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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the regular school hours?

9:25 AM to 3:50 PM

What are the hours when it is an early release day?

9:25 AM to 1:20 PM

What time does school start if there is a 2 hour delay?

11:25 AM

What do I do if my child will be absent for the school day?

Call 240-740-0580. Please report the child's name, teacher, and reason for the absence.

If I know my child will be absent in advance, what do I do?

Write the teacher a note as soon as you know he/she will be out.

When my child returns to school after an absence, what do I do?

The child must return with a note explaining the absence. The dates and your signature are required. The note is to be given to the teacher. A note must explain every day of absence or the child will be marked with an unexcused absence.

What do I do if my child is late for school?

The child is late if he/she arrives after 9:25 AM The parent is to bring the child(ren) into the office and sign them in.

What do I do if my child wants to go home with a friend after school?

A note from the parent must be sent to the homeroom teacher concerning any change in the child's dismissal routine, such as taking a different bus home or staying after school for supervised activities.

What time is breakfast served and how much does it cost?

Cresthaven participates in the Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA) breakfast program, which allows all students to receive a free breakfast. Students will eat breakfast in their classroom starting at 9:05 and should finish it by 9:25 AM. Students are not required to eat breakfast. The breakfast menu is the same each week.

What time is lunch served?

Grade 3: 11:55 AM - 12:25 PM
Grade 4: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Grade 5: 1:05 PM - 1:35 PM

How much does lunch cost?

$2.55 for lunch including milk. Milk is $.60. Reduced lunch is $.40. 

Can I pay for lunch in advance?

Yes. The cafeteria has a computerized cash register system. You can pay in advance by sending a check made out to "Cresthaven E.S. Cafeteria" with the child's full name on the check. The cost of the meal is deducted automatically from the computer.

Applications for Free and Reduced lunch are available in the Main Office.