Absence/Hours/Delayed Opening

  • Students are expected to be present each day school is in session UNLESS ILLNESS or other legally bona fide reasons that prevent attendance. When a student is going to be absent from school, a parent/guardian is asked to use Pickup Patrol to enter the absence.

    Tardy- Students are considered tardy if they are not in their proper places at the official beginning of the school day.  Unavoidable exceptions, however, will be excused at the discretion of the principal.  A written excuse from the parent is necessary if a child is tardy.


    EMERGENCY CLOSING & DELAYED OPENINGS - Snow or another emergency may require a delayed opening or closing of school. Our notification system will be in place and will notify staff members and parents of a delayed opening, early dismissal or closing of school.  TV stations WABC and WNBC will broadcast notification of such emergencies.  Also, watch the district's website (www.chester-nj.org) for postings.

    Bragg 3-5 Full Session

    Bus Drop Off         8:30 AM

    Instruction           8:50 AM - 3:20PM

    Bus Departure      3:28 PM

    Bragg 3-5 Half Day/Early Dismissal

    Bus Drop Off         8:30 AM

    Instruction           8:50 AM - 1:20PM

    Bus Departure      1:30 PM


    Bragg 3-5 Delayed Opening

    Bus Drop Off         10:30 AM

    Instruction           10:50 AM - 3:20PM

    Bus Departure      3:28 PM