Lore School in a Nutshell



    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 using Door 9 (side of the building).
      • Your child must be registered for EDP.  To register or make a payment, go to https://ewing.revtrak.net/.
    • 8:15 AM - Breakfast Program Begins
      • Your child can enter the building through Door 1 any time after 8:15.
      • Please do not block the driveway for other families trying to drive through the lot.  If you are going to park your car and walk your child to the door, please park in a designated parking spot.
    • 8:50 - 9:10 AM - Morning Drop-off (in the front loop) 
      • If you plan to drive your child to or from Lore School, please read the attached letter carefully.
      • Children must remain in their parent/guardian's car until the bell rings at 8:50 AM.
      • Do not stop in the drive through lane to drop off your child.  It is a safety concern for children to walk between cars, and it delays those trying to pull away from the curb.
    • 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.
    • 9:00 - The start of Morning Meeting.  This is when the school day officially begins.
    • 9:10 - We provide a "grace period" from 9:00-9:10.  At 9:10, you must park your car and sign your child in to school.  He/She/They will be marked "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
      • Pull into the line in the parking lot or on Westwood Drive.  Do not pass cars waiting in the line.
      • Display your child's Walker/Pickup sheet with his/her/their name on your dashboard, which will allow the staff to call for students in the order that parents/guardians arrive.
      • 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.
      • 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 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 LESMainOffice@ewingboe.org 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.  Call the Main Office if you need assistance.

    Emergency Schedule Changes (Closing, Delay, Virtual):  You will receive a message via SchoolMessenger, so be sure to create 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 (www.ewing.k12.nj.us/Domain/30) or by contacting Mrs. 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 or by email at dbrannon@bgcmercer.org.  Information, forms, and online registration for PM EDP are available online at www.bgcmercer.org/after-school-programs.

    Lunch Account:  The cost of breakfast for this school year is $1.85.  The cost for lunch is $3.00.  There will be a charge for breakfast and lunch this school year, unless a family qualifies for free/reduced lunch.  To complete an application for free/reduced lunch, you can apply online at www.PaySchoolscentral.com.

    Birthday Treats:

    • Prepackaged items preferred (e.g., gummies, Rice Krispy treats, granola bar, veggie chips, donut or brownie minis).
    • Peanut Free Snacks Only (e.g.,  pretzels, popcorn, cheese snacks, fruit, peanut-free cookies or crackers, fruit snacks or gummies, or "School Safe Baked Goods" purchased at a local supermarket).
    • If cupcakes are served, they must be packaged in individual containers so no one is touching the food itself (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:  Each teacher will share his/her homework expectations at Back to School Night.  Some will assign weekly homework, and some nightly.  Homework will be communicated using a weekly folder or daily agenda book. 

    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.