• Arrival and Dismissal


    Morning Arrival:

         Parents who drive children to school may drop them off at the designated PARENT DROP OFF AREA no earlier than 7:20 a.m. We ask your cooperation in pulling forward all the way to the top of the Parent Drop-Off area. Students may not arrive at school before 7:20 a.m. because supervision is unavailable. Bus drivers arriving early wait for a signal from the staff members on duty before unloading students. Walkers who arrive before 7:20 a.m. must wait outside as well. Children arriving after 7:40 a.m. are late and must be signed in by his/her parent or guardian.

    Early Student Pick-Up

         Family outings and appointments are best scheduled while school is not in session. However, when it is unavoidable, parents are asked to send a note to the child’s homeroom teacher indicating the pick-up time and reason. When parents arrive for early pick-up, they are to report to the office to sign their child out. The office staff will then notify the child’s teacher of the parent’s arrival and the student will come to the office to meet the parent. Parents are not allowed to go to their child’s classroom. Teachers have been instructed to wait for a phone call from the front office prior to releasing students for early pick-up. Special arrangements to have children waiting for pick-up in the main office are prohibited. Every moment a student spends outside of his class is instructional time that is lost.

         Please note - early student pick-ups are to be conducted prior to 2:00 p.m. Regular parent pickup, for transportation home, is called at 2:20. Early student pick-ups between 2:00 and 2:20 are discouraged and should be avoided. At this time of day, the office is extremely busy and the increased traffic in the main office will create significant delays resulting in extended wait times for parents picking up students. 


    Afternoon Dismissal:

          The instructional day concludes at 2:15 p.m. on regular dismissal days. If there is a change in your child’s regular dismissal pattern, please notify your homeroom teacher by email and call the main office at (908) 823-0454 as soon as possible. If the change affects more than one child, each child's teacher must be notified.

         When parents/guardians pick up their child, they should park in the visitors’ lot (side parking lot) and proceed to the main front door entrance. Please do not park in front of the building entrance. Parents arriving for pick-up prior to 2:00 p.m. need to report to the front office.