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Hardy Elementary school PTO

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293 Weston Road
Wellesley, MA 02482

Don't be Tardy to Hardy

Every minute counts in school! At Hardy, students are in their classrooms ready to learn at 8:30 a.m. When children arrive on time, they begin their day with a positive outlook!

Students have responsibilities early in the day: 

  • Unpack materials 

  • Order lunch 

  • Complete classroom responsibilities 

  • Begin morning work to settle into the day 


When all children arrive on time, it supports the classroom community. 

Arriving late to school has a negative impact on your child and your child’s classroom. When a child comes into school late, the classroom teacher is already teaching and the late arrival of your child may create a disruption in instruction for the class. This may start the day off for your child in a less than ideal way and could cause your child to feel stressed. 

The School Council has established the following guidelines to support a successful arrival and set a positive tone for the day:  

  • Students may be dropped off beginning at 8:15 am. when the playground is monitored by Hardy faculty. 

  • All doors at Hardy will be locked at 8:30 a.m. Students dropped off after 8:30 a.m. must be accompanied to the office with a parent or guardian through the front door. They will report to the office and receive a pink tardy slip. They will give this pink tardy slip to their classroom teacher. 

  • Students will be marked tardy on their student record if they arrive after 8:30 a.m. 

  • After the 3rd tardy, the principal will send home the Tardy Notice Letter to the child’s parents requiring their signature. 

  • Other follow up measures or consequences may be explored if the issue continues. 

  • The playground bell rings at 8:25. Grade 4 and 5 students come directly into school when the bell goes off. Students in grades K, 1, 2 and 3 line up on the blacktop and are escorted in by Hardy faculty. 


Research has shown that attendance is critical for school success. A student who is 5-10 minutes late every day will miss the equivalent of a week of school. 

The entire Hardy staff thanks you in advance for making sure every student learns responsible behavior by arriving to school on time!