General Information

School Hours

Grades K – 8 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Pre-School 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All half-day sessions end at 11:00 a.m. This applies to ALL students. (Pre-school through 8 grade)

All school doors will remain locked from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Access to the school can be obtained by pressing the buzzer located next to the front entrance. A door will be unlocked remotely after screening by the school office.

Arrival & Dismissal

Arrivals – K through Eight
  • Students may not arrive at school before 7:30 a.m.
  • Buses will unload students in the schoolyard behind the cafeteria
  • When driving your child to school in the morning, please pull to the far end of the driveway. Students should exit your car on the passenger side only.
  • If you wish to accompany your child into the building, you must park your car on the street.
  • Absolutely no parking is allowed in the front driveway until 8:15 a.m.
Pre-School Arrivals
  • Parents or drivers must accompany all pre-school children into the school.
  • All PK3 students should report directly to their classroom.
  • All PK4 students should report to the cafeteria.
Delayed Arrivals
  • It is important for all students to arrive at school on time each morning. If your child will be unavoidably delayed, please notify the school before 8:15 a.m.
  • All students in grade K through Eight who arrive at school after 7:55 a.m. must obtain a “late pass” from the front desk before reporting to their classroom.
Dismissal – Grades K through Eight
  • Buses will pick up students in the front driveway at dismissal. Cars may not enter the front driveway while buses are present. Walkers and car riders may not leave the school through the front door while buses are present.
  • Car riders in grades One through Eight must be picked up in the cafeteria (not the lobby) promptly at 2:15 p.m.
  • Kindergarten car riders must be picked up at the Kindergarten door located to the rear of the school parking lot. Do not go to your child’s classroom for pick up. No child should proceed to a car without being accompanied by an adult.
  • If there is a change in the usual way your child will be going home, a note to your child’s teacher is required.
  • Please do not call the school office with changes in dismissal unless it is absolutely necessary.
  • Students may not be left at school after dismissal unsupervised. Students who have not been picked up by 2:30 p.m. will be taken to the After School Program.
  • Absolutely no parking is allowed in the front driveway after 1:00 p.m.
Pre-school Dismissal
  • All Pre-School students will be dismissed from classroom doors at the designated time.

Early Pickup, Illness & Absence

Early Pickup
  • If you find it is necessary to pick up your child early from school on a particular day, a note must be sent to the teacher that morning.
  • Your child should be picked up in the lobby (not the classroom) at the agreed-upon time. It imperative that each child be signed out at the front desk with his/her name, time of departure and the name of the person picking him/her up documented.
Illness & Absence
  • Parents of students in grades K through Eight must contact the school before 8:15 a.m. to report any absence. Extended absences should be reported each day that the student is absent from school. A doctor’s note will be required after five consecutive missed days.
  • Homework can be requested when calling in an absence. Arrangements can be made to have homework sent home with a sibling or neighbor or to have it picked up by a parent at dismissal.

From the Nurses office: It is recommended that every student have a yearly physical. Forms are available on-line. All new students and students entering Kindergarten must have a completed physical form in order to attend school in September.

Bus Riders

Transportation

Children must ride on their assigned school bus.
If you have any problems with your child’s bus route, pick up location or transportation questions, please call your public school district transportation office.

School Bus Safety

A major hazard to children riding school buses is being struck by their own bus. In the United States, approximately 2/3 of students killed outside a school bus are not struck by other vehicles, but by their own bus.[1] Recently, many buses have been equipped with wire or plastic arms which extend from the front bumper on the right side of the bus while it is stopped for loading/unloading. The purpose of the device is that children who need to cross the road will be forced to walk several feet forward of the front of the bus itself before they can begin to cross the road, thus ensuring that the bus driver can see them as they cross in front of the bus, avoiding a common blind spot immediately in front of the bus.

The key concepts for preventative measures are under the control of school bus drivers and their riders:[citation needed]

