Policies

SCHOOL HOURS:

School begins at 8:15 A.M. and dismisses at 2:55 P.M. every day. Parents will be notified of any early dismissals.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are not permitted to enter the building until 8:15 A.M. unless under the supervision of a staff member. Students who would like to eat breakfast can enter the cafeteria from the school yard starting at 7:45 A.M.

For the safety of your child, please refrain from dropping your child off prior to 7:45 A.M. Staff are deployed to the school yard at 7:45 AM to supervise students. 

ATTENDANCE

The policy of the School District of Philadelphia requires that school aged students enrolled in the schools of this District attend school regularly, on time, and for the entire school day in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. In order for students to be academically successful, they must be in attendance everyday.

If a student cannot attend school, a note signed by the parent/caregiver must be brought to school after an absence. Please indicate the dates and reasons for the absence. Absences will be coded “unexcused” if a note is not provided by the parent or caregiver. Absences for vacations, waking up late and illnesses or appointments of a sibling will be considered unexcused.

Please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook for further information.