FAQ

What are the telephone numbers for Sterling?

  • Main Office: 617-984-8729
  • Principal: Dr. John Franceschini - 617-984-8729
  • Assistant Principal: Ms. Courtney Mitchell - 617-984-8729
  • Secretary: Mrs. Kathy Scribi - 617-984-8729
  • Guidance Counselor: Mr. Shane Abboud - 617-984-8959
  • Guidance Counselor: Ms. Jill Kyranis - 617-984-8960
  • Nurse: Mrs. Diane Coletti - 617-984-8648
  • Fax Number 617-984-8640

What are the hours that school is in session?

8:15 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

What is Instant Alert? How can I sign up?

Instant Alert for Schools allows school officials to deliver a single, clear message to parents or guardians by telephone, cell phone, e-mail, pager, or PDA in any combination. The system can be used to notify you of a school closing, delayed opening, or early
closing, schedule changes or important school information. Learn more about Instant Alert and update your information by clicking here.

When are Early Release Days?

Generally held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The hours on those days are 8:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. Lunch will be served.

Have questions about your child's lunch program? Please click the link below to have them answered!

Click on QPS Info, choose Programs from the left menu and select Food Service.

What if a student's address changes?

Pupils must report any change of address or home telephone number so that the correct information will be available in case of emergency.

What if my child needs to be dismissed from school?

A parent or guardian must write a note stating the date, time, and reason for dismissal. The parent or guardian has the responsibility of providing the necessary transportation for the student.

How do I meet with my child's teachers?

Parents wishing a conference with their child's teaching teams should call the Guidance Office and make an appointment to meet during the team's preparation period.

Do students get lockers ?

Each student is assigned a locker. It is the student's responsibility to provide a combination lock and to keep it locked at all times to safeguard his or her personal belongings. The students should not share their locker combinations with classmates. Students are permitted to use their lockers only at the times designated by their teaching teams.

Are MP3 players, cell phones or other electronic devices permitted in school?

Students are not permitted to use electronic devices such as cell phones, radios, MP3, tablets (such as iPads), beepers, or other electronic communication devices during school hours. They will be confiscated.

What is the school cancellation policy?

If regularly scheduled classes are canceled or delayed for any reason, announcements will be made over AM radio stations WBZ (1030), WRKO (680), and Boston television channels 4, 5, and 7.

To learn more about cancellations and sign up for automatic notifications, please select QPS Info from the main menu, and then click on School Cancellation.

What is the policy regarding absences?

Students must bring their homeroom teacher absence notes for absences within two days following their absence. In addition to the note, parents are requested to call their child's absence in to the school on the day of the absence. Failure to provide a written explanation from a parent or guardian for absences may result in a suspension hearing or detention.

Is there a dress code?

Each student's hairstyle, appearance and manner of dress are determined by the student and his/her parent or guardian, unless these present a danger to the student's health or safety, interfere with school work or create a classroom or school disruption. Students may be sent home to change clothes. No hats, coats or sunglasses may be worn inside the building.