The Caldwell-West Caldwell School District annually sends out an early dismissal notification and permission form.  Please read the below letter for the Pre-Kindergarten, Preschool Disabilities program, and Elementary School early dismissal process.

October 8, 2012


Dear Parent or Guardian:
In compliance with New Jersey State requirements, parents and guardians will be notified annually of the student dismissal procedures and supervisory arrangements for students at dismissal.

For the 2012-13 school year, the first Early Dismissal date is Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Attached is a form indicating dismissal times for the remainder of this school year.  Please sign and return this form to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

Any parent or legal guardian of a pupil in pre-kindergarten through grade 5, where the pupil is not eligible for district-provided transportation or is eligible and elects not to use such transportation after dismissal, may request the school not release the pupil to walk home on a specific day after dismissal unless the pupil is released to the parent, legal guardian, or escort designated by them.

In accordance with Board of Education policy, the parent/guardian must directly telephone (insert principal’s/supervisor’s name) at (insert school/department number) in advance of dismissal on that specific day.  To assure that your message is received, e-mails or letters brought to school by your child are not acceptable means of communication to hold a student at school after dismissal time.

In the event the parent/guardian/designated escort does not arrive to pick up the pupil at dismissal time, the principal or supervisory staff member will attempt to contact the parent or guardian using the district’s emergency telephone call procedures.

Parents/Guardians who habitually leave students at school that are to be escorted home may be reported to law enforcement and child welfare authorities.

These procedures were adopted by the Board of Education to be compliance with legal requirements and to protect your child during any unusual circumstance.

Last Modified on December 31, 2012