Policies

Student/Parent Handbook

The Juniata Park Academy Student and Parent Handbook is distributed at the start of each school year.  The handbook contains important information about the policies and procedures of our school.

Juniata Park Academy Family Handbook

 


Dress Code 

Students should take pride in their appearance.  All clothing should be appropriate for learning.

The dress code is as follows:

Boys:

  • Navy Blue Collared Shirt- No Logos (not undersized or oversized)
  • Khaki pants with a belt. NO PANTS SHOULD BE WORN BELOW THE WAIST (not undersized or oversized)

Girls:

  • Navy Blue Collared Shirt- No logos (not undersized or oversized)
  • Appropriate knee length khaki skirt or khaki pants (not undersized or oversized)

Shoes:

  • Black, Blue or Brown
  • Sneakers are acceptable everyday
  • NO OPEN TOE SHOES ARE ALLOWED (FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS)

Gym Uniform: ONLY TO BE WORN ON GYM DAYS

  • Blue Sweatpants ONLY- No logos
  • Blue T-shirt- No logos

**Hooded sweatshirts and ball caps are not permitted (to be worn) during the school day.

 


Behavior

Students are expected to exhibit the highest level of behavior.  Violations of the Student Code of Conduct may necessitate detentions or suspension.  Serious or repeated infractions of rules and regulations will result in disciplinary action.

Act 26 is the state law which requires a recommendation for the arrest and expulsion for any student found in possession of any item which could be used as a weapon, including scissors, on school property, in a school program or while traveling to or from school.
Smoking is not permitted in or around the school building.
No chewing gum in class.


Use of Cell Phones and other Electronic Devices

In accordance with the School District of Philadelphia, iPods, MP3 players, walkman radios, CD players or any electronic games are prohibited during the school day.

While we recognize the value of cell phones in today’s society our school policy requires that cell phones must be off and out of sight during the school day.  Inappropriate use of a cell phone or electronic devices will result in confiscation of the device.

Students are not permitted to accept personal calls or text messages on their cell phones during the school day.  If you need to get in touch with your child please call the main office at 215-400-7010.

 


Attendance

Regular attendance is essential to a student’s success in school.  Most subjects are taught in sequence, requiring the understanding of each concept in the order of its presentation.  Persistent absenteeism creates a gap in the student’s acquisition of knowledge, which frequently leads to lower grades.  Excessive unexcused absences are reported to truancy court and the administration may recommend Saturday School for students.

When you child is absent from school, send in a written excuse for this absence within three days of your child’s return to school.  If your child is absent more than three consecutive days, please notify the teacher.  The following reasons are the only recognized excused absences:

  • Personal Illness
  • Family Illness
  • Death of a Family Member
  • Religious Holiday

Morning Admission & Afternoon Dismissal

MORNING ADMISSION LOCATIONS

 

Morning Admission will begin at 8:15am for all students. For safety, students are not permitted to arrive prior to 8:15am as we do not have the staff to supervise them.

Kindergarten students and 1st grade students in Rooms 5 and 6 enter through the Kindergarten wing doors and exit through their classroom doors. Outdoor classroom doors are labeled with the classroom numbers.
1st grade in Rooms 116 and Room 112, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade students will enter through the Courtyard Doors and will be picked up in the school yard.
5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students enter through the Main Entrance.

AFTERNOON DISMISSAL LOCATIONS & TIMES

 

Afternoon Dismissal Times are as follows:

K-2nd Grades 2:45 P.M. (½ day 11:50am)

3rd and 4th Grades 2:50 P.M. (½ day 11:45am)

5th-8th Grades 2:54 P.M.  (½ day 11:40am)

*Students in Grades K-4 are not permitted to walk home alone.

Kindergarten students and 1st grade students in Rooms 5 and 6 dismiss through their classroom doors. Outdoor classroom doors  into the courtyard and are labeled with the classroom numbers by 2:45 P.M. daily.
1st grade in Rooms 116 and Room 112, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade students will exit through the Courtyard Doors and will be picked up in the school yard at their classroom lines by 2:50 P.M. daily.
5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students will exit  through  their respective doors onto G Street by 2:54 P.M. daily.

 

 

 

 

 

Inclement Weather Dismissal Procedures & Locations

In the event of inclement weather an announcement will be made on ClassDojo as early as possible for parents to pick up at the following times and at the following locations.

Afternoon Dismissal Times are as follows:

K-2nd Grades 2:45 P.M. (½ day 11:50am)

3rd and 4th Grades 2:50 P.M. (½ day 11:45am)

5th-8th Grades 2:54 P.M.  (½ day 11:40am)


Kindergarten, Room 5, Room 6, will dismiss from their classroom door.
Rooms 112 & 116 (First Grade), Third & Fourth Grade will dismiss from the Gym.   Parents will enter and exit through courtyard doors.
2nd Grade Parents will dismiss from the cafeteria.  Parents will enter through the courtyard doors and exit through the cafeteria doors.

 

Fifth, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, & Eighth Grade will dismiss out their exit doors onto G Street.

 

*Students in Grades K-4th are not permitted to walk home alone.

 


Early Dismissals

Early dismissals are only granted until 2:00pm in order to ensure a safe and orderly dismissal.  Early dismissals require photo identification to be presented.