Absence/Hours/Delayed Opening

  • Absence Verification Dickerson 908-879-5313

    Students are expected to be present each day school is in session UNLESS ILLNESS or other legally bona fide reasons that prevent attendance. When a student is going to be absent from school, a parent/guardian is asked to call the absence verification line before 8:00am Please give:  Student's Name & Grade, and Teacher's Name


    TARDY - Students are considered tardy if they are not in their proper places at the official beginning of the school day.  Unavoidable exceptions, however, will be excused at the discretion of the principal.  A written excuse from the parent is necessary if a child is tardy.


    EMERGENCY CLOSING & DELAYED OPENINGS - Snow or another emergency may require a delayed opening or closing of school. Our notification system will be in place and will notify staff members and parents of a delayed opening, early dismissal or closing of school.  TV stations WABC and WNBC will broadcast notification of such emergencies.  Also, watch the district's website (www.chester-nj.org) for postings.


    Dickerson K-2 Full Day Session

    Bus Drop Off                        8:30 AM

    Instruction                          8:50 AM - 3:20PM

    Bus Departure                     3:28 PM

    Pre-School Program AM  9:05 AM-11:35 AM (M, T, Th)

    Pre-School Program PM 12:55 PM-3:25 PM (M-F)

    Preschoolers w/disabilities attend (M-F)



    Dickerson K-2 Half Day / Early Dismissal Session

    Bus Drop Off                       8:30 AM

    Instruction                         8:50 AM - 1:20PM

    Bus Departure                    1:30 PM

    Pre-School Program AM  9:05 AM-10:50 AM

    Pre-School Program  PM No PM Session


    Dickerson K-2 Delayed Opening Session

    Bus Drop Off                        10:30 AM

    Instruction                          10:50 AM - 3:20PM

    Bus Departure                      3:28 PM

    Pre-School Program AM    No AM Session

    Pre-School Program PM    12:55 PM-3:25 PM