Arrival & Dismissal


Somerville School is located along heavily traveled streets. For the safety of our children, students should not arrive at school before 8:30 a.m.   Remind children to be careful walking to and from school.  They must cross where there are crosswalks, crossing guards, or safety patrols.  Children are not allowed to cut across the parking lots or lawns.

One of the best things about a neighborhood school like Somerville is that most (if not all) students live within walking distance of the school.  All students are strongly encouraged to walk to and from school.  The benefits of walking/riding to school are numerous.  Some of the benefits include:

  • Good exercise

  • Builds friendship by walking with groups of students and adults

  • Eliminates traffic at the school

Please note that the children will be utilizing specific entrances for morning drop-off and afternoon pickup.

  • Kindergarten will be at the Kindergarten doors

  • Grade 1 will line up at the entrance nearest Ms. Gieniec’s room (to the right of the flagpole)

  • Grades 2 and 3 will line up at the flagpole entrance

  • Grades 4 and 5 will line up at the doors near the gym (to the left of the flagpole)

If you decide to drive to school, please remember that student safety is our first priority.  It is extremely important that all parents and guardians follow these safety guidelines to ensure the safety of all Somerville students and families.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.