School begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. When dropping off a child after 7:30am please ring the buzzer and you and your child will be let in. If you're picking up your child early, please call the main office no later than 12:00pm
School Bus Transportation
Students will receive a postcard in the mail with bus information at the end of August. The postcard lists details about where and when to meet the bus. Please arrive at the bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to pick up your child. Be sure to track the status of your child’s bus on our school’s website.
If you believe your student is taking the bus but did not receive a postcard, please call our lead clerk, Krystian Johnson at 651-325-2400 as soon as possible.
School Drop-off and Pick-up
Parents will see signs where parent drop off/pick up is and all students will need to enter the building at the yellow doors only. Students need to be dropped off by 7:15am and picked up by 2:00pm.
Breakfast and Lunch
All students receive a free breakfast at school, served daily through the Breakfast to Go program. As students arrive at school, they can grab their breakfast and eat in class. Hot and cold breakfast options are available.
For the 2023-2024 school year, breakfast and lunch will be free for all students. Students who bring lunch from home can also get a meal from the cafeteria. Students must pick 3 items (such as a fruit, vegetable and milk) to count as a free lunch.
All families are strongly encouraged to complete an Application for educational benefits. These applications determine how much educational funding our school receives, and there are many other benefits for families who qualify for free or reduced eligibility. The application can be completed online at schoolcafe.com/spps. Paper applications are available at school.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many children missed the opportunity to have their regular well child exams and immunizations. Please check in with your health care provider to make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date before school starts in the fall. Visit spps.org/immunizations or call our school nurse for more information.
Discovery Club is a fun and nurturing child care program that supports learning and development before school, after school, on non-school days and during summer. Please note all sites are running a waitlist at this time. For a list of fees, more information and to join the waitlist, call 651-632-3793 or visit spps.org/discoveryclub.
Please check our school website regularly, spps.org/mays, for information and updates. If you have questions the website doesn’t answer, please call our lead clerk, Krystian Johnson at 651-325-2400
I’m so proud to be part of this wonderful school community.
Dr. Kenneth O. Turner Jr., Principal
Benjamin E. Mays IB World School
During Meet & Greet, September 3, 6:00-8:00pm, you may access information here. If you know who your child's teacher is, you can find their Google Meet by following the grade level link in the sidebar at the right of this page and then clicking on their Google Meet.
If you do not know who your child's teacher is, enter this Google Meet.
During Meet & Greet September 3, 6:00-8:00pm, click the link below to meet with interpreters in the following languages: Amharic, Hmong, Karen, Oromo, Somali, and Spanish.