Danger Zones
  • Students must only ride on their assigned buses.
  • If you have any questions or problems regarding your child’s bus assignment or route, call your public school district transportation office.
Protecting children from their own bus
  • A stationary bus cannot run over a rider. In the morning, students should already be at a bus stop and standing stationary as a bus approaches, rather than running toward it as it approaches. Likewise, many school bus drivers avoid after-school loading hazards by arriving and positioning their buses for loading before dismissal whenever possible, so that buses are not moving as the students are dismissed and prepare to load.
  • A school bus driver will not run over a child he or she can see.
  • School bus drivers cannot accidentally run over children who are on board. If backing up or other traffic maneuvers are to take place at the same location as a bus stop, consider a routine to have the children on board while the movement is made.
  • Planned routines are safer than last-minute changes.
  • Riders should never run when approaching a school bus.
  • Get away from the area close to a bus when you get off.
  • Never immediately go back near a stopped bus to retrieve anything you may have dropped.
  • Avoid drawstrings on clothing and possessions which may get entangled while boarding or getting off the bus.
  • The area in front of a school bus has long been known as generally the most hazardous “danger zone”. An increasingly sophisticated array of mirror systems have been developed to enable school bus drivers to see children who may otherwise have been obscured from view in what was long a “blind spot.” Crossing gates (also called crossing arms) were developed to encourage those children crossing in front of a bus to move away from the bumper area and into an area with a better view of drivers. Additionally, there has also been a trend toward bus designs with less inherent blind spots at the front.
  • The second most dangerous zone is the area on the right side and at the right rear wheels. For this reason, many schools and parents provide safety instruction urging students: – When boarding, stay well away from the bus until it is fully stopped. Never approach a moving bus. – When leaving the bus, if not crossing the street or road, move away from the bus immediately after getting off, rather than walking closely along the side of it.
  • The third area of hazards are the loading doors. A drawstring or loose clothing may catch on something as a student gets off. If the driver isn’t aware, the student may still be attached to the outside of the bus as it begins to pull away. To reduce the risk of this happening, school bus manufacturers have reduced the types of handles and equipment near the stepwell area, and children were urged to consider this risk factor when selecting clothing and accessories. Older students are at equal risk with younger ones in this regard.

Uniforms

Please remember to mark all articles of clothing and personal belongings (backpacks, lunchboxes, etc.). The lost and found, located in the cafeteria, should be checked for missing items. Unclaimed clothing and other “orphaned” items will be discarded periodically.

Uniform purchase order forms are available by calling Flynn & O’Hara at 1.800.441.4112, by visiting the Flynn and O’Hara uniform store on Route 46 East in Parsippany or by visiting the web site https://www.flynnohara.com/

Please label each item of clothing clearly with student’s name and grade.

Pre-School
  • All students in pre-school should wear sensible and comfortable clothing.
  • Sneakers are allowed on any school day and must be worn on gym day.
K-6
  • All students in grades K through 6 are required to be in school uniform.
  • Flynn and O’Hara is the official Assumption School uniform company.
  • All knit shirts must be purchased at Flynn and O’Hara and must have the Assumption “A”.
  • The uniform sweater is optional for both boys and girls.
  • The gym outfit (purchased at Flynn and O’Hara) may be worn on gym days only. Sweatshirts may not be worn with regular uniform for warmth.
  • No dyed or two-toned hair color is allowed.
Boys
  • Boys are required to wear gray, khaki, or navy slacks or shorts (these need not be purchased from Flynn & O’Hara)
  • A uniform knit shirt or an oxford shirt and tie must be worn.
  • Shoes must be appropriate school shoes or clean sneakers.
  • No dyed or two-toned hair color is allowed.
Girls
  • Girls are required to wear the uniform skirt, navy walking shorts, or navy slacks.
  • Girls in grades Kindergarten through four may wear the school jumper.
  • A uniform knit shirt or an oxford shirt must be worn (a turtleneck may be worn under an oxford shirt only).
  • Kneesocks or tights must be simple and match the skirt, slacks, or shorts.
  • Shoes must be appropriate school shoes or clean sneakers.
  • Platform shoes, high heels, backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable.
  • No excessive jewelry can be worn.
Grade 7 & 8
  • Knit shirts – Classic golf styled collared shirt, maroon or white. May be worn outside of pants or tucked in with a belt. All shirts must be long enough to cover midriff.
  • Oxford Shirts – any solid color – long or short sleeves. Oxford shirts must be buttoned up and tucked in at the waist.
  • No open shirt over tee-shirt look for either boys or girls.
  • Pants or slacks – Classic khaki styled only, plain or pleated front, straight legged, hemmed or cuffed, khaki colored. No “hip-huggers”, jeans, jean-style, oversized pants, tight fitting pants, stretch material pants, or trendy “capris”.
  • Shorts – Classic khaki style, plain or pleated front, must reach close to knee or longer length cargo shorts, khaki colored.
  • Shoes – comfortable, safe, and flat, no excessive heels. Clean sneakers and sneaker-like shoes may be worn any day. “Hidden” sneaker socks are NOT acceptable. Socks must be above the ankle.
  • Gym clothes – must be purchased from Flynn and O’Hara. Black sweat pants or shorts in warmer weather with Assumption “A”. Ash colored tee shirt or gym sweatshirt with Assumption “A”. Gym clothes are to be worn on gym days ONLY. Ripped or cut pants or shirts are not acceptable.
  • Dress down days – clothing may be relaxed but still appropriate for school.
  • No “short” shorts, tank tops, sleeveless shirts or bare midriffs.
  • No excessive jewelry can be worn.

No dyed or two-tone hair color is allowed.