Frequently Asked Questions
What is the 2021-2022 enrollment at Shaker Road School?
Enrollment at the entire school (infants through grade 9) for the 2021-2022 school year is 276.
Is SRS a religious school?
Is the SRS student body diverse?
What is the typical class size?
Do Shaker Road School students and teachers use technology in the classroom?
At what time does the school day begin and end?
Children in our Infant, Toddler, and Pre-Kindergarten Programs can be dropped off as early as 7:00 AM and picked up until 5:30 PM. The Kindergarten through Fourth Grade school day begins at 8:30 AM. Children may arrive for Early Care beginning at 7:00 AM. The school day ends at 3:30 PM. Families may utilize our after school programs until 5:30 PM.
The Middle School and Ninth Grade day begins at 8:30 AM. It is recommended that Middle School students be on campus no later than 8:00 AM in order to prepare for the day. Students may arrive at school any time after 7:00 AM and may stay on campus until 5:30 PM. The Middle School and Ninth Grade day ends at 3:45 PM. Middle School students may participate in our after school program until 5:30 PM. Most SRS athletic team practices and extracurricular activities take place immediately after school.
What do students wear to school?
Are lunch and snacks provided?
No. SRS does not have a traditional cafeteria that supplies hot meals. Students in all programs and grades should pack lunch, snacks, and beverages. Students can also pre-order “boxed” lunches in the school store (The Heron’s Nest) and purchase snacks. Parents or students can sign up in the school store to pre-order lunch. If the store is closed, you may also call the office to place your order. The purchased lunch schedule in the Heron’s Nest is as follows:
- Tuesday: Bagels with butter and/or cream cheese
- Wednesday: Chicken patties
- Friday: Pizza
Are parents involved in the life of the school?
Yes! as much or as little as they wish and their time permits. SRS parents are welcome and encouraged to become active within our school community. Just a few of the many options to consider include: volunteering at athletic and performing arts events; visiting your child’s classroom to talk about heritage, holidays, and customs; and volunteering on the Parent Teacher Group. Many families tell us they learn about the school and meet other parents by attending parent teacher group meetings.
What are parent-teacher conferences?
When are parent-teacher conferences held?
Parent-teacher conferences for Grades 5-9 are held in the middle of each trimester. They can be scheduled before, during or after school. Parents will receive notification to sign-up through their child’s advisor. Grade 5-9 conferences are held in the middle of the trimester to allow time for students to improve their grades if necessary before the end of the marking period.
How will we know when school is closed?
Are there days when school is not in session but childcare is still available?
- School is completely closed (calendar will read, SRS Closed)
- Classes are not in session but the school is still open for vacation camp and childcare (calendar will read “School Open, No Classes)
Does SRS have snow days?
Does my child have to come to school on a snow day?
How will families be notified if school has to close unexpectedly?
School Store – The Heron’s Nest
What are the Heron’s Nest hours?
The store is generally open daily from 7:00 AM-10:00 AM, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM, and 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
What do they sell in the Heron’s Nest?
How are the proceeds from the Heron’s Nest used?
All proceeds from the school store go to the Robert S. Hicks Scholarship Fund. A portion of your purchases is also tax deductible. Speak to Mary in the store for details.
Can the students go to the store during the day?
School Vacation Weeks
When are the school vacation weeks?
Can students attend during school vacation weeks?
What activities are planned during school Vacation Camp?
Are the hours the same during Vacation Camp?
Do we have to register for Vacation Camp?
How do we register?
Please call the main office to register.