School Policies & Regulations
Students should abide by the following school policies and regulations:
School Opening/Dismissal Procedures
Arrival and Dismissal
School begins promptly at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:09 PM. Students who arrive after 8:30 will be marked late.
All students must line up in the schoolyard by 8:25 AM. Teachers will begin escorting students into the building immediately following the recitation of the Logan School Creed. Breakfast is served for all students beginning promptly at 8:30 AM. Students arriving to school late will miss the opportunity to have breakfast. Students may not arrive to school before 8:25 AM. There is no supervision until that time. The school assumes no liability or responsibility for children on school grounds until school officially begins.
On inclement weather days, we will have indoor morning entry. Please note that at 8:25 AM, students in grades K, 1 & 2 will report to the large lunchroom. Students in grades 3- 5 report to the gym. Head Start students will report to the auditorium.
Any student who arrives after 8:30 AM is considered late. If a student is late, he/she must report to the desk located in the main hallway to receive a late slip. Late arrivals are recorded on the student’s record. Lateness is disruptive to the instructional day. Punctuality is expected.
Head Start students may not be signed in after 8:45 AM unless the student has documentation of an appointment.
It is imperative that parents/caregivers pick up students on time during regular and early dismissal days. There is no supervision available after school hours. School District Policy states: if a child is not picked up on time and the parent/caregiver cannot be reached, the child shall be placed in the care of the Philadelphia School District Police.
Students in grades 1-5 are dismissed from the schoolyard at 3:09 PM. Kindergarten and Head Start students are dismissed from the schoolyard at 3:00 PM. Please arrive promptly to pick up your child. On inclement weather days, students in grades K and 1 will be dismissed from the school auditorium. Students in grade 2-5 will be dismissed from the schoolyard. Head Start students will be dismissed from the back of the auditorium.
Kindergarten students will be dismissed from the classroom if the teacher of record is absent.
Students may not be excused early, except in cases of emergency. If the need for an emergency early dismissal occurs, a parent/guardian must report to the main office, and sign the “Early Dismissal Book” in order to have a child released from school. Identification must be shown before we can release a child from school. Children will only be dismissed from the main office. No teacher may release a student to a parent from the classroom. In accordance with District Policy, No student will be dismissed after 2:30 PM. Please be informed that students arriving after 10:30 or leaving before 1:00 will only be given credit for half -day attendance. Half- day attendance will accumulate into a full day absence after two occurrences. This may lead to truancy if a student accumulates more than 8 unexcused absences.
Attendance and Punctuality
The policy of the School District requires that school-aged students enrolled in the schools of this District to attend school regularly, on time, and for the whole school day in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania.
The educational program offered by this District is based upon the presence of the student and requires continuity of instruction and classroom participation.
A note signed by a parent/caregiver must be brought to school after each absence, indicating the dates and reasons for the absence. Absences will be coded “unexcused” if a note is not provided by the parent or caregiver.
When a pupil is absent for three days due to illness, a written doctor’s note documenting the medical necessity for the absence must be brought to school unless the principal has verified the legitimacy of the absence through other means. When possible, a parent is to notify the school if a pupil is to be absent for several days.
Every effort should be made to make-up work missed as a result of illness or other unexcused absence.
Work missed because of absence can lower academic marks. Students are responsible for making up work missed as a result of suspension or other disciplinary action.
Unexcused lateness which causes a student to miss all or a substantial part of the day’s instructional time may be coded as an unexcused absence.