Lafayette Elementary School General Information

      Mission Statement

      • Lafayette Elementary School is a safe, supportive, and accepting community of learners that promotes social, emotional, and academic growth through creativity, collaboration, and innovation.  

        Every individual is challenged to perform to their fullest potential while encouraging each unique personality to flourish.

        Created: Fall 2016

        Lafayette Lions

      Attendance Reporting

      • If your child will be absent from school for any reason, please make sure to let the Nurse know. Either call the attendance line at 973-633-3165 and follow the prompts for the attendance line. Please make sure to include your child's name, their teacher, and the reason for their absence (please include symptoms). Homework requests will be forwarded to your child's teacher and assignments will be available in the main office after 3:15 PM. A note should accompany your child when he/she returns to school.      

      Code of Conduct

      Highly Qualified Teacher Status

      • The federal law, called No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires teachers to be “highly qualified” in the subjects they teach.  As parents you have the right to inquire about the qualifications and the “HQT” status of your child’s teacher.  At Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School every classroom has a “Highly Qualified Teacher” who is dedicated to the success of each child.  You are encouraged to continue to support your child’s education and communicate with his or her teacher on a regular basis.  By partnering with your child’s teacher, together we can provide your child with the best education possible.

      School Song

      • CLICK HERE to listen to our Lafayette school song!


      • What are the school's hours?

      • Is childcare available before or after school?

      • Is there a Lost and Found in the school?

      • What time does my child eat lunch?

      • How do I find the elementary lunch menu?

      • Where will my child exit the building?

      • Can my child ride his/her bike to school?

      • What do I do if my child needs to leave early?

      • How do I find out about emergency closings?

      • I am a school volunteer. Do I need to check in with the main office?

      • Should I label my child's clothing, lunchbox, etc?

      • How do I register my child for school?

      • How can I report my child absent from school?

      • What should I do if my child is late to school?

      • My child needs medicine administered at school. What should I do?