Please familiarize yourself with our information for parents. At St. John the Apostle School, we provide a safe and entirely secure learning environment for our students and staff. Your cooperation is always greatly valued.
We ask your help in providing a safe and secure environment for all our students. Please take note of the following school safety guidelines:
All parents and guardians must first check in at the school office, entering the Ridgeview Terrace entrance.
Parents and guardians are not permitted to come upstairs without permission from the office. If you feel your child has items that you think are too heavy for them to carry up to their classroom, please leave them in the office, and the student will be permitted to come and take the contents in small, manageable amounts to their rooms.
Parents and guardians waiting for students after school (with the exception of aftercare programs) must remain in the parking lot, not inside the school.
Thank you for your help in our efforts to provide a more secure school for all of the students.
School Messenger Phone Alert
At St. John the Apostle School, we use an automated telephone system to notify you of school closings, delayed openings, and other important messages. If you have moved or changed your phone number or any other contact information, please notify the school office and the rectory with this information. The school office maintains the school and student records while the rectory maintains the parish information.
Protecting God's Children
In accordance with the Archdiocese of Newark's program, "Protecting God's Children", All volunteers who chaperone groups of minors on day trips or overnight, regardless of the type of activity involved, require a background check (National Criminal and Sexual Offenders Search) and to attend a "Protecting God's Children" workshop. If you wish to be considered as a chaperone for a class trip, please request the background check paperwork from the school office and check the Archdiocese of Newark website for local workshops. We ask your help in providing a safe and secure environment for all our students.
To make the St. John the Apostle School lunch time for your children run more smoothly and give them more time to enjoy their noon hour, Students should have the exact amount of $4.00 for lunch. Lunch tickets may also be purchased.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade — 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. 2nd & 3rd Grade — 12:00 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. 4th & 5th Grade — 12:10 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Annex — 12:20 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Food Certificate Program
Why not use food certificates instead of cash and help our school at the same time! The Food Certificate Program raises funds for our school without any additional cost to you. Since everyone buys groceries, it's easy. Our school earns 5% of your purchase!
ShopRite food certificates may be purchased after each Mass or in the school library on Mondays and Fridays from 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on half days) during the school year.
Welcome Back! Chase Food Service is looking forward to another year providing a healthy smart lunch for the children and staff at St johns this year. PLEASE ORDER LUNCH TICKETS FIRST FEW ½ DAYS OF SCHOOL , SO YOUR CHILD WILL BE READY FOR FIRST DAY OF LUNCH.
Just a few reminders
Please send your children into school with exact $4.00( NO LARGE BILLS)
Purchase lunch tickets for a quicker ,smoother lunch line.
All children need either CASH or a LUNCH TICKET to receive lunch.
Lunch ticket form available on school site, tickets will be returned same day. Look for new lunch items monthly ! Any Questions please contact me, Alice Priore, Chase Food Service at Alice@chasefoodservice.com