What are the School Office Hours?

Regular Office Hours are from 8:00 AM – 3:15 PM, Monday through Friday.

What are the Regular Class Hours?

Regular Class Hours are from 8:35 AM – 2:55 PM.

What are the class hours on early dismissal days?

On early dismissal days, class hours are from 8:35 AM – 12:30 PM.

What time should the children be at school?

The bell will ring at 8:35 AM which is when children should be at school. Children walk directly to their classrooms to begin the day with the Pledge of Allegiance and morning prayer.

Where do the children line up for school?

Students in grades K-8 arrive at the Parish Hall entrance to the building through the car line. Preschool students enter through the gym doors. Parents walk their preschool aged children up to the door where they are greeted by their teachers.

Where should a student report to if they are late?

Late students should report to the main office so that their attendance will be accurately marked. If late, students should be accompanied to the main doors behind the front gate to the school. They will then be escorted to their classroom by office staff.

From what door are children dismissed?

Students in grades K-8 are dismissed through the gym doors to the back parking lot. Dismissal is staggered and socially distanced. Teachers escort the students through the gym doors to the parking lot.

What time is recess and lunch?

Preschool students eat lunch in their classrooms with their teachers. Recess takes place at the discretion of their teacher, weather permitting.

Students in grades K-3 begin with recess at 11:45 and then continue to the lunch room following the recess break. Our middle school students follow beginning with recess at 12:15.

Volunteers are always welcome to help us in the cafeteria and during recess.

Do students bring lunch on half-days?

Only Full Day preschool students bring lunch on half days. Students in grades K-3 should bring a snack on half-days.

How will I know if school is closed due to snow or inclement weather?

If school is closed or if there is a late opening, you will be notified by 7:00 AM, via the School Messenger automated system. The school’s website and Facebook will also be updated.

How do I contact my child’s teacher?

There are three (3) ways to contact a teacher:

  1. Send a note in with your child to the teacher indicating your request and where you can be reached during the day.
  2. Call the school’s office and leave a message for the teacher with a number where you can be reached during the day.
  3. Email your request to the teachers. E-mail addresses can be found on our website or contact the school’s office.

Any urgent messages should be sent by calling the school’s office at 908-464-8657.

What if I need to speak to my child during the day?

Simply call the school’s office and the child will be brought to the office, or your call will be returned when your child is available to take your call.

How or when should I schedule a doctor’s appointment for my child?

We recommend scheduling doctor’s appointments after school. However, that is not always possible. If you need to take your child out of school, send a note in with your child specifying the date and time of the doctor’s appointment. As requested by the state, someone will need to sign out the child in the school’s office before the child can leave. If the appointment is early morning, simply send a note in with your child when he or she comes to school late.

Can parents attend First Friday mass?

As a safety precaution, the school’s masses are only in person for students. However, parents may contact the main office for a link to watch mass live through a Google Meet. First Friday mass takes place at 9:30 AM.

When is Kindergarten graduation?

Kindergarten graduation takes place approximately one week before the end of the school year. This is the last day of school for kindergarten students. Once the student graduates, After Care is not available. The kindergarten year ends with a special ceremony for the kindergarten students.

What is a Tag Day?

A Tag Day is an opportunity for a student to wear their own appropriate clothing on a scheduled day. Students can earn a Tag Day by donating money toward a charity designated by the Student Council or they are given a Tag Day as a reward. Tag Days are always optional to participate in.

The following items are considered inappropriate for Tag Days, so please monitor what your child is wearing before they leave the house:

– dirty/torn clothing – tee shirts with inappropriate logos
– mini skirts & mini shorts – flip flops & backless shoes
– hats & head wraps – spaghetti straps
– bare midriffs – bare shoulders