Driving/ Carpooling : Drop-Off and Pick-Up Policies


Morning Drop Off

Elementary & Middle Schools

Pull into the left side lane of the back parking lot via Highland Ave., single file. If you need to go into the building in the morning, pull over and park to the far right of the parking lot against the fence.
 

Early Childhood Building

Park and escort your child to the front door.

Afternoon Pick Up

Elementary & Middle Schools

Pull into the back parking lot via Highland Ave; form four lines. The far left line is for Middle School pick-up. The others are for Elementary School pick-up. The lines fill up before the dismissal bell. If you are waiting in your car please turn off your ignition—let's keep the parking lot air as clean as we can for our children.

If you need to go into the building in the afternoon, you MAY NOT pull over and park to the far right of the parking lot against the fence. Please find street parking.
 

Early Childhood Building

Preschool, PK, and Kindergarten are dismissed 10 minutes earlier than grades 1-5. Older siblings of these younger students students will be escorted to the corner of May and Oakland Streets for pick up. You can join the single file carpool line which starts on May Street along the Church and extends around the corner onto Oakland Avenue or you can park and meet your children outside.


Needham Bus Transportation

Needham residents receive information directly from the Needham Public Schools' Transportation Office regarding bus transportation. Depending on where you live your child may qualify for free transportation or you can participate in fee based bus transportation. In either case it is important that you fill out and return the appropriate forms as soon as possible to ensure your child receives his/hers bus pass.

If you have not received information by the end of August, contact the Needham Transportation Office directly at 781-455-0400, ext. 242. The Transportation Office is located next to our Kindergarten Center at 1330 Highland Avenue.

The town's bus routes are published in the Needham Times during the last week of August. You will need to determine the bus stop closest to your home using the information provided.