Back to School - All You Need to Know

The safety of our teachers and staff, students, our parents, and anyone who enters TIA’s building is a number one priority. We take the covid-19 pandemic very seriously and we are closely following the guidelines set by the CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


Traveling out of state

If students or staff members have traveled outside of Massachusetts to a restricted state (please check the state of Massachusetts website for updates) in the past 14 days, they must schedule a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test 4-6 days after returning to Massachusetts and email the test result to the school office.

Entering the Building

Only students and staff are allowed to enter the building. Students and staff must wear a face mask or covering upon entry.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Each student will go through screening point at the entry point of the building. Drop-Off:

  1. Drop off period 7:55 AM - 8:10 AM

  2. Parents should pull into the school parking lot as they normally would.

  3. Students should not get out of the car until they have had their temperature check.

  4. Parents should not get out of the car at all.

  5. Masks should be on for the temperature check.

  6. Students will not be permitted to stay in school if temperature check fails

  7. Once a student is screened, he/she can enter the building if not they go back with their parents/ guardians.

  8. Students will sanitize/wash their hands

  9. Students will be going to their classroom under the supervision of a staff member (depending on age)

Late Arrivals

The Late Arrival drop off follows the same Drop-off procedure.

  1. Parent(s) or student should buzz the door and return and stay in the car

  2. Students should not get out of the car until they have had their temperature check.

  3. Parents should not get out of the car at all.

  4. Masks should be on for the temperature check.

  5. Students will not be permitted to stay in school if temperature check fails

  6. Once a student is screened, he/she can enter the building if not they go back with their parents/ guardians.

  7. Students will sanitize/wash their hands

  8. Students will be going to their classroom under the supervision of a staff member (depending on age)

  9. Students who buzz the door without a parent will not be admitted.

Afternoon Pick-up

  1. Pick-up period 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

  2. Parents should come into the school parking lot off of Arnold Street and pull all the way down the exit driveway to the Pre-K3 building.

  3. Students will be called one car at a time and exit the building via the back door.

  4. Once the first car is loaded, it should leave so the next student can be called.

  5. If you want to do an early pick-up before 2:20 pm, notify the office ahead of time and call the school when you arrive and your child will be brought out to your car.

  6. Parents should not enter the building.

Late Pick-up

  1. Please pick up your child on time.

  2. Parents should call the school if they arrive after the pick-up period (only due to any unavoidable circumstances) and your child will be brought out to your car.

  3. We strictly do not encourage late pick-ups.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Each day after school our custodian will disinfect all desks, tables, chairs, and shared common areas, bathrooms and objects including light switches, doorknobs, railings.

When cleaning is happening during the morning students will remain at a safe distance while areas are being disinfected, with extra care being taken. Cleaning products will be stored in a safe manner, away from students