FAQ

Atherton-Garden

What are the school hours?

The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. Wednesdays are an early release day, therefore the release time is 11:25 a.m. Since school personnel are not available to supervise, children should not arrive at the building until after 7:35 a.m.

Do you serve breakfast?

Breakfast is available every morning immediately before school starts at all schools in Quincy. Breakfast consists of a selection of cereals, muffins, bagels, peanut butter, cream cheese, fresh fruit, fruit juice, and milk.

What does breakfast cost?

The cost for breakfast is $1.00 at elementary schools. Students who are eligible for Free or Reduced-price lunches are automatically eligible for free or reduced-price breakfast. The cost for a reduced-price breakfast is 25 cents. Read more information on eligibility requirements for free and reduced lunch »

How much does lunch cost?

Elementary full-price student lunch is $2.25. The cost for a reduced-price lunch is 40 cents. Milk is served with all lunches. The cost of purchasing milk only is 40 cents and milk choices include 2%, 1%, and 1% chocolate. Some lunches also include fruit juices in addition to milk.

Where can I view a lunch menu?

Visit our Food Services site to view current menus »
You may navigate the menus by school level (elementary, secondary) and/or month.

How do I know if school is canceled?

If school is canceled for any reason, the cancellation will be announced on Radio Station WJDA 1300 on the AM dial. Please listen to the radio if you are unsure of the weather conditions.

Is after-school care provided?

Quincy After School Child Care (QCARE) provides enriching, licensed care each weekday from the time that the final bell rings until 5:30 p.m. Participants can enroll in the program each afternoon or as little as two afternoons per week. The program is not operated by QPS. Therefore, you must call the QCARE main office at 617-773-3299 to speak with a Program Director to register or visit their website for more information including tuition fees and registration information at www.quincyafterschool.org

Are there after-school activities available?

Atherton Hough offers both before- and after-school programs, such as volleyball, a morning enrichment room, an art club, and a game club. These programs vary throughout the year and are offered to various grade levels. Children are notified before the start of new programs and permission slips are sent home.

What should I do if my child is absent?

If your child is going to be absent, please notify the school at 617-984-8797. You may leave a message on voice mail if it is before 7:45 a.m. When your child returns to school, he/she should bring a note explaining his/her absence.