Parkway Elementary School

Welcome to Parkway Elementary School, where we encourage our students and staff to “always be kinder than necessary.” As a community, we teach our children in a nurturing and positive environment. Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our school.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Parkway Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. The Parkway faculty and staff are excited to embark on another year of learning and growing. The outdoor classroom is blooming, the school is ready, and the teachers are eager to meet their new students. The focus for the student this year will be cultivating engaged learners. We look forward to seeing you on the opening day of school, Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 8:45 a.m. for a full day.

In an effort to go green, the Paramus district will be utilizing the Genesis Parent Portal for communication. At the elementary level are the Documents, Forms, and Contact tabs in the portal. By clicking on these tabs, you will have access to important information. You will be able to electronically sign documents and complete forms online. Most documents and forms are time sensitive, so please complete by August 29 so you may receive your teacher assignment by Tuesday, August 30 at noon.

Class Placement

Your child’s teacher and room number can be found by accessing the Genesis Parent Portal. This information will be available as of Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at noon. Please make sure all documents and forms are reviewed and electronically signed through the Parent Portal prior to this date or the student’s teacher assignment will not be available.

Emergency Information Verification Form (Please note: there are two steps to completing this section.)

  • On the “Contact” tab, update information (phone numbers and email addresses).
  • On the “Forms” tab, update the Emergency for Medical information (your child’s medical and health insurance) It is very important that this information is current.

Dismissal

Please complete and electronically submit the 2022-2023 Declaration of Dismissal through the Parent Portal under the “Forms” tab. It is very important that you complete this form by August 29.

Busing

If your child is eligible for busing, transportation information will be available in the “Documents” tab of the Parent Portal. Please direct any questions or concerns regarding busing directly to the Transportation Department at (201) 261-7800, x3015.

Walkers

If your child is a walker, before the first day of school you will receive an email with your child’s dismissal door. Please wait by this door for your child to be dismissed at 3:00 pm. It is very important that you bring your child to school no earlier than 8:45 a.m. The building is not open before 8:45 a.m., and there is no supervision outside of school before this time. Your child may be picked up from school at dismissal which is 3:00 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your child by 3:00 p.m. you may wish to consider enrolling your child in Champions, our after-school program. Champion’s information can be found on the district website under the “Champions” tab.

School Supplies

The district will provide basic school supplies for students. Parents are welcome to purchase additional supplies. An additional supply list can be found on the school website. The purchase of these additional supplies is optional and not mandatory.

Pomptonian Lunch

Information regarding this program can be found on the district website. Lunch will not be served when there is an early dismissal (1:10 p.m.) or if there is a delayed opening. Please send in lunch with your child.

Volunteers

In order to volunteer at Parkway School you must complete the Safe Schools training. To self-register information will be available in the “Documents” tab of the Parent Portal.

Here is a link to our classroom teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. For families new to the school, if interested Mrs. Barbi will be giving tours of the school. To schedule a tour, please call Mrs. Hulahan at (201) 225-2074.

I invite you all to Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. Please view the agenda. It is a minimum day for students; therefore, classes will be dismissed at 1:10 p.m.

We look forward to a positive and productive school year!

Kindest regards,

Suzanne Barbi

Suzanne Barbi
Parkway Elementary School Principal