Philadelphia Elementary School, in partnership with parents and the community, is committed to impacting the lives of our students.
Loudon County Schools will graduate college and career ready students through rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
Please check out the entire school dress code section on the website. This may aid in purchasing decisions when selecting school clothes for the new school year. Below are a couple of reminders:
- shorts can be no higher than 3 inches above the knees
- pants and shorts cannot have holes, shreds, or tears in them
- tights cannot be worn with shorts that are more than 3 inches above the knees
- leggings cannot be worn as pants
- garments must be worn over leggings and must meet all of the all of the dress code requirements in regards to length, no holes, and shreds
- shirts that have holes or gaps due to being crochet or knitted have to have a regular shirt underneath (not a tank top)
- cut-off or crop tops that show or expose the midriff are not allowed
- tops with cutouts in the back are not allowed
Students in grades 3rd – 8th can pick up schedules from teachers on Registration Day. Grade level teachers will be in groups at tables to distribute schedules to parents during registration.
School begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:05 p.m.
The tardy bell rings at 8:05 a.m. Students are late at 8:05 a.m. and will need a tardy pass to enter the classroom after 8:05 a.m.
Student Registration Day
Tuesday, August 5th at 8:00 a.m.
1st Day of School
Wednesday, August 6th at 8:00 a.m.
K - 4th Grade: Monday, August 11th at 6:00 p.m.
5th – 8th Grade: Monday, August 11th at 6:30 p.m.
grade level meeting areas.
This folder contains weekly grades, newsletters, important school and class announcements, etc. It requires a parent signature and needs to be returned on Tuesday each week.
DAILY AGENDA SIGNATURE
Parents are asked to sign the student’s agenda/planner daily. The agenda/planner is a valuable tool to keep parents informed of what students are learning every day and also to help keep students on track with any homework that might be due the next day.
Absentee Notes Required
A note from the parent/guardian or doctor is required for each absence(s) (please be mindful that checking out of school early is also a form of an absence). The note should contain the student’s name, date of absence(s), and the signature of the parent/guardian or doctor. If an absence involves more than one day, only one parent note needs to be sent to the school; however, one parent note would be recorded for each of the days absent. For example, if an illness involves three days, three parent’s notes would be recorded for the one parent note sent in. Every minute a student misses in the school year is documented in the computer and reported to the state. We allow five parent notes to be used as excuses per year for the following reasons as stated in Loudon County Board of Education policy:
Ø Personal illness;
Ø Illness of immediate family member;
Ø Death in the family;
Ø Extreme weather conditions;
Ø Circumstances which in the judgment of the principal creates a situation over which the student has no control.
It is important for parents to use notes wisely. In the event a parent note is not submitted for any absence, even if it is for just a tardy or early dismissal, the school reserves the right to use one (1) of the five (5) parent notes allowed per event.
Every absence exceeding five parent notes will only be excused with a doctor, dental, medical provider, or court note. Students who obtain an equivalent of five unexcused total days will receive a letter stating that they have violated the state’s compulsory attendance laws and may be summoned to the Loudon County Truancy Board. The Truancy Board will hear his/her case and decide the appropriate action. It is important to note that many of these cases are forwarded to the Juvenile Court system. Excessive tardiness and early checkouts also interfere with the educational process. In accordance with the Loudon County Board of Education policy and procedures, an attendance review hearing may be required.
Please make sure to link your Food City card with Philadelphia Elementary School by using our school code: PLU#40650 so we can earn Food City School Bucks. The Food Bucks program helps us earn money for school supplies and equipment. When you go shopping, please show the cashier this code and they will link it to your Food City Card or towards your purchase which then carries over to Philadelphia Elementary School. You can also link your Food City Card to Philadelphia School by going to my.foodcity.com. Flyers went home in Purple Folders, but you can always get another in the front office. IMPORTANT: You must link your card every school year, because it doesn’t carry over from year to year.
We want to hear what you think. Check out our mission statement at the top of the page. Do you like it, or do you feel it needs tweaking? click on the tab (missions, vision, and beliefs) on the left side of our web page to check out what we developed together last year. As a community, we need to continue to feel confident in our mission, vision, and beliefs. This is why it is important that we hear from you. Please email email@example.com to let us know your thoughts.
We’re still collecting box tops for education!
Check the tops and sides of cereal boxes, beverages, paper products, refrigerated items, snacks and baby products for the Box Tops for Education symbol. By submitting these small squares you can help our school earn money towards acquiring educational supplies. The school receives 10 cents for each box top. Click on this link for a full list of products that participate in the Box Tops for Education http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/clip/Brands.aspx
Please send all box tops to Mrs. Angie Haggas.