Welcome to Plymouth Meeting Friends School! We want you to feel included and informed right from the start. The information and links below will help you successfully navigate through the first few weeks and months. Please, don’t hesitate to ask as questions come up that aren’t answered here.

School and Office Hours

Summer Main Office Hours
9:00am – 3:00pm (office closed for lunch 12-1pm)

School Year Main Office Hours
7:30am -3:30pm

School Hours 2020-21
8:00am – 3:00pm

  • 7:45am — students enter classrooms, after check in at Gateway
  • 8:15am — Check-in Gateways close

Typical School Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm (8:15am-3:15pm Pre-K)

  • 7:30am — Before School Care
  • 7:45am — K-6th students enter classrooms
  • 11:45am — 1/2 day Pre-K ends

Typical Beyond the Bell

Typical Vacation Care hours
8:00am- 6:00pm

Who do I contact for...?

General Inquiries during the Summer

Contact the Main Office (office@pmfs1780.org or 610.828.2288)

  • To report an absence, by 9 am (note that parents need to also send a written note or email office@pmfs1780.org for the absence to be excused. Read the attendance policy for more info.)
  • For all things related to transportation and dismissal:
    • By 1:30 pm to change daily dismissal plans
    • To communicate about daily or long-term transportation changes
  • To leave a message for a child
  • To leave a message for a teacher
  • To get help with the website

Get Help with Beyond the Bell

Get in Touch With your PTO

Discuss tuition payments or other financial issues

Discuss admission, re-enrollment, or financial aid, or increase Pre-k days of attendance

Discuss special events, gifts to PMFS or alumni relations

Discuss matters of concern

Take part in what's happening at PMFS!

Getting to and from PMFS

During the school year, buses from more than twelve school districts drop off and pick up children at PMFS. Also, many parents drive children to and/or from school. Moving all our students from home to school and back again, all the while knowing how, when, and where they are going, is a big job. It is a job that PMFS does well because we (PMFS staff, faculty, and parents) work together at it. Here is what you need to know to be part of this operation.

How it Works during COVID times 2020-21

Parents use the PikMyKid app to:

  • answer daily questions on children’s health before coming to school
  • announce absences from school
  • make temporary changes to transportation plans
  • make permanent changes to transportation plans

How It Works Day-to-Day in a “Normal” Year

Communication is the key to daily safe and efficient arrival and departure for all PMFS students.

At the start of the school year, the school will ask you for your child’s regular transportation schedule to and from school. Using this information, PMFS makes a master list of all students’ transportation schedules. This roster is used to get children where they need to be at the end of each school day (to the appropriate bench to wait for a bus, the blacktop to wait for a parent, Beyond the Bell, a music lesson on campus…).  

This roster is modified daily based on information you give us by phone or email with any changes to your child’s regular schedule. (We cannot rely on a child’s verbal assurance about their plans.) Changes might include such things as an early pick-up for a doctor’s appointment, going home with a friend, or “dropping in” for Beyond the Bell. The information, contained in an email to the Office and their teacher or phone call to the Office, will go onto the class’s daily attendance and transportation report (at PMFS we call this the Blue Note). The class sends their Blue Note to the office, which maintains dismissal schedules for the day. 

PMFS is currently reviewing these procedures, to adjust them for 2020/21 and best practices with COVID .

Health and Medical

It is important to understand state and school requirements and complete required forms. Please note that, as per Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requirements, all students must provide the school with proof of up-to-date vaccinations by the start of the school year, or risk exclusion from school on day 6 of school.

I will take this idea with me when I leave PMFS: if I have kids to send them to PMFS.
 ~New Alum, Class of 2020