School Hours and Directions
McCarthy Middle School Hours
8:19 AM to 2:40 PM.

Early Release Days:
8:19 AM – 11:10 AM

Students are allowed in school before 8:00 AM if they have an appointment with a teacher. When students arrive before 8:00 AM they must sign in at the main office.

After School Clubs:
Students with an activities card may attend clubs and activities.  Late buses leave at 3:45 p.m.


Student Schedules:
Click here to see the 5th Grade schedule.
Click here to see the 6th Grade schedule.
Click here to see the 7th Grade schedule.
Click here to see the 8th Grade schedule.
Click here to see the 7th – 8th Split Team schedule.

Weather Advisory
In the event that a late start must be called, the delay will be 2 hours.

Arrival/Dismissal – As you are well aware, students need to possess and show their bus pass to ride their assigned school bus. That is true for students who are required to pay and those who are not.  Students will not be allowed to ride the bus without their specific bus pass.  If you have not received a bus pass (or have lost it), call Central Office immediately, 978-251-5100 x6917 or 6915. Pick-up and drop off is on the tennis court/police department side of the building.

Key information to remember-

Ø    Arrival Time for students at the McCarthy School is 8:00AM. There is no supervision for students before that time.  Daycare is available before school at the Parker School. Please contact Community Education at 251-5151.  If your child has a before school appointment with a staff member earlier than 8:00 AM, he/she must come through the front door and sign in at the office.

Ø    Dropping offand picking up- Your children should be dropped off on the Police station side of the building. Please try to have your child packed up andready to exit your vehicle on the passenger/sidewalk side.  Please do not wait until your car pulls up to the door facing the police station.  This tends to really back up the traffic flow.  Your child can get out of your car at any point between the small gym and the door across from the police station.  The door next to the library (not visible from the drop-offroad) is also open in the mornings.  There should be no drop offs on the administration (left) side of the building. as no one should be entering through the side door of the administration wing at any time. Pick-ups at the end of the school day (2:40) are in the parking lot near the tennis courts/football field.  Pleasenote that busses block the driveway next to the school next to the police station during dismissal.  If you are arriving close to or after 2:30, you will probably have to enter the pick-up area using the entrance on Old Westford Road. For children’s safety, please back into a parking spot before the dismissal time as it is much safer pulling forward out of a parking spot once school is dismissed.  Thanks for keeping our children safe.

McCarthy Middle School
250 North Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824