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Policies for Parents: Drop Off, Pick Up, Snow Closings, Special Situations

For your safety, we ask that you please follow the directions below.

We also invite you to learn about our Education Committee and PTO

Carpool Pick Up

  • Students will wait for parents under the overhang at dismissal time. Parents are expected to be waiting for their child at this time. If there is a problem, please call the school office to notify us of your delay. If a child decides to go with a friend or neighbor, the school cannot be responsible.
  • Cars will be loaded four at a time. If your child is delayed, parents must either park their car or drive back into line. Please do not move out of the line until the car in front of you proceeds out of the designated loading area. Cars should not be parked in the line and left unattended.
  • If your child is to be picked up by someone other than the parent or regularly designated driver, please inform the school of this fact.
  • All children should be picked up by 5:15 pm Monday through Thursday, and either 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm on Sundays, as there may not be supervision in the building after that time. If an emergency occurs, parents must make alternate arrangements for their child's pick-up.
  • If there is a court order filed in the school office which will affect pick-up, pictures of the individuals involved in the court action must be supplied to the school. Should these procedures be disruptive, or pose any risk to staff or students, the school maintains the right to take appropriate action.
  • If you are picking your child up for an early dismissal, please first stop in at the school office, and we will be happy to get your child for you.

Bus Conduct

Riding the school bus provided by Temple Israel to the synagogue is a privilege. The Education Committee requires children to conduct themselves on the bus in a manner consistent with established standards for class behavior. In cases when a child does not conduct him/herself properly on the bus, the Education Director shall inform the parents immediately of the misconduct and request their cooperation in monitoring the child's behavior.

Children who become a serious disciplinary problem on the school bus may have their riding privileges suspended. In such cases, the parents of the child involved become responsible for seeing that their child gets to and from synagogue.

Rules of Student Bus Behavior

  1. Students are to sit in their seats and remain in them until discharge.
  2. Students are not to throw anything in the school bus or out of the windows.
  3. Students are to keep their entire bodies, including arms, legs, and heads inside of the school bus.
  4. Students are not to push, shove, strike, or verbally abuse other students.
  5. Verbal disrespect, or any form of abuse, directed at the school bus driver will not be tolerated and may result in suspension from bus privileges.

Snow Closing Policy

Temple Israel Religious School follows the Sharon Public Schools for weather related closings. If the Sharon Public Schools are closed, so too is TiRS.

In all other cases when a decision is reached to close during the week, we will email parents, announce at all Sharon Public Schools, and post this cancellation on our website by 1:00pm. Cancellation of Religious School will also be listed on WCVB-5, WHDH-7, WBZ-4, and WBZ-1030 News Radio.

On wintry days, we ask that you prepare your child for the possibility of Religious School closing as they leave home in the morning. At times when you are not at home during school dismissal, please be sure to have an alternative plan for your child to go home to the safety of a friend or neighbor.

On Sundays a decision to cancel classes will be made by 6:00am and posted on our website by 7:30am. It is imperative that parents supply the school office with updated emergency contact information so we can make every effort to contact you.

Parents who have opted into receiving text messages will also receive an alert letting them of any schedule changes.