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 2023–2024 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 setting goals for growth. We look forward to seeing you on the opening day of school on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 8:45 a.m. for a full day.

Genesis Documents (Please make sure to complete this information for each child.)
When you log into the parent portal in Genesis you will need to click on the documents tab and forms tab for important papers relating to the opening of school. You will be able to electronically sign documents and complete forms online. This will be our method for providing you with pertinent information. Most documents and forms are time sensitive so please complete all forms by August 30 so you may receive your teacher assignment on August 31.

Emergency Information Verification Form (There are two steps to completing this section.)

  • Contact Tab - Update information (phone numbers and email addresses).
  • Forms Tab - Update the emergency for medical information (your child’s medical and health insurance). It is very important that this information is current.

We encourage all parents, pre-school students included, to use our drop-off zone. There will be at least three staff members at the drop off receiving students. We will have a coned lane, clearly marked for parents to follow. Rather than exiting out the last lane, we will exit drop-off cars through the third parking lane. If one takes advantage of this lane, all of the child’s belongings must be ready to depart with them (no backpacks in the trunk), and the driver must remain in the vehicle.
If a parent chooses to park and walk the child to the side door, they must use the last two lanes of the parking lot, which will be closed to significant traffic flow.

The 2023-2024 Declaration of Dismissal - Please complete and submit electronically through the parent portal under the forms tab. It is very important that you complete this form by August 30.

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, ext. 3015.

If your child is a walker, please note the dismissal door based on your last name. There are two dismissal doors.
A–K dismiss at the 300 wing doors, and L–Z dismiss at the 200 wing doors. Please wait by this door for your child to be dismissed at 3:00 p.m.

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.

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 Thursday, August 31, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. 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.

Student Attendance
All schools within our district will now require parents/guardians to report student absences through the Genesis parent portal. Please report your student's absence via the Genesis parent portal prior to 8:45 a.m. Parents/guardians will receive an auto response to confirm the absence has been recorded.

Kindergarten Students
We invite parents only to the gymnasium to meet the teachers and take a photo of their child’s first day of school. You will receive two visitor passes for parents with your child’s teacher’s welcome letter in the mail. Please wear these passes so your entry into the building can be accounted for and allow a safe first day for all our students. Your child will come home with a lanyard with their name, teacher and dismissal. For the first week of school, please have your child wear this lanyard to school.

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 is available on the Food Services page. 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.
Please remember your child needs a healthy, hearty snack, lunch, and a water bottle (can be a refillable one).
Parkway School is a nut-free school. Please do not send any peanut or nut containing products for your child to eat during snack or during lunch.

In order to volunteer at Parkway School, you must complete the Safe Schools training by October 31, 2023. To self-register information will be available in the documents tab of the parent portal.

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 28, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. It is a minimum day for students, therefore, classes will dismiss at 1:10 p.m.

An important date to remember is Thursday, October 5 is picture day. We will send out more information in September.

We look forward to a positive and productive school year!

Kindest Regards,

Suzanne Barbi

Suzanne Barbi
Parkway Elementary School Principal