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This page contains useful information for both new and returning families, as well as links to a number of documents and forms that are required by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Lucy School. Please contact us if you have any questions or require assistance in completing these forms - we'll be happy to help you navigate this process!

In order to ensure adequate processing time and compliance with MSDE, all forms are due by August 1st. If you have any difficulty meeting this deadline please contact the school as soon as possible. The completed documents should be mailed to:

Lucy School
PO Box 1111

Middletown, MD 21769

Required Student Forms

If your child is enrolling at Lucy School for the first time please read, sign, and return the following forms to the school:

  1. Permission to Photograph and Use Images and Artwork
  2. Permission to Participate
  3. Emergency Form (list at least one non-parental emergency contact)
  4. These two forms must be completed and signed by your child's physician (note: these forms were updated on 6/27/16, as per the Office of Child Care, MSDE)
    1. Blood Lead Testing Certificate - Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade
    2. Health Inventory - All students, including immunization record, completed and signed by your physician
  5. Recommendation Form - Kindergarten & First Grade Only
  6. Recommendation Form - Second thru Eighth Grades

If your child is returning to Lucy School, please return the following forms to the school:

  1. Lucy School must have a current Emergency Form. You may either fill out a new one or initial the previous year's form at the bottom.
  2. A recent Immunization Record (signed by your physician within the last 12 months). Your pediatrician should be able to provide this information, if not they may sign and fill out this Immunization Form.

Communications with the School

Families should expect to receive a weekly email from their child's teacher (usually sent on Sunday evening) detailing plans for the following week. In addition to communications sent directly from your child's teacher, the school office sends out emails both to individual parents (usually from Admin@LucySchool.com) and to the entire school (usually sent from Info@LucySchool.com). You can help minimize the possibility that our emails will be directed to your Spam or Junk folder by adding these emails to your address book.

It is important that we have current parent contact information. Please make sure that your child's emergency contact form contains home, work, and cell numbers for both parents and at least one individual we can contact in the event we cannot reach a parent in case of illness or emergency. If you change jobs, cell numbers, email address, or move to a new street address please make sure that the office and your child's teacher has this information.

Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

Preschool & Kindergarten Families


Preschool & Kindergarten drop-off at the Barn is 8:50 to 9:10 am and pick-up is 2:50 to 3:10 pm Monday - Thursday and 1:50 to 2:10 pm on Fridays. If you arrive before 8:50 am, please park your car in the parking lot and wait until 8:50 am to get into the drop-off line.


Please use the following drop-off/pick-up routine: Drive around the barn and pull up behind the last stopped vehicle in front of your drop-off building. We will meet your car and help your child out of (or into) the car. Children must exit (or enter) through the door by the curb – they should not step on the road and walk around the car. Please stay in your car! We will attempt to unload/load multiple cars at a time so, at drop-off, please have your child ready to exit when you pull up. If you are late dropping off your child, and miss meeting the teacher at your car, please park your car and walk your child into their building to meet up with their teacher. Once this procedure is completed, follow the car in front of you to the exit. Do not drive around cars in front of you unless you are directed to do so by a member of the school staff.


When you reach the building, unlock your child's door and lower the front window and initial the sign-in/out sheet; school staff will help your child out of/into the car. This will expedite the process and increase safety. To give us sufficient time to prepare your child for pick up, please place your child’s name (boldly written on the cardboard given to you at the Back to School potluck) in the left corner of your windshield. If you are in a carpool, the names of all the children you will be picking up that day should be included. Anyone picking up your child must have your written permission. Please keep us updated in writing of all persons permitted to pick-up your child. If on any day there is a pick-up change, send in a signed note with your permission for the new person to pick up your child.


Parents are always welcome to visit the school. However, in order to best facilitate the transition to school, please do not to come into the building during the first two weeks of school. After this transition time, if you are planning to visit, follow the drop-off routine, then park your car and come join us for “singing meeting” (9:15-9:30 am in the main level of the barn). If you want to visit at other times, or are volunteering, just park and enter through the lobby door.



1st - 4th Grade Families


Drop-off for 1st-4th Graders is at the Green Building from 8:40 to 8:50 am and pick-up is from 3:10 to 3:20 pm Monday-Thursday and 1:50 to 2:10 pm on Fridays at the Green Building.


