Students should abide by the following district and school policies & regulations:
Elementary students are not permitted in the schoolyard before 8:00 AM. Running, playing, karate, play fighting, snowballs and other rough games are dangerous and are NOT PERMITTED ON THE PREMISES. Students are to ask for the help of an adult, in charge of the schoolyard, if they have any difficulty.
School begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:39 PM. Students should report to their designated schoolyard door for admittance. Any student entering the Main Entrance will be considered late to school.
Pre-K, K and 1 students are admitted to the LSH cafeteria at 7:55 AM, and are dismissed from the LSH cafeteria at 2:39 PM. Students are late AFTER 8:01 AM!
2-3 students are admitted to the Main Building cafeteria at 7:55 AM, and are dismissed from the Main Building nearest exit to the last period class at 2:39 PM.
4-8 students are admitted to the Main Building auditorium at 7:55 AM, and are dismissed from the Main Building nearest exit to the last period class at 2:39 PM. Students are late AFTER 8:01 AM!
ONCE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ADMITTED , THEY MAY NOT LEAVE FOR ANY REASON!
Regular attendance ensures the continuity of the educational program. If your child is absent from school, it is the responsibility of the parent to provide the teacher with a reason in writing (absent excuse note). Excessive absences and lateness are disruptive to the educational process and will unfortunately result in referral to Attendance Court. Additionally, students missing 20% of the required instructional time (180 days), is subject to failing the term.
If it becomes necessary for your child to leave the school premises before the end of the school day, he/she MUST BE SIGNED OUT FROM THE MAIN OFFICE IN THE MAIN BUILDING FIRST. The main office will notify the LSH office, and permission will be granted for you to go to the LSH office to pick up your child. Once at the LSH, you will be required to sign your child out of the building again before escorting them out of the LSH building.
If it becomes necessary for your child to leave the school premises before the end of the school day, he/she MUST BE SIGNED OUT FROM THE MAIN OFFICE IN THE MAIN BUILDING FIRST, and escorted by an adult off of the premises.
If any person other than a parent/guardian picks up your child, the child must have verifiable written permission from home. Early dismissals will not be granted after 11:00 AM on half-days; 2:00 PM on full-days. Early dismissals will only be granted for the following reasons: pupil illness, medical/dental appointments, court appearances, extreme family emergencies, religious holidays, authorized school activities, and other legitimate reasons determined by the principal.
During inclement weather, the Office of the Superintendent will decide whether or not schools will open. Announcements will be made by 6:00 AM on KYW–1060 AM and other radio stations. The school closing number for all Philadelphia Public Schools is 100.