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    Information About Parent/Guardian Requests

    Parent/Guardian input is always welcome.  The Stafford Township School District makes every effort to balance our classes in terms of ability, gender, number of students in a class, and many other criteria which often makes it difficult to honor parent/guardian requests.  If you have specific concerns about the placement of your child, or have specific information that will help us make an appropriate placement for your child, please feel free to send that information to the building principal.  If you wish to have one teacher removed from consideration, such wishes will usually be honored, provided that appropriate reasons/justification/rationale are well documented and included with the correspondence.  All pertinent information must be submitted to the building principal by April 15th.  Any information received after that date will not be considered.  As always, thank you for your cooperation.


    Mrs. Hoffman




     Upcoming Events (2018-2019)

    • March 25-28:  3rd Grade Class Trips to Adventure Aquarium (Classes to be determined)
    • March 28:  PTO Dodgeball Tournament @ SRHS
    • April 1-5:  School Spirit Week
    • April 5:  Ocean County Math League Testing
    • April 8-16:  NJ Student Learning Assessment
    • April 18:  Take Your Child to Work Day
    • April 18:  Report Cards
    • April 19-26:  School Closed for Spring Break
    • May 14:  Art Show (5-7pm @ McKinley Campus)
    • May 14:  G&T Showcase (5:30-6:30 pm @ Intermediate Cafeteria/Gym)
    • May 20-23:  4th Grade Class Trips to Liberty Science Center (Classes to be determined)
    • May 27:  School Closed for Memorial Day
    • May 28:  Spring Concert Rehearsal
    • May 29:  Spring Concert (Evening Performance @ STAC-7:00 pm)
    • June 6:  Awards Assembly @ STAC (Grade 3-8:30 am/Grade 4-9:30 am)
    • June 11:  Ocean Acres 2nd Grade Visit to McKinley
    • June 18:  Last Day of School/Report Cards (Early Dismissal for Students-11:52 am) 


    For a complete listing of school events...please refer to our school's calendar!




    As a reminder, students who qualify for free or reduced lunch are also eligible to receive free or reduced breakfast, which is available at all Stafford Schools. Please see the Stafford School’s web page to find the breakfast menus in the Food Service link.  The price of a reduced breakfast is $0.30. Please remember that you can prepay for meals using .

    Also, if your family’s financial circumstances have changed since the start of the school year, you may now qualify for the free and reduced program.  If that is the case, see our web site for how to submit an application.


    School Hours:  School starts at 7:52 am and ends at 2:35 pm.  Students entering the building after 8:00 am will be considered late.  If your child is late, you must come into the building and sign your child in. 

    Early dismissal hours are 7:52 am – 11:52 am and delayed opening hours are 9:52 am – 2:35 pm.  For families that will be dropping off/picking up students at the school, please note the following:


    Daily Arrival Procedures:  Families who choose to provide their own transportation are reminded to not enter the front loop to drop off students prior to 7:50 am as we have some buses scheduled to use that lane prior to that time.  Parents who choose to walk their children into the building are reminded that they must park their cars in the parking lot.  Do not park cars at any time in the front loop; the front loop is a fire lane.  Students will not be permitted to enter the building prior to 7:52 am.  Therefore, for the safety of your child, please do not drop off your child before 7:52 am. 


    Daily Dismissal Procedures:  Parents/Guardians are reminded to park in the parking lot, not in the front loop.  After all students taking the bus are dismissed, students being picked up will first report to the gym before being released to an authorized adult.  For safety purposes, please anticipate approximately a five to ten minute delay when picking up your child.  Please be sure to have proper identification with you at all times (i.e. photo ID).  Students will not be released to those without the required identification.  Students will not be available for pick-up between 2:00pm and 2:35 pm.  We encourage the utilization of district transportation.


    Please help to ensure your child’s success by providing a nutritious breakfast and establishing a consistent bedtime routine.  Ask your child to share what he/she is learning in school each day and be sure to read to and with your child each day.  Thank you for assisting us as we all work together to help your child to reach his/her true potential!






School Announcements


    Congratulations to two of our faculty members....


    Mrs. Elise St. Germain is this year’s McKinley Avenue School’s Teacher of the Year!  We are so fortunate to have Mrs. St. Germain as one of our fourth grade teachers whose teaching expertise and kindness enables her students to become the best they can be while having fun! 


    Mrs. Grace Sullivan is this year's Support Staff Member of the Year!  We are so lucky to have Mrs. Sullivan help to teach our students as she works hand in hand with staff in addressing each students' needs.


    During this school year, these two talented individuals work together in the same wonderful for those students and their families!  Their continuous dedication to our students and their families is truly appreciated by all!

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  • Families who choose to provide their own transportation are reminded to not enter the front loop to drop off students before 7:52 am (a few busses are scheduled to use that lane prior to 7:52 am).  Parents who choose to walk their children into the building are reminded that they must park their cars in the parking lot.  Do not park cars at any time in the front loop; the front loop is a fire lane.  Students will not be permitted to enter the building prior to 7:52 am. 
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  • A tasty and nutritious selection of breakfast and lunch items is available on a daily basis!  Applications for free or reduced lunch for your child are available in the main office for families who have recently experienced a change in financial status. If your family qualifies for the free and reduced lunch program, please remember that breakfast is also included in the program! 

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