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JOSEPH A. EDGAR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (3-5)
525 Route 25A | Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1600 | Fax: (631) 744-4898
Principal: Ms. Linda Towlen
Assistant Principal: Dr. Courtney Herbert
Hours: 8:40 AM - 2:50 PM


August/September 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The hot days of August will soon be ending and the 2017-18 school year will be upon us. At JAE, we have been busy preparing for the exciting school year ahead. Our custodians and office staff have been working hard getting the building ready for the new school year.

School will begin on Tuesday, September 5th. The school day begins at 8:40 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m. There are before and after school child care programs run by North Shore Youth Council. If you need to set up child care, please contact the North Shore Youth Council at 631-744-0207, or check their website www.nsyc.com for registration information. The early breakfast program, for those students not participating in before school child care, will run from 8:25 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.

Important note: Please do not drop off students earlier than 8:35 a.m. if they are not participating in the North Shore Youth Council child care program or the breakfast program.

Students arriving earlier than 8:35 a.m. will wait outside until 8:35 a.m. During inclement weather or during the winter months, early arrivals will wait in the main hallway. Drop off students will be released to the classrooms when the buses unload.

On the first day of school only, Grade 3 students and Mrs. Hale’s class will report to the NEW gymnasium. Grade 4 students will report to the OLD gymnasium. They will meet their new teachers at the designated areas and be escorted to their classrooms. Grade 5 students will go directly to their classrooms. Parents are encouraged to have their children ride the bus to school to alleviate congestion and parking problems. Students should have the letter of their bus route written in their notebook to make sure the first few days of dismissal are less stressful for them.

On the first day of school, your child will receive a packet with a variety of forms. Please go through each of them carefully and return the completed forms to the building with your child the next day.

The cost of lunch for this school year is $2.70, Breakfast is $1.60, and milk is .60 cents.

At JAE we are very concerned about your child’s safety. Therefore, if you need to pick your child up early, please send a note in the morning with your child. You will be asked to show your license or a picture ID before you will be allowed to enter the building. Then you will need to sign your child out at the Main Office or the pick-up area. We also must have current and accurate names and phone numbers of other people that are authorized to pick up your child(ren). We will not release a child to an unknown adult. In the afternoon, the pick-up time is 2:45 p.m.

Our back to school nights are scheduled for September 11th, 12th & 13th. All parents will report directly to the classroom, teacher presentations will start promptly at 6:00 pm.

Please enjoy the remainder of the summer. We will have our Third Grade Ice Cream Social on Monday, August 28th from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm. On Tuesday, August 29th from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm all other students accompanied by a parent can come to the building to see where their new classroom is. We are looking forward to welcoming our new third graders and seeing our returning fourth and fifth graders. If you have any questions before September 5th, please do not hesitate to call our Main Office. Summer hours are Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sincerely,
Linda Towlen, Principal

Dr. Courtney Herbert, Assistant Principal



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