Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are the school hours?

The school day begins at 8:15 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and ends at 2:30, with the exception of Tuesday. Tuesday is an early-release day. All students enter the school at 8:15 and go home at 11:55.

Do you serve breakfast?

Breakfast is available every morning immediately before school starts at all schools in Quincy. Breakfast consists of a selection of cereals, muffins, bagels, peanut butter, cream cheese, fresh fruit, fruit juice and milk.

What does breakfast cost?

The cost for breakfast is 60 cents at elementary schools. Students who are eligible for Free or Reduced price lunches are automatically eligible for free or reduced price breakfast. The cost for a reduced price breakfast is 25 cents.

How much does lunch cost?

Elementary full-price student lunch is $1.75.   The cost for a reduced price lunch is 40 cents.  Milk is served with all lunches.  The cost of purchasing milk only is 30 cents and milk choices include 2%, 1%, and 1% chocolate.   Some lunches also include fruit juices in addition to the milk.

Where can I view a lunch menu?

Check out the calendar page and click on the school level (elementary, secondary) to view current menus.

Are after school programs available?

Quincy After School Child Care (QCARE) provides enriching, licensed care each weekday from the time that the final bell rings until 5:30pm.  Participants can enroll for the program for each afternoon or as little as two afternoons per week.  The program is not operated by QPS.  Therefore, you must call the QCARE main office at 617-773-3299 to speak with a Program Director to register or visit their website for more information including tuition fees and registration information at www.quincyafterschool.org

During the school year, Squantum’s staff members offer after-school activities, also. Permission slips are sent home when an activity is being offered. Junior Gardeners Club, Computer Club, and Homework Club are some examples of after school activities that have been offered in the past.

If I drive my child to school, where should I drop him off?

If you choose to drop off or pick up your child, please follow these rules.

  • Cars should drive up Huckins Ave. toward Bellevue.
  • Students should get in cars from the sidewalk on the residential side of the street.
  • Students should exit cars onto the sidewalk on the residential side of the street.
  • Students and parents should allow the crossing guard to cross them when she is on duty.