Frequently Asked Questions

School Hours and School Year

What is Saint Bridget School’s school year?

 Saint Bridget School follows the Framingham Public Schools calendar with a few exceptions.

What are Saint Bridget School’s hours?

  • 7:40 a.m. - Students may begin to arrive at school
  • 8:00 a.m. - Classes begin
  • 2:00 p.m. - Dismissal for Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten
  • 2:10 p.m. - School Dismissal (Grades 1-8)
  • Half Day School Dismissal - 11:00 a.m.
  • Extended Day Program - begins at 2:00 p.m. and concludes at 6:00 p.m.

Drop Off and Dismissal Procedures

  • Preschool students (3 year olds) must be dropped off and picked up at school each day at the PRC door. Parents will drop off and pick up their child just outside the door.
  • Pre-K students (4 year olds) must be dropped off and picked up at school each day.
  • Kindergarten – 8th grade students who live in Framingham may ride the bus as long as they meet the Bus requirements set out by the City of Framingham (see below).
  • All non-Framingham students must be dropped off and picked up each day.

What happens if I am late for drop off?

If you are dropping your child off after 8:00 am, you must escort your child to the main door (door A) of the school building and go up to the front desk for a tardy slip.

How does pick up work?

Pre-K and Kindergarten students are released directly to parents at 2:00 p.m. Parents must exit their cars and meet the Pre-K and Kindergarten students at the school building. All riders in Grades 1-8 must be picked up at 2:15 p.m. Parents/Guardians must exit their cars and pick their children up in the church parking lot.

How does the busing of Saint Bridget Students work?

  • Only students from Framingham are able to take the Framingham Public School buses (those outside the designated two mile radius are considered eligible and will automatically be assigned a bus, those inside the radius may apply and will be subject to pay a fee pending approval). All interested in a bus must submit an application to the Front Desk which will then be forwarded to the Framingham Public School's Transportation Department. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 are eligible to ride the bus.
  • The bus schedules are provided to SBS by the Framingham Public School Transportation office and will be given to our parents before the first day of school via email. The school does not decide the bus stops; those are all determined by the FPS Transportation Office.

Can my child go home on a friend’s bus?

 No. The FPS Transportation office does not allow a student to ride a bus other than their own.

Uniform Rules and Regulations

Saint Bridget School students wear uniforms from Lands' End.

Do students wear a uniform on Visiting Day?

No. Uniforms are not required until the first day of school.

What happens on gym days?

On gym days, students wear their gym uniform to school and wear it all day. During the first week of school, students will find out what day they have gym.

Do sneakers need to be completely white?

Sneakers can be any color but should have non-scuff soles and no lights, sounds or wheels.

Is there a place to purchase used uniforms?

We have a used uniform program. These items can be purchased at the front desk for between $5 and $8 each.  All monies go the Help-A-Student (HAS) Fund.  Please check in at the front desk before going to the closet.

You may find more information about the uniform policy on our website. You may purchase new uniforms from Lands' End.

Snack / Lunch

Am I supposed to send a snack or drink with my child every day?

All students have snack time in the morning and are encouraged to bring a snack. Teachers also encourage students to bring their own water bottle that can be filled throughout the day.

Does Saint Bridget School offer hot lunch?

Hot lunch is offered every day at Saint Bridget School. Parents may order through their Family Portal account and lunch payments are taken directly from your FACTS account. Lunch is ordered monthly, with order deadlines announced in the Monday Memo and through email.

**For more information, please contact the Front Desk.

Miscellaneous Questions

 Do the students attend Mass every week?

  • All grades (Pre-K - Grade 8) go to Mass once a week as a class and go to Mass once a month as a school.
  • Parents and family members are welcome to join us at daily Mass.

What happens on Visiting Day?

  • Visiting Day occurs on the day before the first day of school. It is a half day (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
  • Visiting Day is for students starting in Preschool through Grade 3.
  • Students come to school with their parents to meet their new teacher, drop off their school supplies, and collect Family Guild/Parent information.
  • No uniforms are required on Visiting Day.

What is the Monday Memo?

  • The Monday Memo is distributed electronically by email every Sunday evening. This memo contains important information about the calendar, upcoming events, Family Guild programs, and important news and events.
  • The Monday Memo may also be found on the school website.