School starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:25 p.m. Students are considered late at 8:55 a.m. Your child will need to be signed into school by a parent or guardian if he/she arrives at 8:55 a.m. or later.
Students cannot be dropped off prior to 8:45 a.m. unless they are attending the
After 3:15 p.m., we are not able to call for your child for dismissal. You will be able to sign out and wait for your child.
If your child will be leaving school before regular dismissal time, please send in a note. It helps us to have your child ready at the appropriate time.
We dismiss parent pick up children to the cafeteria at 3:15. If the parents are picking up their child/children, they will now go to the double doors near the cafeteria to sign them out. If it is not a regular everyday pickup, we ask for their license for validation of who they are.
If your child needs to be dropped off at a different location or will be picked up, a note MUST be sent in with your child, dropped off at the office, or faxed to us at 279-0612. For the safety of your child, please do not call the office for us to write a note unless it is an emergency. We have no way of knowing that the person calling is the parent and classes are interrupted when children are called down for bus notes.
If Your Child Is Going to Be Absent or Late
If your child is going to be absent or late for any reason, please notify us before school if at all possible. Both the main office number (279-4600 ext. 2003) and the nurse’s office number (279-4600 ext. 2012) have voice mail, so you may call very late or very early and leave a message.
When your child returns to school from an absence, you must send in a signed note with a reason for the absence. Without a note, your child’s absence is recorded as unexcused.
We welcome visitations to our school. To protect and ensure the safety of the children in the building, all visitors MUST report to the office and sign in/out and receive a visitor badge.
If your children will be leaving school prior to the regular dismissal time, please send a note with them in the morning. When picking up your child you must sign him/her out at the front entrance window. We will call your child’s classroom and he/she will meet you in the foyer.
Registering a Student
Information about registering your child for school
Tamarac Elementary School is located in Brunswick, New York, a rural/suburban area outside of the city of Troy, New York. There are approximately 500 students in Grades Pre-K – 5. Most of our students come from the Towns of Brunswick and Pittstown, and a few students are from the Towns of Grafton, Schaghticoke and Poestenkill.
Our instructional day is 8:45 a.m. – 3:25 p.m. Instructional half-days end at 11:40 a.m. Children may be enrolled in before- and after-school care, at a rate determined annually.