School and Office Hours
Summer Main Office Hours
9:00am – 3:00pm (office closed for lunch 12-1pm)
School Year Main Office Hours
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
Who do I contact for...?
General Inquiries during the Summer
- Contact the Main Office firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.28.2288
Contact the Main Office (email@example.com or 610.828.2288)
- To report an absence, by 9 am (note that parents need to also send a written note or email firstname.lastname@example.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
- To register for Beyond the Bell, contact the Main Office email@example.com
- To discuss Beyond the Bell monthly billing, activities, or curriculum, contact BtB Director Gladys McLendon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get in Touch With your PTO
Discuss tuition payments or other financial issues
- Contact Patsy Morningstar, Bookkeeper (email@example.com or x233)
Discuss admission, re-enrollment, or financial aid, or increase Pre-k days of attendance
- Contact Joyce Colzani, Director of Admission (firstname.lastname@example.org or x226)
Discuss special events, gifts to PMFS or alumni relations
- Contact Ralph Henninger, Director of Development (email@example.com or x224)
Discuss matters of concern
Take part in what's happening at PMFS!
- Mark down the dates on the 2020-21 at-a-glance calendar (rev 11.6.20) and 2021-22 at-a-glance calendar
- Subscribe to the PMFS online calendar
- Read all about the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) … which you’ve just joined by joining PMFS
- Get ready to volunteer; read about Volunteer and Chaperone Requirements and get your clearances at pmfs1780.org/parents/school-forms
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.
- Busing Logistics
- Sign up for Busing (complete by June 10) –PMFS will request busing on your child’s behalf, and will be in contact with families with any additional requirements by your school district.
- Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
- Beyond the Bell (Before and After School programs)
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.