Frequently Asked Questions

When do we go back to school?

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The entire school calendar is available here.

When do Kindergarten students start school?

1. The first day of school, Tuesday, September 3, 2019, is an abbreviated day for kindergarten students. Kindergarten Students will come to school with their parents. There is no bus transportation all kindergarten students will come with their parents. Parents will meet with Mr. Dintino in the multipurpose room. Students will be met by their teachers and brought to their classrooms. After meeting with Mr. Dintino, parents will join their students in the classroom for a community project.

Kindergarten students will begin full time with bus transportation on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

For details on the day, please follow this link: Click here.

Who will my teacher be?

Emails will be sent in mid-August to families with Powerschool details and login information for teacher assignments. Please call your school if you need additional assistance.

How will I know where my bus stop is?

Bus routes are published in the Sandwich Enterprise at the end of August. They are also available in the Resources section of the school website.

When is the beginning and end of the school day?

Sandwich High School (grades 9-12) start of school 7:30am, dismissal at 2pm

Sandwich Stem Academy (grades 7 & 8) start of school 7:30am, dismissal at 2pm

Oak Ridge School (grades 3-6) start of school 8:15am, dismissal at 2:45pm

Forestdale School (grades K to 2) start of school 9:00am, dismissal at 3:30pm.

Who can I contact about Before and After School Care?

Contact Karen McCarthy, Director of the School for Early Learning which manages the Extended Day programs (before and after school care) at the Oak Ridge and the Forestdale school. 508-539-7509.

What supplies should I bring?

Sandwich High School and Stem Academy students will receive information on supplies needed from their teams/teachers during the first week of classes.

Forestdale Supplies List: please click here

What is available for breakfast and lunch at my school?

Breakfast and lunch menus can be found here.

How can I stay up to date with the most current information?

The district website is where ALL information is stored and is available to you at any time.

The district and our schools use a variety of digital and social media to communicate with our families. Be sure to “like” and “follow” each that apply for your family! Below you can find links to our platforms:


District, Sandwich Public Schools

Forestdale School, Forestdale Elementary

Oak Ridge School, Oak Ridge School

Stem Academy, Sandwich Stem Academy

Sandwich High School, Sandwich High School




Oak Ridge,

Sandwich HS,

SHS Athletics,


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What grade levels are included in each school?

Sandwich High School Gr. 9-12 365 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd, East Sandwich

Sandwich Stem Academy Gr. 7&8 365 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd, East Sandwich

Oak Ridge School Gr. 3-6 260 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, East Sandwich

Forestdale School Gr. K-2 151 Route 130, Forestdale

How do I contact each school?

Sandwich High School 508-888-4900

Stem Academy 508-888-5300

Oak Ridge School 508-833-0111

Forestdale School 508-477-6600