About Our School

Atlantic Avenue School is located at 21 East Atlantic Avenue in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. Mr. Christopher Ormsby is the Principal. He can be contacted by email at ormsbyc@hhsd.k12.nj.us or reached by phone at (856) 547-0630. Approximately 150 students in grades PreK through grade 6 attend Atlantic Avenue School.

Arrival and Departure of Students

In the interest of safety and order, it is important that children do not arrive at school in advance of the opening time in the morning. The interval between arrival time and opening time should not exceed ten minutes. Adherence to this regulation will ensure proper supervision of our children on school grounds. Pupils are not to arrive at school before 8:30 A.M. At that time, teachers will be on the playground to supervise the children. During inclement or extreme weather, pupils will be permitted to enter the building at 8:30 A.M. Students who leave the building for lunch should return at 12:50 P.M.

Daily Schedule

  • 8:30 Students begin arriving on school property
  • 8:40 Students begin entering the building from the playground and go to their classrooms
  • 8:40 PreK AM arrival
  • 8:45 Classes begin ( All students that arrive after this time will be marked late and must be signed in by a parent or guardian)
  • 11:05 PreK AM Dismissal
  • 11:25 Kindergarten Dismissal
  • 12:00 Lunch Begins
  • 12:35 PreK PM arrival
  • 12:50 Lunch Ends
  • 3:00 PreK PM dismissal
  • 3:00 Dismissal Grades 1-6

Early Dismissal Days: Students in grades 1-6 are dismissed at 12:45.  No lunch is served. There is a social time built into the schedule and children may bring a nutritious snack. The PTG and /or Room mothers will sometimes sell pizza and water on these days.
Kindergarten is dismissed at 11:25pm 
Preschool AM is dismissed at 10:10am and Preschool PM is dismissed at 12:25pm.

One Hour Delay: Two Hour Delay:
9:30 Arrival                                      10:30 Arrival 
9:40 Classes Begin                             10:40 Classes Begin
12:10-1:30 Lunch                                    12:15 - 1:05 Lunch
12:15 Kindergarten Dismissal 1:15 Kindergarten Dismissal   
3:00 Dismissal                             3:00 Dismissal

Preschool AM One Hour Delay: Preschool  AM Two Hour Delay:
9:40 Arrival                                           10:40 Arrival
11:40 Dismissal                                            12:10 Dismissal

Preschool PM One hour Delay:             Preschool PM Two Hour Delay:      
1:00 Arrival                            1:30 Arrival
3:00 Dismissal               3:00 Dismissal