If your child is going to be absent from school or late to school for any reason please call the office at 799-5196 to let us know. You can call the school as early as you’d like and leave us a message on our voice mail. If your child arrives after 9:00 a.m., please ask him/her to check in at the office so we can remove his/her name from the absence list.
Please Sign In
Please remember that for the safety of everyone at Brown Elementary School, all doors except the front door are locked during the school day. If you are coming into the building for any reason please use the front door, stop in the office, sign in and get a Visitor's badge. It is very important that we know who is in the building at all times. If your child is going to be late to school please call the office to let us know and to place his/her lunch order. If your child is going to be absent from school, please call the office to let us know. You can leave a message on our voice mail.
School Cancellation Information
Storm cancellation information will continue to be announced on television channels
WGME (Channel 13), WMTW (Channel 8), WCSH (Channel 6), FOX 51, UPN35 (Channel 12) and radio channels WBLM (102.9), WGAN (560), WJBQ (97.9), WMGX (93.1), WPOR (101.9) and WYNZ (100.9).
See attached letter for InfoCenter directions. InfoCenter is South Portland's new emergency announcement system.
SPSD Child Find
South Portland has the responsibility to ensure that all students between the ages of 3 and 20 years, (including state wards, state agency clients, students attending private schools in the district, students who are home schooled, and institutional residents who reside within the city) and who are in need of special education and supportive services, are identified, located and evaluated.
If you live in the state of Maine and are the parent or legal guardian of a child with a disability that is covered by state or federal special education laws and have privately placed your child in a private school or a home school program located within this school district, you have the right to have your child located, identified and evaluated by the South Portland School District as a possible special education student, including referral of your child to a pupil evaluation team to determine whether your child qualifies as a special education student. The South Portland School District's child find and referral obligations toward your child while s/he is parentally placed in a private school or home school program located in South Portland are the same as for students enrolled in public school.
Parents, relatives, private school administrators, physicians and other persons who are aware of a child who may require services are asked to contact the Office of Instructional Support at 871-0555.