Parent FAQ

What are the hours of school?

Learning begins at 8:20am and ends at 3:20pm.

Does Central offer Before and After Care? Is there a cost?

Before Care

Before Care between 7:30-8:10am is free to all families;
A special early Before Care option at 7:00am is available for a limited number of students at a cost of $5/day. Please contact the school if this is a service you plan to take advantage of regularly, so we can ensure an appropriate teacher-student ratio.

After Care

After Care begins at 3:45 and ends at 5:45pm;
After Care costs $7 per hour or any part of an hour, i.e. you will be charged $7 or $14;
Parent must sign out their child in the front office indicating the time of pick-up;
Children picked up after 4:45pm will be charged for 2 hours.

What time is best to drop off my child?

We encourage drop off at 8:10am or before to allow for children time to get to their classroom and complete their routine.

Where do I drop off my child at the beginning of the day?

Enter lower garage through south driveway from Hanley or northeast entrance/exit from the alley;
Park in the lower garage and either walk your child in OR stop at the back doors (forming a single line of cars) to let child out;
A teacher will be present to help you and your child unload;
If you arrive after 8:20am, your child (SK-6th) should go to the school office for a tardy slip before entering their classroom.

Where and how do I pick up my child at the end of the day?

Pick-Up (Full Day Students)

Pick-up carpool runs from 3:25-3:45pm
Enter lower garage through south driveway from Hanley or northeast entrance/exit from alley
Sit in your car and proceed through parking garage in double carpool lines OR park and walk up to the back door to request your child (Please note: Parents will be required to wait outside for your child to come out AND if you park in the garage, you may be stuck until carpool has ended.)

PLEASE REMEMBER:
Don’t talk on cell phone;
Watch teachers who will direct traffic;
Once child is in car, left lane will exit to left (away from Hanley Road) and right lane will exit to right (toward Hanley Road);
If you exit to right, you will drive in front of main building and exit through the NORTH driveway (not south driveway);
All children who are not picked up in Carpool by 3:45pm will be checked in to After Care and charged for the first hour.

Pick-Up (Half Day Students)

Pick-up carpool for half day students runs from 12:25-12:45pm (please review the above carpool reminders);
All children who are not picked up in carpool by 12:45pm will be taken to the front office.

What Are the Lunch, Recess, and Snack Details?

Lunch and Recess Times

3K/JK eat in classrooms at 11:55am (hot lunch will be delivered to classroom);
2nd/3rd/4th (11:30-11:55am for lunch and 11:55am-12:15pm for recess);
SK/1st (11:55am-12:25pm for lunch and 12:25-12:45pm for recess);
5th/6th (12:25-12:50pm for lunch and 12:50-1:10pm for recess);
You may join your child for lunch or recess anytime. Please sign-in in the office to follow visitor protocol for our children’s safety. 

How much does school lunch cost?

Hot lunch (includes milk or juice) - $4.50
Extra Entrée - $1.00
Milk or juice - $0.50
Forgotten lunch (includes milk or juice) - $5.50

Where do I order school lunches?

Every two months you will receive an email regarding school lunch ordering;
You will be billed for your lunch selections on your monthly statement;
Login and click "Order Lunches" under Quick Links;
Please note that lunch ordering deadlines are firm. No late orders are excepted; 
Refer to this guide to learn all about our lunch program.

Are snacks provided during the day?

Each class has a snack time during the day;
3K snacks are provided by school;
JK snacks are provided by school and parents sign up to bring fresh fruit each Thursday;
SK-6th grade students must bring a snack from home.

What kind of communication should I expect from the school?

Please read any emails you receive from your teacher or the school. Make sure that these emails are not going into your junk mail.
Each week you will receive The Weekly, our weekly e-newsletter containing any recent school and classroom updates. Please read it each week! There is always new information.

Login to the website to find your classroom webpages and other private information related to your child and family.  
Contact Audra Christian if you are not receiving emails or are having difficulty logging in.