Interested in registering your child at IATCA?

Please call our office at 908-753-6222 to schedule a tour of our school.

School Hours

School Hours, Attendance, Tardiness and School Closings

Many school districts offer transportation aid/money to the parents of students who live in their district and the parents of students who live in Plainfield and are two or more miles from I AM’S Temple Christian Academy. Please see the office for details. (North Plainfield doesn’t participate.)

Before Care/After Care
Our school has setup a before/aftercare program. Before care is before school and begins at 7:00 AM and requires a $10.00 weekly fee for this service. All parents must sign their child in at the door. If a parent brings a child any time before 8:00AM, they will be considered as part of this program.

Our Aftercare Program begins at 4:00 PM and ends at 6:00 PM.  If a child is picked up anytime between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM they are considered as part of this program and will be charged $25.00 per week/$5.00 per day. When your child is picked up any time after 6:00 PM, they will be charged a $10 late fee, which will be given directly to the after care teacher on that day-NO EXCEPTIONS.  It is a very long day.  Please be considerate of your child(ren) and our staff.   (Please refer to the Aftercare Policy and Procedures)

School hours are 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
School begins at 8:00 AM sharp! Parents who bring their children before 8:00AM must walk their child into the building, sign them in, and bring them to the before-care room. Children arriving at 8:00 AM must be brought to the chapel. Parents who come with their children after 8:00 AM must go directly to the office, sign in and your child will be marked as late.

Dismissal Procedures
2 1/2 yr. old through 8th grade: School dismisses at 4:00 PM. If a student is not picked up by 4:00 PM, he/she will be brought to the aftercare room to wait. If this happens, the parent will be charged the aftercare fee ($5 per day).

All students are expected to be at school on time which is 8:00am. Our day begins with chapel and prayer. This is a very important part of our day. It is mandatory that all students participate in chapel.

If a student is absent from school, the parent must call the school with the student’s name, grade, and the reason for the absence. If the student is absent for three (3) or more days, they must have a doctor’s note when they return to school. Students are required to make up all missed class work and homework.

School Closing
After 6:00 a.m. you may contact the school at 908-753-6222 and listen to the pre-recorded voicemail message. You may also check the ‘Announcements’ page of the school’s website:

We will follow the same inclement weather schedule as the PLAINFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION.  In case of an emergency closing, you will receive an email and/or text message as well as the pre-recorded message.