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     Lore School in a Nutshell

    http://www.ewing.k12.nj.us

     

    MAIN OFFICE:  (609) 538-9800 Ext. 6100                                                 NURSE:  (609) 538-9800 Ext. 6125

    Morning Drop-off Options:

    • 7:00 AM - Morning Extended Day Program (EDP) Begins (must be registered).
      • Park your car and walk your child into the building usind Door 9 (side of the building).
      • Your child must be registered for EDP.  Registration information can be found on the district website or by calling Ms. Caruso at (609) 538-9800, ext. 1303.
    • 8:15 AM - Breakfast Program Begins
      • Park your car and walk your child into the building using Door 1 (main entrance in front of Lore School).
      • Any child can take advantage of this Breakfast Program.  For the 2021-22 school year, every student is eligible to rece4ive breakfast free of charge.   
    • 8:50 - 9:10 AM - Morning Drop-off
      • Pull into the circle in front of Lore School.  Please pull in single file so your child can exit the car at the curb.  Please wait to pull away and do not pass cars in the parking lot.
      • Children must remain in their parent/guardian's car until the bell rings at 8:50 AM.
    • After 9:10, you must park your car and walk your child into the Main Entrance (Door 1).  

    Tardy or Late to School:

    • 8:50 - The bell rings and students are welcomed by Lore School staff.
    • 9:10 - Students must be escorted into the building by a parent/guardian.  At 9:10, a student is considered tardy.

    Early Pick-up from School:  Only a parent-authorized contact may pick up student (photo ID required).

    Afternoon Dismissal Procedures:

    • Bus Dismissal
      • Students will be dismissed to their buses as each bus arrives.
      • A parent note is required if a student is assigned to a bus but will not be riding the bus on a particular day.
    • Walker Pick-up
      • Place write your child's name on a piece of paper and put that paper on your dashboard.  This will allow a Lore staff member to call for your child as you pull into the lot.
      • Please be prepared to show photo ID when picking a child up from Lore School.  While this may be inconvenient, it is for your child's safety, so we thank you for understanding.
      • Enter the second driveway and pull into the loop in front of Lore School.  Please remain in your car; children are called outside in the order of cars in the driveway.
      • If the line of cars extends onto Westwood Drive, we ask that you wait patiently and proceed into the parking lot once the line moves forward.  Please do not block the driveways of our neighbors, and please do not drive past this line of cars, as it creates a safety concern for students and staff at dismissal.
      • If you must park your car during arrival and dismissal times, we ask that you park on a Westwood Drive, opposite Star Drive, and walk to Lore School using the sidewalks.

    Changes to Dismissal Procedures:

    • If there is a change in your child's dismissal plan for the day, you MUST provide a note, an email or call the main office BEFORE 12:00 PM.  A note or email is preferred and is greatly appreciated.
    • Please make every effort to contact the Main Office at ext. 6100 BEFORE 12:00 PM for any dismissal changes.

    Absences:     Call (609) 538-9800, ext. 6100 to report an absence by 9:15 AM.  Please also send a note to school with your child when he/she returns, stating the reason for his/her absence.  If you visited a doctor's office, a note from the doctor is appreciated, as this will "excuse" the absence.

    SchoolMessenger - Text, Email and Social Media Notification System:  

    • Download the app from the Apple or Android stores or go online (http://go.schoolmessenger.com)
    • Be sure your email address and phone numbers are kept current in Genesis, as SchoolMessenger will be our main mode of communication for announcements and updates such as snow days, delayed openings, and grade level or bus information.
    • You must create your own account: the school is not able to update your School Messenger information.

    Emergency Schedule Changes (Closing, Delay, Virtual):  You will receive a message via SchoolMessenger, so be sure to creat an account and keep your email and phone information current in Genesis.  The Ewing Public Schools and Lore School websites are updated as well.

    Extended Day Program (EDP):  

    • Information for morning EDP (7:00 AM) is available on the district website or by contacting Ms. Caruso at ext. 1303.
    • After school EDP (until 6:00 PM) is offered at Lore School and is provided by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Mercer County, who can be reached at 609-695-6060, ext. 202.  Information, forms, and online registration for PM EDP are available online at www.bgcmercer.org.

    Lunch Account:  There will be no charge for lunches served during the 2021-22 school year.

    Birthday Treats:

    • Prepackaged items only (e.g., gummies, Rice Krispy treats, granola bar, veggie chips, donut or brownie minis).
    • If your child is in a "Peanut Free" classroom, please send appropriate individually packed snacks including pretzels, popcorn, cheese snacks, fruit, peanut-free cookies or crackers, fruit snacks or gummies, or "School Safe Baked Goods" purchased a t a local supermarket.
    • If cupcakes are served, they must be prepackaged in individual containers (e.g., a cup with a lid and a fork).

    Lost & Found:  Located in the cafeteria.  Please label all clothing and other items with your child's name.

    Medicine at School:  Call Nurse Sobey at ext. 6125 for information and forms or go to the Lore School Website<Parents and Students<School Health Office.

    Homework Hotline:  All teachers have created a Canvas Home Page, where class and homework assignments are poste.  Contact your child's teacher for assistance with your child's Canvas login.

    Weekly Bulletin:  Posted on website under Lore School<Site Shortcuts<Bulletin.

    Monthly Calendar:  Posted on the district website under Lore<Upcoming Events.

    Code of Conduct:  Please refer to the district website for the Elementary Behavior Guide (District Regulations 5600.1).  You can access the Behavior Guide on the district website<Board of Education<Board Policies and Regulations<Search Regulations<type "Elementary Behavior Guide"<choose Regulation 5600.1

     

     

    For further details go to the district website http://www.ewing.k12.nj.us<Lore School<Site Shortcuts<Lore Virtual Backpack.  This information is updated daily.