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Merrimac Elementary School

Principal's Message


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Dear Merrimac Families,

I hope this letter finds you well and ready for the 2023-2024 school year!

Student class assignments are expected to be posted on the Parent Portal on August 30th. If you are having difficulty accessing the Parent Portal account, please send an email to Kindergarten placement information will be mailed home.

As your family is preparing for the upcoming school year, please mark your calendars for these important dates:

* Wednesday, August 30

* 9 am Grades K-2 Teacher Assignments Posted to Parent Portal
* 3 pm Grade 3-5 Teacher Assignments Posted to the Parent Portal
* 1-1:30 pm New Entrant Tour
* *9 am-1 pm Medication Drop Off

* Thursday, August 31

* 9-9:30 am New Entrant Tour
* *9 am-1 pm Medication Drop Off

*Parents/guardians of students who require the use of medication in school should drop off the appropriate documentation and medication to Ms. Conner, school nurse, during this timeframe.

* Tuesday, September 5

* 12:30-1 pm K Sneak Peek

All kindergarten students and their parents/guardians are invited to the “K Sneak Peek” to drop off their supplies and say hello to their teachers.

* Wednesday, September 6 First Day of School!
* Friday, September 8 Wear Red, White and Blue in honor of Patriot Day
* Monday, September 18 Open School Night

* Building opens 5 pm
* 5th grade 5:15 pm
* Kindergarten 5:45 pm
* 1st grade 6:15 pm
* 2nd grade 6:45 pm
* 3rd grade 7:15 pm
* 4th grade 7:45 pm
* Building closes 8:30 pm

* Monday, September 25 School closed for Yom Kippur

Sachem Food Services: As a reminder, please review the important information within the link below regarding the school breakfast and lunch program including the application for the 2023/24 Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application and information regarding the online payment system, Payschools Central Click Here

While school lunch is available for all students, we recommend that kindergarteners be sent to school with a lunch from home for the first few weeks of school to help them adjust to our school/cafeteria routine.

School Hours: Our school hours for the 2023/2024 school year are 8:10 am-2:40 pm

Visitors: Please remember to always carry your State-issued photo identification with you when visiting Merrimac. District Policy will not allow anyone into the building without providing legal documentation to identify you.

Merrimac’s Student Handbook: All other building procedures (arrival/dismissal, how to report a student’s absence, lunch, etc.) can be found within Merrimac’s Student Handbook in the link below and is accessible on Merrimac’s website.

For parents/guardians of students in kindergarten and first grade who take the bus, please complete this form prior to the start of the school year: Click Here to View

We have been busy getting the building prepared for the return of students and staff, and I cannot wait until September 6 to have everyone back together again!


Elizabeth Tucci