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Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA
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Daily Arrival and Dismissal

General Rules and Procedures

  • Please observe the 5 mph speed limit and one-way traffic flow when entering campus and be mindful of all crosswalks.
  • Traffic should enter Harlow Circle via the East Entrance on Middle Road. Enter Upjohn Circle via the West Entrance and exit via the Main Entrance.
  • In consideration of our neighbors, please observe the “no parking” signs on Middle Road at all times.
  • On arrival, children should exit from the right-side of the vehicle on to the curb. Once children have cleared your car, please pull out into the passing lane with care. All children must wear a seat belt.
  • Please do not park and leave your car on the curb in Harlow Circle. This area is meant for drop-off and pick-up only.
  • Car seats should be placed on the rear, right side passenger seat so teachers can assist your child from and into the seat from the curb. Please note that teachers are not allowed to buckle or otherwise secure your child into his or her car seat.
  • Parents are asked to remain in their car at all times, unless helping a child to “buckle up.” Please do not leave your car idling while you are waiting and do not use cell phones while your car is in motion.
  • Students who are not picked up promptly at dismissal time will automatically be placed in Fay Extended Day and regular fees will apply.
  • Due to the construction on campus this year, traffic patterns and drop-off and pick-up procedures may change. Please pay special attention to campus signage for directions. Any changes will also be communicated to parents in advance through our weekly Friday Newsletter.

All School Early Dismissals

Early dismissal days occur on the last day of each term and on the Thursday afternoon before mid-winter break; all students are dismissed at 2:20 p.m. No sports or Extended Day programs will run. 
 
One Monday each month, all students are dismissed at 3:00 p.m. so that faculty may attend planning and professional development meetings. There are no sports or athletics on these Mondays, but Fay After School and Clubs will run. 
 
Early dismissal dates are listed on the school calendar.

Times and Locations

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  • Primary School

    The drop-off and pick up location is in Harlow (access via Fay's East Entrance on Middle Road). On arrival, students should go directly to their homerooms. During the first two weeks of school, parents may park in the Harlow Circle parking area and accompany their child to homerooms. Classes begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and students are dismissed at 3:00 p.m.
  • Lower School

    The drop-off and pickup location is in front of the Upjohn Building (access via Fay's West Entrance near the facilities building). On arrival, students should go directly to their homerooms. Parents should not accompany their child to homerooms. Students in grades five and six should first drop off the athletic gear in Harlow Gym.

    Classes begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and dismissal time for grades three and four is at 3:00 p.m. Dismissal time for grades five and six is 4:15 p.m., or later, depending on games schedules. The latest pick-up time is 5:00 p.m. for grades five and six.
  • Upper School

    The drop-off and pickup location is Harlow Circle (access via Fay's East Entrance on Middle Road). Students should go directly to Morning Meeting in the Theater or Advisory which begins at 7:50 a.m. Pick-up time is 4:30 p.m., or later depending on the athletic games schedule.

Carpools

If your child is in a carpool with students in another division, the location of the carpool pick-up is always based on the youngest child in the carpool.

Changes to Your Child's Schedule

If your child will be absent for a full day or for a part of the day, will be arriving late, or will be leaving early, please let us know by filling out our online attendance form as soon as possible. 

Bus Transportation

Please click here for information about Fay's transportation program.