School Year Ends, Another Begins

School Year Ends, Another Begins
Posted on 06/20/2016
Welcome Dr. Waltz!

A few last minute items as we approach our final school days:

June 15 and 16 - The last two days of school will be half days of school.  School lunches will not be served.  Hours for a half day for students in grades 1st through 4 are 7:50 a.m. to 11:50 p.m.  Morning kindergarten from 7:50 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. and afternoon kindergarten from 9:20 a.m. to 11:50 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

Medications:  Some students have medications that have been brought into the health office for the school year. Medications are not kept from year to year. Parents should please make arrangements to come to the school to pick up any leftover medications, as they cannot be sent home with students. Any medications not claimed by the last day of school will be discarded.

Report Cards: Report cards will be posted in the Genesis Parent Portal beginning at 3 pm on Thursday, June 16th.  Parents, please remember to log in and review your child's yearend report card.

Mealtime: We have noticed that quite a few student accounts have a negative balance.  This must be taken care of before June 14th.  Sodexho is a separate entity from Amsterdam School that must account for all of their monies.  Remember....your Mealtime lunch account monies will carry over from year to year.  All left over money in your account will be there, ready for you to use on the first day of school, whether you are returning to Amsterdam School, moving on to ARIS, or transferring within the district to one of our other elementary schools.  Outstanding balances will not permit you to view your child’s report card.

Summer movers:  If you are not returning to Amsterdam School for Grades K through 4 next year because you are moving, please contact the office now.  Whether you are moving out of Hillsborough, out of New Jersey, or elsewhere, please inform the office so that we can begin preparing your transfer.  Additionally, if you are moving into a new home within the Amsterdam sending area, please also contact the office.  We will need proof of residency to update your home address in Genesis.

Transportation/Bus Passes:   Please be advised that at the end of this school year Transportation will be transitioning into a new system. Accordingly, all Daycare forms on file will be deleted. If your child will be attending daycare next year and you are requesting transportation, a new Daycare form must be completed and submitted directly to the Transportation Department by July 15, 2016. Please note that students will only be transported to daycare centers within the AMS sending area. If there is no daycare form on file, please be advised that your child will be transported to and from their home address. There are no exceptions to this rule so please plan accordingly. The daycare form can be found on the District website under the Transportation link.

The Transportation Department will send out information via Parent Portal on Genesis with Bus Pass information in late August.  You will receive a School Messenger Alert as to when this information will be available to parents.

Summer Registration: Beginning July 1st, summer registrations will be held at the district Transportation office. Please call 908-431-6600, and select Option 6 to schedule an appointment.

Amsterdam Office is closed: The office will be closed from July 1 through to August 14, 2016. The office staff will return on August 15th. School registration will be held directly at AMS School after August 15 by appointment. Please call the school office to schedule an appointment if you need to register for school.

Classroom Placements and Bus Information for the 2016-2017 School Year: Once again, classroom placements, as well as bus information will be posted in Genesis at the end of August.  A School Messenger email will be sent to your email address on file in Genesis advising you of the dates that placements and bus information will be available. 

School Supply Lists: Lists will be posted on the website as soon as they become available at the end of this school year.

Important Dates to Remember:

               Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - First Day of School (Full Day)

              Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - K-4 Back to School Night                                              

               September 20-21, 2016 - Picture Day (yearbook, individual and class pictures by Milan Rose) 


               Friday, September 23, 2016 - Closed (Teacher In-Service Day)


               Monday, October 3, 2016 - Closed (Rosh Hashanah)


               Our main office will be closed from July 1 through August 14.  Mrs. Crane will be in periodically during this time to check email and phone messages.  You may leave a message for her at X2396 or email   


Have a safe and wonderful summer!


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