Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
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Meriden CT Elementary Schools, Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Elementary School

426 West Main St.
Meriden, CT 06451
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Meriden Public Schools

Office Staff

Telephone: 203-235-7997
Fax: 203-630-4055


Mrs. Susan Carberry-Summers
Mrs. Brendaliz Concepcion

The Benjamin Franklin School office is open from 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. when school is in session. If you have any questions, feel free to call during office hours.

Absences - Parents are asked to call the office each day before 10:00 a.m. when their child/children will be absent from school. Please leave a voice mail on the attendance line by calling 203 235 7997 (option 1)

Change of Address/Phone numbers – It is extremely important that parents/guardians keep the office informed of any new phone numbers or change in home address. In case of emergency, the office needs to have the most current information available.

Emergency Cards - Every student must have a current emergency card on file in the main office. Administration will not release a child to anyone who is not listed on this card and personal identification is necessary for pick-up. Please update the emergency cards for your child when necessary.

Early Dismissal – Please send in a note or make a phone call each day that you are making a change in your child’s dismissal procedure. If you need to dismiss your child early from school, please come to the main office and we will call for your child. The office staff will not call children down to the office until a parent or family member arrives at the school. Please allow a few extra minutes for early dismissal to accommodate your appointment schedule. We will log early dismissals into the central computer system daily.

Homework – If you would like to request work for your child, please make the request by 10:00 a.m. This will allow the teacher time to gather work for your child and have it ready in the office by 3:00 p.m.   

School Hours
Student should not arrive to school earlier than 8:45 a.m. 

Regular Day

Grades K-5,   8:55 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Thursday Schedule 

Grades K-5,  8:55 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Abbreviated Day

Grades K-5,  8:55 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Tardiness – Please make sure your child/children arrives to school on time each day. If your child has an appointment in the morning or arrives late (after 8:55 a.m.) , they must check in the office and receive a late slip before reporting to class. We will log all students who are tardy into the central computer system daily.

Visitors – See Family Entry Procedures 2020-2021


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