Frequently Asked Question

What are the arrival and dismissal times for Oak Park?

Oak Park school hours are 9:10 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. for grades K-6.

My child is not taking the bus. How early may I drop them off at school?

You can drop off your child from 9:00 until 9:10 a.m. at the student drop-off location of the school. Children coming to school after 9:10 are considered late and need to stop at the front office and inform the secretaries.

How can I get in contact with my child's teacher?

You can call the office at (215) 368-4017 from 8:00-4:00 PM and leave your name, number and a brief message with one of the secretaries. Oak Park also has voice mail. Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate individual within 24 hours of receipt.

Or, you can send an e-mail using the links on the Oak Park Staff page of this website.

My child forgot their: homework, lunch, books, etc... How can I get it to them?

You are more than welcome to drop off their forgotten item at the front office. Mrs. Sherpinsky and Mrs. Wilson will make every effort to ensure that our children receive any missing items. However, planning and preparation prior to leaving for school should be encouraged.

My child is sick and I want to collect his/her homework.

Please contact the teacher via email, or you can leave a request for homework when you call your child out sick first thing in the morning. Homework will only be sent home with a sibling. If requested, a parent may pick up homework in the office after school from 3:35-4:00. The office closes at 4:00 PM.

I want to find out how much money is in my child's NPFS Account. How can I do this?

All you need to do is phone the school cafeteria, 215-853-1668 to obtain the balance of your child's account. If you happen to be in school, you may go into the cafeteria and ask about your child's account balance. You may also request a print out showing how he/she is spending the money in the account. If the account is running low, the child will be given a form to bring home indicating that it is time to send in additional money.

What happens to the money in their NPFS account at the end of the school year?

Forms are available on the food service website if you would like a refund, or that the money may stay in the account for the next school year. If your child is in sixth grade, the money may be refunded or it will be transferred to the Middle School.

What time is breakfast served in the cafeteria?

Breakfast is served from 8:50 to 9:10 a.m. in the cafeteria.

My child has a food allergy. Who should I talk to about this?

If your son/daughter has a food allergy, you should alert the school nurse as well as the child's teacher as soon as possible. The school nurse will advise you as to further steps you need to take. Your child's class will be informed that there is a food allergy that they need to be made aware of, so as to not send any food to school which contains that substance.

Who do I call if I have a problem with the bus?

If you have questions or concerns regarding bus schedules, you may call the North Penn School District Transportation Office at 215-853-1139 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays only. Questions and requests will be processed according to "priority" - with concerns regarding student safety receiving immediate attention.

What if I want to pick my child up rather than taking the bus home?

If you are going to pick your child up before the bus takes your child home, please send a note with your child in the morning. You may also call ahead of time. The office can better meet your needs if they have enough time to relay that information to the proper staff members. Please avoid showing up at dismissal with this request.