Dear McCarthy Parents/Guardians and Students,
Students at the middle schools can participate in a variety of after school activities. The activities offered this year are listed on the below documents. We strongly encourage ALL students to participate in at least one activity as an important element in middle school development.
Fees and forms
If your child wants to participate in an after-school activity for the 2020-22 school year, the activity fee is $50.00 per child. This is a one-time fee and it allows students to participate in as many activities they choose. Checks should be made payable to Chelmsford Public Schools and may be turned in during homeroom. Student must also bring in a completed Activities Agreement Form and Activities Health Form (both attached) along with the payment. An activity card will be issued to your child to permit him/her to participate in all after school activities for the school year. The fee is used to help defray the cost of the stipends given to advisors for each of the activities. The fee is not to pay for late buses.
Late bus routes
The Late Bus Routes (also attached) will be given to the students along with their activity card. Please review the appropriate bus route and bus number carefully. It is important to note that the Late Bus Routes are very different from the morning and afternoon regular bus routes. Generally, the late bus routes necessitate that students walk a greater distance from the bus stop than their regular school bus requires. Please review the Late Bus # and stop with your child as they will probably both be different than the regular daily bus they may take. Middle school parents should know that Chelmsford High School students also utilize the late bus system. Students being picked up from activities will be dismissed from the doors next to the cafeteria.
After school activities and late buses will begin on Tuesday, October 19. Late buses run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week. Late bus privileges are only for students who participate in after school activities, extra help, or intramurals.
If you have any questions about the programs or wish further information, please feel free to contact us at (978) 251-5122.
Kurt McPhee, Principal
Kerry Calobrisi, Assistant Principal