• Arrival & Dismissal


    How long is the school day?

    • Kindergarten and Grades 1-3 (8:05 A.M. - 2:25 P.M.)

    It is vital that your child be in school on time.

    What if I want to drive my child to school?

    • Arrive on time.
    • Do not block bus lanes.
    • Park in the lot.
    • Escort your child to the main office.

    Why is good attendance important?

    • It is vital for learning.
    • It teaches responsibility.
    • It is the law.

    What if my child must be absent?

    • Call school.
    • Send an absence note upon return with:
      • child's name
      • teacher's name
      • date(s) of the absence
      • reason for absence.

    For an extended absence due to illness, call the school for alternate learning.

    How can I get my child's work due to absence?

    • Call the main office in the morning.
    • Arrange for work to be sent home with a sibling or neighbor.
    • Arrange for work to be left in the main office for you to pick up at the end of the day.

    What if my child is absent due to a vacation?  This is not advisable and it is not legal.

    What do I need to know about dismissal?

    • All children wait for their buses on bus lines monitored by teachers.
    • They are escorted onto the bus and seated safely.
    • Children can only ride on their assigned buses.
    • Alternate transportation arrangements must be cleared with East Ramapo Central School District (ERCSD) Transportation.

    What if I have to pick up my child at school?

    • Send a note to your child's teacher.
    • Come to the main office to sign out your child.
    • Be at school on time.

    With no note, your child will be sent home on his or her regular bus .

    What if my child goes to day care?

    • Inform us of any day care arrangements.
    • Fill out the green Day Care Form.
    • To arrange for transportation to or from a day care provider, call (845) 577-6490.

    Alert the main office of any changes.

    What do I need to know about early dismissal? .

    • Please check the school calendar for specific dates.
    • Alert your day care provider to the schedule.
    • Notes will be sent home regarding early dismissal.