Downs House

To Report an Absence or Dismissal

Before 11:00am

Phone: 781-316-3610

After 11:00am

Phone: 781-316-3594

Nurses Office

Phone: 781-316-3563

Dismissal Slips are picked up by the student in the House Office

Dean: Ms. Veronica Tivnan

Email: vtivnan@arlington.k12.ma.us

Phone: 781-316-3611

Administrative Assistant:

Ms. Jocelyn Siccone (Mon, Tues, Fri)

Ms. Karen Lambrych (Wed, Thurs.)

Available: 7:00 am to 11:00 am

Phone: 781-316-3610

The Downs House Office is located on the second floor of the Downs Building.

Instructions for Early Dismissal or Appointments

  • Dismissals during school hours, send a note, email, or call. (contact info above)
  • Before 11:00 am, a parent/guardian should contact the house offices.
  • The student should go to the house office before or after homeroom to get a dismissal slip.
  • After 11:00 am, messages and students should go to the Main Office. The house secretaries are not available.

Instructions for Unplanned Dismissals During School Hours

Illness

Students who are ill must report to the nurse at the Clinic. The nurse must assess the student, because of health requirements. The nurse will communicate with you to determine if dismissal is warranted and will then take necessary steps for dismissal. If your child contacts you to be dismissed due to illness, please make sure you send them to the nurse. The nurse’s office can be reached at 781-316-3563

Unplanned Appointments or Dismissals

  • Before 11:00 am, a parent/guardian should contact the house offices.
  • The student should go to the house office before or after homeroom to get a dismissal slip.
  • After 11:00 am, messages and students should go to the Main Office. The house secretaries are not available

(handbook is linked in the Forms and Docs page)

The full attendance policy as well as other official AHS rules and guidelines are are published in the Student Policy Handbook.