Park Ridge School District's Mission Statement
The Park Ridge School District is committed to the mission of educating all students to achieve the New Jersey Student Learning Standards at all grade levels. The district will nurture all students to be life long learners, ethical and responsible citizens, and independent, productive members of a global society.
Announcement Regarding the March 14th and 15th Snow Days
On March 14th and 15th, the district was closed due to inclement weather conditions. Previous EXTRAS policy did not account for the reimbursement of snow days. However, given the unusual circumstance involving two straight days off, the Board has decided to create an option to allow for the refunds of snow days. As a result, refunds are being calculated and will be posted to the accounts of anyone impacted by the closure. The refunds are based on the following daily reimbursement chart…
Effective 2/1/16, the Weekly system will be utilized for all EXTRAS registrations. Please make sure you are registered online so that you can utilize the system. You can still mail in checks for payment but you need to use the website to enroll your children for the program. If you are having a problem or do not have access to a computer, please contact either Janine Giordano or Bob Wright.
ATTENTION PARENTS: EXTRAS OPENS at 7:30 am, no earlier!
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - New Information
September 7, 2016
Please be advised that the EXTRAS registrations that were done prior to the week of September 6, 2016, inadvertently left off the $35 registration charge. The problem has been corrected and will show up the next time you register for a week. Summer EXTRAS families are exempt from this process. If you believe you have been charged an amount in error, please contact Robert Wright at 201-573-6000 x1209 or email him at RobertWright@parkridge.k12.nj.us
On behalf of the program we will be extending the time to register for the upcoming week to each Monday until 7a.m.
If your child is not registered by Monday at 7a.m. you will be charged a $25.00 late fee. Any arrangements made after 7a.m. on Monday will be charged a one time late fee for that week.
If you do not tell us by Monday you will need to pay the drop-in fee.
During our inaugural roll-out of the Weekly registration system, we uncovered an error in how the system handled multiple child discounts. Apparently, the system added the cost instead of subtracting it. The software programmer has informed me that the problem is now corrected. If you used the Weekly Registration system and registered more than one child, please review your transaction. If there was an error, please contact me so I can adjust it immediately.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
- Robert Wright, School Business Administrator
Beginning in January, the EXTRAS registration process will allow you to request attendance by week as opposed to by month. That’s right, you read it correctly. There will be no more need to complete the worksheets. You can do it all online. Here are some Important things you need to know with the new system…
· If you already registered and have an account online, you are fine. For those people who have only used the worksheets, you will need to register and create an account online. Registration is quick and easy and can be done right now using the old system. Just use the following link to begin the process https://register.communitypass.net/ParkRidge
· While you can register your child for as much as a month in advance, you will not be able to receive a refund for any days missed. Although this has always been the case, it will be strictly enforced.
As always, if you have any questions on the new system, please feel free to contact either Janine Giordano or Robert Wright.
Fall 2016-17 registration is now open.
EXTRAS registration is now available. You can only register through Community Pass for the entire month if your schedule is consistent for each week. There will be no more cycles but rather months. That means some months will have four weeks, some five weeks.
Payment can be made by credit card or check using this link to Community Pass.
If you plan to attend for a “partial” month for example, if you want to register for two days one week and three days another, you will need to follow the following steps:
First, you MUST fill out a Registration Form .
Second, you MUST pay by check one week prior to the period you need.
There will be no exceptions to this. If you intend to use the program for the entire month, you must use the online form and cannot change your program preference by week.
Payment must be made by check no less than a week in advance of attendance.
Please be advised that the Drop-in fee remains $25.00 per day.
Switching Days is not permitted. If you do not use a day you pay for and would like to add an additional day to the same week you must pay the $25.00 drop-in fee.
There will be NO exceptions to this.
EXTRAS Program Description
The Park Ridge EXTRAS Program offers before and/or after school care. The program provides recreational activities and time to complete homework. It is located in the Media Center at each of the elementary schools in Park Ridge.
Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the program.
Before school care starts at 7:30 a.m.
After school care starts at 3:20 p.m. and ends at 6:15 p.m.
ELIGIBILITY: Any Park Ridge Public School Student enrolled in kindergarten through 6th grade is eligible to attend.
Our staff consists of certified teachers who are chosen to give special care and individual attention to each child. We maintain a healthy staff/children ratio. Included in our staff are Adult Assistants, Student Aides, and a Program Coordinator.
EXTRAS activities are designed to enhance your child's day in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our staff provides a variety of activities including FREE RECREATION TIME IN THE GYM AND OUTSIDE, COMPUTERS, ARTS AND CRAFTS, GAMES, CONTESTS, AND HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE
A snack will be provided each day after school. Fruit, chips, popcorn, or cookies and a drink are some of the choices.
If your child is allergic to any foods please let us know.
On 1:00 dismissal days, make sure your child has a lunch since snacks are given at 3:15.
The Park Ridge EXTRAS program approaches discipline in a positive way in which children are encouraged to appreciate their own rights and the rights of others.
One goal of our program is to maintain order as we help the children grow in self-esteem and self-discipline.
We have a NO BULLIES program. If your child does not follow our rules or causes harm to others, they will be removed from the program.
Link for summer EXTRAS/Community Pass