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Parent Information/FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

List of 15 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What are the school hours for arrival and dismissal? Are there any days that are different?

    Arrival
    Early Childhood: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
    Kindergarten-8th Grade: 8:00- 8:25 a.m.

    Dismissal
    Early Childhood (Half-Day): 12:00 p.m. 
    Early Childhood (Full-Day): 2:00 p.m. (1:45 p.m. on Fridays)
    Kindergarten-8th Grade: 3:30 p.m. (2:00 p.m. on Fridays)

    Please note that we have early dismissal times on Fridays so teachers can participate in faculty meetings and continued professional development.
  • Q. What are the guidelines for car line drop-off and pick-up?

    The Weiss School car line for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up is supervised by Weiss School Staff who are dedicated to ensuring your child's safety. Please enter the parking lot at 5 MPH on the East side of the school and drive around the building until you reach the drop-off/pick-up location outside of the cafeteria. For the safety of all parties, administration respectfully requests that no cell phones are utilized when dropping off or picking up your child.

    During drop-off/pick-up, please pull up as close as you can to the vehicle in front of you. The more vehicles that we can have in car line, the more efficient the process will be in getting children in and out of vehicles. Please have your child on the correct side of the vehicle to exit/enter. Please DO NOT get out of your vehicle to assist your child as Weiss School staff will assist with this process. Exit the property via the West exit and proceed onto Burns Road.
  • Q. Does The Weiss School participate in standardized testing?

    Yes. The Weiss School utilizes the Terra Nova standardized test each year to assess the academic progress of each student in Kindergarten - 8th grade. The Terra Nova test is administered to students during the month of April each school year. Following the completion of the test, parents will receive a copy of the results at the end of the year. Parents are invited to meet with school staff to review results at any time. 
  • Q. Who do I contact if I have a question about my child's progress?

    If you have any questions or concerns about your child's academic progress at The Weiss School, the first step is to contact your child's teacher(s). Please contact your child's teacher via email. Weiss School faculty and staff are expected to reply to all communications within a 24-hour period (not including weekends or holidays). Parent teacher conferences are held once a year. Additionally, you may contact The Weiss School's Guidance Department to schedule an appointment with your child's teacher(s) for additional conferences. 
  • Q. Who do I contact if I have a question about NetClassroom or Canvas?

    Please contact your child's teacher via email. 
  • Q. Can anyone sign my child out of school?

    No. To sign out a child out of The Weiss School, an individual must be on the list of approved parties for pick-up that is provided by the legal guardian(s) of the child. An approved government ID will be required for identification purposes from individuals who are not legal guardian(s) of a child.
  • Q. Are there different types of uniforms for different occasions?

    Yes. The Weiss School has 4 different types of school uniforms:

    1. Daily Uniform: Worn on a daily basis at school
    2. Field Trip Attire: Worn on a Field Trip and for picture days
    3. Dress Down Days: Worn on monthly Dress Down Days
    4. Best Attire: Worn on Grandparents' Day, Holiday Show, and End of Year Recognition Celebrations/Graduations

    For more detailed guidelines about school uniforms, please refer to the Weiss School Student Handbook.
  • Q. Where do I purchase Weiss School Uniforms? 

    Weiss School uniforms can be purchased from Lands' End. Please visit www.landsend.com and go to School > Find Your School. In the search bar for Find Your School, please enter the code 900075672. This will guide you to the various approved uniform selections for The Weiss School.

    At the Weiss School we also have a Boutique that sells slightly used school uniforms. Each piece is $5.00 and can be purchased at the front desk. 
  • Q. Who do I contact if I have a question about billing or my child’s account?

    Please contact Ms. Maribeth Lenz, The Weiss School Business Manager, at mlenz@weissschool.org to discuss any questions or issues with your account.
  • Q. How do I order school lunch for my child?

    School lunch at The Weiss School is outsourced to various restaurants who cater food into the school each day. The Weiss School does not begin catering lunches until the 2nd week of the school year so students need to bring lunch the first week of school. The lunch menu is sent out to families through a Constant Contact message two weeks prior to each quarter. Hard copies of the menu are also available in the main office. An example of the menu can be found here.
  • Q. When are Dress Down Days?

    Students earn Dress Down days on the last Thursday of each month as an incentive for complying with dress code throughout the month. 
  • Q. What are Friday Morning Shows?

    The Friday Morning Show at The Weiss School is one of the most unique components of The Weiss School experience! On the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Friday of each month throughout the school year, the school day begins with a school-wide assembly in the Greta Faigen Theatre Cafetorium on the Weiss School campus. The Friday Morning Show assembly is an opportunity for the entire Weiss School student body to come together as a Weiss School family on a frequent basis. 

    All family members are welcome to come and join the fun at The Weiss Friday Show. Throughout the school year, each homeroom class is assigned a Friday where their "Class Act" is performed. Parents notified in advance if their child is being recognized at the Friday Morning Show or if their homeroom class is performing their Class Act. This is a great chance to grab coffee, catch up with other parents and watch the show that is exclusively produced by Weiss Middle School students. The show is a great way to see students perform in class acts, hear announcements, see your child called upon stage when their birthday is announced, and see and hear all the wonderful achievements our students have accomplished.
  • Q. What is Birthday Breakfast? When is it?

    The Birthday Breakfast is held on the first Friday of every month form 8:45 am to 9:15 am. It is The Weiss School's unique way to celebrate all students who have a birthday in that month. In each grade level, parents work together to bring in healthy breakfast foods for the class to enjoy the celebration of the student birthdays. The school asks that parents try bringing limited sugar/low sugar items. Some suggested choices include fruits, cereal, bagels/cream cheese, yogurt, pancakes, waffles, egg sandwiches, etc. June and July birthdays are celebrated along with May birthdays on the first Friday in May. August Birthdays are celebrated along with September birthdays on the first Friday in September. All family members are welcome!
  • Q. What is a "Coffee Talk"? When is it?

    At The Weiss School, the “Coffee Talk” is a monthly information gathering for parents to attend that is hosted by The Head of School. The "Coffee Talk" is designed to be an open forum for relevant Weiss School topics. The “Coffee Talks” are typically scheduled after Birthday Breakfast (9:15) when parents are already on campus. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to contact Dr. Ferguson at tferguson@weissschool.org with any questions or concerns that you may want to discuss any concerns that you may want to discuss.
  • Q. How do I become involved as a parent?

    To become involved as a parent volunteer at The Weiss School, please email The Weiss School Parent Association (PA) at pa@weissschool.org. A representative from the PA will contact you to discuss the various volunteer opportunities that are available. Throughout the school year, there are scheduled PA meetings that inform all Weiss School stakeholders about upcoming events, meetings, and volunteer opportunities.
The Weiss School is a co-ed private school that serves gifted students in PreK-3 through 8th grade in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A Weiss School education prepares students to think analytically and creatively, act socially responsible, live vigorously, and create imaginatively in a warm and supportive educational environment.