School Info

School Hours
9AM - 3PM
Main Office: 8AM - 4PM
Early Release Days: 12:55PM dismissal

Late Policy
Spirit WeekIt is very important that each student arrive in his/her classroom, ready to begin school, by 8:55AM. We ask that all students be in their classrooms at 8:45AM. A student who arrives after 8:55AM should go to the office to get a late slip before going to the classroom.

Absences
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School Arrival

Doors open at 8AM. Students can go to the cafeteria or gym. With prior permission, students can go upstairs before 8:40AM to meet with a teacher. At 8:40 students may go upstairs to advisory classrooms.

School Dismissal
School Dismissal is at 2:55PM. 6th graders and all bus students exit in front, at the exit by O’Neill Library. 7th and 8th grade walkers exit the rear of the building on the Yerxa Street side. Families should arrange to meet their student at the appropriate location. Older siblings are permitted to enter the Peabody School to pick up younger siblings.

Report Cards & Conferences

We operate on a quarter system. Progress reports go out at the end of each quarter. Report cards go out at the end of each semester. Emails and robocalls will be sent when reports cards are available and when we have upcoming conferences.

Listening conferences where families and students can meet individually with their advisory teachers are held three times during the year - once in the fall, winter and spring.

Recess
Students have at least 25 minutes of outdoor recess every day, in addition to their 15 minutes for lunch. During inclement weather, students have access to the gym and auditorium.

Transportation
Cambridge Public Schools will provide transportation to all 6th-8th grade students who must walk 1.5 miles or more to their assigned schools, and to all students through grade 8 who must cross Fresh Pond Parkway, McGrath Highway, or Alewife Brook Parkway, or who must cross the railroad tracks at Sherman Street. Students who are not eligible for transportation in the morning based on their home address may be eligible to take a school bus to an after school program. Please contact Tina Fisher in the Transportation department for more information.

Aspen Student / Parent Portal
Aspen is a secure online information resource for Cambridge Public Schools. It contains family contact information, grade information, and a variety of reports and documents that teachers, students and parents may need. Rindge Avenue Upper School (RAUS) students and parents can now login to Aspen to view their child's gradebook, assignments, attendance, and conduct. Students and parents now have separate accounts. Students can login using their CPS network credentials. Parents, please login using your email address. If you have never logged in before, please use the temporary password that was mailed to you. Learn more >>

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