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    What are the school hours?

    The hours for school are 8:55 am to 3:20 pm. Students should plan to arrive on or before 8:45 am. Students in grades 4 and 5 should report to the hallway outside their respective classrooms. Students in grade K-3 should report to the cafeteria. No students are to arrive at school prior to 8:35 am since supervision is not provided. Should supervision be required prior to 8:35 am, please enroll your child in the Before/After School program described below.

     

    SCHOOL HOURS

    Kindergarten Morning .............................................................. 8:55 AM-11:35 PM

    Kindergarten Afternoon ............................................................ 12:40 PM-3:20 PM

    Grades 1-5 .............................................................................. 8:55 AM-3:20 PM

    Dismissal ............................................................................................. 3:20 PM

    Early Dismissal .................................................................................... 1:15 PM

    Delayed Opening................................................................................... 10:25 AM

    Is childcare available before or after school?

    The Wayne Township Public Schools sponsor an extended day (7:15-8:35 am and 3:20-6:00 pm) school child care program. For further information please call 973-633-3124. The Boys & Girls Club of Wayne also sponsor a half day program for kindergarten children, including transportation to and/or from school as well as an after school program for students K-5. They can be reached at 973-956-0033. Please be sure to use one of these options if you need to have your child arrive prior to 8:35 am or to remain beyond 3:20 pm.

    Is there a Lost and Found in the school?

    The lost and found box is located in the school cafeteria.

    What time does my child eat lunch?

     

    LUNCH SCHEDULE

    Grades 1, 2............................................................................. 12:45 PM-1:45 P

    Grades 3, 4 ........................................................................... 11:35 AM-12:35 P

    Grade 5 .................................................................................. 12:10 PM-1:10 PM

    Where will my child exit the building after school?

    All students are dismissed at 3:20 pm. Kindergarten and First grade students exit via the doors that are in proximity to their classrooms. Second grade students exit through the gym doors along with Mrs. Agnes's K/1 class. Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade students exit via the main entrance.

    Can my child ride his/her bicycle to school?

    Only students in grades 3-5 are permitted to ride bicycles to school. A bicycle helmet must be worn by all children under the age of 14. Please make sure that your child has a bicycle lock and knows how to use it. We are not responsible for lost or stolen bicycles.

    What if I need to take my child out of school early?

    You are encouraged to make all doctor and dental appointments AFTER school hours to insure that your child receives a full educational program. On those occasions when early dismissal is an absolute necessity, a note to the classroom teacher must be provided including the reason and time you will be picking up your child. In the event of an emergency, please attempt to notify the school before arriving to request your child's early dismissal.

    How will I know if school closes early for an emergency?

    The Blackboard Connect home notification system will be utilized to alert families of school closings, delayed openings, and early dismissals. It is extremely important that you make arrangements with a neighbor to cover the possibility that you will not be home in the event of an emergency closing. In addition, the radio stations listed below and Cable Channel 77 will broadcast school closings, delayed openings, and early dismissals. Please do not call the Police Department for information about school closings.

    WOR/710AM, WGHT/1500AM, WINS/1010AM, WMTR/1250AM, WDHA/105.5FM, WCBS/880AM

    I am volunteering at the school. Do I need to come to the office first?

    Visitors are always welcome. Parents and PTO volunteers MUST use the FRONT ENTRANCE. For security and your child’s protection, all doors will be locked. We have a buzz-in system at the main door. This means that from 9:05-3:20, all exterior doors will be locked, providing us with increased security and safety.

    Should I put my child's name on his/her personal items?

    Please label students' lunch bags or boxes, outerwear and all personal items for easy identification. The lost and found is located in the school cafeteria.

    How can I register my child for school?

    The following items will be need to enroll your child at school:

    1. Proof of Wayne Residency
      1. Copy of a recorded deed (with date stamp from Passaic County Registrar's Office) OR lease
      2. Bank statement with your address on it OR a property tax bill OR a utility/telephone bill (with name & address)
    2. Child's birth certificate
    3. Social Security card of child
    4. Immunization record and health history D. P. T.
      1. Polio
      2. Measles
      3. Rubella
      4. Mumps
    5. If your child was previously enrolled in another district
      1. Copy of standardized test scores
      2. Copy of previous year's report car

    What if my child is absent from school?

    Please contact the Nurse's office if your child will be absent from school on any given day. 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.

    What should my child do if he/she is late to school?

    Children arriving late to school must stop at the Nurse's office before proceeding to their classroom.

    What if I have to send my child to school with medicine?

    The policy of the Wayne Public Schools regarding the administration of prescription and non-prescription medication by the school nurse is as follows:

    1. Pupils requiring prescription medication at school must present a written statement from the family physician which identifies the drug, dosage, time schedule, purpose of the medication and possible side effects. In lieu of the written statement, it will be permissible for the school nurse to accept the prescription bottle as the physician's request providing that the bottle is labeled with the physician's name, the child's name and dosage schedule, and that the school nurse has verified with the physician that he/she prescribed the medication. Only FDA approved medicines may be administered at school.
    2. The pupil's parent or guardian must provide a written statement granting permission for the school nurse to:
      1. administer the medication prescribed by the physician; or
      2. administer the non-prescription medication as requested by the parent or guardian; and
      3. relieve the Board and its employees of liability for administration of the medication.
    3. The school nurse obtains approval from the school physician to administer the medication.
    4. Any medication to be administered during school hours must be kept in the Health Office. This includes medications such as Tums, Tylenol, Pepto-Bismol, ointments, cough drops, etc.
    5. Medication should be brought to school in original labeled containers.