FAQ

What are the telephone numbers for Central?

  • Main Office, Principal, Vice Principal, Secretary 617-984-8725
  • Guidance Counselors 617-984-8725
  • Nurse 617-376-5204
  • Fax Number 617-376-1435

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What are the hours that school is in session?

8:15 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

When are Early Release Days?

Generally held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The hours on those days are 8:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. Lunch will be served.

Bus Charlie Cards?

Charlie cards are in the main office and can be picked up before school, after school or during SSB. They are the rechargeable cards, where you put your own money on them. We are not selling monthly passes.

Do you serve breakfast?

Breakfast is available every morning immediately before school starts at all schools in Quincy. Breakfast consists of a selection of cereals, muffins, bagels, peanut butter, cream cheese, fresh fruit, fruit juice and milk.

What does breakfast cost?

The cost for breakfast is $1.25 at middle schools. At the secondary level breakfast ala carte items are also available for purchase. Students who are eligible for Free or Reduced price lunches are automatically eligible for free or reduced price breakfast. The cost for a reduced price breakfast is 25 cents.

How much does lunch cost?

Middle School full-price student lunch is $2.75. The cost for a reduced price lunch is 40 cents. Milkis served with all lunches. The cost of purchasing milk only is 50 cents and milk choices include 2%, 1%, and 1% chocolate. Some lunches also include fruit juices in addition to the milk.

Where can I view a lunch menu?

From the main QPS page, click on Lunch Menu under School Links.

What Student Activities are available?

Beyond our core academic programs, Central offers a variety of activities before, during, and after school. Students are encouraged to participate in these programs so that they have a chance to meet new friends, experience new initiatives, exhibit their talents, and enjoy the complete middle school experience.

Please click on the "Programs" from the menu on the left for a complete listing of activities.

What is the policy for Field Trips?

Teachers schedule field trips to provide on-site learning experiences. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a proper and orderly manner at all times. These explorations are considered a part of the regular school day and not a recreational experience. Signed parent or guardian permission slips are required for each field trip.

What is the policy on Report Cards?

Computerized report cards are issued to students through ASPEN three times during the school year. Letter grades represent the quality of work a student has produced in each subject. A teacher comment section provides additional information. The report card also serves as a record of conduct, attendance, and tardiness.

No School Announcements

If school is canceled for any reason by the superintendent, announcements will be made over AM radio stations WJDA (1300), WRKO (680), WBZ (1030), and television stations 4,5, and 7. On days when school is in session despite inclement weather, parents are asked to use their best judgment about their child's ability to attend school during poor conditions.

To learn more about cancellations and sign up for automatic notifications, please select QPS Info from the main menu, and then click on School Cancellation.

Lost and Found

During the course of the year there are many found and lost items. Please label items. Students should secure their belongings in their lockers. Articles found in and out of the building should be brought to the outside of the cafeteria. These items may be claimed there by the owner. Students should refrain from bringing unnecessary valuable items to school.

Use of Lockers

Each student is assigned a locker with a lock. Students should not share their combinations with others.