Does my child need to bring a lunch to school? Is milk served to the students?
Are there opportunities for parent participation in the classroom?
How do I stay informed of school events, deadlines, schedule changes, etc?
Will my child take any field trips?
What should I do if my child is having a difficult time at school?
There are approximately 650 students across both campuses.Click here for school hours.Is there after-school care available?
YES! There is paid onsite after-school care provided by the Newton Center. Some independent providers, unaffiliated with Laurel, offer after-school care at their sites as well.Additionally, the Laurel PTO offers an array of after-school programs.Yes. Check with your child's teacher for his or her specific parent/teacher meeting schedule. Additional meetings can be arranged with your child's teacher if you have issues that cannot wait for the next scheduled conference.Does my child need to bring a lunch to school? Is milk served to the students?
All Laurel students should bring a snack and lunch every day.Hot lunch purchased from the third party vendor, The Lunch Master is also an option. Click here for more information. All students must still bring a snack each day.The District provides a daily lunch service for students of all grades if a family qualifies for and wishes to participate in the reduced or free lunch program. Candidates must fill out a form (available in the Laurel office) to determine if they qualify for this financial assistance.Milk is available through the District to all students on a daily basis for a nominal cost through The Lunch Master.Our PTO provides plenty of opportunities for volunteer involvement in many capacities which will be made known to you at Back-to-School Coffee, Back-to-School Night, and on the PTO Volunteer Opportunities page. Most teachers also encourage participation in the classrooms as well. Your HRP can give you further direction. General PTO meetings are held twice during the year – in the Fall and Spring. To volunteer for a PTO program or event, start by contacting the PTO President at firstname.lastname@example.org.The Laurel PTO Newsletter is our main source of communication. If you haven't already, please sign up to receive it here. The newsletter is sent out every Sunday morning. You may occasionally receive mid-week updates or letters from the principal and/or PTO President.
If you have submitted an email address to the District, you will receive the district newsletter, distributed on Fridays during the school year. This is the best way to learn about district-wide news.Additionally, watch your child's backpack for the Laurel "blue folder", which includes notices from your child's teacher about what is going on at the classroom level.Will my child take any field trips?
Field trips are done on a class-by-class basis at the discretion of the teacher. Check with your child's teacher to find out about specific field trips that are planned for the school year.What should I do if my child is having a difficult time at school?
If you have specific issues or questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher first, and if the issue is not resolved, then contact Laurel's Principal for assistance. If special needs are identified, special supports are available.