If a student is absent from school, the parent/guardian is expected to call the school and inform the school of the absence. (Please have student number, name and reason as well as relationship of person calling…no calls from students will be accepted). Please call the main school number 215-627-1270 and follow the prompt to report an absence.
Upon return to school, the student is expected to bring an excuse note for the day(s) missed. The note should include student number, name, reason for absence and parent/guardian signature. (Forms are available in the Student Services Office).
If a student is arriving late to school, they must get a late pass from the Student Services Office. However, all others will be unexcused.
If an early dismissal is required from school, a note must be sent to the Student Services office prior to the early dismissal. No phone calls will be accepted for early dismissals (we cannot verify who the individual is on the other end). If a note was not sent ahead of time, then the parent/guardian will need to pick the student up at school, please make sure you have identification.
Please review with your student the dress code as it appears in the Student Handbook. Please especially pay attention to the hair code as well as NO facial hair. The winter dress code will start with the beginning of the 2nd quarter.
SEPTA TransPass – There has been a change in the way that the SEPTA TransPass will be issued. Students must now sign for their TransPass (during lunch periods) and the students will be issued their TransPass for a month period (separate cards for each week). Students are responsible to safeguard their TransPass since there are no extras and if they are lost, they cannot be replaced.
SEPTA - SEPTA has informed us that they now have a SEPTA Transit Watch app, which enables someone to directly text SEPTA Transit Police dispatchers. This way, if there is a potential problem, the student can text the SEPTA Transit Police anonymously.