Please use the following drop-off/pick-up routine: Drive around the barn and pull up behind the last stopped vehicle in front of your drop-off building. We will meet your car and help your child out of (or into) the car. Children must exit (or enter) through the door by the curb – they should not step on the road and walk around the car. Please stay in your car! We will attempt to unload/load multiple cars at a time so, at drop-off, please have your child ready to exit when you pull up. If you are late dropping off your child, and miss meeting the teacher at your car, please park your car and walk your child into their building to meet up with their teacher. Once this procedure is completed, follow the car in front of you to the exit. Do not drive around cars in front of you unless you are directed to do so by a member of the school staff.


To give us sufficient time to prepare your child for pick up, please place your child’s name (boldly written on a sheet of sturdy paper or cardboard) in the left corner of your windshield. If you are in a carpool, the names of all the children you will be picking up that day should be included. Anyone picking up your child must have your written permission. Please keep us updated in writing of all persons permitted to pick-up your child. If on any day there is a pick-up change, send in a signed note with your permission for the new person to pick up your child.


Parents are always welcome to visit the school. However, in order to best facilitate the transition to school, please do not to come into the building during the first two weeks of school. After this transition time, if you are planning to visit, follow the drop-off routine, then park your car and come join us for “community meeting” (8:50- 9:00 am Tuesday-Friday in the lower level Green Building or 9:15-9:30 am on Mondays in the barn for the full school “singing meeting”. If you want to visit at other times, or are volunteering, just park and enter through the lobby door.




5th - 8th Grade Families


Drop-off for 5th-8th Graders will be at the Milk Barn from 8:30-8:40 am. Pick-up will be from 3:20-3:30 pm at the Milk Barn Monday-Thursday. If you arrive before 3:20 to pick up your child, please wait in your car in line. On Friday, pick-up will be from 1:50-2:10 pm at the Milk Barn.


Please use the following drop-off/pick-up routine: For Drop-off, drive onto the School property through the gate by the pond. This entrance is straight ahead after you turn onto Frostown Road. Do not follow the curve around the pond. Follow the new gravel driveway to the right and make a wide U-turn to pull up by the concrete walkway in front of the double door to the Milk Barn, facing the exit. Students can walk into the building, as instructed by the teacher on duty, either through the double door or the entrance between the Milk Barn and Milk House. To exit, take the Milk Barn gravel driveway back out and, after a full stop, continue to the right to drop off younger students at the Red Barn or Green Building, or proceed straight toward Mt. Tabor Road (please exercise caution as you will be crossing traffic lanes to do so).


For Pick-up, follow the middle school drop-off procedure above. However, if you are picking up younger students at the Red Barn or Green Building, do so first and return to the Milk Barn. Please exercise caution as you will be crossing traffic lanes (and have reduced visibility because of the curve) as you turn left to enter the gravel driveway. For Friday afternoon's early release pick-up, however, pick up middle school students first before proceeding to pick up younger students.




If you have children in more than one building...


Drop Off: Please drop off your oldest child first.


If your oldest child is in Middle School (5th – 8th), follow the MS drop off instructions above. If you are also dropping of younger children, exit back out the MS gravel driveway and, after a full stop, continue to the right to drop off younger students at the Red Barn or Green Building. If you have children at the school whose drop off times are different, you are welcome to drop off your oldest child and then park your car and bring your younger child(ren) to Before Care at no extra charge.


Pick Up Monday – Thursday: Please pick up your youngest child first. If you are picking up younger students at the Red Barn or Green Building, do so first and then proceed to the Milk Barn. Please exercise caution as you will be crossing traffic lanes (and have reduced visibility because of the curve) as you turn left to enter the Milk Barn gravel driveway.


Pick Up Fridays: Please pick up middle school students first. For Friday afternoon's early release pick-up, please pick up middle school students first before proceeding to pick up younger students.



First Week!

Parents are always welcome to visit the school. However, in order to best facilitate the transition to school, please do not to come into the building during the first two weeks of school.

After this transition time, if you are planning to visit, follow the drop-off routine, then park your car and come join us for “singing meeting for pre-k thru 4th grade.” If you want to visit at other times, or are volunteering, please make arrangements with the office.

Note: The first few days of school we have a transitional schedule. Please see the School Calendar which notes what times school ends on these days for our different programs.

