This page contains helpful resources for new families coming to Lincroft School - both kindergarteners and higher grades.
Have a question we haven't answered? Please email us so we can help welcome you to our community and get you the information you need.
Membership is currently $15/family per year.
Due to privacy rules, the PTA can't contact you unless you are a PTA member. (That's why this is item #1!)
What do you get for $15, you ask? We send all members a weekly email update with important announcements, you'll be able to connect with other Lincroft families on MemberHub, and you'll be able to join our Facebook group. Speaking of...
Connect with other parents and join the conversation in real time. Note: membership in our FB group is limited to current PTA members only (so, again, you'll need to join the PTA first).
You will receive a letter in the mail from the School with details about setting up your account closer to the start of school. The Parent Portal (aka PowerSchool) is where you will find your student's classroom assignment (teacher), report cards, attendance, and other important details during the school year.
Questions about the Parent Portal? You'll find more details and tech support on the District site at this link.
Links & details here: https://www.middletownk12.org/Page/269
As Lincroft School is located on a major road, all students are automatically assigned busing from the district. (You are not required to use the bus, but the district is required to provide it.)
Log in to the transportation site in late August and you will be able to view your student's bus number and pickup/drop off location.
Questions? Email or call the contacts in the district transportation office. Their contact info is listed at the link above.
Excited for pizza Fridays at the school cafeteria? MySchoolBucks is the way your student will pay if they want to buy lunch at school. (Likely not applicable for the 2020/2021 school year, at least for now...)
In a normal year, parents would create an account on MySchoolBucks and preload your student's account with money that they can use to buy lunch in the cafeteria. That's right, no more lost lunch money as this is a completely cashless system.
You can see monthly menus and pricing at https://www.middletownk12.org/Page/11481. Historically, lunch at Lincroft Elementary has been $3, or $.40 if you qualify for reduced pricing.
When buying lunch, your student will provide their code to the cashier who will look up their account and note that they purchased lunch that day. (If they forget their code don't worry - the cashier can look it up by their name.)
School supplies will work a bit differently this year, since there are different instruction models (virtual vs. in-person) students may follow. Teacher assignments were published on August 29th in the Parent Portal. Please wait to hear directly from your child's teacher for a specific school supply list for the 2020/2021 school year. (Current as of Aug 31, 2020)
The All-Purpose Room. aka The Leopards Den. aka the Cafeteria. aka the Gym. aka Where Lincroft grown-ups comes to vote every November. It's all the same room.
Typically the school nurse will discuss allergy policies at Kindergarten orientation. If your child is in a class with students who have food allergies, a note will be sent home the first day of school to notify you and let you know what foods cannot be brought into the classroom.
All of the specials teachers and a lot of the support staff will be waiting outside on the first day to assist students when they arrive and direct them. Kindergartners will have a bus pass to wear around their neck that they should either get in the mail or will get at orientation. This identifies them and their teacher, so that the support staff can direct them with a little extra help if needed.
The "Specials" classes are typically Physical Education (gym), Health, Spanish, Music & Art. In the 2019-2020 school year, each class had 1 special per day. The 2020-2021 schedule isn't confirmed yet regarding specials. Computer Science might be added as a Special subject this year.
When you log in to the bus site it should either show your home address or a cross street intersection. If it shows your home address, your student can meet the bus in front of your home. If it shows a cross street, walk/drive your student to that intersection on the first day and confirm the bus stop options with your bus driver.