Thanks to Dunkin Donuts and Franklin Flags!

Bob Long of Franklin Flags (left), with Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood and Dunkin Donuts owner Dino Pimental.

Bob Long of Franklin Flags (left), with Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood and Dunkin Donuts owner Dino Pimental.

Each of the Wareham Public Schools buildings are flying brand new American flags, thanks to Franklin Flags and Wareham Dunkin Donuts locations.

Bob Long of Franklin Flags has made sure that each school has a pristine flag to fly since the early 2000s. Long partners with area businesses, who donate the flags. This year, however, he only had to make one stop. Dunkin Donuts owner Dino Pimental agreed to purchase a flag for every school.

“Dunkin Donuts loves to give to the community here,” said Pimental, noting: “How more patriotic can you get than by giving a flag?”

Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Shaver-Hood thanked Franklin Flags and Dunkin Donuts for continually ensuring that each of the district’s schools can proudly display the stars and stripes.

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UPDATED 9/4: Bus Routes

Dear Wareham Public Schools Families:

Preliminary bus routes are available below. Please check the Wareham Courier for a published list.

Changing the grade-levels at our elementary schools have prompted many changes to our elementary bus routes. A number of bus stops have been moved to a main street or intersection in order to keep the average bus route to 30 minutes long. This may cause some students to walk slightly further to their nearest bus stop.

Additionally, viagra we will be offering a shuttle bus from Minot Forest to Decas Elementary in the morning, and from Decas Elementary to Minot Forest in the afternoon, to allow parents with students at both elementary schools the opportunity to drop off and/or pick up only at Minot Forest. The bus will leave Minot for Decas at 8:10 a.m. The shuttle will arrive from Decas at Minot at approximately 3:05 p.m. [PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A FORM FOR THE SHUTTLE]

Variances such as pick-ups at day cares, etc., should be addressed at your child’s school. Shuttle forms will also be available at the schools.

If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail or call the Transportation Department at 508-291-3574. We will respond to all messages as soon as possible, but by the following working day at the latest.

We expect that these changes will take some getting used to and ask that you please bear with us during the first month of school as everyone gets used to the new routes.

We invite you to submit comments and questions to, or via the contact form below the bus routes.

The following are bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year. These routes are still subject to change. This information was updated on Thursday, September 4, at 10:15 a.m.

John W. Decas Elementary
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Minot Forest Elementary
To download, click here.

Wareham Middle & Wareham High
To download, click here.

Submit Transportation Questions and Comments Here

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A Letter from Principal Seamans

Dear Minot Forest Families:

The teachers were back this week and the classrooms look great. The custodians have worked hard to get the school ready.

School begins for our grade 3 and 4 students on Tuesday, here Sept 2. Since it is the first day of school, find buses may run late while the drivers learn the routes. Please be patient. If you were planning on using the shuttle to take any of your younger children to Decas, look there is a form that needed to be completed.

Buses will arrive and students will start entering the building at 8:25. Students walking from Brandy Hill cannot arrive before 8:25. If you are driving your child every day, you can arrive from 8:10-8:34. The procedure is to drive all the way up the side driveway, pull into the parking lot by the shed when there is a space available, have your child exit the right side of the car quickly, and you drive away. Your child will enter through the cafeteria doors. We will have smaller buses also using this driveway and parking in the back of the building so we need to make sure we leave a lane free before you turn in by the shed.

The extra time I am allowing in the morning helps prevent the traffic from backing up on Minot Avenue.

School dismisses at 2:45. Again, since it is the first day, please be patient while waiting for your child’s bus to arrive home. If your child is not going home on the bus, please send in a written note to your child’s teacher so he/she knows where they are going at the end of the day.

If you have any questions, you can email me at or sign up on the Minot Forest Elementary School Facebook Group page. This page is for general questions. Once school begins, please do not put any time sensitive questions on the page as I will not be checking it during the day.

I am very excited to see everyone Tuesday. Have a great weekend.

Principal Joan Seamans

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All Students to Receive Free Lunch

All Wareham Public Schools students will be offered meals for breakfast and lunch, treatment treatment free of charge, sovaldi store during the 2014-2015 school year.

This program, see which is available to all students regardless of financial need, is made possible through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program and the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. It is only offered to communities in which at least 40% of the students enrolled are eligible for free school meals.

Further information regarding this program will be forthcoming.

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