School Supply Lists by Grade

Three Year Old Classes


(Note: The Young Threes supply list will be sent by email from the teacher closer to their start date in October)


- 3-Ring binder with pocket (2-day: 1.5 inch, 3-day: 2 inch, 5-day: 3 inch)

- plastic sheet protectors (secure in binder) (2-day: 50 protectors, 3-day: 75 protectors, 5-day: 100 protectors)

- One 8.5 x 11 sketch book (side spiral please)

- Large box of facial tissues (no need to label)

- Towel for rest (no larger than 24” by 40”; labeled)

- 2 medium point (1 mm) black-ink flair markers (*LIKE THIS*)

- Rubber boots for hiking (labeled; to be left at school)

- Labeled Ziploc bag containing change of clothing (all pieces individually labeled)



Four Year Old Pre-K Classes


- One 1.5 inch 3-Ring binder with viewing pocket (returning parents: feel free to use last year's binder)

- 50 plastic sheet protectors (secure in binder)

- One 8.5 x 11 sketch book (side spiral please)

- 2 medium point (1 mm) black-ink flair markers (*LIKE THIS*)

- 2 glue sticks

- Large box of facial tissues (no need to label)

- Towel for rest (no larger than 24” by 40”; labeled)

- Rubber boots for hiking (labeled; to be left at school)

- Labeled Ziploc bag containing change of clothing (all pieces individually labeled)



Kindergarten


- One 8.5 x 11 sketch book (side spiral please)

- One spiral wide-rule notebook

- One 1.5 inch 3-Ring binder with viewing pocket (returning students can reuse their Pre-K binder)

- 100 plastic sheet protectors (secure in binder)

- One pack of 100 plain white, 3x5" unlined index cards

- One box of 24 assorted color crayons

- 3 medium point (1 mm) black-ink flair markers (*LIKE THIS*)

- One wooden 12” ruler

- Large box of facial tissues (no need to label)

- Towel for rest (no larger than 24” by 40”; labeled)

- Rubber boots for hiking (labeled; to be left at school)

- Labeled Ziploc bag containing change of clothing (all pieces individually labeled)

- Glue sticks (12 small or 6 large)

- One set of binder dividers

- Tote bag (instead of backpack)

- One dozen standard yellow #2 pencils

- One primary writing journal (*LIKE THIS*)



First Grade


- One 8.5 x 11 sketch book (side spiral please)

- Two primary writing journals (*LIKE THIS*)

- Colored pencils (12 or more)

- Small pencil box (labeled)

- 12” ruler with both inches and cm reflected (labeled)

- 2 medium point (1 mm) black-ink flair markers (*LIKE THIS*)

- Glue sticks (6 small or 3 large)

- Large box of facial tissues (no need to label)

- Rubber boots for hiking (labeled; to be left at school)

- Labeled Ziploc bag containing change of clothing (all pieces individually labeled)

- 6 standard yellow #2 pencils

- One (standard) composition notebook

- One polyplastic folder with pockets & prongs (green)

- One polyplastic folder with pockets no prongs (red)

- Watercolor Paint Set (*LIKE THIS*)



Second Grade


- One 8.5 x 11 sketch book (side spiral please)

- Two primary writing journals (*LIKE THIS*)

- Colored pencils (may use last years')

- Small pencil box (labeled)

- 12” ruler with both inches and cm reflected (labeled)

- 2 medium point (1 mm) black-ink flair markers (*LIKE THIS*)

- Glue sticks (6 small or 3 large)

- Large box of facial tissues (no need to label)

- Rubber boots for hiking (labeled; to be left at school)

- Labeled Ziploc bag containing change of clothing (all pieces individually labeled)

- Individual pencil sharpener

- Two black and white composition books

- One dozen standard yellow #2 pencils

- Two plastic folders, any color

- Pack of four block erasers (*LIKE THIS*)

- Watercolor Paint Set (*LIKE THIS*)



Third Grade


- One 8.5 x 11 sketch book (side spiral please)

- 24-count colored pencils (may use last years')

- Small pencil box (labeled)

- 12” ruler with both inches and cm reflected (labeled)

- 2 medium point (1 mm) black-ink flair markers (*LIKE THIS*)

- Glue sticks, 2 large

- 2 large boxs of facial tissues (no need to label)

- Rubber boots for hiking (labeled; to be left at school)

- Labeled Ziploc bag containing change of clothing (all pieces individually labeled)

- Individual pencil sharpener

- Two dozen standard yellow #2 pencils

- Two packs of blank index cards

- Two durable poly 2-pocket folders (3 prongs inside)

- Three black and white composition books

- One graph paper notebook with ½” square grid (*LIKE THIS*)

- Two white Hi-Polymer erasers

- Four highlighters - assorted colors



Fourth Grade


- One 8.5 x 11 sketch book (side spiral please)

- Colored pencils (may use last years')

- Small pencil box (labeled)

