2017-2018 Early Release Days

early release day


The Franklin operates on a schedule that closely mirrors that of the Melrose Public Schools.  Where we deviate is at the beginning and end of the academic year.  In order to assist families in transitioning their child with as few competing interests as possible, our programs begin one week after and ends one week earlier than the Melrose Public School Calendar.  We are closed on all Holidays, Vacation breaks and Professional Development days as approved by the Melrose School Committee.

Early Release Days for Professional Development:

Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, & May 2.


November 22, December 22, February 16, and last day of school.

The Franklin faculty and staff appreciate the professional development opportunities provided during early release days and extend our sincere thanks to our Franklin families for their support.


Dismissal times at the Franklin for Early Release and Half Day:

  • All 8:25 classrooms will be dismissed at 11:25
  • All 9:00 classrooms will be dismissed at 12:00 noon


At the Franklin, lunch is NOT served on early release days so those children participating in our Stay and Play Early Release Day Programming need to bring a lunch from home.

For an additional fee on all Early Release Days our Stay and Play Program provides an afternoon movie and snack to entertain our children until 2:10 dismissal time. Only those students who registered for the Early Release Day option during the initial registration may participate in our Stay and Play Early Release Day Programming.

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