Frequently Asked Questions

What are the school hours for students?
School hours are 8:05 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
Students are released at 12:15 p.m. on early release days. Please see the academic calendar for a list of early release dates.

What time do the doors open?
Students are allowed to enter the building at 7:30 a.m. Please do not drop students off at school before 7:30 a.m. There is no inside or outside supervision until that time.

Students who eat breakfast at school may enter the building at 7:30 a.m. and go to our cafeteria.

What are Clay Lamberton's office hours?
Clay Lamberton School office hours are 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

What are the details for the Wednesday Late Starts?
Clay Lamberton will join the middle and high school in having a weekly late start on most Wednesdays beginning October 3rd, 2018 in order to allow for teacher collaboration time. Please see the attached principal letter for more details about care options and busing.

What are the school safety, visitor and volunteer sign in procedures?
We love to have parents and volunteers come help during the school day. If you have not had a chance to connect with your child's teacher about opportunities to help, please feel free to do so.

When coming to Clay Lamberton, please use the main entrance, Door 2. We ask that you follow our safety rules by signing in as a visitor and take a badge to wear visibly. When you leave our building, visitors and volunteers must sign out in the office and return the badge.

What time does my child eat lunch?

  • Kindergarten Lunch Time: 10:50-11:10 Recess: 11:15-11:35
  • First Grade Lunch Time: 11:05-11:25 Recess: 11:30-11:50
  • Second Grade Lunch Time: 11:15-11:35 Recess: 11:40-12:00
  • Third Grade Lunch Time: 11:55-12:15 Recess: *11:30-11:50
  • Fourth Grade Lunch Time: 11:45-12:05 Recess: *11:20-11:40
  • Fifth Grade Lunch Time: 11:35-11:55 Recess: *11:10-11:30

(Note: * = Students go to recess before they enter the lunch room to eat their lunch.)

Are there school fees?
Yes, elementary (Kindergarten through Grade 5) school fees are $10.

Where are Clay Lamberton's School Supply Lists?
School supply lists are available by grade level. If you cannot afford your child's supplies, please contact Carrie McCarthy, Family and Community Partnership Coordinator at 920-361-5458.

What do I do if my child will be absent from school?
If your child will be absent for any reason, please call the school office by 8:05 am at 920-361-2442. Give your child's name and reason for the absence.

When a student is absent and the parent/guardian has not contacted our office, the office will contact the parent/guardian to ask the reason of the child's absence. Please contact our office so we are aware of your child's safety.

If your child is absent due to a medical appointment, please ask your doctor to give you a note indicating your child was at their office for an appointment. Their absence will then be coded correctly.

What do I do when I need to pick up my child before the end of the school day?
When a student leaves school between the hours of 8:05 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., the parent/guardian must come to the office and sign the child out of school. The student sign-out sheet is located inside Door 2. School personnel will call the student to the office. It's very important that all students are checked out through our office so our staff is aware of the whereabouts of all students at all times.

What do I do if I want to volunteer at the school?
We welcome volunteers at Clay Lamberton Elementary. If you are interested in volunteering, contact a classroom teacher.  All volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer form which you can access at this link by picking up a form in the school office. Volunteer forms must be turned in each year for approval.  Forms must be received a minimum of 2 weeks prior to any school function in which the parent wishes to participate.

Is there a parent group at Clay Lamberton Elementary?
We do have a Parent Teacher Organization that meets the second Tuesday afternoon of each month during the school year.  If you are interested in participating, please contact ptopresident@berlin.k12.wi.us or your child’s teacher for more information.

If I need to write a check for fees, field trips or lunch, who do I make the check out to?
Please make checks payable to: Berlin Area School District or BASD

How will I know when school is closed due to severe weather or another emergency?
Radio:
  WISS
  WRPN
  WOSH

TV:
  Channel 11
  Channel 5
  Channel 26
  Channel 2
  NBC15
  WISC-TV

A school closure message will also be sent via School Messenger to the phone number/email designated at registration.

How do I pay for my child's lunch?  
Please see the attached link for information about paying for your child’s lunch.

Where do I park when I pick up, drop off or visit the school?
Parents may drop-off or pick-up students in the “drop-off zone” in the circle drive in front of Clay Lamberton.  However, if you will be coming into school at any time of the day, please park in one of the parking spaces in front of the school near the office entrance (Door 2).

Book Fees & Snack Milk 
Annual Book Fee (Registration Fee) is $10 per student per school year.

Milk Fee 2018-19

September     $7.00      
October         $7.00
November      $7.00   
December      $7.00
January         $7.00
February        $7.00
March            $7.00
April              $7.00
May               $7.00
Annual           $63.00

Contact Us

Scott Bartol, Principal
920-361-2442 ext 3005
sbartol@berlin.k12.wi.us

Jena Nolan, 4K-5 Director of Instruction
920-361-2442 ext 3006
jnolan@berlin.k12.wi.us

Terri Mauel, School Nurse
920-361-2442 ext 3003
tmauel@berlin.k12.wi.us

Molly Finger, School Secretary
920-361-2442 ext 3000
mfinger@berlin.k12.wi.us

Clay Lamberton Elementary School
259 E. Marquette Street
Berlin, WI 54923
920-361-2442
920-361-4352 fax