fast Facts for parents
OLMC Family Handbook
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our family handbook. It contains vital information about nearly every aspect of your student’s tenure at OLMC, and the answers to most if not all of the questions you may have about the school can be found in its pages.
Regular Day 7:30 - 2:30
Delayed Opening 9:30 - 2:30
Early Dismissal 7:30 - 11:45
Phone Number: 973-334-1017
Address: 205 Oak Street, Boonton
Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures
All students will enter and depart from school through the interior/courtyard door (the doors on Oak St. and Birch St. are not to be used by students at the beginning and end of the school day). Parents driving students to school enter the parking area from Green St. and exit onto Oak St. Students will be received and supervised by OLMC School staff outside in dedicated receiving space (weather permitting) or the Gym during inclement weather. Parents may either park and escort their children to the dedicated receiving space or drop them off in the travel lane.
Parents who are parking are asked to pull as far forward in the parking lot to park as possible in order to make room for parents who arrive later. Please do not park to the left of the through lane (closer to the school).
Caution, courtesy, and charity on the part of all families and drivers in the parking lot and in the vicinity of the school is, of course, expected. Parents are reminded to drive very slowly and with full attention in the school parking area during Pick Up and Drop Off.
On inclement weather days, when the conditions do not lend themselves to outdoor pick up, students will be dismissed from the Gym. Continuing school operations do not allow for parents to wait for children in the reception area. Parents may enter the Gym through the exterior Gym doors to pick up students at 2:30 (2:20 for Preprimary students).
AfterCare is available each full school day until 6:00 pm. All students must be supervised when on campus. Students who are not picked up by 2:45 pm will be supervised by AfterCare staff; families will be billed for AfterCare supervision after 3:00 pm.
Parents who will require AfterCare supervision must let the school know. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates are available.
OLMC is committed to the academic success of our students. Teachers are available to provide occasional tutoring support and an afterschool Homework Club is available for academic support and to provide a time for quiet study. Its hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 2:45 pm - 4:00 p.m.
Homework Club is not an alternative to AfterCare. Any student may enroll in Homework Club by appointment with a teacher. No student will be permitted in Homework Club except by appointment. All students enrolled in Homework Club must be engaged in active study, either with a teacher or on their own. Students who are not engaged in study will be released from Homework Club and enrolled in AfterCare.
Students should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Accordingly, students who are sent home during the school day with a fever are not permitted to return to school the next day. To report a child’s absence, please call the school at 973-334-2777 before 9:00 a.m.
As a rule, students who are absent due to illness will be granted one day for each day of absence to complete missed assignments, quizzes, or tests. Exceptions to this rule may be made when appropriate.
When a student is absent for three or more days due to illness, a parent may call the school office before 10:00 AM to arrange for homework assignments to be sent home. Homework assignments may be picked up at the school office between 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm.
We offer a daily lunch program through No Fuss Lunch.
The No Fuss Lunch philosophy:
We make healthy school lunches that kids really like, with food that is safe for every child and that exceeds government standards. Unlike institutional school lunch providers, No Fuss Lunch includes a hot or cold entrée, fresh fruit, fresh vegetable, dip, treat and water with every lunch. What’s not included in any No Fuss Lunch is white sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, nuts, GMO’s or MSG. We offer allergy-safe menus to remove worry and let all kids enjoy lunch together. Our flexible online ordering tool lets you and your child choose from many healthy and kid-favorite options, served right at their school every day.
Visit its website at https://nofusslunch.com and click on the “Create Account” button to enroll your child(ren) in the program. Its FAQ page contains helpful information regarding orders, edits and cancellations.
Lori Testa is the OLMC contact for our lunch program. Please feel free to reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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