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Parent Information and Resources

Why RNS Academy

Selecting a Preschool for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make.  RNS Academy provides a safe, warm, and caring environment for children to play, learn, and make new friends. Each child, while experiencing the benefits of group activity is helped to progress at his/her own pace. This is accomplished through individual attention by our professionally trained and certified staff.

On this Parent Portal, you will find valuable procedures and resources. If you have any questions please contact us.


The following are the procedures we follow at the school. We ask that you keep it handy for quick references. If there is something that needs further explaining please feel free to contact the school. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Tuition is due on or before the 1st of each month.

Typical AM classes begin at 9:15 am and are dismissed at 11:45 am. Extended day classes begin at 7:00 am and end at 6:00 pm. Some of you may have chosen a 12:45 or 2:00 pm dismissal. Please adhere to your scheduled times.

Drop off begins at 9:10 am. Please do not line up outside before this time. If you need an earlier drop off time, please schedule it with the director.

**Parents arriving more than five minutes late for pick up will be charged a late fee of $1 a minute.

**Before and aftercare $15 an hour, Lunch Bunch $15

Please do not leave your child at the door without a staff member.

For the safety of all children in the area, please follow the proper procedure when dropping off or picking up your child.

Please contact us in writing, at least 24 hours prior, if someone other than yourself will be picking up your child. If this is a last-minute change please notify us by phone before your child’s pick up time.

Please call the school if your child will be absent, and let us know the reason for said absence.

Children who have had any communicable illness must return with a doctor’s note stating they are able to return to school (see Health Guidelines for specifics).

All snow closing or weather delays will follow Ridgewood Board of Ed closings. News 12 reports Ridgewood Board of Ed closings. In the event of a delayed opening drop off will begin at 10:30 am.

All children must have a complete change of clothing sent to school in a shoebox and a smock for painting. Please label all items clearly.

Full-day children ages 2.5 to 4 need sacks for a nap.

Parents must provide lunch for children staying till 12:45 or later. Please send items that do not need to be heated and no glass. Also, please include utensils when necessary.

For birthday parties, parents may send in a small snack such as cupcakes or cookies. Ask your child’s teacher or class mom for a list of allergies in the class.


Absolutely no toys are allowed to school unless part of a school-related event.