August 17, 2022
Dear Douglass families,
We can not wait to see all of your incredible scholars on Thursday morning for the start of what we know will be a great school year for all! Please review the below reminders and changes to procedure to ensure we are able to keep all scholars safe at Alma.
To avoid miscommunication, the front desk is closed from 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM, and again from 3:15-4:15 PM. Please do not expect to interact face to face with the front desk at this time. Our receptionists are very busy at this time, and will not be able to engage in conversation. If you have concerns that do not need immediate response, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the front desk for urgent matters.
ARRIVAL PROCEDURE (Please note that on Thursday there will be a New Bedford Police Officer stationed at our school entrance to assist with traffic during this time.)
Grades K-8: Families will enter the Frederick Douglass Campus parking lot at 767 Church Street and follow the left lane for personal vehicle traffic. The right lane is for buses only. Scholars must remain in your vehicle until you reach the front of the two-lane drop-off line. A staff member will be present to help your scholar cross safely.
Grades 6-8: Middle school scholars will be directed to enter the building at the middle set of doors, to the right of the playground. Your vehicle must stay in line and follow the flow of traffic around the parking lot.
DISMISSAL PROCEDURE (Please note that on Thursday there will be a New Bedford Police Officer stationed at our school entrance to assist with traffic during this time.)
Grades K-5: Scholars in grades K-5 who are pick up will be dismissed under staff supervision to cars. Please have a form of identification ready, and be sure anyone picking up is listed on your emergency contacts to ensure safety of all scholars. When you arrive, stay in the left two lanes.
Grades 6-8: Scholars in grades 6-8 who are Pick Up and do NOT have a K-4 sibling will now be picked up out of the rear Fisher College parking lot located behind the building at 777 Church Street. Please do NOT park on Church Street. You must park in the parking lot behind Fisher College and teachers will ensure your scholar is brought to your car
ALL DISMISSAL CHANGE REQUESTS MUST BE COMMUNICATED TO THE FRONT DESK NO LATER THAN 10 AM. Please do not contact teachers to make dismissal change requests. They will not be granted. Thank you!