School Day

  • Please make sure that your student arrives on time (the first bell rings at 9:10am; classroom instruction begins promptly at 9:20am).
  • Supervision begins at 9:00 on the Cedar Avenue entrance only.
  • Students cannot play on the playground before or after school without parent or caregiver supervision.
  • Please make sure that you pick your child up on time from school (3:35) or at the scheduled bus stop.

School Hours

  • 9:10am First bell rings - school day begins
  • 9:20am Late bell (Children who are late must report to the office)
  • 9:20am Morning Meeting begins
  • 3:35pm Dismissal of all students

*Please note that students have the minutes between 9:10am and 9:20am to put away their backpacks, get out work/notes, and settle in. Classroom instruction begins with morning meeting promptly at 9:20am. If your child is entering the school building at 9:20am, they are missing this important instruction.

Early Dismissal

Early dismissal at Nishuane School is at 2:10pm. Please make the necessary arrangements to pick your child up on time. The YMCA After-Care program is in operation on these days for enrolled families.

School Closings and Delayed Openings

In the event of inclement weather, the Superintendent may elect to call for a 2-hour delayed school opening or close the schools for a full day. The district's automated system will place calls to inform families of the decision. Information regarding any school closings or delayed openings will be posted on the district's website or can be obtained by calling the district main office, (973) 509-4000 to hear a recorded message with school closing information. Some TV and radio stations as well as the websites for the Montclair PTA and Montclair Township may also carry this information.

In the event of a delayed opening, schools will admit students two hours after the normal opening time (11:10am). Students should report to their regular bus stop two hours after the normal time; riders should be prepared for delays due to poor road conditions and increased traffic. Once schools are in session, students will complete the school day as usual. Lunch will be served on delayed opening days.

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