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Return to School Information for Students and Families

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The first day of school for students will be as follows:

 

  • Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 9, & Grade 10: Tuesday, September 7th.
  • All Grades Report to School on Wednesday, September 8th
 
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To help ease traffic during morning drop-off, we have staggered arrival times.

 
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Morning Drop-off Reminders – Doors open at 7:15 a.m.
  • Lanes 2 and 3 are Drop and Drive ONLY. Please do NOT park in these middle lanes.
  • Roughly 10 cars will pull up close to the curb, all cars along the curb will unload at once and then all cars will pull forward.
    • Click HERE to view a brief video featuring lanes 2 and 3 - the "drop and drive lanes" at the Elementary School.
  • As soon as the line pulls forward, please pull ahead as far as you can before stopping to unload.
  • Always stay in the line. Do not turn around or attempt to pass a car in the drop off line. Thank you for your patience.
  • Should you need to park, please do so in lanes 1 or 4. Please walk on divider islands and cross at marked crosswalks.
  • Thank you for encouraging independence in your child.
  • Click HERE to see a map of our parking lot with drop-off procedures at the Elementary School.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Pick-Up Reminders 
  • Staggered dismissal begins with buses at 2:35 p.m., followed by carpools at 2:40 p.m. Individuals are dismissed for pickup at 2:50 p.m. All Students MUST be picked up by 3:00 p.m. unless they are enrolled in the Hockomock YMCA Aftercare program.
  • Parents may park in lanes 2 and 3 to pick up their child outside door E1.
  • In the afternoon, each lane is blocked off near the building for safety, so please exit the lane the way you entered.
  • Click HERE to see a map of our parking lot with pick-up procedures.
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL/ HIGH SCHOOL
Drop-off Reminders – Doors open at 7:15 a.m.
  • All drop off is behind the High School Building in the drop off/ bus lanes.
  • There is no drop off at door I. Please continue around the building to the drop off lanes.
  • The drop off lanes are Drop and Drive. Students should be ready to exit the vehicle.
  • Roughly 10 cars will pull up the lane, all cars in the lane will unload at once and then all cars will pull forward.
  • As soon as the line pulls forward, please pull ahead as far as you can before stopping to unload.
  • Always stay in the line. Do not turn around or attempt to pass a car in the drop off line. Thank you for your patience.
  • Students should be prepared to exit vehicles promptly and follow the sidewalk to the designated cross walk.
  • Students eating breakfast enter through Door G for breakfast.
  • Students not eating breakfast will enter through Door E
  • Only after 7:40 a.m. will students be allowed to enter the respective middle (Door I) or high school (Door A) main entrances.

MIDDLE SCHOOL/ HIGH SCHOOL
Pick-up Reminders
  • Our staggered dismissal begins with buses at 2:35 p.m., followed by carpools at 2:40 p.m. Individuals are dismissed for pickup at 2:50 p.m.
  • All Students MUST be picked up by 3:00 p.m. unless they are enrolled in the Hockomock YMCA Aftercare Program (Grades 5-7)
  • All Middle and High School Students are picked up outside Door E

The USDA has extended FREE school meals for all students, regardless of their family’s financial status through the 2021-2022 school year. This means that all Foxborough Regional Charter School students can pre-order free lunch and enjoy a free grab and go breakfast each morning.

 

All students must pre-order on the FRCS School Lunch Choice Website if they plan to get school lunch. Breakfast does not need to be pre-ordered. Click here to learn how to create an account and how to place an order. Lunches must be pre-ordered by 9 p.m. Tuesday the week before. Students who do not wish to order school lunch may of course bring a lunch from home.

The new partnership between Foxborough Regional Charter School and the Hockomock Area YMCA begins in September! When school begins, the Y will provide afterschool care until 6pm daily right here on campus at FRCS. There is still time for families to register for the program. We have posted information about the program and how to register on our website.  We ask that you please contact the Y directly with any questions you may have. Please email Kim Jennings with your questions about the program, and Monica Schmidt with questions about the registration process. Families interested in applying for a ROFY scholarship should contact Lynette Testa. Please Note: All registrations and payments must go through the YMCA.

Currently almost all of Foxborough Regional Charter School’s regional buses are FULL. Families who have not yet applied for transportation may do so, but please keep in mind that seat assignments are made on a first come, first served basis.  All bus routes are posted on the FRCS Transportation page on our website. Regional bus passes for students who are enrolled in the program will be available for pickup at the Open House and Block Party on September 2nd between 12:30 and 3:30pm in the outdoor information kiosks.

 

Foxboro Residents: Please notify the Town of Foxboro that your child will be attending FRCS and require transportation services. You can call the Town’s Transportation Department at 508-543-1600.

 

Students are required to always present in a professional manner and in our school colors. Our goal has been and is to maintain a professional, appropriate, and consistent appearance, free from distractions to better support the learning environment.  Please review our dress code here. Vendor information can be found on our website.

The Foxborough Regional Charter School Open House and Block Party is back! The event will be held on Thursday, September 2nd from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Classrooms will be open until 3:00 p.m.) All students and their families are welcome!

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet their teachers and see their classrooms and reconnect with their classmates. Information kiosks will be available outside in the Pit (located between the Elementary and Middle/High School buildings). Regional bus passes will be available to students who are enrolled in the program at the time. 

 

Families interested in getting vaccinated for COVID-19 (Ages 12+) can do so during our block party! Please click here to register for the clinic.

 

Outside, food trucks will be set up in the Middle School/High School bus lanes. There will be plenty of fun activities for the kids – including arts & crafts, face painting, and much more. It’s going to be a great community gathering and we hope to see many of you there! Click here for more details about where to find the information booths and fun! 

Change of Address


Have you moved? Or maybe you have a new emergency contact for your child. Please don't forget to let Foxborough Regional Charter School know! Fill out the Family Information Update form and return to the FRCS main office with proof of residency (if applicable). 
 
 
Please complete the form for your student(s) ONLY if you need to update your information. This information will help to ensure our student information system is accurate, and the parent portal in which parents can view grades, attendance, and assignments is ready for use by parents. Proof of residency is required to update all address changes. Acceptable forms of proof include: MA state ID/driver’s license with new address; current utility bill with new address; current mortgage/lease agreement.
 
Photography Opt-Out
 
From time to time students are photographed in school for such items as press releases and other forms of media coverage such as television. If you wish to opt-out, please fill out this form and return it to the main office. 
  • Physical and immunizations are required for grades K,4,7,10 and grade 11. Also anyone who may be trying out for a sports team.  Please submit the most up to date physical and immunizations including COVID 19 vaccines  to your building nurse.
  • Emergency forms will be going home the 1st week of school. Please complete and return to your child’s teacher for the most up to date contact information for the nurse to contact you in case of emergency. It is important to have someone available to pick up your child due to illness or injury when the nurse calls.
  • Please coordinate with your building nurse for medication needs for you child. All medications need to be dropped off adult to adult and must have physician orders and parental consent signed.
  • If your child sustains an injury during the school year and requires an elevator key to access the 2nd floor, Please coordinate with you building nurse.  A 10.00 deposit is required and will be returned when the key is returned.

  • During the school year, the state mandates several health screenings. Hearing, vision, height, weight, postural, SBIRT, SOS. If you would like to opt out of any of the state mandated screenings, please contact your building nurse.