- Four sturdy folders

- One 1-inch binder

- One package colored dividers

- 12” ruler with both inches and cm reflected (labeled)

- 2 medium point (1 mm) black-ink flair markers (*LIKE THIS*)

- Glue sticks (6 small or 3 large)

- Large box of facial tissues (no need to label)

- Rubber boots for hiking (labeled; to be left at school)

- Labeled Ziploc bag containing change of clothing (all pieces individually labeled)

- Individual pencil sharpener

- Three dozen standard yellow #2 pencils

- Two packs of blank index cards

- Three black and white composition books

- Two ballpoint pens for checking, any color other than blue or black

- One yellow highlighter

- Two packs of wide-ruled lined paper (not college ruled)

- Zippered pencil pouch to fit in binder



Middle School (5th-8th Grade)


- Backpack or sturdy tote bag

- One student academic planner available from Amazon.com (*LIKE THIS*)

- 2 packages of college ruled loose leaf paper (100 sheets or more)

- 1 package of graphing paper

- 3 one-inch binders

- 4 sets of binder dividers

- 1 package of page protectors (25 sleeves)

- 1 folder with pocket (plastic preferred)

- 1 folder with 3 prongs (plastic preferred)

- 12 assorted colored pencils (may use last year’s)

- Small pencil box (labeled)

- 2 medium point (1 mm) black-ink flair markers (*LIKE THIS*)

- 1 yellow highlighter

- Individual pencil sharpener

- Two dozen standard yellow #2 pencils, sharpened

- 1 composition book

- 2 pieces of large poster board (any color)

- 1 pack of blank index cards

- 1 protractor

- 1 calculator

- 2 large Elmers X-treme glue sticks (*LIKE THIS*)

- Large box of facial tissues (no need to label)

- 1 oversized white button down shirt (labeled; to be worn as lab coat)

- Rubber boots for hiking (labeled, to be left at school)

- Access to raincoat or poncho

- Labeled Ziploc bag(s) containing change of clothing (all pieces individually labeled)

- Tablet w/ external keyboard or laptop, USB port preferred (bring to school & back home daily,
  6-8 grade only)

- Daily access to the internet outside of school



School Schedule

Preschool: 9am - 3pm Monday - Thursday, 9am - 2pm Friday
Primary (K-4th): 8:45am - 3:15pm Monday - Thursday, 8:45am - 2pm Friday
Middle School (5th-8th): 8:40am - 3:20pm Monday - Thursday, 8:40am - 2pm Friday

Meals & Snacks

Preschool Parents: Preschool children are provided healthy morning snacks. Please pack a nutritious meal for your child each day in reusable containers (with your child’s name on the bottom and lid). When you are preparing lunch remember that we cannot refrigerate or heat up the food that you send. Milk and water will be offered at every lunch.

Primary & Middle School Parents: please pack a nutritious lunch for your child including vegetables and/or fruits your child favors. We cannot refrigerate or heat up the food that you send in so please keep this in mind when you are preparing lunch. We will provide water.

Please do not send in sugary foods/desserts with your child’s lunch.

Carpool Planning

Email us (specifying addresses of interest) to receive contact information for families on the Carpool Map. It will be consistently updated throughout the school year (last updated August 1, 2016).

Inclement Weather Policy

Is Lucy School Delayed or Closed?
We use School's Out to keep our families informed of any changes to our regular school schedule. Check the status on our Lucy School - School's Out page (we've included a link at the top of this page for convenient access), sign up to receive FREE email alerts, or for about $2 /mo., they will send you alerts via text message. (Lucy School does not receive any money from cell phone text messaging services.)

School Delays
In the event that Frederick County Public Schools delay the beginning of school for one hour, Lucy School will open on time and Lucy School’s Before School Program will open one hour late (8:00 A.M.).

In the event that Frederick County Schools delay the beginning of school by two hours, Lucy School will only be delayed one hour - and the Before School Program will be canceled.

School Closures

In the event that inclement weather closes Frederick County Public Schools, Lucy School will also close (on the first day of a weather emergency only).

In the event that Frederick County Schools closes for a second day in a row (see above for second day definitions) , Lucy School may open depending on local conditions. The school will use the School's Out Service to communicate this information.

Early Dismissals

In the event that Frederick County Schools are dismissed early, Lucy School will make a determination which best suits our school community. The school will use the School's Out Service and phone calls in these situations. Lucy School’s After-School Program Schedule status will be determined at this time as well.


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Middletown, MD
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