New to SJLES? No worries! Check out our FAQ…

Here are answers to some of the most common questions:

  1. What are the school hours?
    • Instructional day is 8:45am-3:15pm
  2. What is the difference between Orientation/Open House, Back to School Night, and Back to School Picnic?
    • Orientation/Open House: This is a chance for parents and students to come to the school together, see their classroom, meet their teacher, and usually drop off some school supplies. This year it will be on Friday, August 26.  
      • 1:00-1:45 PM – New Student Orientation 
      • 2:00-3:00 PM – Open House 
    • Back to School Night: This is an information session intended just for parents/guardians. Please note: The Kindergarten session is held before the school year begins. This year there are three dates to know:
      • Kindergarten Back to School Night: Wednesday, 8/24, 6:30-8:00 PM 
      • Back to School Night for Grades 1 & 2: Tuesday, 9/13, 6:30-8:00 PM
      • Gifted & Talented Program Information: Wednesday, 9/14, 5:45-6:20 PM
      • Back to School Night for Grades 3-5: Wednesday 9/14, 6:30-8:00 PM
    • Back to School Picnic: This is a fun, free event put on by the PTA. Families are invited to bring their own picnic dinner and blankets/chairs, come to the SJLES playground, and enjoy music from a DJ. This year it is scheduled for:
      • Friday, September 9, 6:00-8:00 PM
  3. What School Supplies are needed?
  • The Portfolio style folders look like this:
  1. How does the car loop work?
  2. Where should walkers be dropped off?
    • Art Door Entrance (back of building)
  1. How do I find my child’s bus stop and time?
  2. What should I know about lunch time?
    • The lunch period is 30 minutes long – so it is a good idea to make sure your child can finish eating in that time frame (or maybe can finish within 20-25 minutes so they have time to get seated/clean up)
    • Practice with younger children to make sure they know how to open their lunch containers, juice box straws, etc. There will be adults available to help, but since lunch time is fairly short, the more they can do independently, the better.
    • School meals: Menu and other information can be found here 
  3. How can I find the School Directory?
    • Login to Synergy using your parent credentials.  
    • Choose “More Options” from the left menu
    • Then select “School Directory” 
      • If you don’t see this as an option, it may be that the student credentials are still entered. Log out, and log back in as a parent.
  4. Where can I find more answers?
    • E-mail the PTA president at with any additional questions and we will be happy to help you!