School Info

School Hours
8:55AM - 2:55PM
Early Release Days: 12:55PM dismissal

Late Policy
It is very important that each student arrive in his/her classroom, ready to begin school, by 8:55AM. We ask that all students be in their classrooms at 8:45AM. A student who arrives after 8:55AM should go to the office to get a late slip before going to the classroom.

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Putnam Avenue Upper School follows a five day schedule during which students take required classes and individually-identified electives. Individual schedules and homeroom assignments will be provided to students before their first day of school, and students will receive reminders of the schedule cycle to keep them on track. As they adjust to the five day cycle, homeroom will provide opportunities for reminders and announcements, as well as a familiar anchor at the start of each day.

Cambridge Public Schools will provide transportation to all 6th-8th grade students who must walk 1.5 miles or more to their assigned schools, and to all students through grade 8 who must cross Fresh Pond Parkway, McGrath Highway, or Alewife Brook Parkway, or who must cross the railroad tracks at Sherman Street. Students who are not eligible for transportation in the morning based on their home address may be eligible to take a school bus to an after school program. Please contact Tina Fisher in the Transportation department for more information.

If a student must leave before the end of the school day, a parent or guardian must sign the student out at the main office, where the student will be dismissed. If a parent or guardian is not picking up the student, he/she must send in a written, signed, and dated note explaining why and when the student is being dismissed. Additionally, a parent or guardian must call the front office (617.349.7780) as early as possible to inform staff of the early dismissal.

When the final bell rings at 2:55PM, students are expected to gather their belongings and return to their advisories. Students are not allowed to leave their advisories until they are called. Buses will be called one at a time and students are expected to quietly and calmly walk down the far stairwell and exit out the side door.

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