ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL*

School begins at 8:15AM. Doors will open on Bergen Street at 7:45am.

Dismissal is at 2:35pm. Grades 3K, PK and K will be dismissed from their classrooms.

It is most important that the person responsible for picking up a child is at school before the dismissal time.Anyone picking up a student before the designated dismissal time must be over 18 and their name must be listed on the blue emergency contact card.


DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP POLICY

Line up begins at 8:15 am and children are expected to arrive on time.

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3K & Pre-K students will meet the teacher and assistant in the classroom in the morning.

All students will be dismissed in the schoolyard at the designated dismissal time-Bergen Street. Late pick-up children will wait in the cafeteria until they are picked up. They must be signed out in the designated Sign-Out book.

Please, encourage your child to go straight home and not play in the schoolyard after school.

If your child must leave before regular dismissal, an adult (age 18+) must come to pick them up, sign them out in the main office and be listed on the blue emergency contact card.


BREAKFAST

Our cafeteria serves Grab-and Go Breakfasts that are served in the classrooms.  


LUNCH

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CAFETERIA RULES:

  • Follow directions of the cafeteria staff.

  • Stay in your seat unless you have permission to get up.

  • Keep all food on your tray and clean up your area when you are finished.

  • During indoor/outdoor playtime, play safely and cooperatively.


SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION (FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS ONLY)    

School Bus Transportation to and from school is provided by various private bus services sponsored by the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT). OPT can be contact by phone at (718) 392-8855. The best way to handle school bus issues is to call the bus company directly and have your child’s route number. Please speak with Ms. D. Lawrence if you need assistance.


LATENESS

Parents will be notified of repeated lateness.  Excessive lateness often results in below standard performance and lack of development of academic skills.  Excessive lateness can also lead to your child attaining promotion-in-doubt status. Please ensure your children arrive ON TIME daily.  Students who arrive after 9:30am-must check-in with the main office before reporting to their classroom.


APPOINTMENTS

Please make every effort to schedule medical and dental appointments after school.

Exceptions will be made for emergencies only. Please provide a medical note to the main office when your child returns to school.


*THE SCHOOL CANNOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHILDREN BEFORE THE ARRIVAL AND/OR AFTER THE DISMISSAL TIME UNLESS THE STUDENT IS INVOLVED IN A SCHOOL SPONSORED ACTIVITY.