About > Logistics
The daily details of life at Westbrook ES:
8:00 a.m. Office opens
8:25 a.m. Teachers arrive at school
8:45 – 8:55 a.m. Students arrive
PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILDREN REPORT TO SCHOOL PROMPTLY. TO KEEP ATTENDANCE RECORDS ACCURATE, PLEASE SIGN IN AT THE OFFICE IF ARRIVING TARDY.
9:00 School begins – tardy bell followed by announcements and opening program.
11–1 Lunch & Recess Schedule
3:25 Classes dismissed
4:00 Building closed except for after school activities
Early Release Days
School dismisses at 12:55 p.m. on early release days and lunch is served at school.
The first bell rings at 8:55 a.m. and school begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Any child who cannot arrive at school by 9:00 a.m. must bring a note of explanation from home and check in at the office.
PLEASE NOTE !! If you want your child to be dismissed early from school, please send a note to the teacher with the reason and time for early dismissal. No child can be dismissed to anyone other than his or her parent without written permission. THE CHILD MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE AND SIGNED OUT.
PROCEDURES FOR ORDERING LUNCH
The Westbrook cafeteria uses a computerized cash register system called SNAP. Each student has a deposit account which replaces the need to carry money every day.
The PIN (personal identification number) for returning students will remain the same. New students will receive their PIN numbers on the first day of school.
When making a deposit by check, please write the student’s complete name and PIN number on the front of the check. To make a combined deposit for family members, please indicate the deposit amount for each student on the check. Send check in with child or drop in Main Office.
Parents can also refill student accounts using a credit card at www.myLunchMoney.com. Once the account is established, you can check balances, view student purchases, set up recurring payments, and receive low balance e-mail notification. Any money left on a student’s account last year will be available for spending this year.
Returned checks will be subject to a $35.00 service charge.
The National School Lunch program does not permit the cafeteria to extend credit.
The lunch menu is available online at: www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/foodserv
School meal prices: A la carte prices:
Lunch: $2.50 Milk: $.60
Reduced lunch: $.40
News by Phone
24-hour news about Montgomery County Public Schools is available by calling 301/279-3673. The recorded news messages are changed every day at 5:00 p.m., or as needed, to give the latest information about school programs, Board of Education meetings and other events. A summary of important actions is reported after each Board of Education meeting.
School closings, delayed openings and early releases due to weather conditions will be announced via radio, TV, MCPS emergency phone number (301-279-3673) and MCPS home page.
- Closures: Announced by 6:00 a.m. Closings cause cancellations of all activities using the school, including evening activities (even if the weather clears).
- Delayed Openings: Announced by 6:00 a.m. Schools start TWO HOURS LATE. Westbrook begins at 11:00 a.m. – students should NOT arrive BEFORE 10:45 a.m.
- Early Dismissals: Announced by 11:15 a.m. Schools are dismissed 2 ½ HOURS EARLY. Westbrook students will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m. to their regular buses or as walkers. If Westbrook closes school due to unexpected circumstances --OTHER THAN WEATHER – such as burst water pipe, parents will be called and notified. If you use Westmoreland Children’s Center, please be sure you know their policy for all of these situations.
There is a telephone in the office that may be used by students in an emergency. Another telephone is located outside the All Purpose Room. Parents may telephone the office during the day if they need to get a message to their children in emergency situations. THE OFFICE WILL NOT TAKE ROUTINE MESSAGES FOR STUDENTS.
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
Lost and Found
All items found in the school building or on the grounds are placed in the Lost and Found Collection Baskets located near the entrance to the All Purpose Room. Unclaimed items are donated to a local charity.