NMES News Updates

Back to School 2023

Important Dates

Click to see the 2023-2024 PPS Academic Year Calendar

Click this link to access the NMES Calendar on the Plymouth Public School's webpage.

Important Dates for September:

Aug 29th - First Day of School - Grades 1-5

Aug 30th - First Day of School - Kindergarten

September 7th - Open House - Grades K-2 (parents/guardians only)

September 12th - Open House - Grades 3-5 (parents/guardians only)

September 13th - Early Release Day - students dismiss at 1:05 pm

September 20 & 21 - Picture Day

Lunch Menu

Plymouth School Lunch Program is providing free meals to all students. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has provided money to do this for one year through the State budget. Children enrolled in the district (or in the community) are eligible for these free meals regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2024.

Click here to view the School Lunch Menu.

Bus Routes

Bus Routes are published on the Plymouth Public School's website. Click here to view the Nathaniel Morton Bus Routes. Our drivers ask that students are outside about 5 minutes prior to the assigned time, but please be patient as it takes a week or so for our drivers to familiarize themselves with the routes and bus stops.

If your student(s) are riding the school bus this year, please make sure you have submitted a Bus Application. Thank you!

School Hours

Arrival begins at 8:50 am. Students will be marked tardy after 9:05 am. If your family walks to school or arrives prior to the front door's opening, we kindly ask that parents supervise their children while they are playing on the front lawn.

Dismissal begins at 3:20 pm.

Beginning at 3:20, walkers are dismissed from the side door (closest to the playground). We ask that adults picking up stand alongside the fence and give their name to the staff member. Please bring an ID with you until the Walker Pickup Staff is familiar with you. Thank you!

Beginning at 3:20, bus students are dismissed from the main entrance of the school. We load 3-4 buses at a time. **There is NO parking on the school-side of Lincoln Street during dismissal time, as we need to have room for our bus dismissal! We have 3 waves of buses. Our last bus typically departs NMES by 3:40 pm.

Dismissal Notes

Dismissal Notes

Thank you for your help in reducing the high volume of phone calls pertaining to alternate dismissal plans. For the safety of your child, we ask that you put any dismissal changes in writing - either written note or email. HELPFUL TIP: If you are emailing, please send it to your child's teacher as well as our School Secretary, Robyn Monska rmonska@plymouth.k12.ma.us as well as our Front Desk Receptionists Meredith Cosseboom mcosseboom@plymouth.k12.ma.us, and Kelly Baler kbaler@plymouth.k12.ma.us. We ask that whenever possible, families notify the school of any dismissal changes before 2:00 pm. And if you are dismissing your child early from school, please do so by 2:45 pm.

Thank you!

Connect with your child's teacher!

Your child's teacher will be reaching out to you in the next few days to introduce themselves and gather information about your child's dismissal plan. Please be on the lookout for an email, and please communicate your child's dismissal plan (bus, walker, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, etc.) Thank you!

Notes from the PTA

Our PTA is a wonderful group of parents who devote a lot of time to enhancing our school experience. From fundraising to enrichment opportunities, this team of parents do a lot! We are always looking for more and new faces to help!

Stop by the NMES PTA table at our Open House nights to get more information and get involved!

Follow the NMES PTA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NathanielMortonPTA

NMES PTA email: nmesptacrew@gmail.com