817 North Boulevard

Alpha, New Jersey  08865

Telephone: (908) 454-5000         Fax: (908) 454-4347

August 2018

Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s);

Another school year is upon us!  We have spent the summer preparing and have some wonderful things in store for the year. We have a change in the school day entrance and dismissal, a brand new maker-space and expanded class libraries!  Hopefully you have checked our website, gone to the “Parent Center” link and used the “Virtual Backpack” for the class supply lists and are ready to go! 

The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 and is a half day with a 12:35 pm dismissal. We have full days on August 30th and 31st.  Monday, September 3rd, we are closed for Labor Day.  We made many changes to the calendar for this year, please take a look.   

Starting in September homeroom still begins at 8:00; however, the school doors will not open until 7:50. Please do not allow your child(ren) to come to school before that time, there is no supervision until the doors open at 7:50.   After the doors are open, Kindergarten through fourth grade students go to the cafeteria and grades 5 through 8 will walk upstairs to the library.  The school day has been extended 5 minutes.  Grades K thru 4 will be dismissed at 2:30 and grades 5 thru 8 will be dismissed at 2:35.   

I am very excited for back-to-school night on Thursday, September 20th.  As part of our Little School/Big Result initiative I will be sharing parent workshop topics, preliminary data (lots of good news) and school security information.  

I hope everyone has a wonderful remainder of the summer!

Very Truly Yours,

Seth Cohen, Chief School Administrator