Drop-Off/Pick-Up & Bus Information
You should have received your bus number assignment in the mail from the Transportation Department. Transportation problems may be referred to Ms. Debbie Smith at 973 292-2066. Please assist your child by informing him\her of the bus number for the return trip home. Please understand that students will not be permitted to ride a bus different from the number you receive from our Transportation Office. Changes can only be made through Ms. Smith.
Arrival and Dismissal
Students enter the building at 8:55 a.m. Students are considered late at 9:05. We ask that those students who ride with parents or walk arrive at school no earlier than 8:55 a.m. We do not have the ability to supervise children prior to 8:55. If this is a need we strongly suggest that you enroll your child in the Sunrise Program which starts at 7:00 a.m.
Enter at the main driveway and stay to the right, where a staff member will direct you to travel slowly and carefully around the back of the building. Upon reaching the first entrance on the opposite side of the school (Door 3), stop, and staff will be there to assist with children exiting cars and entering the building. Parents will then proceed to the exit driveway, where staff will be positioned to enable safe transit to the exit back onto Mills Street. Please do not allow your child to exit the car unattended.
Students who arrive after 9:10, or when staff are no longer outside the building, should come to the main door to be buzzed in, and then report to the Nurse's Office for a late pass. Parents do not need to accompany students to the nurse.
Students who ride buses are dismissed at 3:25 p.m. Students who walk or are picked up are also dismissed at 3:25 p.m.
Pick-up at Dismissal:
If you or someone else is picking up your child, please send a note in the morning. The note should be addressed to your child’s teacher and signed by you. It must include the teacher’s name, your child’s name, who is picking your child up and date and time of pick up. You must send a separate note for each daily occasion unless you pick up your child every day. If you will be picking your child up every day, send in one note indicating that this will be the situation for the school year.
Please note that, except for emergencies, dismissal arrangements may not be changed after 1:30 p.m.