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 $24/family per year.
What do you get for $24, 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).
New/incoming families looking to join over the summer - please add a note in your join request that you are an incoming family.
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.
NOTE: Paying for lunch was not applicable for the 2020/2021 school year, as school lunches were free for all students per new NJ State funding. TBD for 2021/2022. The below information was correct pre-COVID.
Excited for pizza Fridays at the school cafeteria? MySchoolBucks is the way your student will pay if they want to buy lunch at school.
Parents 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. Pricing TBD for 2021/2022 school year.
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.)
Our annual School Tool Box sale is live! Shop Now. The PTA has requested supply lists from the teachers and set up the School ToolBox link for you to purchase your supplies. School Tool Box is provided by the PTA as a fundraiser and to help make your back-to-school shopping easy. Purchase all your child's supplies with one click & the box is shipped direct to you. But you are of course welcome to use the list as a reference and purchase your back-to-school supplies anywhere you wish. More info to come soon. (Updated August 3, 2021)
Teacher assignments are usually posted 1-2 weeks before school. Last year, teacher assignments were published on August 29, 2020 in the Parent Portal. The school office will send out an email later this summer with a specific date to let you know.
The All-Purpose Room...aka The Leopards Den...aka the Cafeteria...aka the Gym...aka Where Lincroft grown-up registered voters comes to vote every June & 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 receive 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 & Digital Literacy. At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, each class had 1 special per day on a rotating 6-day schedule, plus a few extra sessions of gym each week. The 2021-2022 schedule isn't confirmed yet regarding specials.
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.
https://www.instagram.com/lincroftschool/ - Mr. I & the school staff run this IG account. They are pretty active and post photos from school events and inside the classrooms, too. Best way to peek inside school.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/238875374672359/ - Note: this is a private FB group started by incoming K parents. It is not run by the PTA.