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Arrival And Dismissal

Procedures for 2021-2022 School Year

updated 9/19/21

Cafeteria Doors open at 8:15 - ONLY for those eating or visiting library
Doors from the Outdoor Learning Center into the Cafeteria are open at 8:15 ONLY for students arriving to eat breakfast in the Cafeteria or to visit the library.  Please note that at this time each grade may visit the library one morning a week (but breakfast is every day for every grade of course!)

  • Grade 5 library day - Monday
  • Grade 6 library day - Tuesday
  • Grade 7 library day - Thursday
  • Grade 8 library day - Friday

Neighborhood Doors open at 8:30
Neighborhood doors open at 8:30 - students proceed to homerooms at that time.
Students are marked tardy after 8:45.


Students may walk or ride their bikes to school. To support this effort the district has 8 crossing guards in various locations.

Dropoff/Pickup by Car - Off Campus

We have identified two drop off and pick up locations for parents to utilize that will bring your child to close proximity to the school without necessitating the need for your vehicle to physically enter the campus.  Note: The Cummings Center is no longer an approved drop spot for families. 

  1. Beverly High School Parking Lot. Parents may pull into the high school campus from Sohier Road, drive to the rear of the campus (near the tennis courts) and drop your child to walk down Russell Street and on to BMS. Crossing guards will be deployed along Cabot Street. The department of public works has made improvements to the sidewalks on Russell Street to provide a safe walking route to school. Please do NOT park on Russell Street.
  2. Beverly Golf and Tennis. Parents may pull into Beverly Golf and Tennis at 134 McKay Street to drop your child off in the morning for school. Crossing guards will be deployed along McKay and Balch. For dismissal, parents may pull into the parking lot (dirt lot) on the right side of the driveway to park and wait for their child.

Rolling Dropoff and Pickup by Car
In collaboration with the Beverly Police Department, we are have some changes to parking and traffic patterns beginning September 19, 2021. These procedures apply to both dropoff and pickup.

Traffic will continue to enter the campus from Balch Street - BUT, students may now be dropped in the parking lot and you can either exit back on to Balch via a right turn only OR travel through rolling drop off and exit on to Cabot.
Entering from Balch: When entering from Balch please drive alongside the field and take a left into the parking lot to either drop your student in the lot or proceed to rolling drop off.

Exiting onto Cabot: We now have two exits on to Cabot.
  • Drivers may take a left turn only on to Cabot via the first exit by Neighborhood 1.
  • Traffic can also exit on to Cabot with a right turn only near the exit by Tasty's.

STAFF ONLY can park along the side of the building where rolling drop off occurs. This still allows for rolling drop off to continue.

Neighborhood 1

  • Grade 5: Cheetahs, Tigers, Pumas
  • Grade 6:Wildcats, Jaguars, Lions
  • Grade 7 Balch
  • Grade 8 Balch

Neighborhood 2

  • Grade 5:Jaguars, Lions, Wildcats
  • Grade 6:Pumas, Bobcats
  • Grade 7 Cabot
  • Grade 8 Cabot

Neighborhood 3

  • Grade 5: Ocelots
  • Grade 6:Cougars, Tigers
  • Grade 7 Hale
  • Grade 8 Hale