Arrival/Dismissal for 2017 - 2018

Student Arrival & Dismissal for 2017-2018

School Hours:

                                  Full Day                                

8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

Single Session/half-day      

8:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Arrival: Students should not arrive at the school grounds prior to 8:30 a.m.  Supervision is not provided before this time.




Students should depart from school grounds immediately after dismissal time unless they are remaining for tutoring, detention, or participation in extracurricular activities.

PLEASE speak to the appropriate teacher(s) if you wish siblings to be together for ease of pick-up at our school.  I recommend older siblings go to the younger sibling’s pick-up area.

Students are Not Permitted to Leave Early except in an emergency.

Families indicating a pattern of tardiness, absenteeism or early departure will need to meet with the principal to review the details of the issue.  

Elmwood Park Board Policy including working relations with the Elmwood Park Police department and Bergen County's Child Protective Services may be relevant and enforced with any given issues pending neglect or abuse.

With prior approval of the principal, any student in need of early dismissal must present a note signed by a parent or guardian to the classroom teacher upon arrival to class during arrival.  The note must state cause for the request.  The parent or guardian must call for the student in the main office at the approved time for pick-up.

In the event someone other than a parent or guardian has parental permission to call for a student, that person must be prepared to show a valid photograph driver's license to be copied by the school, to be kept on file as a record of pick-up.

Please allow the main office at least 30 minutes before dismissal time to contact a teacher and your child for any early dismissal or with any changes to the “usual dismissal procedure.”

To this end, we will only be able to accommodate such last minute requests prior to 2:45 p.m. for our usual 3:15 p.m. dismissal time.  

We will need to hear from you by 12:30 p.m. during half-day sessions where students are dismissed early at 1:00 p.m.


Dominick J. Silla, Principal

Dear Parents,

Please follow the directions below for ARRIVAL and DISMISSAL for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Student Arrival should take place between 8:30 & 8:45 a.m

Unless you are registered for the AM REC Program, please do not drop-off your child earlier than 8:30 a.m., as there will be no supervision on school grounds.  

Students entering the school by 8:50 a.m. or later will be marked TARDY.   These students MUST report to the office.


  • ALL Preschool Classes {Gallagher (Full Day), Kunkel – AM/PM, Gjokaj – AM/PM}

ARRIVAL will take place at the Preschool doors in the 14th Avenue parking lot.                  

DAILY DISMISSAL will take place at the 14th Avenue preschool doors for FULL DAY and AM and PM Preschool classes. 

Full Day = 8:45am – 3:15pm              

AM = 8:45-11:15                  

PM = 12:45 – 3:15

  • Special education self-contained classes (Wilson & Antonucci)

DAILY ARRIVAL will be at the 14th Avenue doors – the teacher and the aides will supervise.

Dismissal will also be at the 14th Avenue doors. 

  • Kindergarten and Grade One Classes

All Kindergarten and grade 1 students will arrive at the 14th Avenue main doors and be supervised by teachers and aides to enter the school and go directly to the K and 1 classrooms.

All K Students will be dismissed in the GYM.
Parents are expected to enter the gym doors at 3:15 p.m.    K teachers will provide details.

All students in grade one will be dismissed in the 14th Ave. parking lot.
The 14th doors will also dismiss students in Ms. Wilson's class and Mr. Antonucci's class. 

Grade 1 parents will be recognized one at a time by the homeroom teacher in the 14th Avenue lot.   Generally speaking, the K and 1 classes will dismiss outside in the 14th Avenue parking lot unless there is severe weather.  Your child will be dismissed in the main office hallway to you – on rare occasions - during severe weather.

  • Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, & (Ms. Rossetti's 3-5 self-contained class)

STUDENT ARRIVAL will be on the 16th Ave. blacktop between 8:30 - 8:45 a.m. 

Students will line-up by the classrooms in the hallways when there is inclement weather for any given morning.  

Grade 2 will enter the side doors by the apartments and remain in the hallway by rooms 1 & 2 (including Ms. Cioffi’s class) from 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Grade 3 will line-up during arrival time (8:30 – 8:45 am) on the ramp by the 16th Ave. doors.

Grade 4 will line-up during arrival time (8:30 – 8:45 am) on the blacktop, near the flag pole, by the 16th Ave. doors.

Grade 5 will enter for student arrival at the side doors by the apartments near the media center. DISMISSAL will also take place at these side doors every day.

Grade 2 will always ARRIVE and DISMISS at these side doors as well.

*During inclement weather rooms 1 & 2 (grade 2 / Mrs. Nova & Ms. Ribeiro) will wait for parents to visit the classroom doors.  

Room 20 (grade 2 / Ms. Cioffi) will have her class in the hallway by rooms 1 & 2 for pick up at 3:15 p.m.  Please enter and leave the same doors.

*Grades 3 & 4 – During Inclement Weather DISMISSAL, students will be lined up in the hallway as follows.

     Grade 3 - By the nurse's hallway                  Grade 4 - By room (# 4) hallway

Parents may enter the doors on 16th Avenue at 3:15 p.m. and pick-up children in this first floor hallway.  ******************************PARENTS must enter and leave the same doors.

GRADE 5 DISMISSAL - will have the parents enter and go downstairs to pick-up students in the basement hallway during INCLEMENT WEATHER.   *Please enter the side door by the apartments on 16th Avenue.

If you are dropping-off primary (prek-1) and intermediate students (grades 2-5) by car in the morning, you may drop-off all students at the location of your choice on either 14th or 16th Avenues.

Any student arriving late to school, after 8:50 a.m., should enter the building through the 14th or 16th Avenue doors and report to the main office to receive a LATE PASS.

These students will be marked TARDY.

Students will be dismissed each day at 3:15 p.m. after the first few weeks of school.

Contact your child's teacher in order to request that your older children will be sent to the younger sibling’s dismissal area, if you wish. 

Younger students may join an older brother and/or sister at dismissal, at your request.  

Please contact the homeroom teachers as needed to make sure all staff are aware.

If you wish your child to take advantage of breakfast being served at the school, simply allow your child to enter the gym between 8:30 – 8:45a.m.

Students will be supervised in the gym/cafeteria for the AM breakfast. 

Contact the main office about breakfast or lunch payments as needed.


Dominick J. Silla, Principal

C: Anthony Grieco, Superintendent of Schools

    Anthony Iachetti, Director of Special Services